SAP ERP Connector

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.

SAP Connectors for SharePoint

BA Insight’s SAP ERP Connector is designed to bring items from SAP into a search index, commonly the one in SharePoint Search, but also alternatives such as Elasticsearch and Azure Search.  This in turn lights up the UI and allows for a unified view across information in SAP, SharePoint, and other systems.



Our SAP ERP Connector:

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    Provides security trimming, only surfacing the content that users are permitted to see.
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    Is read-only and fully secure, eliminating risk to the SAP application.
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    Works with all types of data, providing access to both structured and unstructured information.
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    Provides both full and incremental crawls so users have the latest information.
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    Indexes every desired item with high throughput while avoiding any impact to SAP performance.
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    Provides a single consolidated search index referencing SAP ERP content, along with content from SharePoint and other repositories, resulting in a single unified result set.
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    After 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.
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    Supports 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

As new versions of Azure Search, Elasticsearch, and SharePoint Search are released, new features and functionality are introduced, and the same is true of new releases of SAP ERP. BA Insight takes on the burden of keeping the connector up to date for both SAP ERP and the respective search engines. The upgrades are easy to do and can be done by your IT organization. It is simply a matter of accessing the BA Insight customer portal, downloading the latest release, and installing and configuring it. If desired, our professional services team can handle the upgrades.

Drive Productivity

By connecting SAP ERP to your preferred search engine, you increase adoption of your intranet, improving organizational efficiency and productivity.