What is SAP Cloud Integration?

Today, the use of cloud-based services is used quite naturally in parallel with established on-premises systems. Due to security, cost and management needs, the rate of companies moving their applications to the cloud is increasing day by day. The increase in applications and systems that organizations use both in the cloud and on-premise has made it difficult to work and manage them together. Among the platforms that promise to realize various integration scenarios in real-time and make services equally available in the cloud, the best known and most used is SAP Cloud Integration (Formerly SAP Cloud Platform Integration (SAP CPI)).

What is SAP Cloud Integration?

SAP Cloud Integration (Formerly SAP CPI) is a cloud integration solution developed by SAP that offers organizations various options in the field of system integration. The most important features of SAP Cloud Integration are low initial investment cost and offering various integration scenarios. SAP Cloud Integration provides a development platform, a runtime environment, and a large number of ready-made function modules that enable the development cycles of new features and functionality to be significantly reduced.

SAP Cloud Integration delivers a robust platform for data exchange between onshore and offshore applications by automating the process of extracting data from one system, transforming it into a standard format, and then loading it into another system. 

SAP Cloud Integration is SAP cloud middleware available in both Neo and Cloud Dump environments. Cloud-based SAP products such as SAP C/4HANA, SAP Concur, SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Ariba, and SAP S4/HANA Cloud and ready-made integration packages powered by SAP are available. The software also enables you to create connectors to integrate with other third-party applications, as well as automate repetitive tasks with just a few clicks.

For Which Industries Is SAP Cloud Integration Suitable?

SAP Cloud Integration platform offers various integration options, and with it, SAP contains many standard prebuilt integration packages. Therefore, the SAP Cloud Integration platform is suitable not only for existing customers but also for any company that has a large IT environment and therefore has to maintain and monitor a large number of different interfaces.

SAP Cloud Integration supports various integration techniques such as RESTful APIs, SOAP web services or file transfers over FTP/FTPS/SFTP protocols. It also supports different types of connectors such as file transfer protocol (FTP) connector, secure file transfer protocol (SFTP) connector or simple object access protocol (SOAP) web service connector.

SAP Cloud Integration is used by companies serving in many sectors. Areas that the SAP Cloud Integration module can use:

  • Cloud to Cloud
  • On-Premise to On-Premise
  • Cloud to On-Premise
  • Business to Business (B2B)
  • Business to Government (B2G)

Why Should Companies Use SAP Cloud Integration?

Leveraging the power of the SAP Cloud Platform, organizations can customize integration designs to meet their needs and quickly start cloud projects with prebuilt integration solutions. SAP Cloud Integration is easy to use and with the integration solution, SAP and non-SAP systems can be integrated very quickly and easily, whether both in the cloud or one in the cloud and one on-premise.

SAP Cloud Integration provides features and functions for both business users and developers. It facilitates information exchange between systems, regardless of their location, their structure or their technology. The central component of SAP Cloud Integration is the Integration Engine, which is based on the open-source Eclipse BIRT architecture that allows you to integrate all kinds of data sources into one common model representation.

SAP Cloud Integration also includes a browser-based user interface that supports drag-and-drop functionality for mapping data elements and processes to each other.

SAP Cloud Integration solution, powered by machine learning, optimizes the integration needs of organizations and gives the organization the time it needs to manage business processes seamlessly.

SAP Cloud Integration Features

  1. Connectivity: SAP Cloud Integration provides secure, reliable, and high-performance connectivity to all on-premise and cloud-based applications. It also provides support for multiple protocols, including EDI, AS2, SFTP, and HTTP/S, and various integration and data formats, including XML, JSON, EDI, and flat files.
  2. Business Process Orchestration: SAP Cloud Integration provides the ability to orchestrate complex processes that span multiple applications, services, and platforms. This includes the ability to create and monitor process flows and to configure integration rules and settings.
  3. Data Transformation: SAP Cloud Integration provides the ability to transform data from one format to another, including the ability to map data from one type of system to another, to convert data formats, and to apply data-cleansing rules.
  4. Data Quality and Governance: SAP Cloud Integration provides the ability to ensure that data is accurate, compliant, and secure. This includes the ability to monitor data quality, define data policies, and enforce data governance rules.
  5. Analytics and Monitoring: SAP Cloud Integration provides the ability to monitor performance, set alerts, and gain insight into the data flow. This includes the ability to track the flow of data across applications, services, and platforms.

SAP Cloud Integration Consultancy

MDP Group provides end-to-end  SAP Cloud Integration consultancy services to the integration processes of enterprises with its 10-person certified SAP Cloud Integration consultants. In addition, MDP Group saves time and workload with prebuilt cloud integration packages.

Feel free to get information about our prebuilt cloud integration packages.


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