SAP Integration Suite vs. MuleSoft Comparison

Which is the best iPaaS provider for you?

November 29, 2022

Written by
Louis-Victor Jadavji, Cofounder of Taloflow

Who should you choose and why?

✋ Most important consideration

  • SAP has a mature integration offering that works well for organizations that use other SAP products extensively. 

🤔 Strongly consider SAP over MuleSoft if

  • You have a large footprint of SAP applications, like S/4, Hana, SuccessFactors, Concur, Ariba, etc.
  • You are looking to leverage pre-built integration content provided by SAP for common integration scenarios.

🤔 Strongly consider MuleSoft over SAP if

  • You need to deploy integrations on-premises (SAP has a PI/PO dependency).
  • You’re building data integration scenarios.
  • You’re building APIs and have advanced levels of API management.

📝 Other Notes

  • Although the SAP integration Suite is well-known for SAP-centric integration scenarios, it has also matured reasonably well to handle non-SAP scenarios.
  • The SAP API Business Hub in the SAP Integration Suite provides easy access to APIs for most other SAP systems.

SAP Integration Suite

SAP Integration Suite, part of the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), provides comprehensive business integration capabilities along with event broker support, RPA, and MDM-related features. In addition to the SAP Integration Suite, SAP hosts an API business hub comprising a vast array of reusable integration templates and integration content tailored for specific business processes. These capabilities make SAP IS an all-encompassing solution for businesses seeking robust, tailored integration capabilities in a single platform.

Mulesoft AnyPoint Platform

Mulesoft's Anypoint Exchange presents a holistic integration solution, combining iPaaS, API Management, and classic Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) tools. Its three-layered API architecture is highly regarded among enterprises for its structured approach to API development and management. Mulesoft further enhances its offering with Mulesoft Compose, a low-code solution facilitating deep integrations with Salesforce. This blend of solutions provides businesses with a unified, comprehensive platform to manage their integrations and APIs, enabling seamless data flow and operational efficiency.

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  • SAP has a dependency on PI/PO for running integrations on-premises.

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About the Author

Louis-Victor Jadavji (or "LV") is a recognized leader in the cloud services industry. He's helped 50+ digital native companies like ModusBox, Later, and NS1 choose the right cloud stack for their applications. His work has been featured in Forbes (30 Under 30 All-Star), HuffPost, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and Inc. Magazine.

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