Which is preferred SOAP OR REST for Cloud integration

In most use cases you will only have the option to choose SOAP or REST when connecting to a cloud service. If the cloud provider supports both then you have to choose, that is seldom the case. I believe the REST is the most powerful adapter that you can use. It has a limitation that…

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SAP TechEd From an Integration Perspective

I want to share the insight I have gained into the ever-changing world of SAP integration while participating at SAP TechEd 2015. SAP integration has changed a lot over the last couple of years, and it is constantly evolving. As someone who has been working with SAP for over a decade, I was able to…

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SAP TechEd Las Vegas Wrap-up

I got home from a 2-week trip whose main focus was on the SAP TechEd Las Vegas conference, followed by APIGEE’s I Love APIs as the second most important conference. The overall information was focused on the two-speed business, systems of records (SAP ERP system, CRM or other back-end systems), and the system of engaging…

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I Love APIs Conference

I have been at the I love APIs conference in San Jose two weeks ago. I wanted to know more about what is happening in the API space. It seems to be a place that is growing fast, and an industry in which customers seem to invest. With the Apigee/SAP partnership, I thought this would…

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SAP TechEd Sessions on SAP Integration

SAP TechEd Las Vegas 2015 I’ve gone through the list of this year’s SAP TechEd Las Vegas sessions, and I’ve compiled a list of the most interesting ones (from an integration perspective). I hope to attend as many as possible, though I’m not sure whether I can make it to all of them, as I…

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Best Practices – Custom Development

This is part 9 of my Best Practices in SAP PI/PO series. You can read more about the series here.   Custom development is usually done either because the standard does not support the functionality you want, or because the complexity of the scenario needs to be dramatically reduced. Custom development is limited to Java;…

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Best Practices – Development Patterns

This blog is a part of my best practices series for SAP PI/PO integration. Whenever you are developing something, you need to have some design patterns. Design patterns are needed by your organization; you must develop them according to the various options you wish to have. They will make it easier for other developers to…

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SAP Integration Overview

The SAP integration landscape is becoming more complex. We will see that companies start implementing much more complicated landscapes, both with regards to how the system works, and also according to their needs.   At SAPPHIRE NOW I heard people who thought there were too many different components, which made it more difficult to select…

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SAPPHIRENOW Integration

The Sapphire Now + ASUG annual SAP conference was held last week. I want to discuss the conference from an integration perspective, since this is the aspect I am most interested in.   Obviously, there were many announcements regarding HANA, which was presented as one of the big alternatives. The focus was mainly on cloud…

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