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Before Netweaver

Former Member
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Hi Everyone,

Would anyone let me know, what is the tool available for Integration before SAP NetWeaver Product.

Regards,

Varun Reddy.K

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varun_k
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I mean before SAP Net Weaver or SAP XI came into existence, what tool has SAP used for integration.

Regards,

Varun Reddy. K

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before xi with regard to integration product of sap,

in general,with bc namely business connector and ALE that is used for internal integration.

edi is embedded sap R3. it is used for extenal intergation.

ale is base on RFC.

before xi,actually,sap product is close

now become open for being sap netweaver platform. start to support open standard. such as http ,xml,web service.

Former Member
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Hi Varun,

Business connector is the integraation tool used by SAP before XI came into Picture.

Here are the few points that distinguish Xi from SAP-BC

SAP BC and SAP XI are based on different technologies

��SAP BC 4.6 and 4.7 based on webMethods‘Integration Server 4.6

��SAP XI based on open standards (e. g. BPEL4WS for business processes)

Only parts of an SAP BC implementation can be migrated to an SAP XI implementation

��XSLT mappings (offered since SAP BC 4.6)

Any custom programming done on the basis of SAP BC will likely not be reusable in the SAP Exchange Infrastructure context

��Example: SAP BC flow language

SAP Business Connector

Point-to-point connectivity

Messaging, mapping, routing

Relatively small footprint

Based on webMethods

technology

SAP-NetWeaver

Central design and configuration

Messaging, mapping, routing,

business scenarios, business

processes

Runs on SAP Web Application

Server

Open standards based

SAPs strategic solution for

integration of business processes

Eco-system of partners

providing adapters and content

This link may help u in better understanding of SAP-BC implementaion

http://www.thespot4sap.com/Articles/SAP_XML_Business_Integration.asp

aashish_sinha
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Hi,

Before netweaver stack, there was bit of different scene. Actually, earlier SAP uses an Integration technique called SAP BC with the collaboration with webMethods.According to this, i mean using this tool, WebMethods provided the functionality to query to SAP Tables, Create IDOC and get response and other things using the BAPI , BDC and RFC. This made the life easier for the manufacturing company to maintain data in sap and to show to the customer depending upon the query.

And for internal integration inside SAP, i don't thing they need any integrator before.because as you know, ou can say the SAP system contains all the modules inside like MM,PP, FICO etc and they are maintained using SAP tables and structures, So for fetching data for your relevance you just need to know the correct SAP table and fetch data using ABAP reports or write FM to fetch. Because its exists in one umbrella.

When netweaver came, there was some other revolution were already taken place, like all the manyfaturing company, production company were looking to manage data in structured way so they were prfeering some middleware who can manage the cross component data to show it to customers and to query everything using one umbrella to SAP System (Which maintain the data for all department as well as othe production related data) and from other relevent applications.

Here came netweaver, Because SAP is already know all these scenario and these people are very intelligent. So they made this stack.

I guess this is enough of funda :)... and also i given overview. Please add on this or please update my knowledge. I'll appreciate,

regards

Aashish Sinha

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Former Member
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You can have EDI, IBM Websphere, Vitria, WebM, Tibco etc.

Regards,

Sarvesh

aashish_sinha
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Hi,

lots of tool for integration before Netweaver SAP XI,

SAP BC Aka WebMethods (Colaboration product of SAP and WebMethods)

Mercator

Tibco

SeeBeyond

Sibel

and many mosre.

Just try googling and you will fine many more.

Regards

Aashish Sinha

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