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SAP ETL & Data Integration

In this comprehensive article we give a comprehensive overview of our objective ETL & Data Integration survey of the software vendor SAP and its product range (such as SAP HANA, SAP Netweaver BW and SAP Data Services). SAP ETL & Data Integration scores better in our survey than Oracle but quite worse than SAS. SAP is the most developed in master data management and comes out the least strong in the category self-service integration. Within the context of ETL & Data Integration, we have researched the pros and cons of SAP Data Integration, and listed them by theme (data integration, ETL, data replication and data quality). We also display the strengths of key products like SAP HANA, SAP Netweaver BW and SAP Data Services et cetera.

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How does SAP ETL & Data Integration perform on certain components?

Score of SAP Data Integration software.Figure 1: Scorecard of the Data Integration provider SAP. The best supplier on a particular topic gets a maximum of 100 percent. Reference: the ETL & Data Integration Guide 2022. Do you need more clarification about our research? Check out our buyers guide for ETL & Data Integration.

In our study we also looked at all relevant products of SAP ETL & Data Integration software. We evaluated SAP ETL & Data Integration on no less than 290 criteria. The bar graph below gives good insight into the strengths and weaknesses of SAP Data Integration. Please note that Passionned Group is 100% independent of the software vendors in our research. We do not sell software licenses, we do not make deals or have any legal ties to the vendor. Among other things, we help and advise organizations in selecting the right ETL & Data Integration platform.

The SAP analysis was compiled by collecting large amounts of publicly accessible data and from there it was extensively analyzed. More than 1,682 documents have been analyzed from SAP since it was included in our research. In this analysis both algorithms and the critical eye of a senior Data Integration expert played a key role in performing the validation.

SAP and their complete ETL & Data Integration product portfolio

The software company SAP carries (a minimum of) 21 products in the field of ETL & Data Integration. We rank and describe the products below in order of relevance:

What is SAP Data Integration?

In this section, we portrait SAP Data Integration, including some of its features and any related products. This product group consists of SAP HANA, SAP Data Services, SAP Master Data Governance, SAP BW, SAP Data Warehouse, SAP Data Quality Management, SAP Data Hub, SAP Replication, Powerdesigner, SAP Netweaver Pi, DQM Microservices, SAP Master Data Integration and IBP Data Integration. This product / group of products can be characterized by the following features:

Are you now curious about all the functionalities (100+) of SAP Data Integration? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

Do you want to hire an experienced SAP Data Integration specialist?

Are you considering hiring an external consultant specialized in SAP Data Integration who can do a mountain of work for you and can help you to implement an SAP Data Integration application? Or do you want to develop an application for one of the related products like SAP HANA, SAP HANA Smart Data Integration, SAP Data Services, SAP BW, SAP Data Hub, SAP Data Warehouse, SAP Replication, SAP Replication Server, SAP Master Data Integration and S/4hana Smart Data Integration? Our interim specialists are happy to help. Indeed, hiring SAP Data Integration developers is not always necessary and sometimes even inconvenient. Drop a message here and we’ll get back to you quickly.

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SAP Data Integration in action
Figure 2, 3 and 4: Several images show the operation of SAP Data Integration. Click on the image to enlarge it.

What is SAP HANA?

This product is also known as: HANA

Under this heading, we provide a description of SAP HANA, including some of its features and any related products. This product group consists of SAP HANA Smart Data Integration and S/4hana Smart Data Integration. This product / group of products can be best defined by the following features:

Are you curious about all the functionalities (100+) of SAP HANA? In that case open the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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SAP HANA in action
Figure 5, 6 and 7: Several images show the operation of SAP HANA. Click on the image to magnify.

What is SAP HANA Smart Data Integration?

In this paragraph, we describe SAP HANA Smart Data Integration, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be best characterized by the following features:

Are you now curious about all the functionalities (100+) of SAP HANA Smart Data Integration? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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SAP HANA Smart Data Integration in action
Figure 8, 9 and 10: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of SAP HANA Smart Data Integration. Click on the image to enlarge it.

What is S/4hana Smart Data Integration?

This product is also known as: SAP Smart Data Integration

In this section, we give you insight in the key behaviors of S/4hana Smart Data Integration, including some of its features and any related products. The product S/4hana Smart Data Integration can be best defined by the following properties:

Do you want to know everything about all elements (100+) of S/4hana Smart Data Integration? Then order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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S/4hana Smart Data Integration in action
Figure 11, 12 and 13: Several images show the operation of S/4hana Smart Data Integration. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is SAP Data Services?

