SAP Interface Management Guide

  • 6h 29m
  • Adam Kiwon, Manuel Männle, Mark Lehmann, Martin Tieves
  • Rheinwerk Publishing Inc.
  • 2021

Address the challenges of managing hybrid SAP integration landscapes with this guide! Begin by understanding the integration architectures, styles, and standards at work in your SAP system. Then develop an integration strategy using frameworks like the Integration Solution Advisory Methodology (ISA-M). Explore the features and functions of SAP integration tools, from SAP Process Orchestration to SAP Integration Suite. Finally, learn to govern and operate your integrated system. Master your interfaces today!

*Develop an integration strategy for your hybrid SAP landscape

*Learn about interface technologies like SAP Process Orchestration, SAP Integration Suite, SAP Data Intelligence, OData services, and more

*Govern, operate, and manage interfaces throughout your integration environment

Hybrid Integration Concepts

Explore integration architecture styles, from point-to-point integration to enterprise service buses. Learn about the process- and data-based integration styles used in SAP systems. Understand the frameworks and methodologies available for building your own integration strategy and managing interfaces.

Integration Tools

Discover SAP interface standards and protocols, including OData services and RESTful services. Learn about SAP integration tools such as SAP Process Orchestration, SAP Data Intelligence, SAP Event Mesh, SAP Integration Suite, and more.

Governance and Operations

Standardize the development and operation of interfaces. Create catalogs of integration overviews, develop and use reports, and outline company-wide integration policies. Learn to monitor, test, and manage the daily cycle of your integration landscape.

  • *Hybrid integration
  • *Interface management
  • *Process-based and data-based integration
  • *Operations
  • *Governance
  • *Integration Solution Advisory Methodology (ISA-M)
  • *SAP Process Orchestration
  • *SAP Integration Suite
  • *SAP Data Intelligence
  • *SAP Solution Manager

About the Author

Adam Kiwonhas been working with application integration and interfaces in the SAP environment since 2000. As a developer and consultant at SAP and SAP partner companies, he helped introduce SAP middleware solutions (SAP XI, SAP Process Integration, SAP Process Orchestration, and SAP Cloud Platform Integration) internationally and worked with these solutions to implement integration scenarios. In 2014, he founded Whitepaper InterfaceDesign, a software and consulting company specializing in SAP integrations. Through his own projects, he has first-hand experience of the challenges that come with developing and operating integrated landscapes and strives for integration excellence with his employees and customers.

Mark Lehmannis a senior enterprise application integration consultant at a global medical technology company. Since 2007 he has been working with process integration in SAP landscapes. He was a consultant in the field of process integration for two global consulting companies for eight years. There he was able to deepen his knowledge of process integration as part of numerous customer projects. More recently, he has been involved in the role of integration architect on customer projects and is responsible for setting up different integration landscapes. He has been working as an in-house consultant in the medical technology industry since 2020, where he oversees all integration issues pertaining to production-related business processes.

Manuel Männlehas been an enterprise and integration architect at a leading company for household and commercial appliances since 2020. Before that, he worked for almost seven years as a consultant in a global SAP consulting company, where he was responsible for the Enterprise Architecture Management portfolio area. As part of his numerous projects, he accompanied his customers in the areas of IT strategy, process management, enterprise architecture management, and integration management. The focus was often on developing methods and frameworks to transform of modern IT and integration architectures. He regularly gives lectures at conferences.

Martin Tievesis an integration architect with a focus on the integration of systems within hybrid IT landscapes. He is currently working at NTT Data Business Solutions AG as a consultant and is responsible for the Integration Advisory portfolio area. His specialities include the integration of SAP and non-SAP systems, as well as the design and implementation of process and event-oriented architectures. In his role, he supports customers with process recording, and manages the development and implementation of solutions with SAP technologies. Martin studied business informatics and was able to gain extensive knowledge of the integration products SAP Process Integration and SAP Process Orchestration, SAP Event Mesh, and SAP Cloud Integration during his professional career.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • SAP Interface Management in the Age of Digitalization
  • Integration Concepts and Technologies in the SAP Environment
  • Methods and Frameworks
  • SAP’s Hybrid Integration Platform
  • SAP Process Orchestration
  • SAP Cloud Integration
  • SAP API Management
  • SAP Event Mesh
  • Open Connectors
  • SAP Data Intelligence
  • Data Integration Tools
  • SAP Application Interface Framework
  • Digital Integration Hub
  • Governance
  • Operations
  • Organization
  • Platform Tools
  • Summary and Outlook
  • The Document Archive