Overcast is a fully maintained business application on top of Salesforce delivering end-to-end business processes across Salesforce and SAP. As a technical integration platform, Overcast can integrate any system and API-enable any system.
We believe Salesforce is going to be THE engagement layer on top of SAP in the next 20 years
System of Engagement (Salesforce)
Where business is run and ideas are born
- Dynamic business processes
- Derive competitive advantage
- Easy to configure and customize even by non-developers
System of Record (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, etc.)
The backbone of business
- Infrequent/incremental changes
- Authoritative data source
- Stable and defined global processes
We use SAP – what does that mean for us?
The SAP + Salesforce + Overcast solution architecture allows you to engage your customers in new and meaningful ways: provide your sales reps the tools to service your customers faster and better, design integrated service experiences or configure powerful self-service portals for your sales agencies and end-customers.
For companies, upgrading to S/4HANA, the new SAP + Salesforce + Overcast solution architecture eliminates the need for using or re-implementing weak SAP modules and products. Instead, you can implement best-in-class Salesforce-based solutions e.g. in the areas of business workflow, field service, call centers or self-service communities, and seamlessly integrate them with SAP.
Salesforce is a powerful platform that offers benefits beyond CRM. Declaratively implement any type of business application without coding and within weeks. So, see S/4HANA upgrades as an opportunity to design optimized comprehensive solutions by leveraging the strengths – and avoiding the weaknesses – of both SAP and Salesforce and increase overall customer satisfaction and the value of your solution.
Expectations to connect not only applications but also employees and business partners in entirely new ways are increasing rapidly. Overcast was designed for this new world and solves the uniquely complex task of integrating highly-complex enterprise software solutions such as SAP. No other system is as hard to integrate with as SAP due to SAP’s highly complex and hierarchical business object model and as such, Overcast prebuilt 100+ integrations complete with UI, data syncs & business process integration to give you a headstart.
Today, Overcast is the only solution that allows for application integrations that have zero footprint on the backend system and that comes with hundreds of pre-built integrations that work out-of-the-box. In addition, Overcast’s unique mixed replication/real-time architecture reframes how integrations are designed as it allows to integrate by reference rather than by copying data (something that can be very hard to do and maintain). All this is possible now without writing code.
Overcast natively connects to SAP, any Web Service or any database. However, for customers with existing API management solutions such as Mulesoft in place, Overcast can be deployed in combination with Mulesoft and handle all the frontend integration.
SECURITY AND ON-PREMISE CONNECTIVITY
Overcast is built upon an underlying concept of not holding onto data which removes the whole class of security issues around data at rest. Overcast is unique in that it does not even store system credentials. These are provided in encrypted form by the customer’s System-of-Engagement during the invocation of an integration scenario. This coupled with Overcast’s use of code signing means that the Overcast does not become a prime attack point for hackers (unlike other iPaaS/ESBs). Furthermore, all network communications are protected by military grade encryption, network connections are only accepted from/made to pre-registered endpoints for your organisation, and only world class data centers with appropriate infrastructure certifications are used.
All interactions with the System-of-Record use appropriate user credentials that can be mapped on a per-(System-of-Engagement)-user basis and so you are not forced to create a dedicated integration user and give it the ever-growing superset of required authorisations.
Overcast can communicate with your System-of-Record either over a hardware/software VPN network or download the lightweight Overcast Secure Agent and establish a secure gateway.
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