This product is also known as: BODS, SAP BODS

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we provide a description of SAP Data Services, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be defined by the following functionalities:

Are you curious about all the functions (100+) of SAP Data Services? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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SAP Data Services in action
Figure 14, 15 and 16: Various figures show the operation of SAP Data Services. Click on the image to make it bigger.

What is SAP Master Data Governance?

This product is also known as: SAP MDG

In this paragraph, we provide a description of SAP Master Data Governance, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be defined by the following characteristics:

Are you curious about all features (100+) of SAP Master Data Governance? Open the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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SAP Master Data Governance in action
Figure 17, 18 and 19: These three images give a first impression of SAP Master Data Governance. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is SAP BW?

This product is also known as: BW

In this paragraph, we provide a description of SAP BW, including some of its features and any related products. This product group consists of SAP Netweaver BW and SAP BW Data Integration. This product / group of products can be best characterized by the following properties:

Do you want to know everything about all properties (100+) of SAP BW? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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SAP BW in action
Figure 20, 21 and 22: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of SAP BW. Click on the image to make it bigger.

What is SAP Netweaver BW?

This product is also known as: SAP Netweaver, Netweaver

In this paragraph, we provide a description of SAP Netweaver BW, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be best defined by the following features:

Are you curious about all the functions (100+) of SAP Netweaver BW? Open the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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SAP Netweaver BW in action
Figure 23, 24 and 25: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of SAP Netweaver BW. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is SAP BW Data Integration?

In this paragraph, we describe SAP BW Data Integration, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be defined by the following properties:

Are you curious about all the functionalities (100+) of SAP BW Data Integration? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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SAP BW Data Integration in action
Figure 26, 27 and 28: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of SAP BW Data Integration. Click on an image to magnify.

What is SAP Data Warehouse?

In this section, we provide a description of SAP Data Warehouse, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be best characterized by the following properties:

Are you curious about all the functions (100+) of SAP Data Warehouse? Then order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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SAP Data Warehouse in action
Figure 29, 30 and 31: Several images show the operation of SAP Data Warehouse. Click on the image to make it bigger.

What is SAP Data Quality Management?

In this paragraph, we provide a description of SAP Data Quality Management, including some of its features and any related products. The product SAP Data Quality Management can be best characterized by the following functionalities:

Are you curious about all the functions (100+) of SAP Data Quality Management? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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SAP Data Quality Management in action
Figure 32, 33 and 34: Overlying figures show the operation of SAP Data Quality Management. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is SAP Data Hub?

In this paragraph, we provide a description of SAP Data Hub, including some of its features and any related products. SAP Data Hub can be characterized by the following features:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all features (100+) of SAP Data Hub? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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SAP Data Hub in action
Figure 35, 36 and 37: Overlying figures show the operation of SAP Data Hub. Click on the image to make it bigger.

What is SAP Replication?

In this paragraph, we provide a description of SAP Replication, including some of its features and any related products. This product group consists of SAP Replication Server, SAP LT Replication Server and Sybase Replication Server. This product can be characterized by the following characteristics:

Are you now curious about all the functionalities (100+) of SAP Replication? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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SAP Replication in action
Figure 38, 39 and 40: Various figures show the operation of SAP Replication. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is SAP Replication Server?

In this paragraph, we describe the key elements of SAP Replication Server, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be characterized by the following features:

Are you curious about all properties (100+) of SAP Replication Server? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

What is SAP LT Replication Server?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we provide a description of SAP LT Replication Server, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be characterized by the following features:

Do you want to know everything about all the functionalities (100+) of SAP LT Replication Server? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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SAP LT Replication Server in action
Figure 41, 42 and 43: Overlying figures show the operation of SAP LT Replication Server. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is Sybase Replication Server?

In this paragraph, we describe Sybase Replication Server, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be defined by the following features:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all the functionalities (100+) of Sybase Replication Server? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Sybase Replication Server in action
Figure 44, 45 and 46: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of Sybase Replication Server. Click on the image to make it bigger.

What is Powerdesigner?

