SAP is a premier platform and enterprise application suite, vital to business worldwide. The SAP portfolio is a comprehensive set of integrated business applications. SAP R/3 and SAP S4/Hana are used to run nearly every line of business at major corporations.
The SAP ERP enterprise resource planning software manages processes across procurement, manufacturing, service, sales, finance, and HR. It is built on a consolidated foundation and includes numerous Functional Modules and sub-modules as well as technical modules.
BA Insight’s SAP ERP Connector for SharePoint is designed to bring items from SAP into a search index, most commonly the one in SharePoint search, but also alternatives such as Elasticsearch. This in turn lights up the SharePoint UI and allows for a unified view across information in SAP, SharePoint, and other systems - using SharePoint as a portal.
Our SAP ERP Connector:
1Provides security trimming, only surfacing the content that users are permitted to see.
2Is read-only and fully secure, eliminating risk to the SAP application.
3Works with all types of data, providing access to both structured and unstructured information.
4Provides both full and incremental crawls so users have the latest information.
5Indexes every desired item with high throughput while avoiding any impact to SAP performance.
6Provides a single consolidated search index referencing SAP ERP content, along with content from SharePoint and other repositories, resulting in a single unified result set.
7After SAP is crawled, the search index has a representation pointing to the original content. This enables the users to click on a search result and be taken to the original item or document.
8Supports both on-premise and cloud-based instances of SAP and SharePoint.
Flexible BAPI Integration
- SAP tends to be highly customized and many companies have staff familiar with customizing SAP according to their business processes and requirements.
- We integrate with SAP via the standard BAPI programming interface. Our software talks to the SAP ABAP, and SAP Security modules. Any of the SAP ERP functional modules and submodules can be integrated via this method.
- Our customers and partners have full flexibility to create or modify BAPIs.
Future-proof your investment for new SharePoint versions and O365
With each successive version of SharePoint, Microsoft extends its core capabilities, and the same is true of new releases of SAP. BA Insight does the hard work of keeping the connector up to date for both SAP and SharePoint.
The SAP ERP Connector supports O365 and Hybrid SharePoint through Microsoft’s Cloud SSA, as well as current versions of SharePoint on-premise including 2010, 2013, and 2016.
Upgrades are easy to do and can be done by your IT organization. It is a matter of accessing the BA Insight customer portal, downloading the latest release and installing and configuring it. Or, if desired, our professional services team can handle the upgrades.
Drive Organizational Productivity
By connecting SAP ERP applications to SharePoint, you increase adoption of your intranet, improving organizational efficiency and productivity.