According to a recent Forbes survey, 60% of senior executives believe that digital transformation will be critical for business growth in 2022. And a big part of that transformation hinges on using modern, cloud-friendly enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
SAP S/4HANA is one of the leading “modern” ERP systems. A modern ERP is fast, subscription-based and consumed as a service, allows advanced multi-tasking, is easily accessed via multiple channels, and automates more processes than ever before. That’s one reason why many SAP customers are looking to upgrade to S/4HANA. Another is the 2027 end of support date for SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC).
You might think that 2027 is far off in the future. But given the complexity, uncertainty, risk, and expense of migration, it’s not too early to make a game plan — including figuring out how to migrate, and what tools and partners you will need for success.
Most importantly, you’ll need a safe, secure way to ensure data continuity as you migrate to SAP S/4HANA, whether you’re migrating from SAP ECC, SAP R/3, or from another, non-SAP ERP system. That’s where an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) that can speak natively to SAP can really come in handy.
Boomi provides SAP customers with all the advantages of an enterprise-class, cloud-native iPaaS.
With the low-code Boomi AtomSphere Platform, organizations can easily build integrations in a fraction of the time needed by conventional integration products and appliances, at a fraction of the cost. And Boomi aXis for SAP, built on the Boomi platform, is designed to help you easily access and unlock data from SAP — and other systems as well — empowering business analysts to act as “citizen integrators” and take the load off of IT.
Boomi gives you peace of mind, as you can run SAP R/3, SAP ECC, or any other ERP system — plus other key applications — in parallel with SAP S4/HANA to support phased business process cutovers.
Boomi aXis for SAP provides the benefits of a low-ABAP code approach, event-driven architectures (EDA), and the flexibility of exposing custom objects in SAP as RESTful API services. It can do this because it talks natively to SAP’s ABAP stack.
Unlike other common iPaaS solutions that integrate through SAP’s proprietary JCo middleware layer, Boomi aXis for SAP enables native integration with SAP’s ABAP stack to leverage the inherent security and event logic of SAP, cut development costs, and save time, while keeping the SAP core cleaner.
Large SAP implementations are frequently $10M+ initiatives. So, choosing a solution that cuts cost, complexity, risk, and time while modernizing real-time EDAs to connect SAP with best-of-breed non-SAP applications should be an easy decision, right?
Boomi aXis for SAP reduces the amount of ABAP code required to support new SAP projects. By decreasing ABAP development, Boomi aXis for SAP lowers the cost and risk resulting from standard SAP ABAP and JCo development resource requirements.
With Boomi, you can accelerate SAP ERP modernization while:
To learn more about Boomi aXis for SAP, check out our Solution Brief.
This article was co-authored by Yana Steinbruck and Kai Van de Carr, a Boomi Enterprise Sales Executive.