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a2a and b2b

hi experts

I am a fresher to Netweaver XI, can you please help with the terminologies like

A2A, B2B scenarios,3rd party , partners though they seem to be easy ,

they are bit confusing

-smith

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    May 15, 2007 at 06:37 AM

    HI Smith

    A2A means application to application,it refers to scenarios which u do within ur landscape.suppose u have a R/3 and a File server and ur doing IDOC to File,then it will be a A2A scenario.

    B2B means business to business,it refers to scenarios between two separate business(different landscape),suppose u have company A which wants to talk to company B withour exposing their internal landscape,now in this case it will be a B2B scenario.

    party comes into play for B2B scenarios,its actually a name given to your business by organisations like DUNS,NAFTA etc. and uniquely identifies ur business.u can think of party as a postal address for ur organisation.if someone from outside has to send you something then he needs ur postal address(party) but if u want to interfact within ur house ,u dont need any postal address,hence no party name.

    hope its clear now

    Cheers..

    Vasu

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      May 15, 2007 at 06:37 AM

      Hi John

      A2A--> Connecting 2 application within a companies firewall

      B2B---> Connecting outside a firewall i.e b/w 2 businesses for eg, connecting an application in IBM n/w with an app in Microsoft n/w (

      Partners -> are used in b2b scenarios.

      REgards

      krishna

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    • May 15, 2007 at 06:40 AM

      A2A is application to application scenarios one of the common in any XI development project.B2B is business to business scenarios. The major differentiation would be that in B2B you would go and create Party and then configure your scenario. Ref: /people/shabarish.vijayakumar/blog/2006/09/08/b2b-and-the-hype-about-the-party

      <i>3rd party , partners though they seem to be easy</i>

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      3rd party in an XI implementation refers to any system other than SAP in the landscape 😊

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      May 15, 2007 at 07:05 AM

      Hi

      A2A (Application 2 Application) -> for example communication between 2 application in the same organisation

      B2B(Business 2 Business)for example communication between 2 application in the different organisation (communication between an org and its partner)

      3rd party->in SAP terminology it refers to anything which is not in the SAP landscape

      partner ->vendor

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