SAP Connector to any Cloud Service

Connecting Cloud Services become ever more important

Ever-increasing interconnection has become an integral part of today’s business world. At the same time, more and more specialized solutions are being used in various areas of everyday corporate life (be it project management, EHS or travel expense accounting). Today, these are mostly implemented as innovative cloud solutions. However, this development brings with it the challenge of integrating a wide variety of systems.

At the same time, a consolidated database is more important than ever. Cross-functional reporting, in which, for example, data from Human Resources, Purchasing and Sales are brought together with cost center information, is essential for modern corporate management.

Only when reliable, consistent data is available can companies gain new insights and make informed decisions to secure their current position and generate competitive advantage.

 

One version of the truth in a heterogeneous environment

A diversity of cloud services

There are many cloud services from large providers such as SalesForce or Oracle, but also from smaller, specialized companies like Atlassian. These usually cover individual areas, such as recruiting (e.g. Avature), purchasing processes (e.g. Coupa) or HR Talent & Learning solutions (e.g. Workday).

Data silos emerge

However, this phenomenon inevitably contributes to the emergence of data silos. These must then be integrated with the core data of the company. Companies that use a data warehouse solution from SAP typically want to import this data.

Technical integration

Cloud services have modern APIs, which are mostly REST based. A REST (Representational State Transfer) interface allows the different systems to communicate with each other using an HTTP protocol. It represents a set of rules on how applications should be programmed to simplify data exchange. This allows the systems to understand each other even though they speak different languages. In addition to REST, there are many other web services such as SOAP or other technical options that can be used in individual cases.

Integrated SAP Systems

SAP has numerous types of integration in its various products. For example, SAP Cloud Plattform Integration can be used as a middle ware. Smart Data Integration (SDI) and Smart Data Access (SDA) can be used in a HANA system. But even in a standard BW system integration can be done quite easy via ABAP. SAP products are therefore well integrated in their ecosystem, but this does not always apply to other systems. So, the question arises how you can still achieve integration and which way is best for you.

Integrate cloud solutions into your SAP system landscape

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Consolidate heterogeneous system landscapes

With our individual approach it is possible to consolidate heterogeneous system landscapes. In this way, you bring all important information together in one place. It is possible to connect a variety of different database systems - both established technologies from Microsoft and Oracle as well as exotic systems such as Google BigQuery.

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Integration benefits

With a central and reliable data source, you can accelerate your processes many times over and promote innovation. Thanks to One Version of the Truth, you can always make informed decisions. With a consolidated database, the data from all sources is available at the push of a button. This way you can concentrate on the essentials and gain a better overview of your business!

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Making sophisticated decisions

Well-wrought decisions can be made only on the basis of consistent data. In addition, you can also gain new, previously unknown insights. These allow you not only to maintain your current position on the market, but also to generate competitive advantages to set yourself apart from your competitors.

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Unlimited possibilities

There are many ways to create individual connections to third-party systems. We focus on customized solutions instead of a plain vanilla approach. You only access the data that you really need to solve your problem.

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Virtual data access

If necessary, it is also possible to access data in read and write mode without storing it locally. This means that the data is immediately available for analysis and further processing. This approach saves time and storage space because redundant data storage is avoided. Furthermore, the data models can be scaled more easily. This allows you to implement an enterprise-wide single version of the truth in the shortest possible time and build a distributed data landscape with central access, while the data remains in the respective systems.

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Hybrid scenarios

Hybrid scenarios are also possible - in this way, locally available data can be combined with operational data in real time to meet individual reporting requirements. This allows you to access your data across application boundaries and gain a complete overview of your business information.

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Speed is key

In the ever faster spinning world, speed plays a crucial role. A company can only be successful on the market if it can quickly evaluate information and react to changes in the environment. With our interfaces, your analysts and decision makers have access to the relevant business data at all times.

Individual solutions with state of the art technologies

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Access to third party systems

Custom integration options allow you to connect third-party systems such as SalesForce or SharePoint to your business warehouse. Both read and write access is possible.

State of the Art Technologies

Depending on the existing requirements, state of the art technologies such as REST APIs, SDI, SDA or SCP are used. Whereby your individual situation is crucial. Both incoming and outgoing connections are possible.

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Simple Integration

The integration into the SAP Business Warehouse can be done via process chains. However, it is also possible to write data directly to ADSOs. In this case, the data of the third-party system is immediately available.

Supports all BW systems

All SAP Business Warehouse systems are supported - both SAP BW and BW on HANA and BW/4HANA as well. You can also use the SAP Cloud Platform Integration to bring data from the cloud into an on-premises system.

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Connection to common recruiting systems

Our approach supports the common software solutions in recruiting such as Avature, iCIMS or Jobvite. These help you to find, hire and train top talents.

Optimize purchasing processes

Use the connection to purchasing systems such as Coupa, Procurify and Precoro to optimize your purchasing processes. Generate competitive advantages in order to assert yourself in the highly competitive market.

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Human Resources

The performance of your business depends very much on your employees. This is where HR Talent & Learning solutions such as Workday, Cornerstone and Oracle Peoplesoft come into play. Thanks to integration with SAP BW, you have central access to all relevant information.

Environmental protection, health and safety at work

EH&S applications from innovative providers such as TechniData, Quentic and Enablon can also be integrated into the SAP Business Warehouse. In this way, you always have an overview of the most important key figures.

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As you can see, there are countless possibilities to integrate data from  third-party systems into your SAP Business Warehouse. It is important to find  out and implement the right strategy for your individual situation.  Together with you we will find out which connection is the best in your case.  We will be happy to help you find an individual solution tailored to your  needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us! We´re here to help