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How SAP API Integration Helps in Digitizing Your Business

by Kay P. Enabling Digital Transformation For Small & Medium

 

As digital technology pervades every aspect of our lives, businesses are riding high on the wave of digitization. Companies are investing in innovative, data-driven technology to scale their businesses. To keep pace with the rapidly changing economic landscape, companies must remodel and reinvent their existing business practices to remain on top of their game.

 

Digital business transformation is influencing even the biggest of business enterprises. Digital technology has a host of offerings, like e-commerce, enterprise applications, cloud storage, and real-time data access in its arsenal. These technologies help improve customer business relationships and build a strong client base. At the same time, integrating different business processes involving services, transactions, and data exchange form the backbone of a digitized, centralized and competent business model.

 

Under such circumstances, SAP ERP is helping organizations centralize their internal and external data points. SAP API integration is the key to establishing a connection between people, processes, systems, services, databases, third-party software applications, and machines within the enterprise and between independent enterprises. The HokuApps SAP API integration technology enables companies to easily access data, anytime, anywhere! With on-premise, hybrid, and cloud SAP API integration options, HokuApps helps companies secure an advantage over their competitors.

 

Why HokuApps for SAP API Integration?

 

The HokuApps software facilitates SAP API integration with non-SAP applications in a business enterprise to facilitate business processes. It ensures that the best practices are followed during the lifecycle of the product in a way that companies can derive optimum utility of all their SAP and third-party applications and software. Typically, HokuApps assembles and collates crucial information pertaining to new applications to assist related business processes. Optimized to chart the company’s ROI in new products and applications, the HokuApps software assumes the role of a process managing & decision-support application. HokuApps maps the functionalities and utilities of every product, tracks its iterative product development, commercialization, and usability that makes it a good business investment.

 

The SAP application or standalone software solutions are useful in the later stages of an application’s development lifecycle. Creation of product design prototypes, followed by estimated costs of development require stringent product planning, cost estimation, and material requirement charts. SAP API integration technology helps strategically execute these processes with precision. The cost-effectiveness versus the utility factor of a new product often guides certain business decisions. The HokuApps software extracts relevant information from these processes to help improve the decision-making process for various business organizations. Once a new product is launched, SAP API collects valuable product-related information and charts the volume of the product’s sale post its commercialization. The market performance of a newly launched application is monitored by the SAP application, in a way that it can be utilized later for making crucial business decisions. SAP API integration is imperative in incorporating HokuApps with SAP solutions. It helps support portfolio management, drive decision-making, and strengthen lower-level development and design. SAP API integration is crucial to ensuring the overall seamless functioning and improvement of business processes.

 

SAP API Integration and Approaches

 

One of the most technical and complex methods of integration, this approach towards SAP API integration requires tactical expertise. In this method, existing SAP API is programmed into the HokuApps API. One of the most comprehensible and usable SAP API integration approaches, this method is best-suited for a transparent and complete integration that runs in the background. Top-notch automation, minimal IT involvement, and capability to process large amounts of data make this SAP API integration one of the most efficient and reliable methods.

 

Here are Some SAP API Integration Methods

 

Linking Identifiers in SAP API Integration

Linking Identifiers are useful when new projects are created on a SAP platform and need to be incorporated with HokuApps. HokuApps deploys an online format to enter the project’s identifier code within its own platform. By establishing a connective form between SAP API and HokuApps allows full-scale SAP integration.

 

SAP-Centric SAP API Integration

The communication of data between SAP and HokuApps is crucial in any SAP API integration process. A SAP platform initiates the process of seamless data exchange. SAP applications utilize a web-based service API of HokuApps to allow a to-and-fro data transfer and data storage.

 

Timed Task for SAP API Integration

In the aforementioned cases, a SAP-enabled system or a user triggers the flow of information from SAP API to HokuApps. Such SAP API integration approaches require a manual initiation. However, SAP API integration can also be achieved through timed tasks. These tasks achieve fully-automated SAP API integration, which can be run at any time interval suitable to a business organization’s specific requirements. Timed tasks can run between a time bracket of less than a minute to one week at a stretch. Timed tasks, therefore, help automate SAP API integration as per calendar plans of a business organization.

 

Blended Approach

HokuApps often deploys a combination of the linking identifiers, timed-tasks and SAP-centric methods for fast-tracking the process of SAP API integration. HokuApps accommodates and stores data from SAP applications in an environment that mimics a SAP platform. When a new product enters into the HokuApps environment, it is made to pass through a specific gate that, in turn, creates a copy of the same application in SAP environment. Linking Identifiers are programmed in a way that in this SAP API integration method, the connection between SAP and HokuApps is automated.

 

Towards an API-fueled Economy

As companies grow and expand their businesses, their databases grow proportionately. Legacy systems often lock up chunks of crucial data pertaining to customer bases, sales, supply chains, vendors, recruitment etc. For a business to be able to scale itself, this data must be made available to the analysts whenever it is needed. SAP ERP helps business organizations systemize their data pool into a centralized platform. But, as SAP ERP is not all-inclusive by nature, SAP API integration with non-SAP applications is the only way to ensure that the processes are executed on time and with maximal efficiency.

 

Upcoming SAP API integration strategies aim at increasing intra-departmental data visibility of a business organization. Automated SAP API integration reduces the burden on IT, increases overall efficiency, and helps businesses gain insight of their proceedings. By digitizing their businesses, companies can now increase the scope of innovating and improving their operations.

 


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