Introducing SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain the different phases of the SAP Integration Solution Methodology
  • Explain the actions performed in the different phases

The Phases of the SAP Integration Solution Methodology

Introduction

In this unit, you will get familiar with all stages of the Integration Maturity Level process. Performing the steps "Assess your Integration Strategy", "Design your Hybrid Integration Platform", "Define Integration Best Practices" and "Enable a Practice of Empowerment" of the Integration Maturity Level process, enables you to change from a non-systematic integration approach to a systematic integration approach in your company.

The Stages of the SAP Integration Solution Methodology

The topic of integration is becoming increasingly important in companies. Almost every company has had to deal with the term integration. However, the scope of possibilities to be integrated is constantly increasing. Application and technology landscapes are constantly evolving. New technologies are emerging from digital transformation projects, bringing machine learning, IoT, analytics, or completely new applications.

This constant change makes it difficult for integration architects to define a future integration strategy that covers and includes all that.

The problem is that there is no "one-size-fits-all-approach" possible, because every customer is different. Here, the SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology comes into place, as it can be applied to define the integration strategy and the needed integration requirements.

Steps Performed in the Different Phases

Illustrating SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology Framework

The SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology is a framework that helps to define and implement your integration strategy. It includes the following:

  • A technology-agnostic framework, which can be applied to SAP or Non-SAP technologies.
  • It delivers accelerators, which can be easily adopted and integrated, for integration best practices like architecture blueprints or integration dos and don’ts.
  • It covers all dimensions of integrations (for example, on-premise, cloud, or hybrid).

SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology not only enables enterprise architects to shape their integration strategy, but also, the capability can help you transform your company into an intelligent sustainable enterprise by providing a clear adoption plan (how do I start; how do I improve my strategy). SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology provides a holistic view on integration, including all types of integration use cases needed for full end-to-end integration.

The usage of the SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology helps to raise the integration maturity level of your organization: Change from a non-systematic integration approach, which means an uncoordinated one-by-one integration, to a systematic approach, that runs stepwise in a coordinated way. This stepwise process is divided into four stages:

  1. Assessment of your integration strategy.
  2. Design your hybrid integration platform.
  3. Define integration best practices.
  4. Enable a practice of empowerment.

This is summarized in a PowerPoint-based document, the SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology template.

Refer to SAP Help Portal: SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology Overview

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