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Former Member
Dec 12, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Gateway OData or PI when to use what?


Hi all,

We are currently doing a project whereby we need to integrate SAP ECC, SAP CRM with an external system. The external system will retrieve from and post data to either ECC or CRM. Some of the data exchanges are synchronous and some are a-synchronous.

Especially for the synchronous transactions I suggested to use an OData interface by installing the SAP Netweaver Gateway as a hub (install it on our PI system).

For consistency purposes I suggest to use an OData interface as well but within the project team there is some confusion as to when to use OData vs integration using PI. As the a-synchronous integration looks more like a A2A setup people believe we should use PI instead.

Anybody has an opinion regarding this?