What does “integrating” with the SAP App Center mean?
The SAP App Center allows you to integrate your solution via API event handlers and subscription endpoints using your own listener service. The endpoints are stack agnostic and can be defined by you. The listener service is responsible for tenanting your service, while the SAP App Center provides subscription management, invoicing, and payment capabilities. Get started here.
What are the requirements for integration?
You must host a service that is able to respond to purchase, upgrade, and cancellation requests. These can either be handled synchronously or asynchronously depending on your solution fit.
What types of apps or services are the best fit for integration on the SAP App Center?
Best fit apps are low-touch, low to no configuration, turnkey solutions that sell on a by seat basis, and/or offer a free trial with subscription upgrade options.
What are the advantages of integration?
You can achieve a truly automated digital experience for the delivery of your product or service to your customer in an SAP environment. You can take advantage of the App Center’s multi-currency invoicing, API based metering, user subscription and role management, SAP IDP services, and other useful technical components in your solution stack all without having to build them yourself.
What types of integration are there on the SAP App Center?
The SAP App Center supports both synchronous and asynchronous calls, and even has the option of custom order fields. This gives you a great deal of flexibility in in delivering your solution. For instance if your service requires additional manual config for initial install, but allows for instant turn around for things like adding additional user accounts later – you can configure your integration to reflect that.
Does integrating with the SAP App Center require your service to be on SAP Cloud platform?
No. However deploying on SAP Cloud Platform can have other benefits to your customer, and the App Center supports SAP Cloud Platform ePaaS.