Rings integration Image credit Pixabay/The DigitalArtistPrecisely continues to maintain its close relationship with SAP. It has obtained integration certifications for its latest Automate product versions across several instance deployment types of SAP S/4HANA. The suite of Precisely Automate solutions can help organisations move data between environments whether cloud or on-premises.

The Automate solutions are also fully compatible with the SAP Graphical User Interface (GUI) 8.0, which was released last year. It also includes support for the 64-bit Version of SAP GUI for Windows. The new GUI provided users with several enhancements, including improvements to usability and performance.  Tests have shown that the combination of the new GUI alongside Precisely Automate can save 91% of processing time on average with manual data entry eliminated.

Precisely Automate v24.0 supports different SAP processes and data across different deployment types, regions, product lines and business units within a single workflow solution. For those using Excel, Automation Evolve helps ingest data into SAP.

The latest version of Automate supports the following environments:

  • SAP S/4HANA 2023 Cloud, private edition
  • SAP S/4HANA 2023 Cloud, extended edition
  • SAP S/4HANA 2023 On-Premises
  • RISE with SAP

Which Precisely solutions are covered?

The certifications cover three Precisely solutions within Precisely Automate 24.0:

  • Automate Evolve: the leading process automation platform designed to digitize strategic data processes—like product launches, customer/ vendor onboarding, GL account setup, and plant maintenance.
  • Automate Studio: the premier Excel-to-SAP desktop solution that enables business users to automate complex SAP business processes and make mass data changes quickly and easily. Organisations can create master data or transactional Data in SAP systems. The solution helps compete mass data changes within SAP or migrate data during M&A activity into SAP systems. Finally, using the Excel interface users can bring data from other sources easily.
  • Automate Studio Manager: a powerful administration and governance platform for Automate Studio licenses. It enables users to get granular control over who can do what with Automate Studio software, share content, assign licenses, execute jobs from the server, and much more.
John Reda, Senior Vice President – Product Management at Precisely.
John Reda, Senior Vice President – Product Management at Precisely.

John Reda, SVP, product management – data integration at Precisely, commented, “This release marks the beginning of an exciting year of innovation for our Precisely Automate solutions. We’re pleased to continue our commitment to customers by providing the best possible automation support for their business-critical SAP data and process needs and setting them up for digital transformation success in 2024 and beyond.”

Enterprise Times asked Reda what difference the SAP Integration Certification for S/4HANA Cloud and On-Premises make for the Precisely solutions.

“For Precisely, this latest certification demonstrates our commitment to serving the needs of our SAP ERP customers, regardless of whether they choose to deploy S/4HANA on-premises or in the cloud. Enterprises that want to host their own SAP instance on-premises or through a third party may have limited options. We fill that gap by continuing to innovate our Automate offerings and support customers wherever they are on their data journey.”

Enterprise Times: What does this mean

Often, organisations sign up to major ERP vendors with a fanfare of compliance. However, as time moves on, integrations between the latest versions can sometimes have issues. Without testing and recertification, organisations can find that their go-to tool no longer functions as they expect, leading to delays with investigations and workarounds, often leading to additional costs.

In making this announcement, Precisely is making sure that customers are aware that the latest version of Automate works with several SAP deployment types.

With the growth in popularity of Rise with SAP and the growing number of organisations looking to digitally transform and modernise their ERP architecture, this is good news. Customers and prospects can look to ease the burden that migration poses. Precisely gains from the greater awareness of its Automate products.

What is doubly interesting is the teaser that Reda mentioned, indicating that customers can expect improvements to the Automate solutions.


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