DataXstream began as a small group of integration specialists; we have grown but we have continued to earn our reputation as Integration Experts. Integrating business partners and external applications with SAP is a challenging task. Our consultants have been successful building scalable, flexible, and reliable integration solutions for SAP customers for over 15 years. The key to success comes from our deep technical knowledge of SAP integration technology coupled with the ability to adapt integration best practices to each customer’s unique technical infrastructure and business requirements.
Understanding SAP Integration
Tremendous value stems from interconnecting processes and data sources. It causes business to operate faster and with greater agility. But unfortunately, integration can sometimes seem overwhelming; it is a bit like alphabet soup: ABAP, BAPI, RFC, XI, PI, IDOCS, ALE, .Net and Java Connectors, and that’s just on the SAP side. Then there is SOA, J2EE, .NET, EDI and XML. And don’t forget GIS/Gentran, Seeburger, DataStage, and a host of other middleware integration platforms.
Integrating all these “letters” into something that makes sense requires more than programming. Integration requires a long term strategy involving different technologies, methodologies, and desired outcomes. With DataXstream, companies gain the assurance of a crafted, holistic environment, accessing common information and increasing speed, both within and across business processes.
SAP contracts DataXstream for implementation projects involving integration. SAP Certification Laboratory recommends DataXstream to software vendors that desire to integrate with SAP. Why? Because “integration” is synonymous with DataXstream.
Integration Plans That Compliment Long-Term Business Objectives
So you want to pull/push/trigger data/action from/to SAP/legacy application. Before eagerly jumping in with a horde of off-shore developers, there are some steps to take. First, ascertain the long-term objective (since this affects programming decisions). Does the integration need to survive an upgrade? Is it a one-off project or part of a heterogeneous, interconnected environment? Does it require a dynamic, real-time connection, or should it run in the background? Which integration technology is most appropriate? Is there middleware in place, or is the connection direct? Does the integration need to evolve over time? DataXstream knows the questions to ask, and will provide insightful guidance based upon these answers.
Expert Integration Down To The Last Detail
The second step identifies the connection points, the data tables, and the business logic involved. SAP provides hundreds of supported connections, thousands of hidden ones, and thousands of data tables. Besides transmitting raw data, does the integration need to convert, translate, manipulate, or filter the data at the same time? Does the data trigger logic that modifies a workflow or initiate another application? Where does the business logic take place? And what happens if the connection is dropped or data is modified during the transmission? Lots of questions, which lead to one answer, DataXstream. We are familiar with all SAP integration technologies, how they work, and when to use them. We’ve got great experience with both SAP PI, and a number of 3rd party options. And with access to our SAP pre-certified integration platform, the Xstream connector, our service team can deliver integrations that meet your business requirements within a short timeline and on a reasonable budget.
So why choose DataXstream? Because we know SAP integration. Don’t believe us, ask our customers.