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Integration is a key enabler of digital business
and an intelligent enterprise.
So what’s your
integration strategy?
Let’s find out
Today, large enterprises run tens of thousands of applications simultaneously, creating countless integration points to optimize and manage. Given this complexity, every business needs a methodological approach to integration that not only reduces complexity and cost but also lets you turn integration into a source of competitive advantage.
But how do you get started? And what should your
integration strategy look like today –
and in the future?
SAP can help you answer these questions and develop an optimal, holistic integration strategy. The first step is to understand your current integration maturity level. Take this two-minute assessment to find out where you stand.

The second step is to use SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology, which we’ve developed to help your enterprise architects shape and document your integration strategy.

As you answer the assessment questions, you’ll learn more about the five levels of maturity and gain insight into where your business stands – and what to do next.

We look forward to helping you move closer to
integration excellence – because intelligent
enterprises are integrated enterprises
.
Ready to get started?

Yes
Let’s assess the maturity of
your integration strategy.
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
From your perspective, do you think your company's
integration efforts are supporting your business well today?
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
Looking ahead, do you believe your current approach will
enable your business to become an intelligent enterprise?
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
Let’s find out!
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
What is the percentage of your SAP to non-SAP application scenarios?
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
Who is your primary integration platform provider?
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
As an SAP customer, have you heard about our prepackaged integration
content that provides a plug-and-play integration experience?
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
What percentage of your currently used integration technologies are documented?
0%
100%
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
Do you have a documented overview of your company’s
future integration requirements?
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
How well do you think your company is equipped to meet these
future integration requirements?
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
Our business has recognized integration experts on staff.
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
Have you assessed which integration domains (or typical integration areas, such as
on-premise-to-cloud and business-to-governance integration) and use cases (such as
mobile integration and robotic process automation) are relevant for your company?
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
To what degree will your current integration architecture meet tomorrow’s
integration requirements (for example, regarding Big Data, legal compliance, and so on)?
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
Do you have best practices defined for integration use cases that
are relevant for your company?
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
Our business has formalized sourcing policies for integration in place.
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
Our company has an established integration competence center.
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
Do you have a hybrid integration platform in place that is shared across your company?
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
Do you have well-defined processes in place for coaching users looking for integration?
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
To what degree is integration viewed as a digital business enabler within your company?
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
Do you have integration best practices that are easily understood and readily applied
by nonintegration experts (citizen integrators)?
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
Our business has identified areas of opportunity for self-service integration by
line of business.
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
Have you established processes for supporting citizen integrators on request?
Enlightened
(Level 1)
Systematic
(Level 2)
Adaptive
(Level 3)
Empowered
(Level 4)
Our business has defined and introduced processes for quality assurance.
Your Results, Resources, and Next Steps

Thank you for completing the integration maturity assessment. Based on your responses, your organization has reached integration maturity Level 0. This means you’ve placed at the integration “Ad Hoc” level. It appears you do not have an integration practice in place or an integration strategy being planned. Integration seems to be a largely overlooked practice across your business, and there is little internal competency focused on how to optimize integration for competitive advantage. As a result, you may find that integration efforts are often unorganized and duplicated, and IT resources are stretched thin. This results in frustration and wastes time, which negatively impacts your business.

To evolve your integration maturity to Level 1 – Enlightened:
  • Recognize that this is a problem and understand why a holistic, standardized integration strategy is vital to a healthy business.
  • Start learning about the many integration tools available in the marketplace such as SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite.
  • Allocate IT resources to oversee and manage your new integration strategy.
  • Apply SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology so your organization can begin to easily identify integration issues – and your IT department is better equipped to efficiently address these issues.

Ready to jump-start your journey? Register now to access your CIO fast-track kit, which includes the following resources curated by integration experts at SAP:

SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology – Integration Planning and Documentation Template: Use this document for information on current integrations and to help define your future integration strategy.
The CIO Guide: Learn about common integration patterns and best practices.
SAP API Business Hub: Find the prepackaged integration packs.
Integration course on the openSAP platform: Register for this free course that will help accelerate your journey to integration excellence.
SAP Cloud Platform in the Garage: Watch this video series overviewing multiple features within the integration suite.
Your Results, Resources, and Next Steps

Thank you for completing the integration maturity assessment. Based on your responses, your organization has reached integration maturity Level 1. Your integration strategy is at the “Enlightened” level. Typically, this means you may have an integration strategy in mind but haven’t executed it yet. Currently, you understand that there is a need for integration and that there are problems. You have an integration specialist on staff, but no one is truly responsible for optimizing integration enterprise-wide, which makes it difficult to identify the needs of your business. You are advancing your business’s integration, but its primarily through word of mouth and what “feels right” rather than a comprehensive strategy that will ultimately result in becoming an intelligent enterprise.

