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Integration in SAP Activate Methodology

Integration in SAP Activate Cloud

SAP Activate is not only helping in accelerating the implementation of SAP Solutions but also it is helping in accelerating the learning and integration with other SAP and non-SAP systems. In this blog I will give you some of the key tools/ services that can help in your integrations processes:

·       Cloud Integration Automation Service (CIAS):

This service is a voluntary service provided by the SAP at no additional fee or license cost. This service will provide you a guided workflow to integrate SAP cloud solutions. SAP Cloud Integration support end-to-end process integration through the exchange of messages. This helps in connecting cloud and on-premise applications with other SAP and non-SAP cloud and on-premise applications. This service has the capabilities to process messages in real-time scenarios spanning different companies, organizations, or departments within one organization.

For more detailed information and a list of supported integration scenarios, visit the CIAS help portal page.


·       SAP Integration Suite:

Integration Suite helps in the development and management of enterprise-wide integration across miscellaneous landscapes. This service runs in the SAP BTP, Cloud Foundry environment. The various features of SAP Integration Suite have the following capabilities:


 Capabilities  Description
Cloud Integration  Integrate SAP and non-SAP, cloud, and on-premise applications and process messages in real-time scenarios spanning different companies, organizations, or departments within one organization.
API Management  Get access to simple, scalable, and secure digital assets through application programming interfaces (APIs) and consume these.
Open Connectors  Build seamless integrations with over 160 non-SAP applications using prebuilt connectors.
Integration Advisor  Accelerate the development of business-oriented interfaces and mappings, generate runtime artifacts quickly, and significantly reduce efforts.


For more details about service plans offered for SAP Integration Suite, please see SAP Note 2903776.



·       SAP Best Practice Explorer for SAP S/4HANA Cloud:

Click the above link and on the right side of the window, Select the Dropdown from ‘Line of Business’ to ‘SAP S/4HANA Cloud Integration’.

The system will show you all the various scope items related to integration with other SAP products. You can select the country-specific items too.



Integrations tasks in each Phase of SAP Activate for SAP S/4HANA Cloud Roadmap:


In the following section, you can learn about the different integration-related tasks in SAP S/4HANA Cloud Activate Roadmap:


Prepare Phase

Here you can request for CIAS and learn all about CIAS (Cloud Integration Automation Service).

Under this deliverable you will find various learning tasks related to CIAS, SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), B2B Integration using EDI, and Artificial Intelligence.

Under this deliverable, you will find the template to create an Integration and API list and Artificial Intelligence. This template can be used for discussion and taking notes during the business process discussions.


Explore Phase

In this deliverable, you review all the documentation related to Integration and Artificial Intelligence captured during the fit-to-standard workshops.

Under this deliverable, you will align and optimize the list of integration that will be implemented in the Realize phase. You will use the documentation and notes captured during the fit-to-standard workshops. This will contain all the various types of integration in different tasks.

This deliverable contains various tasks related to Robotics Process Automation (RPA), Machine learning, and Situation handling. Each task contains various documentation and link about how to implement AI.

This deliverable contains the task of how to install necessary applications to execute the SAP-provided BOTS.



Realize Phase



  • Under this phase, all the Integrations setup is implemented and tested in the Quality/ Test system and results are verified. Once the results are verified then integrations are set up in the Productive system.
  • All the Artificial Intelligence Setup is executed in the Quality/ Test system and tested. Once verified, setup is done in a productive System.




Additionally, check out the additional resources and content below to expand your knowledge on SAP Activate and SAP S/4HANA:

Inside SAP S/4HANA Podcast

As always, I would like to encourage you to subscribe to our new podcast Inside SAP S/4HANA. This podcast leverages the unique knowledge and expertise of SAP S/4HANA product experts, partners, and customers to address your needs by sharing product insights and project best practices. There is no customer success without product success and project success; we help you get to the next level and make your SAP S/4HANA projects a success. Subscribe now and benefit from the shared knowledge.

OpenSAP Microlearnings for SAP S/4HANA

Just a couple of months ago, we launched openSAP, so make sure you check them out.microlearnings for SAP S/4HANA is an exciting new learning opportunity. What began with a small batch of 20 videos, has now become a channel with more than 50 microlearning that have generated over 20,000 views since then. Today we cover multiple lines of business, like Finance and Manufacturing & Supply Chain, and key technology topics like Master Data Management, Extensibility, User Experience, and Upgrade Management. We are continuously adding new microlearning to the SAP S/4HANA channel, so make sure you check them out.

Your voice matters! 

If you want to learn more and actively engage with SAP subject matter experts on SAP S/4HANA Cloud, join our SAP S/4HANA Cloud Customer Community. This platform which is available to SAP S/4HANA Cloud customers and partners has a clear mission: deliver an interactive community to engage with one another about best practices and product solutions.
For more information on SAP S/4HANA Cloud, check out the following links:


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      Wasim Habib

      Please update the links provided in this article to make them functional, if possible. Ty!