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SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI) BTP

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Let’s be honest.

Almost every business working out there is quite complex. And they tend to have varying needs and requirements to complete as a whole.

But here’s the thing.

Using a single platform or website cannot help you simultaneously take care of these things. Besides, you’ll also need to get the help of a few unreliable third-party tools or applications.

And, by “unreliable” I mean – risky. For example, although they can provide you with a solution to take care of your problem, they may also expose your data.

This is where SAP comes in.

As a business-minded platform, it features many apps that can help you take care of everything your organisation requires.

And one of them is SAP CPI.


What is SAP CPI?

SAP Cloud Platform Integration, also known as SAP CPI, is cloud-based middleware that can connect the user base of SAP to third-party tools. In some cases, non-SAP products can be integrated here too. These can belong to an on-premise platform or a cloud-based architecture.

Like almost any other management-based tool, SAP CPI can help you exchange data in a real-time format. Also, message processing will occur within a specific department, an organisation, or between different companies.

Implementing such complete data synchronisation can streamline a company’s proceedings and help them operate better.

But… is that the only reason for using it?

Nope, not at all.

SAP BTP CPI can improve your business’ efficacy in more than one way. So, I’m sure that having such a tool in your arsenal will do loads of good for you.


Benefit 01: Lower upfront costs or investment.

SAP Cloud Platform Integration is all about lowering your business expenses. And it does so by asking for minimal upfront investment and offering low-paid subscription models.

Benefit 02: Zero coding knowledge requirement.

You don’t need coding knowledge or anything to operate the SAP CPI. However, we’ll still ask you to learn a little about SAP before working with it.

Benefit 03: Easier adaptation.

Thanks to its incomparable flexibility, SAP Cloud Integration can easily adapt to the organisational nature. Hence, you can use it with almost any kind of cloud solution easily.

Benefit 04: Offering the maximum value.

SAP BTP CPI can easily bridge the distance between the data sharing architecture of one company to another. Hence, you can get maximum value from all the business processes. Additionally, SAP offers pre-packaged content out of the box that shortens development time and follows best practices.

Benefit 05: Increasing strategic alignment.

The SAP CPI certification allows you to reveal the plans and methodology of your company. It, in turn, can help them create their strategies and share the same with each other. The more planning heads you have in your team, the better the results will be for you.

Benefit 06: Better insight into expertise and productivity.

With SAP Cloud Platform Integration, you can implement analytics, administration and AI in the organisation much more flexibly. This, in turn, can improve your operational efficiency, discover more insights, and perform better from a corporational viewpoint.

Benefit 07: Safe and secure.

The integration solutions of SAP are hosted in specific data centres throughout the world. So, there’s no need to worry about technical monitoring, scalability, or security. Your data will be safe and secure, no matter what’s happening in the field.

Benefit 08: A higher level of flexibility.

As you already know, SAP BTP CPI allows you to exchange data between non-SAP and SAP applications. SAP is open for third-party integrations, providing pre-built connectors for more than 150 non-SAP applications as well as custom extensions.

Benefit 09: Collaboration made simpler.

With SAP Cloud Platform Integration, you can comfortably collaborate with another partner from a single platform. It works between different businesses and organisations as well.

Benefit 10: Gain Financial Insights.

Apart from your organisational information, SAP CPI can also provide a little financial data. Thus, if used correctly, it can help you make better financial decisions and gain a lot more ROI quickly. Also, your governance skills will be uplifted by the same too.


When should you use SAP CPI?

Although it’s quite beneficial, SAP CPI is only usable in some specific environments. Here is what you need to know about them –

● If you want to concentrate solely on the premise of cloud energy.

● If you are considering using a subscription fee-based model.

● If you are thinking about integrating cloud technology in your system.

● If you have your primary system infrastructure in the cloud.

● If you don’t want to invest in an expensive on-premise middleware.

● If you are yet to get SAP data services on-premise or SAP process integration.

● If you want to get faster innovation-related Architectural Overview of SAP CPI.

Besides, SAP CPI also offers online data integration, unlike any other similar platform or site available out there. Thus, if you want to add an aura of technology to your corporation, going for Cloud Platform Integration will be perfect for you.


FAQs – Frequently asked questions

This section will offer a little more information about SAP CPI in a question-and-answer format. Hopefully, it can improve your understanding a little better than before.

1. What are SAP BTP and CPI?

SAP BTP, or Business Technology Platform, is Business-centric and open technology platform of SAP that can improve how a business works. And CPI is a tool included in it that works as a middleware solution with a sense of replication integrated with its core.

2. What is the difference between SAP CPI and PO?

The critical approach of SAP PO is much more standardised than SAP CPI. And contrary to the latter, it also doesn’t offer any kind of transparency related to the processing steps.

However, CPI isn’t integrated, unlike SAP PI, which is an integral part of BPM. Besides, it is primarily managed in the iFlow. If you want, you can externalise the configurable elements. In PO’s case, ESR is used for design time artifacts. And DIR is employed to configure it.

Taking a final look at SAP CPI

SAP’s focus on the cloud has been increasing since the 2000s.

And why wouldn’t they?

After all, it doesn’t need too much infrastructure, has minimal maintenance issues, and offers extensive flexibility. Also, it can lower your expenses!

Thus, it’ll be a much more sustainable option if you are thinking about improving the corporational efficacy and environment.

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