How do you link cloud solutions to on-premise or other cloud applications?
It's all about the cloud these days. More and more companies are already relying on cloud applications and the number of cloud users is growing exponentially. However, thorough knowledge is necessary to implement a successful cloud strategy. How do you choose and implement the right cloud solution and how do you link it correctly to existing cloud or on-premise systems?
Cloud solutions are often introduced gradually into a company, creating a hybrid IT landscape as a result: some business processes are in the cloud, while others run on on-premise systems. Even though the end user works in a unified, harmonious environment, the underlying processes are usually not that simple.
In order to simplify complex hybrid processes, SAP developed numerous integration tools, templates and easily implementable solutions. The most commonly used tool is SAP HANA Cloud Integration (SAP HCI), SAP's "Platform-as-a-service", a middleware product with plenty of options for cloud-related integrations.
SAP HANA Cloud Integration: what are the advantages?
With SAP HCI, standard integration content is available from SAP to integrate most SAP cloud applications (SuccessFactors Cloud For Customer, Business By Design, S/4HANA, etc.) with on-premise systems like SAP ECC or SAP CRM. In short, SAP HCI helps set up complex end-to-end integration processes with greater ease. SAP HCI also supports users in managing and monitoring the content, which makes hosting or development unnecessary.
Are there any other middleware solutions?
Besides SAP HCI, there are many opportunities to connect cloud applications seamlessly to on-premise or other cloud solutions.
- If you already use SAP Process Integration (PI) or SAP Process Orchestration (PO), you can also integrate your cloud applications with these tools. So that your investment pays off even more so.
- Are you relying on Dell Boomi? This middleware solution, too, offers more options to integrate SuccessFactors with SAP HCM and Payroll.
Flexso: an expert in cloud integration
Flexso was awarded the title of "SAP Best Cloud Partner" in 2015. We were, after all, one of the first European SAP partners to use SAP HCI actively. We also work closely with the product management teams of SAP Walldorf – SAP's headquarters – on a number of Early Adopter Programs on the subject of the cloud.
Based on our expertise and experience, we select and implement the cloud strategy that offers the most benefits for both your IT and business teams.
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