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“Our organization is seeking to remove silos and increase operational e­fficiency via the integration of processes and systems.” – SAP customer, ASUG survey 2022 The State of Integration Among SAP Customers

According to this recent customer survey conducted by the American SAP User Group (ASUG) almost 80% of the respondents consider integration as a topic that is important to their enterprise, however, many companies are looking for support on where and how to start their integration projects.

At SAP we have shared our commitment to help our customers to become an integrated, Intelligent Enterprise already back in 2020 with our integration strategy whitepaper Intelligent Enterprises are Integrated Enterprises. It describes SAP’s holistic approach for end-to-end business process integration that is supported by the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP). Especially for hybrid and heterogeneous system landscapes that many enterprises run on, the SAP Integration Suite as part of SAP BTP is a very powerful tool for becoming an integrated, Intelligent Enterprise. But there are more SAP technology offerings, depending on the integration use case at hand. Navigating through the various options and choosing the right approaches as well as suitable software components can be a challenging task.

Now, we’ve got good news for you!

With the updated Integration Architecture Guide for Cloud and Hybrid Landscapes we provide guidance on how enterprise and integration architects can evolve their existing integration architecture based on SAP Business Technology Platform and the SAP technology offerings available today.

The target group for the guide are enterprise and integration architects. All content has been checked and updated to cover the most recent developments and new sections covering Thing integration as well as User Identity integration have been added.

The guide is based on SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology. It provides a deep dive into integration options and includes SAP technology recommendations for the process-, data-, analytics-, user-, and thing integration style.

You can learn more about SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise and integration efforts in our Integration Strategy Community. There you will find further material covering End-to-End Processes as well as Suite Qualities. These are the targeted attributes for SAP systems that are readily integrated following the Predefined integration principle that the Integration Architecture Guide mentions.

The SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology can help you with your individual integration strategy. We are eager to hear from you how your integration journey is evolving and how SAP can help you to improve it even further!