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Mapping handling in third party vs SAP PI for EDI 850

Hi Experts,


Can I know Pros and Cons for hanling mapping translations in third party vs handling mapping translations in SAP PI for EDI 850 interface.

We are already paying money to third party. I just need pros and cons.. we will choose best approch based on your valuable points  😊


Appreciate your help.


Regards,

Krishna.

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    Aug 06, 2014 at 09:47 PM

    Krishna,

    It's subjective to the architecture decision which your company will take -

    If you have already invested in a 3rd party tool which can convert the EDI 850 and create the required orders then option 1 should be going with the 3rd party tool.

    If you have the SAP PI latest version and EDI add-on, then you can weigh the option based on the roadmap of your organization with respect to B2B integration.

    Cheers,

    Sunil.

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    Aug 06, 2014 at 08:28 PM

    Hi Mohan,

    Pros:

    SAP PI is a middleware and all Middlewares work pretty much on the same principles.

    I am assuming that EDI 850 would have some sort of structure, [ to be honest I have not worked on EDI but just read about it] and SAP PI would require you to convert this structure into XML -> the only language SAP PI understands.

    Now, I am sure there are lots of third party adapters available in the market for EDI. PI will give you flexibility to convert this interface into any kind of requirement be it JDBC/FILE/IDOC or anything and vice versa is also true. PI give you this enormous ability to convert to and from any format as long as it is viable.

    Last but not the least, it will provide a robust system with Alerting and Monitoring.

    Cons: You may have to invest on a third party adapter to read the EDI

    You can read the following links for more abt EDI and SAP PI:

    http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/10b17369-9522-2c10-84a6-d75d8a8ace22?overridelayout=t…

    Thanks & Regards,

    Tejas Bisen

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