Arvato Systems - First Mover to Launch Microservices in Just Released Hybris-as-a Service Cloud (YaaS)

With its early on engagement as a first partner on the new SAP hybris-as-a-Service at Hana Cloud Platform (YaaS), arvato Systems is making a strategic change towards Cloud Service Innovations.

While arvato Systems has been working on the YaaS platform already since the beginning of 2015, hybris, an SAP company and leader in Commerce solutions, opened it up to a broader audience with today's launch announcement of the Open Beta phase.

arvato Systems’ activities on YaaS began in January 2015 with the exclusive collaboration with hybris labs on the in-store task management system TKT, which is part of hybris labs’ Changing Room Omni-Commerce solution.

Since then, arvato Systems has assembled a team of experts to build and operate a Microservices-based Architecture using latest technologies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Container Services and Docker containers to achieve a fully automated continuous delivery setup. This enables the arvato Systems team to develop, test, and release fast to market without sacrificing quality.

"Distributed, composite applications are fast becoming a reality in software development. A vibrant and active eco-system of developers, independent software vendors and solution providers are core to the success of such a concept as they will bring additional innovation and create a choice of business services for our customers. Arvato's expertise and know how will add valuable business services to our platform which will ensure instant value to our SAP hybris customers."

Stefan Schmidt, SVP, hybris as a Service

With the launch of the YaaS Open Beta platform, arvato Systems is launching its first three services to the cloud community for public use:

arvato Inventory Service

  • Manage and monitor stock per storage bin
  • Check availability and perform inventory transactions
  • Review transaction history

arvato SMS Service

  • Programmatically send and receive short text messages (SMS) with support for over 20 countries

arvato Avalara AVS Service

  • Validate addresses using the Avalara address verification, for example to verify shipping and billing addresses during checkout

arvato Systems Microservices were developed in close collaboration with the hybris YaaS development team to complement the hybris Core and Commerce offerings.

“We are proud to be a first mover on the new YaaS platform and are already working on several other Cloud Microservices to be released in the near future. Our technical expertise and long-standing close relationship to hybris and SAP are the foundation for our strategic shift towards Cloud Services for scalable business solutions.” says Frank Zimmermann, CEO of arvato Systems North America.

About arvato Systems

arvato Systems North America is a long term Gold hybris and SAP Gold Partner with a solid reputation as a system integrator. We have been implementing standard hybris solutions for more than eight years while also offering tailor-made, industry-specific and individually developed solutions. Our second pillar of expertise is Cloud Consulting and Services helping businesses to transform their processes and applications to leverage the advantages of the Cloud, for example ad hoc and in time scalability, global deployment approaches and codified infrastructure. Dedicated eCommerce specialists at our sites throughout Europe, China, South East Asia, the US, and Latin America are always there for our customers. As part of the arvato network, a leading international technology provider that thrives on digital transformation, we have the unique capability to provide entire value chains. We are globally combining IT with other services like fulfillment, financial and customer services to deliver integrated end-to-end solutions from one source. The strength of arvato Systems North America lies in the intelligent combination of managing, planning, implementing and operating complex hybris CEC solutions. Our customers appreciate the way we bring in-depth industry know-how, hybris platform, Cloud expertise, a true partnership approach, and the Bertelsmann entrepreneurial spirit to the table. Our solutions pave the way for your success in commerce. us.arvato-systems.com

About hybris

hybris software, an SAP company, provides omni-channel customer engagement and commerce solutions that allow organizations to build up a contextual understanding of their customers in real-time, deliver a more impactful, relevant customer experience and sell more goods, services and digital content across every touch point, channel and device. Through its state-of-the-art customer data management, context driven marketing tools and unified commerce processes, hybris has helped some of the world’s leading organizations including 3M, ASICS, Bridgestone, EE, Galeries Lafayette, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss & Co, Nestlé, Nespresso, Nikon, Rexel, Samsung Electronics, Ted Baker, Tommy Bahama and W.W. Grainger, to attract, retain, and grow a profitable customer base. hybris Commerce Suite, hybris Marketing and hybris Billing sit right at the heart of SAP’s customer engagement and commerce (CEC) suite of solutions, alongside SAP® Cloud for SalesSAP Cloud for Service and SAP CRM. These provide organizations with the foundation, framework and business tools to create a holistic customer view across channels, simplify customer engagement and solve complex business problems. For more information, visit www.hybris.com.