Summary:One of our possible clients would like to import SAP data into SharePoint. We think it could be solved with web service calls or using BizTalk integration in Nintex. Are there any whitepapers or recommendations about this topic?
Product:All Workflow for SharePoint on-premises
There is large amount of information on how to integrate SAP with SharePoint. As a first step, we suggest having a look at this Microsoft whitepaper: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261738.aspx. There are some things to keep in mind: • SAP/SharePoint integration isn’t a function of Nintex, nor is it even the task of a workflow system. You need a middleware layer that translates SAP’s APIs into .NET objects (ideally exposed as Web services). Once you have one of those, Nintex Workflow will happily talk to it so you can communicate with SAP inside of a workflow. • Examples of such middleware options are: o ERP-Link iNet o Microsoft BizTalk Server o SAP Enterprise Services o Sitrion iQL o Custom WCF components written using the BizTalk Adapter for SAP • All of this requires some service work to determine which SAP functions and methods should be exposed to the world of .NET (and hence SharePoint). If your customer is talking literally about importing some info from SAP into SharePoint and keeping it there, then we’re talking about document transfer or some kind of data warehousing. In those cases, ERP-Link has other products for doing this.