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Enterprise Integration with SAP

A holistic approach to integration is essential to achieving business agility. This involves combining separate data and application integration disciplines with one governance model.

Technology integration

  • Leverage one unified platform
  • Accelerate integration across your value chain
  • Simplify development of application extensions
  • Expand business value with an open ecosystem

Process integration

  • Connect processes and assemble content-rich applications
  • Discover and consume digital content packages
  • Model, implement, and monitor custom process applications

Data integration

  • Integrate and enrich disjointed data assets
  • Reap the value of structured and unstructured data
  • Access all your data across the enterprise
  • Support real-time replication of your data

Why choose SAP?

SAP’s holistic integration approach incorporates both technology, data, and business processes to deliver significant value to your business. It accelerates the speed of innovation, lowers the efforts for integration, and reduces the complexity of operations.

Preconfigured integration

SAP to SAP | SAP to partner

Connect mission-critical business processes with prebuilt integration packages.

Holistic integration

Process and data

Support all flavors of integration across hybrid landscapes.

SAP to third-party

Open integration

Harmonize access to popular third-party cloud apps.

Artificial intelligence

B2B/A2A and B2G integration

Leverage AI and machine learning to simplify integration scenarios.

An effective integration architecture prevents manual rework, allows products to be brought to market faster, and supports data-driven decision-making.

McKinsey & Company

Visionary IT organizations are discovering that application integration and data integration are better together.

Gartner Research

Unified Platform Approach

SAP Business Technology Platform is comprised of integration solutions that address diverse integration needs across the enterprise and our ecosystems. 

SAP Business Technology Platform can enable companies to handle data integration (combining data from different sources into a unified view) and process integration (connecting systems and information efficiently) on a single unified platform.

Process Integration

Explore solutions for process, application, API-led integration, and API management.

SAP Integration Suite

SAP Integration Suite, the integration layer of SAP Business Technology Platform, can help you simplify integration and harmonize processes.

  • Connect data and processes
  • Simplify integration with automation
  • Extend beyond your business

SAP API Business Hub

SAP API Business Hub is a directory that allows you to discover and consume digital content packages with APIs and prepackaged integrations from SAP and select partners.

  • Automate self-service processes
  • Receive AI-powered assistance
  • Gain complete flexibility

SAP Process Orchestration

SAP Process Orchestration, the process orchestration layer of SAP Business Technology Platform, can help you improve process efficiencies and respond to changing demands. 

  • Reduce cycle times
  • Lower the cost of ownership
  • Improve compliance

Data Integration

Explore solutions for data orchestration, ETL/ELT, replication, data virtualization, and data streaming.

SAP Data Intelligence

SAP Data Intelligence is the data orchestration layer of SAP Business Technology Platform. It can help you transform distributed data sprawls into vital data insights with integration across the IT landscape.

  • Integrate massive data volumes and streams at scale
  • Manage and process data centrally, wherever it resides
  • Streamline, operationalize, and govern data and machine learning together

SAP Data Services

SAP Data Services is part of the data management layer of SAP Business Technology Platform. It delivers trusted, relevant, and timely information to help you drive better business outcomes.

  • Access and integrate SAP and third-party data sources and targets with built-in, native connectors
  • Choose from extract, load, and transform (ELT) or extract, transform, and load (ETL)
  • Gain native access to SAP Business Suite applications

SAP HANA

SAP HANA is the data foundation of SAP Business Technology Platform. Among its core capabilities, SAP HANA delivers data virtualization to access data across enterprise boundaries, enabling you to gain full business visibility.

  • Connect and distribute data without the need to collect it
  • Federate queries on remote sources to give instant access to information
  • Make data available remotely with two-way synchronization

SAP Landscape Transformation Replication Server

SAP Landscape Transformation Replication Server is part of SAP Business Technology Platform, supporting real-time replication of data from SAP or third-party systems to SAP HANA to help you run applications and analyze data quickly.

  • Run real-time reporting
  • Use plug-and-play configuration
  • Simplify integration with SAP software

Winning with a holistic integration approach

See how our customers are achieving dramatic results by integrating processes and data.

Gaining real-time insight for coaches

The National Hockey League (NHL) gains intuitive, instant access to game data for coaches by taking advantage of SAP technologies.

Preparing for growth and scalability

Learn how Delaware Consulting International CVBA reacts quickly to business demands and optimizes internal processes with a cloud-based integration suite.

Making healthcare more accessible

Learn how Zuellig Pharma uses a cloud-based integration suite to make healthcare more accessible in 13 Asian markets.

SAP is recognized as an integration solution leader

Gartner names SAP a Leader in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for eiPaaS

Find out how vendors are responding to increasing demands for integration, and why SAP is named a Magic Quadrant Leader in enterprise integration platform as a service (eiPaaS).

