In this episode of the Integration Podcast, I had Sravya Talanki Head of Integration at KeyTree to share some of her ideas about integration strategy that is fit for the future and how they are coping with Covid19 situation.
Sravya has written a number of posts about SAP Integration like the Best practice for SAP CPI and also shared some of her project experiences about integration and how we should approach API first strategy in the last webinar on SAP CPI integration.
In the podcast, we spoke about the following topics:
Covid-19 and the effect on the organization and leadership. Keytree has built Matrix booking tool that allows employees to book desks, monitor occupancy in real-time, for customers to safely open the office, and also has the facility to warn employees if office capacity has been reached.
API strategies is one of the key areas that many customers are looking for getting some guidance and insight on where to start. Sravya has the following suggestions for getting started:
- Pilot MVP project first and brace yourself with an agile mindset. For Example, Be bold enough to change the solution architecture component or data model or add more features throughout the sprints.
- Constantly Engage and Educate your API Consumers and perform a show and tell your API audience regularly. There is no point in building wonderful API(S) with no consumers and hence engagement is critical to evaluate the pulse of the consumers.
- Provide the right Incentive for API project implementation and adoption as well, if you need to be agile then you need to be flexible enough with a budget as well. It may be a bit more expensive to enhance the API now than the budget, but it will give you are more reusable API.
One of the projects Keytree has been involved in is the high volume of data load into SAP C/4 HANA Cloud system via CPI Enterprise Edition and CPI(Process Integration + Data Services) can do ETL if migration doesn’t require complex transformation and we need to migrate from many source systems
We talk about which platforms customers must understand for integration and what is important. Getting to use ISA-M to understand the different patterns is important. There is no one size fits all.
I’m glad that I finally got a new session recorded in the podcast. I hope you will enjoy the conversation.