Some of the key strengths of SAP S/4HANA Cloud are its openness, its integration capabilities (not just with other SAP solutions), the ease and speed with which you can have integration (in or outbound) running as well as the integration choices and options that are offered to you.

In this knowledge snippet – #S4HCKS – we will look at a concrete use case and see where to go for information and how you can be up and running quickly to setup an integration scenario and of course test it ! The use case we will utilize is that you need to integrate a third party system to create sales orders in your SAP S/4HANA Cloud system. We will explore where you can go to get information, first to verify if we have whitelisted API available for you to consume, what you need to setup on your S/4HANA Cloud system in order to allow an integration scenario to occur and then look at the structure of the message that you need to send to your system.

Of course this example is simplistic and is there to get you going – it cannot cater to every possible need customers will have, but hopefully this will provide you wit the basics that allow you to further explore the possibilities yourself.

Another aspect, which I briefly touch on in the video, is that for me, Cloud and especially if you want to be successful in it, is synonymous of Speed. This means that consultants need to sharpen their skillsets and adopt a cloud mindset.  For functional consultants, adding this “technical” integration layer to their bag of tricks is a must if you want to survive in the Cloud.

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Further help and reading

Some of the links mentioned in this video are listed below:

  • SAP API Hub – https://api.sap.com/
  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud related API’s – https://api.sap.com/shell/discover/contentpackage/SAPS4HANACloud
  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud API Hub Documentation (Guides to setup communication in your SAP S/4HANA Cloud system and use the API hub Sandbox)  – https://api.sap.com/shell/discover/contentpackage/SAPS4HANACloud?section=DOCUMENTS
  • SAP Best Practices Explorer – https://rapid.sap.com/bp/
  • The Postman app web site – https://www.getpostman.com/
  • Learn more about Odata – http://www.odata.org/

Postman App

Example Code Snippet

In the video, when I test the integration scenario in the Postman app, there is a code snippet that use and which I have added below. Amend the content to reflect the data in your own system.

{"d":{

              "PurchaseOrderByCustomer": "TESTAPI",
              "SoldToParty": "99990003",
              "SalesOrderType":"OR",
              "OrganizationDivision":"00",
              "SalesOrganization":"1010",
              "DistributionChannel":"10",
                    "to_Item": [{
                    "Material": "TG11",
                    "RequestedQuantity": "1"
                    }]

 }}

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