From Workflow SAP Extensions to Portal Development
Initially, Ridgelinez only planned to use OutSystems to develop workflow applications alongside the SAP system. But the situation changed around October 2020, six months before the core system was due to go into full-scale operation.
"We initially tried to build our portal using standard SAP functionality," says Shimada. "But development was slow, and we couldn't build some requirements. For example, we couldn't configure SAP for percentage-complete accounting. Eventually, we decided to develop the entire portal using OutSystems."
By mid-April 2021, the team delivered the initial core system and portal, including order and supply workflows, negotiation management, project-related code numbers, and some aspects of revenue and expenditure management.
Since then, development has continued, and the team has delivered improvements and additional applications based on business users' feedback.