SAP Integration Suite


SAP Integration Suite: Superglue for the Modern ERP

Integration across multiple SAP and non-SAP solutions is the most mentioned challenge in several recent SAPinsider research reports, including the Application Strategy and Development for SAP S/4HANA and Cloud benchmark reportreleased in February 2022. Yet, with the demand for rapid rollout of applications, companies cannot afford to let integration be a hurdle for digital transformation.

An earlier SAP Integration Landscape Benchmark Report from fall 2021 found that companies were integrating an average of 11 solutions with SAP. With the proliferation of multi-modal and multi-device access, integration demands an entire team, governance, and a sophisticated set of technologies. The above-mentioned report also found that 71% of respondents were using SAP’s integration tools.

SAP Integration Suite: Superglue for the Modern ERP

Integration across multiple SAP and non-SAP solutions is the most mentioned challenge in several recent SAPinsider research reports, including the Application Strategy and Development for SAP S/4HANA and Cloud benchmark reportreleased in February 2022. Yet, with the demand for rapid rollout of applications, companies cannot afford to let integration be a hurdle for digital transformation.

An earlier SAP Integration Landscape Benchmark Report from fall 2021 found that companies were integrating an average of 11 solutions with SAP. With the proliferation of multi-modal and multi-device access, integration demands an entire team, governance, and a sophisticated set of technologies. The above-mentioned report also found that 71% of respondents were using SAP’s integration tools.

Understanding this challenge, SAP has been strengthening its integration capabilities through the SAP Integration Suite, which is part of the SAP Business Technology Platform.

SAP Integration Suite is an EiPaaS offered for multi-cloud environments with more than 1,500 prepackaged integration flows in the SAP API Business Hub, workflow connectors to third-party cloud apps, and governance.

SAP Integration Suite enables four models of integration for a connected enterprise

  1. Out-of-the-box integration enables SAP-to-SAP integration seamlessly using prebuilt integrations in the SAP API Business Hub
  2. Open integration enables SAP-to-SAP, SAP-to-partner, and SAP-to-any-vendor integration using prebuilt connectors for many third-party applications
  3. Holistic integration provides a wide range of ways to integrate data, processes, users, and Internet of Things devices.
  4. AI-driven integration uses artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to simplify development of integration scenarios.

With its breadth in various business solutions, SAP has encapsulated key business processes such as lead-to-cash, source-to-pay, recruit-to-retire, etc., with integration packs, APIs, and governance models. Several SAP clients have solved some fundamental integration challenges through the SAP Integration Suite.

In conjunction with the SAP Integration Suite, SAP has developed a technology- and solution-agnostic framework called SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology for conducting assessments based on an integration maturity model. This framework helps organizations identify the tools they need, the skills they lack, the governance model they need, and the blueprints and architectures they can reference from a technology perspective.

Best-in-class SAP clients often have deployed and enabled integration platforms from SAP, Boomi, SUSE, TIBCO, and Stonebranch. In addition, they have enabled integration of best practices and governance so that new applications and updates can be rolled out in an agile manner.

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  1. Simplifying Integration with SAP’s Integration Solution Advisory Methodology

    Published: 01/March/2023

    Reading time: 6 mins

    SAP follows a comprehensive integration principle, which includes the Integration Solution Advisory Methodology (ISA-M) to assist enterprise architects in defining and documenting their integration strategy. ISA-M comprises a collection of integration use case patterns that are not tied to any specific technology and can be mapped to integration technologies according to each customer's context. This…
  2. Explore Sycor’s journey with SAP

    Published: 20/December/2022

    Reading time: 1 min

    A lack of integration between enterprise applications and high levels of customization made it difficult for IT consultancy Sycor GmbH to quickly scale its IT infrastructure to support ongoing business expansion. To address this, Sycor deployed the RISE with SAP solution to establish an intelligent digital foundation. Read more…
  3. Seamless e-commerce experiences

    Published: 20/December/2022

    Reading time: 1 min

    Organizations want to create seamless and personalized buying experiences for their customers. Watch this video explaining how integration can help you to achieve this. Read More…
  4. Explore Barclays journey with SAP

    Published: 20/December/2022

    Reading time: 1 min

    Being paid on time is fundamental to social and economic health. Hear how Barclays leveraged SAP BTP and SAP Integration Suite to integrate its Precisionpay virtual card solution with their customers’ day-to-day business processes to enable better payment practices. Read More…
  5. Embrace APIs to unlock new opportunities

    Published: 20/December/2022

    Reading time: 1 min

    With the right APIs, companies can respond to situations quickly, improve customer engagement, and introduce new innovations. Learn the role integration plays in helping organizations embrace the API economy. Read more…
  6. Your Enterprise Integration Strategy

    Published: 20/December/2022

    Reading time: 1 min

    SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology offers a simplified approach to design and implement an integration strategy. Get started with this framework and best practices. Read more…
  7. What is enterprise integration?

    Published: 20/December/2022

    Reading time: 1 min

    Explore the topic of enterprise integration. Read all about the business benefits, the technologies involved, examples, and more. Read more…
  8. SAP Integration Suite Uplift

    Published: 07/December/2022

    Reading time: 5 mins

    A strategic model by cbs Corporate Business Solutions to drive the migration from SAP PI/PO to SAP Integration Suite – Why and How.
  9. Integration in the Hyper-connected SAP Landscape

    Integration Benchmark Report – A Preview

    IT leaders recognize that integration today cannot be an after-thought like in the past but must be a thoughtful and proactive function that can power transformation. SAPinsider surveyed 112 IT professionals across the world from April to June 2022 about their integration strategies, and challenges. The research identified some major trends in integrations. Watch this…...…
  10. Integrating Legacy Applications with Modern Apps

    Published: 29/June/2022

    Reading time: 2 mins

    A vast majority of SAP customers are in some stage of modernizing their SAP and overall IT landscape to meet business demand for seamless workflows, integrated customer experiences and enterprise-wide analytics. Yet, often this modernization project is not uniformly applied across all applications. Simple ROI (return-on-investment) calculations fail to show positive impact for modernizing several…...…