How a global manufacturing company successfully integrated SAP with MuleSoft

MuleSoft Catalyst’s outcome-based delivery methodology

SAP ERP is notoriously challenging to integrate with other systems. Thus, SAP integration requires not only the right technology and strategic approach but also a means of enabling your organization to achieve success.

Abstracting SAP configuration complexity with an API-led approach

API-led connecitivity for SAP integration

Regardless of how customized your SAP instance(s) may be, or how mismatched the object models may be between SAP and third-party solutions, Anypoint Platform is purpose-built to abstract the complexity of any system and its proprietary language. This results in obviating the need to build with custom code by leveraging an API-led approach.

Microservices on rails

railroad tracks

In the intro to this blog series, I promised to reconcile the apparent incongruence of strategic business objectives (move fast) with traditional IT must have paradigms (be safe). In the last post, we chugged away at the surrounding ecosystem that’s needed to support the velocity promised by the former. In this post, I pause at the pre-production station to discuss some of those system safety properties that we can’t leave behind.

The integration value framework: platform benefits and business outcomes

integration network

Although different, platform benefits and business outcomes are ultimately connected. Each can be used to inform business cases, convince non-technical stakeholders, and motivate entire IT organizations to build projects of the highest quality.

Integration project for beginners: how Thread Solutions does Anypoint Platform onboarding

avaza google calendar mulesoft integration

The following is the onboarding integration project that I developed during my first period at Thread Solutions.

Understanding the indirect value of integration

indirect value of integration framework

The total value of integration for an organization can be measured by direct and indirect value. As I explained in my last post, communicating both is important; direct value of integration – what we also call “platform benefits” – only tells part of a compelling story.

Understanding the direct value of integration

Business bar chart - integration value

The total value of integration for an organization is measured in two ways: direct and indirect value. Articulating value in both is important, but this blog post will define and explore the direct value piece in depth.

The next generation of MuleSoft Catalyst

MuleSoft Catalyst pillars

We’re excited to announce the next generation of MuleSoft Catalyst, making it easier for both the business and IT to adopt an API-led connectivity approach.

3 blockers to organizational integration alignment and how to overcome them

business and technology team work

Technology leaders struggling to persuade and motivate their business counterparts and technology teams alike can leverage MuleSoft’s integration value framework to keep the workforce moving toward common, business-impacting goals.

Communicating the need to adopt a new integration approach

communicating integration value

Adopting a new integration approach is significant. Learn how leading businesses align their organizations for success.