SAP - Application IntegrationOverview
SAP is one of the most widely used enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions today. Businesses are incorporating other on-demand applications as well to optimize capabilities and enhance cost-effectiveness. To stabilize communication between the applications, it is preferable for companies to use systematic business process integration solutions that accelerate project completion, simplify integration, lower risk, and guarantee that integration solutions are effortlessly maintained without having to compromise on flexibility and adaptability.
Especially in times of digitalization, companies are increasingly facing the challenge of how to connect different software components, such as different systems, mobile applications, integration of sensors, and other technologies to become a more automated, intelligent and connected company.
SAP Integration Use Cases
Although there are numerous potential use cases for SAP application integration, we’ll focus on the three most common scenarios: CRM integration; SRM integration; and integration with third party WMS.
For example, a manufacturing company could use non-SAP systems to streamline its production process and shop floor activities while leveraging SAP ERP Logistics module for Sales, Purchase and Warehouse management. The non-SAP system would not have the apt information about the nature and amount of what is to be produced. This comes under the capabilities of the SAP ERP due to its abilities to forecast demand or due to received orders fed into the system. This data must necessarily be made accessible to the non-SAP system in real time for the production process to be free of obstacles. Similarly, data from non-SAP systems (such as production and inventory details) must flow to SAP ERP software for it to yield optimal variables and processes geared for the highest levels of performance and output. For such reasons, it is imperative that SAP integration with non-SAP systems must be executed with speed.
Integration with CRM Applications:
This is perhaps the most common SAP integration scenario. Companies often need to synchronize customer data between their ERP and CRM systems, such as SAP and Salesforce. For example, when a salesperson brings a new customer on board, it is important to get that information for financials, performance management, and other business functions handled by SAP. This ensures timely data synchronization between systems and increases overall business agility.
Integration with SRM (Supplier Resource Management):
Integrating SAP and supplier systems is another common scenario. For instance when a purchase requisition for a component or raw material is created in SAP, the request needs to be sent to all possible suppliers. These suppliers then respond to the request with quotes, which are routed back to SAP for further processing. To streamline the process, SAP needs to be integrated with these supplier systems.
Integration with Warehouse Management Systems:
Integration between SAP and third party warehouse management systems is also a common use case. In this scenario, integration with third party purchase order systems enables new material outward/inward document to be immediately transmitted and available to WMS.
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