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Strategic approach to integrate BAPI with SAP XI

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Dear All,

To integrate BAPI with XI, we could do it in 2 ways. either as an RFC or a Web Service depending on the R/3 version. However I would like to know what is SAPs strategy towards this integration? I am hearing different feedback from different people, which I would like to confirm it from here.

Could you help me in knowing SAP directions towards this integration?

Thanks,

Krishna

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Krishna,

I think, there is not much difference. Using BAPIs directly "is easier", u don't have to create web services. Limitation in this case is, that there will be communicatino limit toward other systems in future. If u use web services (published from FMs), it will work also, but u have to create them. One more pro web services is, that also other systems can w/o any problems use this functionality, cos web services are usual method of communication between different systems.

So solution depends just on ur needs. Final functionality will be tha same.

Peter

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Thanks for the reply,

I wanted more precise reply, do you think SAP promoting webservice instead native RFC connection?

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I don't think so. I think it is just a new way how to be able to integrate ECC with other systems (w/o XI). SAP gives by this a chance to other systems to cooperate directly with ECC. If u use XI, there is almost no difference.

Peter