Gartner names SAP a Leader in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools

Review Gartner’s assessment of 20 data integration solution vendors, and find out why Gartner recognized SAP as a Leader for the 13th year in a row.

Modernize your approach to integration

Simplify integration to accelerate innovation

Learn how SAP's holistic integration approach integrates both technology and business processes to deliver significant value to your business.

Unlock innovation with integration

Find out why you should establish integration as a strategic requirement, and learn about the five key imperatives for next-generation enterprise integration.

Improve time to value by modernizing integration

Discover how you can improve time to value, while enabling your digital agenda.

Get started on your integration journey with SAP

SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology

Use our standardized approach to define the strategy and guidelines for integrating people, processes, data, and devices by using a framework of predefined integration patterns and best practices.

Get the latest news and trends from experts

Christian Klein
CEO and Member of the SAP Executive Board
SAP

Integration makes all the difference

See updates to SAP’s integration plan in the cloud, including updated timelines for intelligent enterprise processes and enhancements to SAP Integration Suite.

Sven Huberti
SAP Presales
SAP

Hybrid integration platform – why SAP?

Discover how a central hybrid integration platform, accommodating both SAP and third-party integration scenarios, accelerates business value and results.

Harsh Jegadeesan
SAP Solution Expert
SAP

Simplify integration with SAP Integration Suite

Learn how integration enables you to bridge silos across applications, data, and processes, creating connected digital experiences for customers.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you integrate with enterprise integration?

Enterprise integration is a data challenge. So much data exists within organizations that the term Big Data now refers to the size and variety of data sources. A large volume of data existing in a variety of nonstandard formats can be of significant business value, but first, it must be integrated from multiple sources or applications. The Internet of Things (IoT) also represents a new opportunity to connect with customers and analyze useful data through everyday devices, but you must filter out the critical data that needs to go to your data center. Web applications further add to the complexity of enterprise integration, especially when legacy applications must be integrated with a service-based architecture, like microservices.

What is messaging?

Messaging is a way for different components in a distributed application architecture to communicate. Components can send and receive messages across different languages, compilers, and operating systems, as long as each side of the communication understands the common messaging format and protocol.

What are application connectors?

Application connectors are architectural elements that model the rules for how components interact. They are standard class connections customized for certain APIs, so they can be used to quickly integrate new end points.

SAP connectors allow the integration of different applications and technologies with SAP systems through open standards. The connectors are means for technical interoperability of SAP components (written in ABAP or ABAP objects) and other components (written in Java, C++, and Visual Basic, for example).

What are data streams?

Data streams provide a constant flow of information that applications can add to or consume from, independent of the transmission of that data. For instance, SAP HANA, streaming analytics option, is a specialized option that processes streams of incoming event data in real time and collects and acts on this information. Smart data streaming is ideally suited for situations where data arrives as events happen and where there is value in collecting, understanding, and acting on this data right away. 

Some examples of data sources that produce streams of events in real time include: 

● Sensors 

● Smart devices 

● Web sites (click streams) 

● IT systems (logs) 

● Financial markets (prices) 

● Social media 

Data flows into streaming projects from various sources, typically through adapters, which connect the sources to the smart data streaming server. The streaming projects contain business logic, which they apply to the incoming data, typically in the form of continuous queries and rules. These streaming projects are entirely event-driven, turning the raw input streams into one or more derived streams that can be captured in the SAP HANA database, sent as alerts, posted to downstream applications, or streamed to live dashboards.

What are enterprise integration patterns (EIPs)?

EIPs are collections of technology-independent solutions to common integration problems. Patterns also provide a common language for developers and application architects to describe integrations.

What is an application programming interface (API)?

An API is a set of tools, definitions, and protocols for building application software. It lets your product or service communicate with other products and services without having to know how they’re implemented.

What is iPaaS?

Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) delivers a cloud service for application, data, process, and service-oriented architecture (SOA) integration scenarios. It is a multitenant platform that supports cloud-to-cloud, cloud-to-on-premise, on-premise-to-on-premise, and B2B integration. It supports real-time integration and scales to meet the high-volume demands of mobile; extract, transform, and load (ETL); and electronic data interchange (EDI) environments.

What is eiPaaS?

An enterprise integration platform as a service (eiPaaS) is a suite of cloud services that addresses a variety of scenarios, including application and data integration, as well as some combination of process, ecosystems, mobile, AI-enabled systems, and IoT integration, as well as API management and digital integration hub capabilities.

Source: Gartner "Technology Insight for Enterprise Integration PaaS" Massimo Pezzini, Benoit Lheureux, 31 July 2019

What is integration as a service?

Integration as a service is an instant computing infrastructure, provisioned and managed over the Internet.

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