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Activate Kanban Business Template

Activate Kanban Business Template

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November 3, 2021
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May 9, 2021
Activate the pre-delivered kanban template in your SAP Internet of Things tenant, which will create the Business Context, Business Context Hierarchy and Auto-ID Event Enrichment objects for you automatically.

You will learn

  • What the new Fiori Apps on Smart Sensing in SAP Internet of Things are about
  • How to active a pre-delivered Business Template
  • How the Business Templates help you to get started with Smart Sensing easily
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  • You have licensed SAP Internet of Things (with the new capacity unit based licensing introduced in August 2020, your company has a Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement or Pay-As-You-Go for SAP BTP and you have subscribed to the oneproduct service plan)
  • You have setup the subscription for SAP IoT in your global account in a tenant (e.g. in the DEV tenant, the guide for the basic setup is at Get Started with Your SAP IoT Account ).
  • Your SAP User has at a minimum the iot_role_collection created during onboarding of your tenant and the associated roles (see SAP Help on Providing Authorizations in )
  • You have created destinations for the SAP S/4HANA or SAP S/4HANA Cloud kanban APIs as described in Create Destinations for Kanban APIs

Smart Sensing Services in SAP Internet of Things allow you to enable business processes based on Auto-ID Events (e.g. EPCIS events). Those events are usually captured by RFID scanners, gates or similar hardware. The hardware can be connected directly to SAP IoT using MQTT or REST or via a 3rd party gateway.

Step 1: Get to know Smart Sensing Fiori apps

As of the 2104b version of SAP Internet of Things four new Fiori Apps on Smart Sensing have been released.

Smart Sensing Apps in Fiori Launchpad
  • Business Context

    Here you can set up a data connection to any business system e.g. SAP S/4HANA Cloud and specify the business objects that you’re interested in (e.g. kanban container). The selected business objects are then used in the subsequent steps.

  • Business Context Hierarchy

    Here you can specify the relationships between various business objects selected in the Business Context app. This is a prerequisite for being able to properly fetch all related business objects in the right sequence. Furthermore, you configure when and for which objects the data load should happen.

  • Auto-ID Event Enrichment

    Here you can configure the enrichment of incoming scanning events with information form the business objects (e.g. Kanban Container) as well as with additional properties that have been collected in the scanning event. This enriched Auto-ID events can then be used to design and run rules on them.

  • Line of Business Templates

    In this app, you can choose between various predefined templates (e.g. Kanban Scenario) representing selected business scenarios. You are going to use this app in the next steps.

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Step 2: Activate the kanban business template

Open the Fiori launchpad and Navigate to the IoT Rules and Actions tab and start to the app Line of Business Templates and click Execute for the Kanban scenario:

Start Line of Business Templates App
  1. On the next screen select your Package (in this example a package with name sap.tutorial is used ) and your Destination created in the previous Tutorial Create Destinations for kanban APIs and move on to Step 2:

    Select your package and destination
  2. In Step 2 set the flag for creating sample Auto-ID Event Enrichments and move on to Step 3:

    Create sample Event Enrichment
  3. Finally review your entries and click Copy:

    Review and press Copy

This will trigger the creation of the Business Context, Business Context Hierarchy and Auto-ID Event Enrichment for you. You can see the result in the success message shown:

Review and press Copy
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Step 3: Review result of template activation

You can now use the Smart Sensing apps to review the objects created in Step 2:

  • Business Context:

    Business Context created
  • Business Context Hierarchy:

    Business Context Hierarchy created
  • Auto-ID Event Enrichment:

    Auto-ID Event Enrichment

The next tutorial to consider doing might be this one to Adjust the Business Context Hierarchy for Kanban

Which Fiori Apps are part of the Auto-ID capabilities in SAP Internet of Things ?

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