We are planning to implement SAP MDG as a stand alone hub to integrate materials, business partners, suppliers and customers with SAP ECC, SAP SRM, SAP CRM and non-SAP systems. I would be very grateful if you could clarify some aspects regarding the integration approach.
- Is the normal approach integrating SAP MDG with SAP systems directly without SAP PI and integrate SAP MDG with non-SAP systems using SAP PI?
- As far as I understand the standard processes to distribute the master data are based on IDOC or in SOA services. Is that right? In case of SOA services, is it necessary to use SAP PI to enable the communication between MDG and SAP systems?
- Replication status. There is a functionality to show the replication status in the target systems. Is that functionality based on acknowledgment back from target systems with the result of the operation? Does it works regardless using IDOCs or SOA services?
- We are planning to implement some bespoke entities currently not covered by MDG. Which are the options to set up the replication of this custom entities? Can Replication status functionality mentioned in above point be used for bespoke entities?
Many thanks for all your help,