Duet allows users to access data and processes from SAP's back-office applications through Microsoft's desktop Office software suite.
As part of their collaboration, Microsoft and SAP will regularly release additional integration capabilities, dubbed "business scenarios," with each release aimed at a specific function of a company's operations.
One of the several value packs planned for the next year will feature three business scenarios connecting Microsoft Office and mySAP Business Suite applications.
The business scenarios are:
Travel Management: which is designed to simplify travel planning and expense approval via Microsoft Outlook;
Sales Management:for accessing customer contact and sales-based analytics , easy scheduling of customer activities.
Demand Planning: simplify supply chain demand planning via Microsoft Excel.
SAP's 'Duet' with Microsoft also promises to tie NetWeaver BI and analytic data to the Microsoft Office desktop.