For the first time, an FIS team participated in the “Hack2Build” SAP contest. The competition, which took place in June for companies from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), was about creating adapters and integration solutions with SAP Integration Suite. SAP provided support for validation and development. The goal was to develop the prototypes up to marketability, with SAP providing support in the form of technical and marketing expertise.
The international teams covered a broad project spectrum of technology and business processes. FIS developed a supplier self-service solution based on SAP Integration Suite to seamlessly integrate small and specialized vendors with their customers from the cloud in the absence of direct electronic data interchange (EDI). The solution aims to achieve a high level of automation to eliminate manual intervention.
Aim: implement interesting use cases in a short period of time
Among other things, the jury evaluated the use cases and the technological implementation. FIS finished in an excellent second place. “It’s great that we were able to achieve such a good place directly at our first participation. The other companies were very strong and presented great use cases,” summarizes Horst Müller, Head of Business Process Integration at FIS.
The challenge was to bring an interesting idea, validate it and implement it within a limited period of time with the given resources – the SAP BTP and SAP Integration Suite in particular.
Up-to-date FIS presentation
FIS competed with a seven-person, cross-departmental team that contributed expertise in different areas: front-end development, UI, back end and integration developers. “We wanted to present ourselves, challenge ourselves and think outside the box,” Horst Müller continues. His conclusion: “The colleagues put their hearts and souls into it. It was a great experience that everyone enjoyed.” The important thing for the team was to see how much can be achieved within a week.
Technological difficulties also had to be overcome in the process. Horst Müller is thoroughly satisfied with his team and the result: “We could see that we are up to date. The SAP BTP is a comprehensive tool and we were able to prove our expertise.”