Discovering Key Parts of the Integration Assessment Capability covering different roles and their tasks

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain different roles in an enterprise throughout the process of working with the Integration Assessment capability

Different Roles and their Tasks Throughout the Process

As different roles within an enterprise are responsible for the planning and rollout of integration strategies, SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology and the Integration Assessment capability support an agile integration practice. So, the question is, who are the key roles within your journey to an implemented integration strategy, and how to improve the collaboration between business and IT with the help of this tool?

The key roles are as follows:

  • Integration Architect
  • Business Domain Expert
  • Integration Developer

To better understand the roles within the process, it is helpful to match their tasks with the different stages happening throughout the process.

Step 1: Customize Your Integration Strategy (Integration Architect)

Tasks:

  • Manage and adapt SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology settings to your needs:
    • Integration domains, styles, patterns
    • Integration policies
    • Questionnaires
  • Configure integration technologies and applications
  • Analyze the integration landscape

These tasks are mainly carried out in the Settings, Configure, and Analyse menus of the SAP Integration Assessment Capability:

Step 2: Create Business Solution Request (Business Domain Expert)

Tasks:

  • Processes a business solution request for specifying high-level integration requirements from a business perspective:
    • Source and target application instance(s)
    • Business process context
  • Submits business solution requests to an integration developer

These tasks are mainly carried out in the RequestBusiness Solution Request menu of the SAP Integration Assessment Capability:

Step 3: Process Interface Request (Integration Developer)

Tasks:

  • Translates business solution request into technical interface request
  • Specifies integration requirements from a technical perspective (via customizable questionnaire)
  • Gets a proposal of the integration technology with the best fit to the specified requirements and decides on the integration technology

These tasks are mainly carried out in the RequestInterface Request menu of the SAP Integration Assessment Capability:

Set Up Your BTP Account and the SAP Integration Suite

Business Scenario

As a prerequisite for the following units, which include hands-on exercises, you are required to set up an SAP BTP account.

You want to use SAP's offers and use an SAP BTP subaccount to perform the exercises with the SAP Integration Suite. There are two ways to get an SAP BTP subaccount for the exercises.

This exercise describes how to Get a free Tier Account and how to Get system access via Live System Access within Learning Hub. Which variant you use depends on the availability of the solution at the time of your learning session.

Task Flow

In this exercise, you perform the following tasks:

  1. Get a Free Tier Account.
  2. Get System Access via Live System Access Within Learning Hub.
  3. Provision the Integration Suite Application.

Outcome of This Exercise

You have a usable SAP BTP subaccount with which you can implement integration tasks.

What Do You Learn Within This Exercise

The tasks in this exercise are usually performed by the administrator. They learn the basic steps to use the SAP Integration Suite:

  • Provisioning of the SAP Integration Suite.
  • Role collection management and more.

Exercise Options

You can perform this exercise in two ways:

  1. Live Environment: choose Start Exercise, and from the entry page choose Open PDF Document. Follow the steps described in this pdf in your own system landscape.
  2. Simulation: choose Start Exercise, and from the entry page choose Start Tutorial. Watch the step-by-step instructions within the simulation.
Note
We recommend running the simulation first.

Task 1: Get a Free Tier Account

Steps

  1. Register for a free tier account.

    1. Follow the steps from this tutorial at: Get an Account on SAP BTP to Try Out Free Tier Service Plans

    2. You only need to perform Step1: Register at sap.com if you are not already registered at SAP. If you already are, continue directly with Step7: Welcome to SAP BTP.

    3. Then, continue here.

  2. Log in to your SAP BTP enterprise account.

    1. Use your login data to log in to your SAP BTP enterprise account.

    2. After the successful creation of your global account, you receive an e-mail with the login data. Parts of the data are grayed out.

    3. The created S-user is attached to the e-mail address of your IDP user with which you have registered.

    4. Open the provided URL and log in with your e-mail/S-user and password. You may be asked to assign your own password for the S-user.

    5. You start from the global account cockpit.

    6. No. 1: Check out the Service Assignments. You can use all the services with the free plan. Others services could incur costs.

    7. From the left-hand menu, choose EntitlementsService Assignments.

    8. No. 2: Check out your user and the added role collection. It should be Global Account Administrator.

    9. From the left-hand menu, choose SecurityUsers.

  3. Set up your subaccount.

    1. You start from your SAP BTP Cockpit and you are logged in with your user and password (S/D/I or trainings user). We configure only one subaccount without directories.

