Integrating SAP S/4HANA with Google Workspace Using SAP Document Management BTP Service
In 2022, Google Cloud and SAP has expanded their partnership to enable Native Integration Between Google Workspace and SAP S/4HANA Cloud Announcement. The integration of SAP with Google Workspace allows enterprises to improve the efficiency for any type of collaborative task or process within one shared and secure environment.
This article will explain how to integrate SAP S/4HANA with Google Workspace Using SAP BTP product: Document Management Service
Google Workspace includes Google Drive as one of its applications. You can integrate Google Drive as a file share with SAP Document Management Service. Google documents can be opened in a web browser using Google UI. Create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) operations can be performed on your Google documents and folders through this integration.
New integrations will allow customers to leverage collaborative features of Google Docs and Google Sheets directly from within their SAP software workflows
Customers can use Google Drive integration with SAP Document Management Service to maximize their workflow efficiency and store their documents. For the integration between Google Drive and SAP Document Management Service, you need a Google Workspace account
Disclaimer: Google Workspace account requires a separate license subscription
Google Docs and Google Sheets, integrated with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, will enable new business capabilities, use cases and opportunities for collaborative tasks within small and large organizations alike. Customer benefits include:
- The efficiency of ready integration, enabling users to adopt the solution quickly
- The ability to export and import data between SAP software and Google Docs and Google Sheets for instant access to real-time editing and simultaneous collaborative engagements on these documents and spreadsheets
- The confidence of having a clean data source due to the one-step integration, which enables version control and removes layers of potential translation when sharing application data and documents
Before we get start with the integration , let’s learn more about what is SAP Document Management Service?
SAP Document Management Service
Highlights & Features of SAP Document Management BTP Service;
- Offering a one-stop-shop cloud solution to customers Provides Document Management capabilities on SAP Cloud Platform
- Exposing APIs for consistent consumption for applications through CMIS standard interface
- Abstracting the complexities of the underlying CMIS compliant repositories, and exposing the features in a consistent manner for all the consuming business applications
- Supporting customers Journey by offering connectivity and unified integration to various CMIS compliant Document repository stores which might consist of 3rd party or S/4 HANA DMS systems
- Delivering a ready to use embeddable standard unified FIORI User Interface for consistent user experience. This UI would also facilitate the cross system sharing scenarios
There are 2 types of Document Management services
- SAP Document Management service, application option
Document Management Service, Application Option is a standalone, ready-to-use web application that provides document management capabilities for your enterprise content.
- SAP Document Management service, integration option (we will use this service for integration scenarios)
Document Management Service, Integration Option lets you build document management capabilities for your business applications using the integration component or the easy-to-use, reusable UI component.
Get started here: Get Started with Document Management Service, Integration Option
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Integrating Google Workplace with Document Management services on S/4HANA
For integration requirements and Prerequisites , I recommend check help.sap.com guidance below:
Create your Google Workspace Account to connect to Document Management Service, Integration Option.
Create destinations in your SAP BTP subaccount to connect Google Drive with Document Management Service, Integration Option.
Create your repository to Document Management Service, Integration Option as it’s required for establishing a connection with Google Drive.
Following is a list of all supported CMIS (Content Management Interoperability Services) REST APIs.
Manage cross-domain mapping if your domain is different from the Google Workspace domain.
To establish SAML trust to the identity providers generated in the ABAP System, import the SAML identity provider metadata to the Cloud Foundry account.
Configure SAML Outbound OAuth configuration between SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP BTP.
Create and maintain business roles based on the selected business catalogs.
Configure SAML Outbound OAuth configuration between SAP S/4HANA (on premise) and SAP BTP.
You can define authorizations for your custom business roles in SAP S/4HANA (On Premise).
The following is a list of various restrictions provided by Google Drive APIs to support Google Workspace Integration.
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Ramy Salem , CSP BTP