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2020-02-05T08:05:11Z

What advice do you have for others considering SAP Process Orchestration?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SAP Process Orchestration, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 10Real User

I recommend SAP Process Orchestration because it has currently reached maturity over the last few years. I can see on the online forums there are many questions raised by customers and SAP is slowly taking care of all the issues that people were facing. This is a good solution and they do not need to quit using it to move to a cloud version. I rate SAP Process Orchestration an eight out of ten.

2021-09-20T15:54:35Z
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Top 20Real User

We are just an end-user and customer. We don't have a business relationship with SAP. We had two PI or PO installations in my company. Both installations need to be updated or upgraded. We have several SAP installations in our environment, and I can say that all of them need to be updated. My company takes a long time to make decisions in terms of investing in updating systems. The next investment will need, dozens of millions of dollars in updates. That's not in the local currency, however. We've been postponing updating since I've worked here. Over the next two years, we will need to start a project to renovate everything. We are thinking of installing SAP S/4HANA as all of the servers in our company need to be refreshed anyway. I'd advise other organizations to not contract outsourcing to make strategies for the company. You need to have your own specialist on your team that can construct or design the strategies for the interface. I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

2021-01-27T10:01:16Z
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Top 20Consultant

I recommend this solution to others if you are thinking of migration. I would rate SAP Process Orchestration a six out of ten.

2021-01-23T13:07:02Z
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Real User

We're just a custumer. We don't have a business relationship with the company. The last I checked, we were using the 7.5 version. It may have since switched to 7.6, however, I'm not 100% sure. We typically use the latest version of the solution. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate this product at a nine. We've been pretty happy with it overall.

2021-01-22T20:00:33Z
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Top 10Consultant

We are still in the evaluating phase and we are still evaluating other tools that are available. Based on that, we will be having a round table discussion in a meeting to discuss the outcome and finalize whether we will migrate the interfaces or go with Process Orchestration. They want to evaluate and list the pros and cons of all of the tools. As per the automation roadmap, we are planning to move everything into the cloud. We are just evaluating the cloud, particularly tools that are available. Even though we are hosting on Azure Cloud services, it is still on-premises. They have introduced SAP CPI, and I am not sure whether SAP Process Orchestration is going to be available for much longer as they are investing more into SAP CPI. SAP CPI is the new IPaas tool that is improving and not a mature tool as SAP Process Orchestration. SAP is continuously improving and adding more features to SAP CPI. Many customers are confused, whether they should invest in procure Process Orchestration or SAP CPI. There are some clients that invest in both SAP CPI and Process Orchestration. because due to the current limitations in SAP CPI, they are not able to migrate all the interfaces from SAP PI/PO to SAP CPI. If customers are considering investing in both, then they might want to think about the licensing costs. It will be a burden for them. It will good to have a single middleware tool, instead of multiple middleware tools. I don't understand why the product companies are releasing multiple middlewares to handle various integrations like A2A, B2B, and EDI integrations, etc. It will be a burden for the organizations to procure multiple middlewares for their various integration needs. They have to invest more money in licensing and maintenance. I feel it's a bad practice to develop several middleware tools from the same organization. Instead of developing multiple middleware tools, It would be better to have all of those features into one middleware instead of providing multiple middleware tools? It's more of a business gimmick. I think SAP seems to be following along the same path as they have many middleware tools within SAP. If you see the SuccessFactors, they have a SuccessFactors integration center (IC), where they can integrate the applications using SFTP / REST / SOAP protocols. The IC features are very limited to develop interfaces, it doesn't have flexible monitoring like SAP PO or SAP CPI. Of course, the Integration center (IC) is having some advantages, but it will not suffice for the customer to all the integrations using IC and they have to still invest in Middleware. The SAP CPI area has to improve a lot when compares with the other middleware. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-08-30T08:33:38Z
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Top 20Real User

SAP is the best solution for them to integrate with many other third-party systems or other VRP systems. The messaging isn't good at being in real-time. I would rate it an eight out of ten.

2020-07-19T08:15:00Z
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Top 10Real User

For any enterprise services, if you want to centralize your integration and have one central place that you move data through, instead of having all these various different connections, running all over the show, then this would be the system to use. You can easily set governance policies, see rules, and manage all connections in and out of your environment, especially from a security point of view. It's a great integration tool and a wonderful idea. I would rate this solution a nine out of 10.

2020-06-04T09:41:23Z
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Top 20Real User

At this point, I'm not sure what advice I would give to those people who are researching this type of solution. I am looking at other products because I want to see how good they are. It may turn out that SAP Process Orchestration is still much better, which means that I would continue with it. There are pros and cons with all vendors, so it may not be worth switching if you are already using this. At this point, I am generally satisfied with SAP, but the roadmap is something that is bothering us. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-03-22T06:49:12Z
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Top 20Real User

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as an eight-out-of-ten. Additional features that I would like to see in the next release to improve the rating would be to improve the governance of the monitor component and adopt SAP PI/PO with the new connectors that have the capabilities to work better with applications. All they are offering with the solution currently is the ability to integrate application to application or business to business.

2020-03-04T08:49:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I have my own SAP installation on my local server but I'm not using it on production items. I'm just consulting with my customers on their production environment. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. If the solution was more flexible and offered external monitoring features I would rate it higher. The PI portion of the system is quite flexible, but I've had very complex integrations and had to develop an adaptive modem. It needs some more time to really come into its own. I'd recommend the product to others. It's very stable and you can use it for SAP and non-SAP integrations.

2020-02-16T08:27:00Z
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Top 5MSP

SAP Process Orchestration is something that I recommend because it is a very high-quality product. If the support were faster then it would be even better. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-02-05T08:05:11Z
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