    2. From the left-hand menu, choose Account Explorer.

    3. Choose the Create button and choose Subaccount.

    4. You can enter any name and description. The following is a recommendation that we adopt in all later exercises:

      NameValueDescription
      Display NameTS-CLD900-d00This name is only a suggestion. You are free to choose the subaccount name.
      Subdomaints-cld900-d00-xxxxxxxAutomatically created from the display name to achieve uniqueness apply.
      RegionEurope (Frankfurt)Choose AWS with the URL prefix eu10 but be free to choose another available option.
    5. You can also flag the Used for production functionality.

    6. Choose the Create button.

    7. Choose your newly created subaccount link with your display name TS-CLD900-d00.

  4. Assign the Integration Suite entitlement from your global account.

    1. Choose the Entitlements button.

    2. Choose the Configure Entitlements button.

    3. Choose the Add Service Plans button.

    4. In the Search bar, enter Integration Suite.

    5. Choose the entry Integration Suite and choose the free plan.

    6. Choose the Add 1 Service Plan button.

    7. Choose the Save button.

    8. In the list, check that the Integration Suite was added correctly.

    9. Go ahead with Task 3: Provisioning the Integration Suite Application.

Task 2: Provision the Integration Suite Application

Steps

  1. Check your subaccount. Regardless of which of the three options you have used to provision your SAP BTP subaccount, you need the following requirements so that you can provision the Integration Suite. If necessary, check and complete the following steps.

    1. Log in to your subaccount with the corresponding URL and your user/email and password.

    2. In your subaccount, navigate to SecurityUsers and choose the arrow on the right side of your user.

    3. Open the popup menu from the three dots Action button. Choose Assign Role Collections.

    4. Check if all available role collections are assigned to your user. If not, assign the available role collections to your user. At least, the Role CollectionSubaccount Administrator is required.

    5. Navigate to Entitlements on the left side menu.

    6. On the Detail page, check if the Integration Suite is available. If not, assign it or have it added to your subaccount.

  2. Create an Integration Suite subscription.

    1. Open the Instances and Subscriptions view by choosing the Instances and Subscriptions link on the left-hand menu within your SAP BTP Cockpit subaccount.

    2. Choose the Create button to start the procedure.

    3. Select the Integration Suite entry from the dropdown list in the Service field. Make sure that the plan free is selected in the field to prevent additional costs.

    4. Choose the Create button.

    5. After the successful provisioning, you see a green colored status with the message Subscribed.

  3. Add, at least, the role collection Integration_Provisioner to your user.

    1. Choose the SecurityUsers menu entry on the left-hand menu and see your user, for example: musterman@myDomain.com.

    2. Choose the arrow on the right side of the row with your user entry.

      This opens a split window.

    3. On the right side, in the Role Collections section, choose the three small dots and choose Assign Role Collections from the dropdown menu.

    4. In the upcoming pop-up window, you see several role collections that are not assigned. Mark all but at least Integration_Provisioner. The rights contained therein are required for the provisioning of the Integration Suite capabilities like API Management, Open Connectors, and more.

    5. Choose the Assign Role Collection button.

Set Up the Integration Assessment Capability in the SAP Integration Suite

Business Scenario

Setting up the Integration Assessment capability in the SAP Integration Suite is a prerequisite for the following exercises. Additionally, you become familiar with the Integration Assessment tool.

Task Flow

In this exercise, you perform the following tasks:

  1. Log on to the SAP Integration Suite
  2. Provision the Integration Assessment capability to your Integration Suite

Prerequisites

You have access to the SAP Integration Suite.

Outcome of This Exercise

Get familiar with how to set up the Integration Assessment tool in the SAP Integration Suite.

What Do You Learn Within This Exercise

You know how to set up the Integration Assessment tool in the SAP Integration Suite.

Exercise Options

You can perform this exercise in two ways:

  1. Live Environment: choose Start Exercise, and from the entry page choose Open PDF Document. Follow the steps described in this pdf in your own system landscape.
  2. Simulation: choose Start Exercise, and from the entry page choose Start Tutorial. Watch the step-by-step instructions within the simulation.
Note
We recommend running the simulation first.

Task 1: Set Up the Integration Assessment Capability in the SAP Integration Suite

Steps

  1. Log on to the SAP Integration Suite.

    1. Navigate to the Instances and Subscriptions menu entry.

    2. Choose the Integration Suite application in the Subscriptions section.

      If you have problems with the logon, close all browser windows and log in again with your e-mail and password:

  2. Provision the Integration Assessment capability to your Integration Suite.

    1. Navigate to Capabilities and choose Add Capabilities. You find this on the home page of the SAP Integration Suite, after scrolling.

