Microsoft SharePoint is generally well accepted, and becoming much more common as the corporate Portal. Knowledge workers or specialist collaborating in this product is a simple, basic and pleasant experience. Why not integrate some SAP data into this space? The question will probably come down to the technical architecture. However, one of the advantages of SharePoint BCS (Business Connectivity Services) or SharePoint’s basic strategy for connecting to external data sources and SAP’s Enterprise Services is that they are two standards that should work together without any 3rd party components. Shouldn’t the goal or aim be to simplify this solution?