SAP Integration via Enterprise Gateway
SAP is one of the most popular enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions available on the market today. Businesses looking to fully harness the power of SAP often wish to integrate it with other applications such as client relationship management (CRM) applications, creating end-to-end processes across the applications, on-premise or in the cloud.
With MuleSoft, customers can deliver integrations quickly, easily, and cost-effectively in order to integrate SAP solutions with other systems in the enterprise. Integration, however, tends to be a challenge, and without a robust integration system allowing for seamless data synchronization between SAP ERP and various systems, businesses fail to optimize their business processes.
To solve the integration problem, MuleSoft offers the world’s leading open source integration platform as a service (iPaaS). With products such as Mule as an ESB and CloudHub, MuleSoft provides a platform for SaaS and enterprise application connection on-premise and in the cloud. By partnering with SAP, MuleSoft developed SAP-certified solutions to provide seamless connectivity between SAP and cloud applications such as Salesforce. With the MuleSoft Enterprise Gateway for SAP, integration between cloud or on-premise applications with SAP ECC is faster and easier.
The MuleSoft Enterprise Gateway for SAP, is a transport developed and supported by MuleSoft. Also known as our SAP Java Connector (SAP JCo), it works with either Mule as an ESB or CloudHub to provide two options for bi-directional connectivity between SAP and various applications on-premise or in the cloud.
Mule as an ESB
Mule as an ESB is a standalone Enterprise Service Bus offering a lightweight solution for integration with SAP. Leveraging MuleSoft’s library of out-of-the-box connectors and connector DevKit, integration with most popular applications is simplified. Mule as an ESB offers an integration platform for enterprise connectivity on-premise and in the cloud.
CloudHub is a cloud-based integration platform as a service taking on the challenge of cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground integration challenges. By developing simple integration applications that leverage cloud connectors, users can connect applications on-premise and in the cloud quickly. The CloudHub platform offers an end-to-end platform for developing and managing integration applications.
MuleSoft Enterprise JCo Connector
The MuleSoft JCo Connector rests above either Mule as an ESB or CloudHub and provides direct connectivity to SAP ECC. By employing other connectors such as our Salesforce.com connector, the platform (either Mule as an ESB or CloudHub) functions as middleware providing seamless integration between SAP ECC and SFDC. Users can easily invoke BAPIs (business application programming interface) and iDocs (intermediate document interface) in SAP to be used from one platform with ease. At a minimum, three components are required to fulfill the SAP connectivity solution: Mule as an ESB or CloudHub, the JCo Connector, and another endpoint connector (in this case the SFDC connector).
The JCo Connector utilizes the SAP Java Connector libraries, enabling your applications to:
- Execute BAPI functions over sRFC, tRFC, qRFC
- Act as a JCo Server to be called as a BAPI
- Send IDocs
- Receive IDocs
- Transform all SAP objects to and from XML
The Java Connector is SAP certified. It was developed in close collaboration with SAP’s Technical Certification Team. Moreover, because MuleSoft is a SAP PartnerEdge partner, users can employ the connector with great confidence, knowing that our solutions have met the rigor of SAP and earned the SAP Certification. Even more, to ensure reliability, users are backed by MuleSoft’s industry-leading support team.
MuleSoft offers the flexibility, ease, and tools that businesses are looking for to make integration between SAP and other systems in the enterprise a simplified process. Moreover, with our lightweight, 100% certified by SAP solutions, customers can benefit from quick and easy SAP integration with SAP application link enabling (ALE) or iDocs technology.
With MuleSoft, integration with CRM systems, suppliers, business partners, and purchase order management applications is simple. More importantly, the challenge of integration between SAP and various systems, such as Salesforce CRM, is addressed and real-time data synchronization is possible.
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