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IT architecture overview for on-prem clients

IT Architecture Overview

Enterprises have on-premises applications and databases that are deployed within their corporate data center. These applications are typically not easily accessible to cloud services like Celonis Platform.

With the Celonis on-prem Agent companies can let Celonis execute predefined actions in their on-premise applications.

The Celonis on-prem Agent provides a secure way for Celonis to selectively access customer-authorized on-premises applications without having to open ports in the corporate firewall.

Deep-dive IT architecture for Automation

One Agent can connect to arbitrary many on-premise applications that are located in the same network. The Agent can run centrally or locally (we recommend the installation on a central server).

We provide out-of-the-box connections to the most common on-prem applications, such as SAP. In addition, we provide a generic HTTP on-prem app that allows connecting with other custom on-pem systems assuming that they provide an API or web service.

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See the image below to view the detailed communication flow between Agent and Celonis Platform:

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Best practices for on-prem setup
  • Where should the Agent be installed?

    We recommend installing the Agent on a central server, typically the same server as used for the Celonis Extractors.

  • How many Agents do I need?

    One Agent can connect to arbitrary many on-premise applications that are located in the same network. For example, one Agent can connect both to SAP and HTTP.

    We recommend distinguishing between QA/ sandbox and production. An exemplary setup could look as follows:

    • Celonis Platform QA team - One Agent to connect to all QA systems

    • Celonis Platform productive team - One Agent to connect to all productive systems