SAP Cloud Platform Integration: Why It Matters 

SAP is the market leader in the ERP space, with over 400,000 businesses around the world using SAP to touch 77% of the world’s transactions. 

A stellar system of record, SAP is a powerful tool for enterprise resource planning. But it has limitations, which is why it's important to integrate it with other systems in your organization to unlock capabilities that can help you take the lead ahead of your competitors.  


What is SAP integration? 

SAP integration is when your SAP, or any ERP system, is connected with other applications and software in your tech stack. 

Some platforms provide built-in connectors that make it easy to integrate the systems. This provides the ability to interact with your SAP and execute business functions without the need for special coding.  


Why is it important to integrate SAP? 

SAP integration is vital if you want to get the most out of the data in your ERP. It enables you to connect the data with other systems and apps throughout your organization, which helps to provide a proper flow of data and deliver real-time access to information. This prevents any data inconsistencies and potential errors.  


Why should I integrate SAP with a low-code platform? 

SAP is an excellent system of record, but it has limited capabilities. By integrating the ERP with a low-code platform, you can extend its capabilities and easily create custom applications. The low-code platform acts as a user-friendly front end to empower business users and create custom apps, while also connecting SAP and other applications.  

Wrapping a low-code platform around your SAP helps you to:  

Extend: Surrounding your ERP with low-code apps to manage business processes in a modern UI while retaining SAP as your system of record. This helps to overcome SAP’s limitations by extending its capabilities. 

Orchestrate: A low-code platform, like Bizagi, not only acts as a front-end, but also manages the flow of data in and out of SAP for better end-to-end business processes and informed decision-making. This enables orchestration of SAP with the rest of your tech stack for connectivity and data visibility. 

Migrate: Simplify and consolidate your SAP systems by replacing old customizations with agile processes in a low-code platform. You can keep a clean core in SAP to ease your S/4 HANA migration and reduce future costs. 


What are the benefits of integrating SAP? 

Collaboration Between Business and IT: Facilitate effective teamwork through a single, low-code platform, allowing business users to implement changes. 

Save Time and Money: Efficiently update processes in SAP without replicating data, resulting in seamless integration and cost-effective adaptations. 

Ensure Compliance: Quickly respond to regulatory changes, ensuring system security and compliance. 

Optimize Mobile Views: Enhance user journeys with optimal displays on any device, catering to the needs of time-pressed business users. 

Speed and agility: Easily amend and alter processes and accelerate time-to-market. 


What are some examples of SAP integration? 

There are multiple business uses and use cases where SAP integration can prove beneficial, including: 

Finance: Execute postings, manage accounts payable processes, and streamline pricing approval processes with SAP integration. 

Master Data: Pull existing business partners, search for customers, vendors, and G/L accounts, and read detailed material information. 

Manufacturing: Display and create production orders, seamlessly integrating order processes with production and inventory data in SAP. 

Sales and Marketing: Create sales documents, manage marketing spend, and streamline pricing approvals with SAP updates. 

Procurement: Create, modify, and cancel purchase requisitions and purchase orders, including file attachments for streamlined documentation. 


How does SAP integrate with a low-code platform? 

Bizagi’s low-code platform has a dispatcher application that uses the SAP PTP platform for standardized communication via a HTTPS connection, using the OData protocol. This allows you to extend SAP and connect to multiple SAP instance, be it on-prem or in the cloud and multiple data sources over disparate locations.   

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You can also integrate using Remote Function Call (RFC) technology to interface with SAP’s Business Application Programming (BAPI) functions.  

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Why should I run SAP and integrated apps from the cloud? 

Running SAP and integrated applications from the cloud allows for more agility than on-prem solutions, enabling you to respond to both internal and external demands as well as the option to scale operations up and down accordingly. 

The flexibility also aids costs thanks to adjustable usage, simplified operations, and lower maintenance. Running SAP and other apps in the cloud increases the availability of data across the enterprise, especially in global businesses, and enables you to incorporate automation, AI, and other intelligent technologies to bring further efficiencies to your operations.  


How does Bizagi integrate with SAP? 

Watch the demo video below to find out how Bizagi wraps around your ERP system, enabling you to extend its capabilities, orchestrate agile business processes and ease SAP migrations. 


Find out more about how Bizagi wraps around SAP to extend its capabilities and unlocks business potential