ECS Core is a connector for SAP integration with cloud environments and other autonomous enterprise portals, cloud-based or not. On the one hand, the application offers the possibility to integrate SAP data and business processes without programming knowledge via standardized REST services in different platforms and applications, cloud based or not. On the other hand, the development of individual SAP-based applications in the cloud (e.g. Office365) is made possible. Developers are provided with an easy-to-use Javascript library for this purpose.

The software architecture looks as follows: ECS Core is installed on a local or cloud-hosted Windows server environment and provides a configuration platform for setting up connectivity between SAP and cloud applications. An Azure Relay registration can be used as a secure gateway to connect the local SAP system to the respective cloud application.

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This software architecture enables countless integration scenarios for read and write access to all common SAP ERP systems. SAP integration is possible both for developers and with non-code concepts for power users and software architects without any programming knowledge. Regardless of the integration approach chosen, application security is one of the core elements of ECS Core - the support of various authentication methods enables secure connection of cloud applications to the local SAP system. No additional installations or customizing are required on the SAP side to establish connectivity.

Getting started with ECS Core and SharePoint Online

Management Site

License

ECS Core (for cloud environments)

Create web service for ECS Core

SAP validation in Nintex-Forms

Nintex Workflow Cloud (NWC)

Create REST service

Integration with Microsoft Flow

Create REST service

Integration with Nintex for Office365

Introduction

Prerequisites and installation

Prerequisites

For each

New operation

Mapping input parameters

Mapping scalar parameters

Mapping scalar parameters

Getting started with the WebService Designer

SAP connection

Designations and SAP connection

Menu bar

Create definitions with the WebService Designer

Execute table activity

Deployment authentication

Call function module

Administration

ECS Core Dashboard

Administrators

Nintex Workflow for Office 365

Create Nintex Workflow for Office 365

Filling dropdown boxes in Nintex Forms

Create OpenAPI definitions

Create OpenAPI definition

ECS Core installation

Do while

Operation details

Mapping structure parameters

Mapping output parameters

Mapping structure parameters

Connection settings

Server connection

Custom Data Types

Create definitions via the Management Site

Where clause

Web service authentication

Consumer authentication

Development with ECS Core

SAP Connections

API Keys

Test the workflow

Nintex Forms for Office 365

Import OpenAPI definition in NWC

Import OpenAPI definition into Flow

Deployment

Create a new web service

Create Custom Data Type

Assign value

Mapping list-based parameters

Mapping list-based parameters

Main menu

Operations

Secure Stores

Azure Relay

Create connection

Configure Flow

WebService Designer

Parameter mapping

Operation with SAP table

System Operations

Web Services

Configure NWC Workflow

Integration with Office 365

Test Flow

Example scenario

Settings

Integration with Nintex

Test workflow

Further activities

Test the web service

Validation

Deploy web service

OpenAPI definitions

Services Site