Get started with SAP and Microsoft integration scenarios

According to SAP over 87% of total global commerce is generated by SAP customers and more SAP systems are running in the cloud each year. The SAP platform provides a foundation for innovation for many companies and can handle various workloads natively. Explore our integration section further to learn how you can combine the Microsoft Azure ecosystem with your SAP workload to accelerate your business outcomes. Among the scenarios are extensions with Power Platform ("keep the ABAP core clean"), secured APIs with Azure API Management, automated business processes with Logic Apps, enriched experiences with SAP Business Technology Platform, native Microsoft integrations using ABAP Cloud, uniform data blending dashboards with the Azure Data Platform and more.

For the latest news from the SAP and Azure world, follow the SAP on Microsoft TechCommunity section and the relevant Azure tags on the SAP Community.

To learn more about the opportunities of extending SAP applications with Azure services, see this Azure Friday episode:

We have over thirty years of partnership between SAP and Microsoft, which is a foundation to support common goals long-term, including a joint commitment by SAP and Microsoft to simplify and streamline customers’ journeys to the cloud. For more information, see:

Integration resources

Select an area for resources about how to integrate SAP and Azure in that space.

Area Description
Azure OpenAI service Learn how to integrate your SAP workloads with Azure OpenAI service.
Microsoft Copilot Learn how to integrate your SAP workloads with Microsoft Copilots.
SAP RISE managed workloads Learn how to integrate your SAP RISE managed workloads with Azure services.
Microsoft Office Learn about Office Add-ins in Excel, doing SAP Principal Propagation with Office 365, SAP Analytics Cloud and Data Warehouse Cloud integration and more.
Microsoft Teams Discover collaboration scenarios boosting your daily productivity by interacting with your SAP applications directly from Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Power Platform Learn about the available out-of-the-box SAP applications enabling your business users to achieve more with less.
SAP Fiori Increase performance and security of your SAP Fiori applications by integrating them with Azure services.
Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure Active Directory) Ensure end-to-end SAP user authentication and authorization with Microsoft Entra ID. Single sign-on (SSO) and multifactor authentication (MFA) are the foundation for a secure and seamless user experience.
Azure Integration Services Connect your SAP workloads with your end users, business partners, and their systems with world-class integration services. Learn about co-development efforts that enable SAP Event Mesh to exchange cloud events with Azure Event Grid, understand how you can achieve high-availability for services like SAP Cloud Integration, automate your SAP invoice processing with Logic Apps and Azure AI services and more.
App Development in any language including ABAP and DevOps Apply best-in-class developer tooling to your SAP app developments and DevOps processes.
Azure Data Services Learn how to integrate your SAP data with Data Services like Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure Data Factory, Power BI, Data Warehouse Cloud, Analytics Cloud, which connector to choose, tune performance, efficiently troubleshoot, and more.
Threat Monitoring and Response Automation with Microsoft Security Services for SAP Learn how to best secure your SAP workload with Microsoft Defender for Cloud, the SAP certified Microsoft Sentinel solution, and immutable vault for Azure Backup. Prevent incidents from happening, detect, and respond to threats in real-time.
SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) Discover integration scenarios like SAP Private Link to securely and efficiently connect your BTP apps to your Azure workloads.

Azure OpenAI service

For more information about integration with Azure OpenAI service, see the following Azure documentation:

Also see these SAP resources:

Microsoft Copilot

For more information about integration with Microsoft 365 Copilot, see the following Microsoft resources:

Also see these SAP resources:

Microsoft Office

For more information about integration with Microsoft Office, see the following Azure documentation:

Also see these SAP resources:

Microsoft Teams

For more information about integration with Microsoft Teams, see Native SAP apps on the Teams marketplace. Also see the following SAP resources.

Microsoft Power Platform

For more information about integration with Microsoft Power Platform, see the following Power Automate resources:

Also see the following SAP resources:

SAP Fiori

For more information about integration with SAP Fiori, see the following resources:

Also see the following SAP resources:

Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure AD)

For more information about integrations with Microsoft Entra ID and Microsoft Entra ID Governance, see the following Microsoft Entra documentation:

For how to configure single sign-on, see the following Microsoft Entra documentation and tutorials:

Also see the following SAP resources:

Azure Integration Services

For more information about using SAP with Azure Integration services, see the following Microsoft resources and Azure documentation:

Also see the following SAP resources:

App development in any language including ABAP and DevOps

For more information about integrating SAP with Microsoft services natively, see the following resources:

Also see the following SAP resources:

Azure Data Services

Learn how to choose the best SAP connector for data integration and how to tune performance including troubleshooting tips on our cloud adoption framework for SAP. Get started by identifying your SAP data sources here.

Integrate with Azure OpenAI Service from SAP ABAP via the Microsoft SDK for AI.

For more information about integration with Azure Data Services, see the following Microsoft and Azure resources:

Also see the following SAP resources:

Microsoft Security for SAP

Protect your data, apps, and infrastructure against rapidly evolving cyber threats with cloud security services from Microsoft. Artificial intelligence (AI) and device learning (ML) backed capabilities are required to keep up with the pace.

Use Microsoft Defender for Cloud to secure your cloud-infrastructure surrounding the SAP system including automated responses.

Complimenting that, use the SAP certified solution Microsoft Sentinel to protect your SAP system and SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) instance from within using signals from the SAP Audit Log among others.

Learn more about identity focused integration capabilities that power the analysis on Defender and Sentinel via the Microsoft Entra ID section.

Leverage the immutable vault for Azure Backup to protect your SAP data from ransomware attacks.

See the Microsoft Security Copilot working with an SAP Incident in action here.

Microsoft Sentinel for SAP

For more information about SAP certified threat monitoring with Microsoft Sentinel for SAP, see the following Microsoft resources:

Also see the following SAP resources:

See below video to experience the SAP security orchestration, automation and response workflow with Sentinel in action:

Microsoft Defender for Cloud

The Defender product family consist of multiple products tailored to provide "cloud security posture management" (CSPM) and "cloud workload protection" (CWPP) for the various workload types. Below excerpt serves as entry point to start securing your SAP system.

See SAP's recommendation to use AntiVirus software for SAP hosts and systems on both Linux and Windows based platforms here. Be aware that the threat landscape has evolved from file-based attacks to file-less attacks. Therefore, the protection approach has to evolve beyond pure AntiVirus capabilities too.

For more information about using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) via Microsoft Defender for Server for SAP applications regarding Next-generation protection (AntiVirus) and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) see the following Microsoft resources:

Also see the following SAP resources:

Note

It is not recommended to exclude files, paths or processes from EDR because it creates blind spots for Defender. If exclusions are required nevertheless, open a support case with Microsoft Support via the Defender365 Portal specifying executables and/or paths to exclude. Follow the same process for tuning of real-time scans.

Note

Certification for the SAP Virus Scan Interface (NW-VSI) doesn't apply to MDE, because it operates outside of the SAP system. It complements Microsoft Sentinel for SAP, which interacts with the SAP system directly. See more details and the SAP certification note for Sentinel below.

Tip

MDE was formerly called Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). Older articles or SAP notes still refer to that name.

Tip

Microsoft Defender for Server includes Endpoint detection and response (EDR) features that are provided by Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 2.

Immutable vault for Azure Backup for SAP

For more information about immutable vault for Azure Backup, see the following Azure documentation:

SAP BTP

For more information about Azure integration with SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), see the following SAP resources:

Customer resources

These resources include Customer Engagement Initiatives (CEI), public BETAs, and Customer Influence programs:

Free developer accounts

You can use the following free developer accounts to explore integration scenarios for Azure and SAP.

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