What is an SAP Enterprise Architect? 

Enterprise Architects are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of an organization’s IT networks and services. This includes overseeing, improving, and upgrading enterprise services, software, and hardware, but one of the key parts of the role is in mapping how business processes correspond with infrastructure and software that the business uses. But there is also a need to understand the problems that a business faces, collect data on it, and then use that knowledge to identify solutions and communicate that clearly across the organization.  

What is an SAP Enterprise Architect? 

Enterprise Architects are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of an organization’s IT networks and services. This includes overseeing, improving, and upgrading enterprise services, software, and hardware, but one of the key parts of the role is in mapping how business processes correspond with infrastructure and software that the business uses. But there is also a need to understand the problems that a business faces, collect data on it, and then use that knowledge to identify solutions and communicate that clearly across the organization.  

An SAP Enterprise Architect is an expert in SAP solutions who sets and manages the organization’s SAP landscape based on required business processes. SAP Enterprise Architects have a specialized knowledge of SAP technology and solutions, and so are able to create an SAP Enterprise Architecture Framework basked on their organization’s need and specific structure.  They are responsible for envisioning, communicating, and evolving the IT landscape for both SAP solutions and those that they are interconnected with across the organization. 

An SAP Enterprise Architect will leverage different capabilities as they perform their role within the organization. This includes: 

To better allow SAP Enterprise Architects to perform their roles, SAP has created several openSAP courses to put their technology into a business context. An example of these are Enterprise Architecture in the Era of the Intelligent Enterprise and An Enterprise Architect’s View on SAP Business Technology Platform 

SAPinsider has run events specifically for the SAP Enterprise Architect such as the SAP Enterprise Architect Virtual Global Summit. These provide technology and business-focused sessions designed to specifically help architects understand how new and changing SAP solutions will impact their organizations in the future.  

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  1. EAM

    LeanIX and Signavio Help SAP Manage Business Transformation

    Published: 12/01/2023

    Reading time: 3 mins

    Initially announced in September, SAP has successfully completed the acquisition of LeanIX, bringing a comprehensive enterprise architecture management (EAM) solution into the SAP ecosystem. The acquisition allows SAP to bring together a suite of business transformation products that will provide significant capabilities for business process and architecture transformation when combined with existing SAP Signavio offerings.…
  2. Enterprise Architecture sessions

    Case Study: FrieslandCampina’s Adoption of SAP Private Link for Enhanced Communication Security

    Gain insight into Frieslandcampina's integration of applications and systems, comprising both On-Premise and Azure Cloud environments through SAP Private Link within the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP). This approach brings together heterogeneous elements and composable modules fostering a cohesive and efficient ecosystem. This content is for SAPinsider Premium Access members only.Log In Join Now
  3. Crafting a Strategic Enterprise Architecture Roadmap: Methodology and Tools for Success

    This session delves into the essential components of a holistic approach to enterprise architecture. We explore the strategic imperative of enterprise architecture and how it underpins organizational success. We will outline SAP’s comprehensive Enterprise Architecture Framework methodology, rooted in best practices, for building an effective enterprise architecture roadmap. Gain insights into how we leverage our…...…
  4. SAP Q3

    SAP to Acquire LeanIX

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Marking a significant move in the enterprise landscape, SAP today announced that it plans to acquire LeanIX, a market leader for enterprise architecture management (EAM). LeanIX, founded in 2012, provides EAM solutions and a software-as-a-service management platform (SMP) tightly integrated with SAP offerings. SAP intends to use this acquisition to expand its business transformation portfolio…
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    Providing Value with SAP in Uncertain Economic Times

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    Due to the economic circumstances of 2023, organizations across the business landscape are being forced to do more with their existing teams and resources than ever before. Many companies are unwilling or unable to invest in new solutions or team members, but struggle to find solutions that allow them to create more business value. To…
  6. SAP Cloud Strategy with an Execution Model for Your Cloud Journeys

    Click Here to View the Session Deck See how SAP Cloud Strategy provides an adaptable execution platform to support your cloud journeys across the entire Enterprise. Understand how SAP strategy is geared towards hybrid cloud journeys for your entire enterprise landscapes, both SAP, no -SAP and legacy…. This content is for SAPinsider Premium Access members...…
  7. Enterprise Planning

    FP&A: Leveraging SAC Planning to Streamline Core Processes

    Click Here to View the Session Deck See how a consumer financial services company used SAC Planning to accelerate their planning and forecast process, including how Protiviti’s xP&A Accelerator was used to automate and streamline core planning processes such as profit center gross margin planning down to product, channel, and state, fully integrated to profit…...…
  8. Enterprise Architecture sessions

    Pre-Conference: Getting Future Ready with the transformation to SAP S/4HANA

    Click Here to View the Session Deck No matter whether your prime target is around growth, risk minimization and compliance – the move to SAP S/4HANA will build the foundation for it. In this session attendees will take away: How you derive based on your business goals the right roadmap and strategy to move to…...…
  9. Enterprise Architecture sessions

    Crack Hard to Solve Issues with Debugging for Non-Programmers

    Have you ever come across a mysterious SAP error message that you spent many hours setting up test scenarios and replicating only to find out the message and the actual cause of the error were two different things? In this session you'll learn about a tool that will get you to the root cause of the error message…
  10. Why SNP and BLUEFIELD

    Customers have choices beyond greenfield and brownfield approaches. Hear from the industry experts on why the Bluefield approach is the best option for SAP projects.