To evolve your integration maturity to Level 2 – Systematic:
  • Create an integration competency center or put a team in place staffed with people who recognize integration as a critical discipline and best practice for the business.
  • Formalize and document a set of best practices for integration. You will need to have a formalized process in place to accept project requests based on the business needs.

Ready to jump-start your journey? Register now to access your CIO fast-track kit, which includes the following resources curated by integration experts at SAP:

SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology – Integration Planning and Documentation Template: Use this document for information on current integrations and to help define your future integration strategy.
The CIO Guide: Learn about common integration patterns and best practices.
SAP API Business Hub: Find the prepackaged integration packs.
Integration course on the openSAP platform: Register for this free course that will help accelerate your journey to integration excellence.
SAP Cloud Platform in the Garage: Watch this video series overviewing multiple features within the integration suite.
Your Results, Resources, and Next Steps

Thank you for completing the integration maturity assessment. Based on your responses, your organization has reached integration maturity Level 2. Your integration strategy is at the “Systematic” level. Typically, this means you are on your way to being an empowered, intelligent enterprise, but you could use some help to get to the next level. You currently have an integration competency center and broadly recognize integration as a critical component to the health and growth of your business. You also have formalized documents to showcase best practices that others can follow, and you are constantly adding new definitions.

To evolve your integration maturity to Level 3 – Adaptive:
  • Cultivate within your organization the view that integration is a business enabler that will help your organization evolve and transform.
  • Identify differentiating sourcing policies.
  • Have a regular integration board with a regular assessment and cadence to continuously adapt and evolve your integration practice.

Ready to jump-start your journey? Register now to access your CIO fast-track kit, which includes the following resources curated by integration experts at SAP:

SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology – Integration Planning and Documentation Template: Use this document for information on current integrations and to help define your future integration strategy.
The CIO Guide: Learn about common integration patterns and best practices.
SAP API Business Hub: Find the prepackaged integration packs.
Integration course on the openSAP platform: Register for this free course that will help accelerate your journey to integration excellence.
SAP Cloud Platform in the Garage: Watch this video series overviewing multiple features within the integration suite.
Your Results, Resources, and Next Steps

Thank you for completing the integration maturity assessment. Based on your responses, your organization has reached integration maturity Level 3. Your integration strategy is at the “Adaptive” level. Typically, this means you are well on your way to integration excellence! Your company views integration as a business enabler to evolve and transform. You identify differentiating sourcing policies and have an integration board that regularly assesses the health of your integration landscape. You continuously monitor this and evolve as challenges arise.

To evolve your integration maturity to Level 4 – Empowered:
  • Find ways to embed integration into the digital culture of your business and day-to-day processes.
  • Find new ways to integrate and enable integration across the business – for example, self-service integration capabilities.
  • To lighten IT burdens, set up a self-service integration facilitation team.
  • Encourage users to tackle self-service integration scenarios to eliminate IT integration burdens, address bottlenecks, and empower business users.

Ready to jump-start your journey? Register now to access your CIO fast-track kit, which includes the following resources curated by integration experts at SAP:

SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology – Integration Planning and Documentation Template: Use this document for information on current integrations and to help define your future integration strategy.
The CIO Guide: Learn about common integration patterns and best practices.
SAP API Business Hub: Find the prepackaged integration packs.
Integration course on the openSAP platform: Register for this free course that will help accelerate your journey to integration excellence.
SAP Cloud Platform in the Garage: Watch this video series overviewing multiple features within the integration suite.
Your Results, Resources, and Next Steps

Thank you for completing the integration maturity assessment. Based on your responses, your organization has reached integration maturity Level 4. Your integration strategy is already at the “Empowered” level.

Typically, this means your organization truly demonstrates integration excellence. Integration is embedded in the digital culture of your business and day-to-day processes, complete with self-service integration capabilities. Because of these self-service integration capabilities, your integration competency center has evolved into a self-service integration facilitation team. Business users are encouraged to tackle self-service integration scenarios wherever possible to address IT bottlenecks, lighten IT burdens, and empower business users.

Congratulations on your achievement!
But there’s always room for continuous improvement. We invite you to register now to access your CIO fast-track kit, which includes:
  • SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology – Integration Planning and Documentation Template: Use it to define an future integration strategy.
  • The CIO Guide: Learn about common integration patterns and best practices.
  • SAP API Business Hub: Find the prepackaged integration packs.
  • Integration course on the openSAP platform: Register for this free course that will help accelerate your journey to integration excellence.
  • SAP Cloud Platform in the Garage: Watch this video series overviewing multiple features within the integration suite.