Integration On Demand Tool: GP Bifrost

The challenge

A client requested a functionality that allowed running integration between Employee Central and external systems when it is requested and required by the user and not only to run on schedule. Interfaces that are created in SCPI or Boomi are not prepared to run ad-hoc or run with additional parameters depending on user needs. Therefore, during the pay period, payroll interfaces could be set to block data extraction from the source system; even if urgent cases are needed to be transferred. During integration UAT, test scenarios could be complex which means that using scheduling to run the interface is not efficient.

Our solution

The solution, GP Bifrost, is a tool to support the execution of integrations on-demand. This extension overcomes Cloud Platform Integration limitations regarding triggering, which creates several new possibilities for the user. Firstly, it enables running integrations on-demand and not solely on schedule. Secondly, the extension makes it possible to pass elements like company, employee range, or valid dates differently for each run. Further, it enhances the opportunity to improve the testing phase through the interface to extract data after performing test scenarios without the dependency of a scheduler. Last, the extension also makes it possible to test new complex changes on the interface with production data before implementing them to run on the scheduler.

Business impact

The Integration on-demand tool, GP Bifrost, will support the use of developed integrations. This will be done by allowing you to run the interface on demand without changing the schedule along with extracting data with defined parameters. Finally, you will also gain a better and more efficient test phase during the building and changing of live interfaces.

About GP Strategies

GP Strategies SuccessFactors Practice has completed more than 1000 SAP SuccessFactors projects in more than 100 countries worldwide throughout the past 18 years. Our 225 consultants are covering all major industries and provide continued operational support and maintenance for more than 125 companies. We are an SAP Gold Partner, and we have been awarded SAP Recognized Expertise in all SAP SuccessFactors areas. Entering the SAP Hall of Fame, we received the Partner Excellence Award in 2020 and 2021. Working together with our customers, we have won 13 Quality Awards in four years.  Contact us if you need guidance on how to get the most out of your SuccessFactors solution.