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Author's profile photo Suraj Shelke

Understanding the Need for SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI) in Your Company


In today’s fast-paced business environment, efficient integration and seamless data flow between various systems and applications are essential for organizational success. SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI) offers a robust solution to streamline and optimize your company’s integration processes. In this blog post, we will explore the importance and benefits of CPI and help you determine if it is required for your company.

What is SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI)? SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI) is an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) offering from SAP that enables organizations to connect different systems, applications, and data sources, both within and outside their enterprise landscape. CPI provides pre-built integration content, connectivity options, and a range of integration capabilities to facilitate seamless communication and data exchange between systems.

Why is CPI Important for Companies?

  1. Simplified Integration: With the increasing complexity of modern IT landscapes, integrating diverse applications and systems can be challenging. CPI simplifies this process by offering a unified platform that supports various integration scenarios, protocols, and data formats. It allows for the seamless exchange of data across systems, eliminating manual data entry and reducing errors.
  2. Efficient Data Flow: CPI ensures smooth data flow and real-time information synchronization between different business systems, such as ERP, CRM, HR, and external systems. This facilitates accurate reporting, enables better decision-making, and enhances overall operational efficiency.
  3. Flexibility and Scalability: CPI allows companies to adapt and scale their integration requirements as their business evolves. It supports both cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-on-premises integrations, accommodating hybrid landscapes. The platform provides a range of adapters and connectors to connect with various systems, ensuring compatibility with existing IT infrastructure.
  4. Accelerated Time-to-Value: By leveraging the pre-built integration content and templates available in CPI, companies can significantly reduce development time and effort. The platform offers a wide range of pre-configured integration scenarios, enabling rapid implementation and faster time-to-value for integration projects.
  5. Enhanced Business Agility: CPI empowers organizations to quickly respond to changing business needs and market demands. It enables the adoption of new applications, technologies, and cloud services while ensuring seamless integration with existing systems. This flexibility allows businesses to drive innovation, improve customer experiences, and stay ahead of the competition.

Determining if CPI is Required for Your Company:

To assess if CPI is required for your company, consider the following factors:

  1. Complexity of Integration: Evaluate the complexity and number of systems and applications that need to be integrated within your company. If you have multiple systems, cloud applications, or a hybrid landscape, CPI can simplify and streamline the integration process.
  2. Data Exchange Requirements: Assess the volume and frequency of data exchange between your systems. If you require real-time data synchronization, smooth communication between systems, and efficient data flow, CPI can greatly benefit your organization.
  3. Future Growth and Scalability: Consider your company’s growth plans and the need for scalability in terms of integrating new systems, applications, or cloud services. If you anticipate expanding your IT landscape or adopting new technologies, CPI provides the flexibility to accommodate future integration requirements.
  4. Time and Resource Efficiency: Evaluate the availability of development resources, time constraints, and the need for accelerated integration projects. If you require a faster time-to-value for your integration initiatives, leveraging the pre-built integration content and templates in CPI can expedite development and reduce effort.
Conclusion: SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI) offers a comprehensive solution for efficient and seamless integration in today’s interconnected business ecosystem. With its capabilities to simplify integration, enable efficient data flow, and support business agility, CPI proves to be a valuable asset for companies. Assessing the complexity of your integration needs, data exchange requirements, future scalability plans, and time/resource efficiency will help determine if CPI is required for your company. Embracing CPI can enhance your organization’s integration capabilities, drive operational efficiency, and position you for success in a rapidly evolving business landscape.

Remember to consult with your IT and integration teams to evaluate your specific requirements and assess how SAP CPI aligns with your organization’s integration strategy.


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      Author's profile photo Wallace Henry
      Wallace Henry


      I'm confused a bit, hoping you can clarify.  CPI, Cloud Platform Integration and SAP Integration Suite Cloud Integration (SIS-CI)...

      For some reason I thought CPI was being sunsetted/replaced by SIS-CI.

      SAP has a history of name changes, I desire to be sure I'm current  (for the moment at least) on this topic.

      Best Regards, Wallace

      Author's profile photo Karunaharan V
      Karunaharan V

      Hi Suraj Shelke

      Thanks for the blog. I would recommend one major change in your blog to avoid confusion for new users which Wallace Henry rightly pointed out.

      SAP Cloud Integration or SAP Cloud Platform Integration is not available anymore for new purchases from SAP. The only way you can buy Cloud Integration is by buying SAP Integration Suite. Cloud Integration is a capability of the SAP Integration Suite.

      There are existing licensed users of SAP Cloud Integration who can continue to use it. Even for them, the official name is SAP Cloud Integration.

      CPI or SAP Cloud Platform Integration are discontinued names.

      Hope this helps.


      Author's profile photo Amy Cross
      Amy Cross

      CPI has been updated to SAP Integration Suite.