In this section, we portrait Powerdesigner, including some of its features and any related products. The Powerdesigner can be characterized by the following features:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all the functionalities (100+) of Powerdesigner? In that case order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Powerdesigner in action
Figure 47, 48 and 49: Overlying figures show the operation of Powerdesigner. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is SAP Netweaver Pi?

This product is also known as: SAP Pi

Under this heading, we give you insight in the key behaviors of SAP Netweaver Pi, including some of its features and any related products. The SAP Netweaver Pi can be best defined by the following characteristics:

Are you curious about all the functionalities (100+) of SAP Netweaver Pi? Download directly our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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SAP Netweaver Pi in action
Figure 50, 51 and 52: Various figures show the operation of SAP Netweaver Pi. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is DQM Microservices?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we describe the key elements of DQM Microservices, including some of its features and any related products. The product DQM Microservices can be best characterized by the following functionalities:

Do you want to know everything about all elements (100+) of DQM Microservices? Then order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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DQM Microservices in action
Figure 53, 54 and 55: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of DQM Microservices. Click on the image to enlarge it.

What is SAP Master Data Integration?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we give you insight in the key behaviors of SAP Master Data Integration, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be characterized by the following functionalities:

Do you want to know everything about all characteristics (100+) of SAP Master Data Integration? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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SAP Master Data Integration in action
Figure 56, 57 and 58: Various figures show the operation of SAP Master Data Integration. Click on the image to magnify.

What is IBP Data Integration?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we provide a description of IBP Data Integration, including some of its features and any related products. The IBP Data Integration can be defined by the following characteristics:

Are you now curious about all features (100+) of IBP Data Integration? In that case order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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IBP Data Integration in action
Figure 59, 60 and 61: These three images give a first impression of IBP Data Integration. Click on the image to magnify.

The latest innovations of SAP Data Integration-tools and the version history

Over time, SAP has seen a negative evolution when it comes to ETL & Data Integration functionality and support for operating systems, cloud platforms and connectivity. The latest innovations are in the areas of data infrastructure > operating system > red hat, data infrastructure > operating system > ios and data infrastructure > security > authentication > oauth authentication.

We investigated SAP’s latest versions of its complete product portfolio. Below we give an overview of the various releases of all available ETL & Data Integration products of SAP:

Behind each product are the version numbers, the most recent versions are mentioned first.

Can you easily determine the licensing costs of SAP HANA, SAP Netweaver BW and SAP Data Services?

It is difficult to determine exactly how much a license of SAP HANA, SAP Netweaver BW and SAP Data Services costs because it depends on the country, the number of users, the connectors to data sources, and at what point in the year you request a quote. If you request a quote just before the end of the fiscal period of SAP, you can probably get a decent reduction in the license cost. In addition, nowadays it is recommended running the software in the cloud, you only pay for the actual use. The purchase cost of SAP HANA, SAP Netweaver BW and SAP Data Services may not be the largest cost item, but maintenance and support do show up in your budget every year.

What makes SAP ETL & Data Integration worth watching

In our study, we see that SAP in the field of ETL & Data Integration software has a few specific features which may be the deciding factor in purchasing. This makes SAP Data Integration more or less unique: employee master data, master data quality management, data quality remediation, master data replication and database containers.

The advantages and disadvantages of SAP Data Integration

Tag cloud of the SAP Data Integration software.Figure 62: Tag cloud with the strength-weakness analysis of SAP ETL & Data Integration

Below we listed all the pros and cons of SAP ETL & Data Integration, SAP HANA, SAP Netweaver BW and SAP Data Services, et cetera. They are not cemented in place, i.e.: SAP can currently work on inventing and constructing new capabilities.

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1. SAP Master Data Management

100%

SAP has an excellent score in our objective ETL & Data Integration survey on the subject ‘Master Data Management’ (for this section SAP comes out as the absolute market leader in our research) with a score of 100%, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: master data, MDG and master data integration. In doing so, we looked at the following two products: SAP Master Data Governance and SAP Master Data Integration. In total, we examined 17 criteria in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the subject ‘Master Data Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

2. SAP Data Quality Management

97%

SAP has an excellent performance in our 100% vendor-independent ETL & Data Integration survey on the subject ‘Data Quality Management’ with a score of 97%, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: data quality, data quality rules, financial data quality, data quality issues, data quality assessment, data quality analysis and data quality dimensions. In doing so, we looked at the following three products: SAP Data Quality Management, DQM Microservices and SAP Master Data Governance. In total, we examined 29 features within this discipline. Are you excited about the subject ‘Data Quality Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2022. Or learn more about the following topics:

3. SAP Data Management

87%

SAP has an excellent performance in our study on the subject ‘Data Management’ with a score of 87%, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: OLAP, data pipelines, data mapping, automated data processing, visual data preparation and ai-powered data mapping. In doing so, we analyzed the following five products: SAP Master Data Governance, SAP Data Quality Management, SAP Data Services, SAP Data Warehouse and SAP Data Hub. In total, we examined 71 criteria within this section. Would you like to go into more depth with the subject ‘Data Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2022.

