Connecting Your IoT Device Data With SAP

5 minute read | 08 Apr 2023

By Boomi

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly growing facet of technology that’s changing the way we interact with the world around us. IoT devices are becoming more prevalent in our everyday lives, from smart homes to industrial automation.

As the number of connected devices grows, businesses are looking for ways to leverage this new wealth of data. One way to achieve this is by connecting IoT devices with SAP, the leading enterprise software provider. Let’s explore how this connection can boost your business value.

What Is IoT?

The Internet of Things is a term used to describe a broad range of physical devices that contain sensors and software, enabling them to collect and share data over the Internet.

IoT devices include wearables, vehicles, appliances, and industry-specific tools. These IoT devices can communicate with other devices and systems, collect and analyze data, and trigger various tasks automatically.

Data collected by IoT devices can monitor your workforce’s well-being, detect opportunities to improve productivity, and stay current with your logistics needs.

By analyzing data from IoT devices, businesses can also gain insights into how their products are used and identify areas for improvement. This information can then help to develop new products or enhance existing ones, increasing customer satisfaction and revenue.

How Boomi Helps IoT Devices Talk To Your Systems

Boomi platform connectors can integrate IoT devices with other business systems, so your organization can leverage data to optimize operations, reduce costs, and improve customer satisfaction.

Boomi delivers five distinct capabilities

1. Boomi’s low-code integration platform allows for the rapid integration of devices with business applications.

2. Boomi API Management enables IoT vendors and customers to create, publish, and manage APIs for IoT integration.

3. Boomi Flow makes it simple to create workflow automations that integrate device data with business applications.

4. Boomi can be deployed on IoT devices and edge gateways to provide data integration and management at the network edge.

5. Boomi’s integration platform as a service (iPaaS) reduces the learning curve and total cost of ownership, making it easier and more cost-effective for enterprises to manage all aspects of their IoT architecture from a single platform.

How SAP Streamlines Your Operations

As a leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP), SAP helps businesses integrate their departments and processes into a single system. This enables your finance, accounting, human resources, and supply chain management to share data and collaborate efficiently across the organization. A solution like SAP can make a significant impact on productivity. For organizations that manage inventories, staying on top of product and part count is paramount. Automation within SAP will allow the system to seamlessly check things like inventory levels and generate production orders for components in low supply.

Giving Your SAP Instance a Boost With Boomi

Boomi integration helps organizations unlock the total value of their SAP investments by connecting SAP with other critical systems and data sources. Boomi’s cloud-native platform can integrate SAP with a wide range of systems, including cloud applications, on-premises systems, and IoT devices. For example, Boomi can integrate SAP with a CRM system, allowing sales and customer service teams to access up-to-date customer data from SAP in real time. Boomi can also integrate SAP with supply chain systems, enabling organizations to more effectively manage inventory levels and respond quickly to changing customer demands.

Benefits of IoT and SAP Integration

Improved visibility and real-time insights

Collect real-time data from various sources, such as sensors, machines, and other equipment. This data can give businesses insights into their operations, supply chain, and customer behavior, helping them make informed decisions and respond quickly to changing conditions.

Increased efficiency and productivity

Automate processes reduce or eliminate the need for their workforce to perform repetitive, manual tasks. This can help improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and increase productivity.

Predictive maintenance

Take advantage of predictive maintenance by using sensor data to monitor equipment and identify potential issues before they occur. This can reduce downtime and maintenance costs while ensuring equipment always operates optimally.

Improved supply chain management

Track products and shipments in real time. This helps businesses optimize their supply chain and improve delivery times.

Enhanced customer experience

Better understand customer behavior and preferences. Businesses can personalize their offerings and provide an improved customer experience.

Get the Most Out of IoT With SAP and Boomi

Incorporating an integration and automation solution like Boomi can add significant value when connecting IoT devices with SAP. This approach enables businesses to extract meaningful insights from the data collected and make decisions that drive value.

Download our executive brief, “ERP Modernization: An App and Data Integration Story” to start planning your SAP transformation journey with Boomi.