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A Guide to Integrating SAP S/4HANA into Your IT

Dive into fundamental topics that you will not be able to avoid in the course of the implementation or migration to SAP S/4HANA!

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SAP S/4HANA Integration

How partners, systems and applications can be quickly and easily connected to SAP S/4HANA

The new SAP S/4HANA is the foundation for the next generation SAP ecosystem. Existing and future systems, business partners and various technologies must be integrated with SAP S/4HANA. As a close partner of SAP, SEEBURGER supports the integration with SAP S/4HANA in various ways and thus helps our mutual customers in protecting their investment.

With the SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS), companies of all industries and sizes benefit from a central, technology leading platform developed in-house by SEEBURGER. It offers customers maximum flexibility for integration using B2B/EDI, MFT, E-Invoicing, IoT, API and EAI applications in all SAP environments, including deep SAP S/4HANA integration.

SEEBURGER enables integration with SAP satellite systems (e.g. SAP Ariba or SAP Success Factors), internal non-SAP systems as well as all external connections on a single platform.

Integration of SAP S/4HANA with the SEEBURGER BIS

Benefit from the comprehensive possibilities of the BIS6 integration platform, regardless of which operating model you choose for S/4HANA.

BIS6 supports all interfaces provided by S/4HANA. If S/4HANA is operated in-house or as a so-called private cloud, the integration can still take place in the usual IDoc format via tRFC.

If the S/4HANA environment is provided in the SAP public cloud, the connection is made via the SAP HANA Cloud Platform Integration. This is also an available option for all other S/4HANA users.

SEEBURGER is an SAP silver partner with extensive SAP expertise. SEEBURGER has been working with SAP for decades.

SEEBURGER solutions have been SAP-certified since 1995 - from classic EDI certification to technically demanding NetWeaver PO certification. To date, SEEBURGER has received more than 50 individual certifications.

Today, with its Business Integration Suite (BIS), SEEBURGER is the only provider on the market for hybrid integration platforms whose portfolio covers all the requirements of SAP users – whether for small and medium-sized enterprises or international corporations.

No matter which variant you choose, SEEBURGER offers the freedom of choice for operation of BIS6: on-premises, in the cloud or as a hybrid combination of the two.

Flexible Connection of SAP S/4HANA via APIs and the SAP API Business Hub

With SAP S/4HANA, familiar IDoc structures are still available. API-based interfaces can also be used. The SAP API Business Hub provides the APIs for use within SAP S/4HANA environments that can be utilized by the SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS). We are happy to assist you.

Read more in our blog "How to connect to SAP S/4HANA via APIs and the SAP API Business Hub"

Error processing for external connections from SAP S/4HANA via EDI or API

Compared to SAP IDocs, the connection to integration platforms via the APIs of the SAP API Business Hub means technical as well as organizational changes. The move from SAP IDocs to APIs and thus from asynchronous calls to synchronous service requests means that any errors are handled by the API Service Consumer - and thus outside the SAP ERP system as before. For the departments involved, the corresponding tool for the manual error handling changes.

SEEBURGER supports all API interfaces for SAP S/4HANA and the associated error handling.

Read more in our blog "Comparison of EDI and APIs – Handling of Content Errors"

Connection of SAP S/4HANA to a B2B/EDI solution via APIs instead of IDocs

External partners can still be connected to SAP S/4HANA via an EDI solution utilizing IDocs. Existing connections can alternatively be converted to APIs.

SEEBURGER 's BIS platform enables the seamless integration of internal and external business partners via classic B2B/EDI or managed file transfer channels as well as via the SAP API Business Hub using new SAP APIs.

Read more in our blog "EDI Connection of SAP S/4HANA with APIs Instead of IDocs – Protect Your Investment"

Advantages of the innovative SEEBURGER solutions for SAP S/4HANA

Benefit from certified SAP and market-leading integration competence!


  • Investment Protection
    SEEBURGER provides comprehensive support for SAP S/4HANA and thus helps you to optimally protect investments already made.

  • Support of any digitization initiative
    The SEEBURGER solutions for SAP S/4HANA enable the implementation of all integration requirements for API Management, EAI, MFT, B2B/EDI, IoT and E-Invoicing. All interfaces including the available APIs for SAP S/4HANA and for API integration of cloud systems are supported.

  • SEEBURGER & SAP Partnership
    SEEBURGER is a long-standing partner of SAP. To date, SEEBURGER has received more than 50 individual certifications. Quality assurance is carried out at regular intervals through SAP certification processes.

  • Standardization reduces project effort
    Fast and easy implementation by delivering a preconfigured integration solution. This considerably reduces the time and effort for implementation and operation.   

  • SEEBURGER Solution Extensions for SAP
    Benefit additionally from our SEEBURGER Solution Extensions in SAP, such as SEEBURGER Purchase-to-Pay, SEEBURGER OmniChannel-to-Cash or SEEBURGER Console. With these solutions SEEBURGER simplifies the processing steps in SAP S/4HANA until the final processing of documents.

What role does SAP S/4HANA play in your company?

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SEEBURGER customers can integrate SAP S/4HANA!

The new S/4 ERP system in combination with the HANA database is the basis of SAP’s next generation ecosystem.

SAP S4/HANA Integration

How to connect to SAP S/4HANA via APIs and the SAP API Business Hub

With SAP S/4HANA, the IDoc structures known from R/3 or ERP ECC 6.0 are still available.

SAP API Business Hub

Handling content errors - comparing EDI and APIs

When data is exchanged between business partners, errors also occur with regards to content.


EDI Connection of SAP S/4HANA with APIs Instead of IDocs – Protect Your Investment

The IDoc structures used for SAP R/3 or ERP ECC continue to be available for connecting SAP S/4HANA.

SAP S4/HANA EDI connection via APIs