Frequently Asked For Topics: Azure SAP

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Because you get:

  • SAP ECM as a true, native Azure Service (Azure Web App)
  • Globally available O365, Azure SharePoint On-Line and/or Blob Storage
  • Snap-in Auto scaling, Failover and Automated Recovery
  • Integration to MS Power Platform for content processing automations
  • Can leverage AI and data driven content utilization services 
  • Iron-Clad Governance, Securitization and full scale ILM facilities.

Yes, It is certified as Compatible

  • We have  current Customers using AL_ACS  for “RISE with SAP”
  • Our solution can be in the same domain/tenant as their SAP on Azure
  • Considerably less expensive than the legacy solutions hosted in a series of VMs.
  • We optionally offer our solution as a Managed Service alongside RISE
  • They can quickly deploy AL_ACS and use the ECM system as they are migrating to RISE 

Meta Data Based Azure Services Supports

  • Cross functional advanced document search and discovery
  • Enhance Productivity with enriched content centers for Users, anywhere, anytime
  • When provisioned and maintained in real-time, the added contextual and SAP business data can be tagged to content and is always up-to-the second current 
  • As a subscribable service that business data can be delivered directly to content processing applications and process automations. 

Yes, in several ways, there more details here, but for a quick answer:

  1. Because Fiori Apps are not given a function to use for uploading new documents to an external ArchiveLink repository, (Unless you deploy SAP DMS which only supports a subset of Business objects and is expensive to implement), we offer a “plug-in” Fiori Content Service.
  2. The Fiori Content Service for AL_ACS can be used within your Fiori App, or set-up as a ribbon or sidebar service. It also includes the ability to support advanced search for documents based on their meta data tags.
  3. We offer a CMIS adapter to Azure Blob Storage

For a broader understanding of BTP/ Fiori and connected cloud ECM, you might read our eBook: Content Enabling S4/HANA, BTP & Fiori


AL_ACS is SAP certified “for integration with / deployment on SAP S/4 Hana via the SAP integration scenario S/4-BC-AL 7.40” including:

  • HTTP Content Server Functionality
  • Barcode BAPI

SAP Certified Solutions Directory

Yes, for both Google Containers and Google SharePoint, see the product website:


A Cloud Services Platform (CSP) is essentially a complete modularized platform to ingest, manage, create, process, produce, organize, track, and store business documents and other unstructured business-related content. The most future forward Content Services Platforms are cloud-native, scaling easily and efficiently to the needs of even the largest enterprises. 

AL_ACS, as an Azure add-in, provides a whole series of interoperability services that intelligently allows Azure and the Power Platform to be used as a full services CSP for SAP ERPs.

Our SF_CCS solution is an extension to AL_ACS that adds a SuccessFactors DCM API Interface alongside the ArchiveLink Content Service. The result is a single unified content repository that holds documents from both systems. Typically, this may be a requirement when users in  both the ERP and HXM systems need access to employee files in support of their respective business activities tied to employee records, such as payroll, EH&S, CATS, HCM, etc.

A Common Store eliminates the need for duplicate repositories and the requirement to keep them synchronized, it improves user productivity with single click access to files, and allows for enhanced governance and compliance when it comes to enterprise personnel files.

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Neither SAP S/4 HANA nor ECC include a complete solution set to support all the potential business drivers for  a comprehensive ECM that includes a content processing platform also. Additionally, moving a S4/HANA or ECC system to the cloud presents challenges if enterprises want to take their content along also.

There are many different facets and considerations to understand, such as, not all content service functions in the core ERP are available to SAP BTP and Fiori, for instance. S/4 HANA memory is expensive yet the default function for saving attachments is to store them there.

Our eBook gives you an overview of the business needs to consider, existing technology gaps, financial impacts and items to consider when determining an optimum path forward with a “ECM Transformation” initiative. eBook: Content Enabling S4/HANA, BTP & Fiori

Yes, as we expanded to support our internal Product initiatives, we had an opportunity to also establish a pool of 250+ skilled IT specialists that includes a large group of SAP, RPA and AI experts. Our customers can draw from that pool to augment their own self-led or SI Partner-led IT projects and transformation initiatives. For more details on staff augmentation for general IT projects go here. For more details on SAP And Automation specialist go here.

When it comes to “Content Enabling” SAP, given the technology drivers in today’s dynamic business environment, the push for continuous digital transformation and accelerated ways to run the business, mean more is needed than just document storage locations for SAP business documents.

When it comes to “Content Enabling” SAP, given the technology drivers in today’s dynamic business environment, the push for continuous digital transformation and accelerated ways to run the business, mean more is needed than just document storage locations for SAP business documents.

AL_ACS SAP Interop Services. To support SAP S4/HANA (or ECC) the Azure Content Services have been mapped to the SAP specific document object models and API’s. Critically, it has been constructed to support SAP interchange and integration points for content management plus bi-directional SAP Generic Object Services for Content actions) (GOS activities). It enables authorized, out-side SAP access to business information plus provide runtime services for transactional activities and process actions along with bi-directional workflow interoperability support.