This is a clear example of the value add of DUET i.e using Microsoft Office as the front-end for SAP Applications.
… SAP AG business software is often seen by users as complicated to work with. But one midsize company thinks it’s solved the training and productivity challenges involved by using an Office interface with its SAP apps.
Englewood, Colo.-based hotel development and management company Stonebridge Companies announced Friday that it plans to use a special integration technology called Duet that will link its SAP ERP 2005 back-end suite with Microsoft desktop applications. Duet is a set of links between SAP’s powerful business applications and Microsoft’s Office software that allows users not versed in SAP’s intricacies to easily synchronize tasks directly through Microsoft Outlook calendar software or other Office apps.
Stonebridge intends to use SAP ERP to help automate several of its financial, human resources, compliance reporting and real estate management processes. The move is designed to help Stonebridge, which develops properties over the western U.S., to double in size over the next several years, the company said in a statement. …