As we continue to unpack SAP’s Business Technology Platform (BTP) in our series “Recommendations on the BTP Pillars,” let us delve into the second pillar – Integration. This facet of the platform embodies the integration of business partners or networks, business applications and public entities into a tight value chain .
At the heart of this pillar is SAP’s Integration Suite. Integration Suite itself is collection of applications that facilitate data, process and event integration. One application called Cloud Integration is at the center of the solution and provides connectivity and mapping functions. Other services such as API Management, Event Mesh and an Adapter Collection complete the offering and make it a leader in Gartner’s magic quadrant.
Three reason why you should start your SAP BTP Integration journey now:
1. API Management functionality can easily and securely make SAP Business Application API’s available to outside parties. In concert with the Cloud Connector it enables access to biz apps that took weeks and months to enable in the past.
2. SAP released an automatic PI/PO migration tool. This tool can dramatically reduce the manual effort involved in moving your existing integration logic to the Cloud.
3. A plethora of content packages and an AI supported mapping engine is in my humble opinion the real reason every SAP customer should evaluate the BTP Integration pillar. The possible savings in development effort can be substantial.
Through the Integration pillar, businesses can seamlessly manage their APIs, facilitating frictionless interactions with legacy applications and external services. In the dynamic digital landscape, this capacity for integration is an invaluable asset. It’s one more way SAP BTP helps businesses stay ahead of the curve and embrace the digital future’s potential.
And that’s just the beginning. There is more to learn about the Integration pillar and the rest of the SAP BTP. So, as we continue to dive deeper into the platform in this series, remember – “SAP Business Technology Platform is the Business Operating System.” Stay tuned for further insights in the coming weeks.