Thursday, Dec 7, 2023

SAP Process Orchestration Integration: Achieve End-to-End Process Excellence

Pre-built adapters

SAP Process Orchestration (PO) consists of AEX, Netweaver Business Process Management (NW BPM) and Business Rule Management (BRM). PO enables a complete decoupling of the ABAP stack to improve performance.

SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite enables new integration scenarios and protects existing investments in SAP Process Integration and Process Orchestration integrations. It is a fully managed, hybrid integration platform (iPaaS) service that can run on the public cloud of choice or in customer data centers.

With SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite, organizations can achieve end-to-end process excellence and simplify connected experiences for customers, build business-to-business networks and digital ecosystems, and innovate with new business models. It also supports emerging integration scenarios involving mobile, the Internet of Things, and event-streaming technologies.

Customers can migrate old on-premise integration scenarios to SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite or use it to build new cloud-to-cloud and ground-to-cloud integrations. Migration can be accomplished either manually or semi-automatically.

Organizations can also benefit from a range of pre-built adapters built into the integration suite, enabling the seamless transition of integration projects from initial design to product implementation. These adapters provide connectivity, mapping and routing capabilities.

SAP has provided over 2000+ pre-built integration flows on A2A, B2B and B2G processors that can be deployed with the minimum development effort. Furthermore, more than 160+ pre-built connectors to third-party cloud applications are available, allowing developers to reuse them and establish connections without needing to develop them from scratch.

Adapter SDK

With the adapter SDK available for SAP Process Orchestration Integration with SAP Cloud Integration, you can build custom adapters for additional connectivity. It lets you tailor SAP Cloud Platform Integration with public OData application programming interfaces (APIs) to your needs.

One example is an SAP business partner that wants to transfer files from its data center to an on-premises SAP backend. It can be done with the file-based adapter using the Azure Application Gateway to connect to the backend through a network breakout.

The adapter SDK supports a variety of message exchanges and enables quality of service for all incoming and outgoing messages. It also provides support for error tracing and monitoring at runtime. It helps ensure the performance of the system and prevent downtime.


SAP Process Orchestration Integration with SAP Cloud Integration has various monitoring capabilities to help you monitor your integration flow and alert you when errors or performance issues occur. You can use these features in several ways, including generating alerts and implementing your integration flows to detect anomalous states.

For example, you can use an adapter to connect these endpoints to SAP Cloud Integration if you need to integrate files from a customer-managed file share inan on-premise workload sitting in the cloud. You can also use the Adapter SDK to develop custom adapters that meet your specific connectivity needs.

You can also use a service-oriented architecture to deploy your integration flows. With this approach, you can quickly create, deploy, and manage services for integration processes without requiring in-house development.

One example of how you can benefit from this is when you want to integrate an SAP S/4HANA system with an on-premise ERP system. The SAP Application Interface Framework allows you to easily configure a single framework for interfaces that can be used in both systems. You can manage messages and error handling from the SAP S/4HANA or Business Suite applications directly in the framework, eliminating the need for resending messages.

The tracking feature allows you to search and track individual message exchanges based on context attributes, such as order number or employee id. The search is executed cross-component and across categories, and you can also filter by incoming and outgoing message types.

OData APIs

SAP Cloud Integration provides several OData APIs for integrating with various data sources. It includes data from ERP systems such as SAP and non-SAP systems like CRM and HR.

OData APIs are application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow you to access and use SAP data without having to write a single line of code. They also provide a set of CRUDQ operations that can be accessed using HTTP methods and query options.

You can choose from pre-built adapters or custom development to integrate your SAP applications with SAP Process Orchestration. You can also develop your OData API that exposes data from existing sources.

Security is a critical component in the context of the cloud platform, so the API supports multi-level security concepts that ensure data isolation and message communication. It includes asymmetric encryption of message content and payloads with a digital certificate.

In addition, the SAP Cloud Integration reporting dashboard allows you to view data in a simple widget-based analytics dashboard. It provides an at-a-glance view of relevant key performance indicators (KPIs) for a tenant.