Christian Michel described in his blog post five ways to “Faster Integration with SAP Business Technology Platform”. The first recommendation is to add guided technology choices for your integration projects:
Integration projects can fail at a very early stage, if the goals we defined are to be reached by misfitting technologies and methodologies. To find the most applicable technology right from the start, we need a methodical approach. The framework SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology (ISA-M) provides such a methodology. Step by step it leads us to the most applicable integration technology, integration patten, blueprint and best practices.
To embed this methodology into a daily project routine, SAP provides a tool, the SAP Integration Assessment. In this tool everyone can update, review, document, and dive into the current state of integration, implementation, and policies. You directly define the policies to use the right technologies for the integration domains you want to support (e.g., processes, users, data, analytics) and with access to integration patterns, e.g., for chatbot integration, B2B communication or data orchestration.
Katrin Ahsen wrote a very helpful blog post about the Integration Assessment capability within SAP Integration Suite. Katrin outlined the history, the main functionalities and outcomes you can get out of the Integration Assessment. I would like to show, what could be your first steps and kickstart within the new tool.
After enabling the capability in the Integration Suite starting page you will find the Integration Assessment on https://<your-subaccountname>.intas.cfapps.eu20.hana.ondemand.com/app/index.html. Before using the tool, I definitely suggest to do a ISA-M workshop with your stakeholders and Integration experts!