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Details on XI EDI adapter from seeburger

Hi,

We currently have our B2B integration going through Gentran & Webmethods.

We are having a evaluation process on the different tools available.

Can anyone give information on the licensing details of the XI EDI adapter from seeburger? Also do they have evaluation period? Has anyone gone through this process?

We have written to seeburger on this, but i thought of posting on SDN as the responses would be faster 😊

Thanks & Regards,

Renjith

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    Aug 28, 2006 at 03:09 PM

    Hi Renjith,

    There is no downloadable trial version available.

    You need to contact your local or regional Seeburger sales office.

    Seeburger EDI Adapter provides an EDI solution on internet via HTTP or AS2 to replace the expensive VAN. It provides some pre-built mappings for IDOC to ANSI X12(810,850,855,856 etc.,) and Idoc to EDIFACT(ORDERS,DESADV,INVOIC etc.,) and has the ability to build your own. These pre-defined mappings transform the IDOC-XML to EDI-XML format.

    These transformed EDI-XML messages are then converted to EDI specific format using the Seeburger's BIC(Business Integration Converter)adapter. In addition, Seeburger provides adapters like AS2,FTP(EDI specific) and so on to route these EDI messages to external EDI Partners.

    Seeburger EDI Adapter leverages SAP XI's Adapter Framework. This Adapter is used to perform conversion between EDI and XML format. It also provides some canned EDI layouts and the ability to build your own. It is used to transfer the EDI message via HTTP or AS2 protocols.

    The most direct way of using the Seeburger adapters is to configure the BIC as a module. There is a software component from seeburger called bicmapper which will allow you to do the following:

    1. define or import the inbound message metadefinition in various formats ( edifact, xml,...)

    2. using a mapping create an xml variant as the output metadefinition or edifact in the other direction.

    3. create a one to one mapping between input en output.

    4. export the metadata in xsd or sda format for import in XI

    5. generate an SDA which can be deployed in XI and used as a module.

    Please go through the following links which clearly explains what you want and it also helps you in understanding the same in depth:

    http://www.seeburger.com

    http://www.seeburger.com/fileadmin/com/pdf/AS2_General_Overview.pdf

    http://www.seeburger.it/fileadmin/it/pdf/2005_04_sapphire_Ferrero_transcript.pdf

    http://www.seeburger.com/fileadmin/com/pdf/SEEBURGER_SAP_Adapter_engl.pdf

    http://www.seeburger.com/fileadmin/com/pdf/Butler_Group_SEEBURGER_Technology_Audit.pdf

    http://www.sap.com/france/company/events/2006/02-01-Automotive-Seeburger.pdf

    http://h41123.www4.hp.com/presentations/ISUG/XISeeBurger.ppt

    http://www.sap.com/asia/company/events/nwtechdays/presentation/australia-slides/Pre-Built_Integration.pdf

    Regards,

    Abhy

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      Hi Abhey,

      I have one question related to the MDN .

      My scenario is like AS2 adapter is on the receiver side means its converting XML to EDI format. When the payload along with MDN is sent from the XI side EDI partner , the EDI partner sends back the MDN acknowledgment back to XI.

      The problem is that XI is not able to accept the MDN acknowledgment.

      Could you please suggest what all steps need to be configured to receive that MDN acknowledgment on XI side.

      e.g 1)AS2 Communication channel with message protocol REPORTS

      2)Sender agreement for accepting the acknowledgment

      3) What type of message interface is to be used which is required in the configuration step for sender agreements(MDN specific format??)

      4) Any other configuaration required ??

      Please reply as soon as possible.

      With regards,

      Simran

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    Aug 28, 2006 at 02:46 PM

    Hi Renjith,

    As far as I know, you would need to purchase a license key from the vendor itself.

    Check these..

    SAP Adapters

    EDI with XI

    cheers,

    Prashanth

    P.S Please mark helpful answers

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      Hi Prashanth,

      Thanks for the response.

      I know that the license has to be purchased from seeburger....

      The information that i am looking for is the details regarding that...like how is the pricing structured...and is there an evaluation period...

      Regards,

      Renjith

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    Former Member
    Aug 28, 2006 at 03:21 PM

    Hi Renjith

    Abhy is our Seeburger expert :-). His thread should answer ur question

    cheers,

    Prashanth 😊

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