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Difference between PI (XI) interface and ABAP Interface

Former Member
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Hello Experts,

We are in the process of identifying interfaces for our current client. I am looking for some documentation or any specific information that will help me to differentiate between SAP PI interface and ABAP Interface. Basically I want to know what are the advantages of PI interface over ABAP interface. What is better? and why?

Any information would be of great help. Thanks.


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PI (versus point to point ABAP) advantages are:

1) Centralized control over data security

2) More effective (centralized) interface failure monitoring and resolution

3) Elimination of redundant development and maintenance costs