4. SAP Data Connectivity

86%

SAP has an excellent rating in our 100% vendor-independent ETL & Data Integration survey on the section ‘Data Connectivity’ with a score of 86%, compared to other vendors. We considered the following factors: sql server, hadoop and salesforce. In total, we examined 49 features within this discipline. Would you like to learn more about the subject ‘Data Connectivity’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2022.

5. SAP Data Integration

82%

SAP has an excellent score in our objective ETL & Data Integration survey on the subject ‘Data Integration’, given that they score 82% on this, compared to other vendors. We considered the following factors: data integration platform, data integration projects, data integration patterns, enterprise data fabric, data integration service rest API, data integration templates and corporate data integration. In doing so, we analyzed the following five products: SAP HANA Smart Data Integration, SAP Master Data Integration, SAP Data Services, SAP Data Warehouse and IBP Data Integration. In total, we examined 171 criteria in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the subject ‘Data Integration’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

6. SAP Data Governance

79%

The vendor SAP has a good score in our 100% vendor-independent ETL & Data Integration survey of the theme ‘Data Governance’, given that they score 79% on this, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: dataops, data protection, data privacy, test data and data anonymization. In doing so, we looked at the following five products: SAP Master Data Governance, SAP Data Quality Management, SAP Data Services, SAP Data Hub and SAP Master Data Integration. In total, we examined 12 features within this discipline. Are you excited about the subject ‘Data Governance’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Study 2022.

7. SAP Metadata Management

77%

The vendor SAP has a good score in our independent ETL & Data Integration survey of the theme ‘Metadata Management’, given that they score 77% on this, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: metadata, data catalog and data lineage. In total, we examined 7 criteria within this section. Would you like to learn more about the subject ‘Metadata Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

8. SAP Data Infrastructure

77%

The company has a good rating in our independent ETL & Data Integration survey on the subject ‘Data Infrastructure’ with a score of 77%, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: sandbox and data transfer. In total, we examined 91 criteria in this category. Would you like to become more proficient in the subject ‘Data Infrastructure’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2022.

9. SAP Data Replication

67%

SAP has a good rating in our study on the subject ‘Data Replication’ with a score of 67%, compared to other vendors. We considered the following factors: transactional replication and manual replication. In doing so, we looked at the following three products: SAP Replication, SAP LT Replication Server and Sybase Replication Server. In total, we examined 32 aspects in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the subject ‘Data Replication’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

10. SAP Self-service Integration

34%

SAP has a moderate performance in our 100% vendor-independent ETL & Data Integration survey of the theme ‘Self-service Integration’, given that they score 34% on this, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: self-service data management and self-service data cleansing. In total, we examined 8 features within this discipline. Are you excited about the subject ‘Self-service Integration’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Study 2022. Or learn more about the following topics:

The footprint of SAP ETL & Data Integration in different sectors

In our study, we also looked at which industries a software vendor moves to. These are the industries where SAP has the largest footprint: education, financial services, logistics and retail.

SAP software is most used by…

The ETL & Data Integration software from SAP is most often mentioned in combination with the following function: information steward.

Education and training course SAP ETL & Data Integration

The specialists of Passionned Group organize various trainings in the area of ETL & Data Integration but can also provide specific SAP training, for example as incompany. For example, you can think about the following software: SAP HANA, SAP Netweaver BW and SAP Data Services. Of course, such training is framed with the ideas of the intelligent, data-driven organization.

Final judgment: SAP Data Integration scores eminent

SAP has a extensive product portfolio with which it scores eminent in our ETL & Data Integration survey. SAP ETL & Data Integration innovates (approximately) at an average rate of less than 5 features per year, is active (for now) in relatively few sectors, and specializing in master data management.

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