Many software companies face a critical challenge when it comes to successfully implementing reference-able installations of their products at customer sites. SAP Integration! By deploying NLINK with your software product you will be able to offer your customers a pre-built, cost-effective and supported SAP integration solution.
THE INTEGRATION PROBLEM
The integration problem can hit software companies in a variety of ways:
You have built an innovative software product only to find that your customers demand that you shoulder the responsibility of integrating your product with their SAP system.
Your software product has captured market share but long drawn out integration projects are eroding profit margins and affecting customer satisfaction.
You have already successfully integrated your software product to SAP but now recognize that the development work you have done for previous projects is not readily transferable to new customers.
You have successfully integrated your software to SAP ECC 6.0 but your next customer is still running SAP R/3 4.6C.
You have successfully built a SAP integration solution that requires IDOCs but your next customer does not have the in-house BASIS knowledge to configure and support an IDOC-only based solution.
Or, worst of all, you are losing market share to competitive products that are functionally inferior but offer potential customers a cleaner and more predictable SAP integration solution.
THE SAP INTEGRATION PROBLEM
The SAP integration problem that software companies face is deceptively difficult to solve for a number of reasons:
Unique SAP Installations. No two customers’ SAP systems are exactly alike. Even if they are in the same industry, use the same SAP Modules, and the same release, their implementation of it is always unique. This requires you to support multiple versions of the same interface.
Evolving Customer Needs. SAP systems evolve, and your customers’ use of them changes over time which means that your delivered interfaces have to keep up. This takes your focus away from what is most important: development and enhancement of your own product.
SAP Certifications. Most customers require software companies to demonstrate integration competence by providing SAP certification.
New Integration Technologies. Even if your product has a standard interface method (such as BAPIs, RFCs, IDOCs, BDCs, SAP PI (XI), etc.), your customers still have to write programs to process the data your application provides. And, even if your customers accept the responsibility of integrating their SAP system to your product, your lack of a plug-in SAP integration solution leads to longer sales cycles, extended implementation times and more effort required from your customers.
THE SAP INTEGRATION SOLUTION
NLINK provides your product with a standardized and centralized point of integration to all external systems. This consolidation of interfaces provides for shorter implementation and integration times.
Unique SAP Installations. NLINK’s pre-built transactions and configuration approach removes, or significantly reduces, the problems traditionally associated with variations in customers’ SAP systems.
Evolving Customer Needs. NLINK’s configuration approach to integration makes changes to deployed business interfaces or adoption of new SAP modules quick and easy.
SAP Certifications. NLINK has achieved numerous SAP Certifications (and re-certifications) allowing you to avoid the time, expense and considerable hassle of going through the certification process yourself.
New Technologies. NLINK is a full blown Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) product that Junot Systems continues to innovate continuously improving the embedded integration solutions it provides to its partners and customers.
THE BENEFITS OF A GREAT SAP INTEGRATION SOLUTION
Embedding NLINK in your product reduces the required customer time and involvement during implementation. Coordinating the customer’s IT resources to gather project requirements no longer becomes the project bottleneck because you can provide the exact method of interface they require.
There are a number of additional factors that have combined to make NLINK the best embedded SAP integration solution available on the market today:
NLINK is a mature, field-proven product that has consistently shown itself to be quick to implement and easy to change, regardless of deployment environment.
NLINK’s patented architecture comes pre-built with connectivity to all major versions of SAP® R/3®, SAP Enterprise and SAP ECC.
NLINK supports a wide array of connectivity options; Web Services, SQL, Flat File, File Trigger, OPC, XML, HTTP/S, FTP, E-mail, JMS, DCOM, SNMP, MSMQ, MQSeries and more.
NLINK’s small deployment footprint contains comprehensive SAP integration capabilities without any of the extra baggage that comes with traditional EAI applications.
NLINK’s price point will not overwhelm the cost of your product.
THE BENEFITS OF PARTNERING WITH JUNOT SYSTEMS
Junot Systems takes all of your interface headaches away: allowing you to focus your integration efforts on a single interface (your product to NLINK) while we handle the rest. Only Junot Systems is focused exclusively on the embedded SAP integration market.
In business for more than 20 years, we have active NLINK product installations in thirty countries across five continents.
We provide access to our SAP technical and functional experts during and after the sales cycle.
We insulate you from the risks of upgrades between your product and new SAP releases.
We continue to innovate the core NLINK technology by adding additional SAP Certifications and SAP connectivity solutions that are designed to address the specific needs of our embedded customers.