SHARP Integration Package
SAP Integration and Interfaces
Good understanding of SAP Integration is essential for cloud products like SuccessFactors have brought in much-needed innovation and simplicity in the HR process and user experience field, but it has also brought along with it many challenges within the SuccessFactors integration space.
The sap integration space in HR is divided into three key segments. The first is Integration within the HR landscape (e.g., between core HR and talent), second, intracompany Integration (e.g., between finance, sales, supply chain, etc.) and third, involving third party providers (e.g., benefits, Payroll, background check, etc.).
SAP Integration - Multiple Options
You have various choices for integrating SuccessFactors to other third-party systems. Either you can go with standard reports, SuccessFactors provided Integration Center (IC), or a middleware solution.
SAP Integration Center is targeted at analysts and other non-technical users. Primarily, where use cases do not require orchestration/complex flows. Integration Center will lower the cost of ownership/development of integration projects.
However, more complicated use cases will have to be implemented on Middleware, e.g., SAP Cloud Platform Integration (f.k.a HCI), or other third-party ones like Boomi (most of the existing EC clients use this), MuleSoft, IBM Cast Iron, etc.
Our SAP Integration Approach
At Renew HR, we believe in offering you a choice between capitalizing on your current investment and using the Middleware that you are using for all other non-HR integrations in the rest of the company. There are advantages and disadvantages to both these approaches.
If you go for SAP recommended solution, then your initial learning curve could be stiff, but you will have the ability to benefit from the latest and best pre-built SuccessFactors Integration coming from SAP in this area.
On the other hand, if you use a non-recommended integration tool, then though you save some upfront costs, you will not be able to take advantage of the latest inventions coming from SuccessFactors in the long run.
Our SAP Integration Recommendations
We at Renew HR understand that the SuccessFactors Integration approach that you select is based on your overall business requirements and something that reduces TCO in the long term. We know that you would also want to future-proof your integration solution.
Integration is complicated, and much thought must be given before you can finally decide on the solution and the strategy.
We at Renew HR do not attempt to fit a specific solution or approach at each client’s place but indicate what could be a better match for your organization after proper investigation through our “Implementation Pre-planning.”