      You can now see that the SAP Integration Suite offers multiple capabilities, such as Manage APIs, Cloud Integration, or Integration Assessment. To work with the Integration Assessment capability, you now want to provision this capability to your Integration Suite.

    2. To do so, scroll down, and select the Manage and Provide Integration Technology Guidance checkbox. To finalize this step, choose Next.

      A summary of your capabilities displays.

    3. Choose Activate to finish the setup of the Integration Assessment capability:

    4. Check that the setup of the capability is in progress:

    5. After a few seconds, the Integration Assessment capability is successfully activated. Choose OK to proceed:

      Hint

      Make sure that your SAP BTP subaccount is assigned to the subaccount administrator role (check this in the security section of your SAP BTP subaccount). You must also have assigned the Integration Provisioner role collection to your user.

    6. Check that you see the welcome page of the SAP Integration Suite again, with the Integration Assessment capability added:

      However, before you can start working with the capability, you have to assign the associated role collections in your SAP BTP settings.

    7. Navigate to your SAP BTP Cockpit SecurityUsersyour user.. A menu on the right opens. Here, choose the tile with the three dots and then Assign Role Collection.

    8. Assign the role collection INTAS_Administrator to your user. To do so, select this role and then choose Assign Role Collection.

      Your user is now assigned to the administrator role for using the capability.

      Note

      This administrator role allows you to perform the tasks in this learning journey. For other scenarios (for example, productive use), choose the right role collection for your needs.

    9. Navigate back to your SAP Integration Suite and refresh the window/tab.

    10. Choose Create Request in the Capability tile:

    11. The home page of the Integration Assessment within the SAP Integration Suite displays:

Familiarize Yourself with Standard Settings

Business Scenario

Become familiar with the standard settings provided by SAP to overall understand how standard SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology Artifacts are part of the Integration Assessment tool.

Task Flow

In this exercise, you perform the following tasks:

  • Log on to the Integration Assessment tool.
  • Set and check the standard settings in the Integration Assessment tool.

Prerequisites

  • You have access to the SAP Integration Suite.
  • You have access to the Integration Assessment tool.

Outcome of This Exercise

Get familiar with how to configure the standard settings in the Integration Assessment tool.

What Do You Learn Within This Exercise

You are enabled in knowing how to set up the standard settings in the Integration Assessment tool.

Exercise Options

You can perform this exercise in two ways:

  1. Live Environment: choose Start Exercise, and from the entry page choose Open PDF Document. Follow the steps described in this pdf in your own system landscape.
  2. Simulation: choose Start Exercise, and from the entry page choose Start Tutorial. Watch the step-by-step instructions within the simulation.
Note
We recommend running the simulation first.

Task 1: Familiarize Yourself With Standard Settings

Steps

  1. Log on to the Integration Assessment tool.

    1. In the Integration Suite, choose the Manage and Provide Integration technology Guidance tile, and from the tile, choose Create Request.

    2. Check that the following screen displays:

  2. Set and check the standard settings of the Integration Assessment tool.

    1. Choose Settings in the left menu.

      In the Settings section you find the master data of the SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology, such as integration domains, styles, use case patterns and more.

    2. Choose the Integration Domains. These are default Integration Domains. To explore the various Integration Domains, choose each and become familiar with them.

    3. Choose Cloud2Cloud to explore this specific Integration Domain.

    4. Choose Integration Domains to go back.

    5. Discover more Integration Domains to become familiar with them.

    6. Choose Integration Styles in the left menu.

      These Integration Styles are default.

    7. Choose Process Integration and get familiar with this default style.

    8. Choose Integration Styles to go back.

    9. Discover more Integration Styles to become familiar with them.

    10. Choose Integration Use Case Patterns from the left menu. These Integration Use Case Patterns are defaults. Select the A2A Integration to become familiar with it.

    11. Choose Integration Use Case Patterns to go back.

    12. Discover more Integration Use Case Patterns to become familiar with them.

    13. Choose Integration Areas from the left menu.

      These Integration Areas are default.

    14. Choose Key Characteristics.

      These Key Characteristics are default.

    15. Select Connectors to become familiar with it.

    16. Choose Key Characteristics to go back.

    17. Discover more Key Characteristics to become familiar with them.

    18. Choose Deployment Models.

      These Deployment Models are default.

    19. Choose Questionnaires.

      These Questionnaires are default.

    20. Choose Business Solution Request to become familiar with it.

    21. Choose Questionnaires to go back.

    22. Discover more Questionnaires to become familiar with them.

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