Gartner Research

IT Leaders Should Use a Mix of Approaches in Their SAP Cloud Services Integration Strategies

Published: 31 May 2013

ID: G00251047

Analyst(s): Massimo Pezzini

Summary

SAP's cloud services integration strategy primarily targets SAP on-premises to SAP cloud-based application integration via various offerings. Integration directors should identify the mix of options, including non-SAP tools, that satisfies their requirements, while minimizing complexity and costs.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Initially, the SAP HCI iPaaS will be suitable for core CSI requirements only, which will force iPaaS-focused integration directors to seek more-mature options for complex projects
  • Due to the embedding of cloudstreams (i.e., prepackaged integration flows) in SAP's cloud-based applications, SAP BACCs will push ICCs to adopt these capabilities for SAP-centric CSI projects, despite their immaturity

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