Wednesday, April 28, 2021

SAP and Microsoft Teams

In January 2021, SAP issued an announcement of Microsoft Teams integration across SAP solutions. While having this kind of integration SAP hopes for better collaboration. This can be seem from business user’s perspective. In most cases these users are tied to MS Windows platform and having possibility to collaborate with the Teams e.g. from SAP GUI can perhaps bring a value to such a users.

From SAP product portfolio where this integration will probably happen it is about S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Customer Experience offerings.

This initiative reminds me about something similar that took place more than 10+ year ago. Back then, it was called a Duet. It is jointly Microsoft-SAP developed product based on MS .NET framework and SAP NetWeaver platform as a foundation for SAP’s ESA (Enterprise Services Architecture). The aim is a seamless data exchange between users's desktop and SAP enterprise applications. One of the use cases was called "Duet for Microsoft Office and SAP". In there, users were able to interact SAP business process and data Microsoft Office via data exchange.

Up to my knowledge, it is not known how successful Duet was. Most of duet product pages are gone in the dust. However, still has some info on it. Similarly, there are some SAP Notes referring to it. Component of the Duet on SAP Support Portal is OPU-DUE (Duet).

There are also people in SAP having working on duet claiming on their profiles.

SAP still owns domain registered and at this time, it redirects to


More information:

SAP and Microsoft Expand Partnership and Integrate Microsoft Teams Across Solutions

Duet formerly known as Mendocino

906427 - Mendocino 1.0 Central

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