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why XI

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when we have ALE IDOCs, BAPIs, BADIs, BDC . why a company should go for SAP XI. and wht r the advantages of XI when compared to these technologies

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  • Posted on Sep 22, 2007 at 07:50 AM

    The primary objective is integration of SAP with other SAP and non SAP systems. How could u connect ur SAP system to legacy and other non-SAP systems using the technologies u mentioned? And even if u succeed, it would be point-to-point development.

    XI act as the central hub for integration logic.

    For XI Vs ALE

    /people/aparna.chaganti2/blog/2007/02/06/xi-or-alewhich-one-is-better

    Regards,

    Prateek

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  • Posted on Sep 22, 2007 at 08:01 AM

    1.you have the central integration point for your enterprise solutions in terms of development/implementation, monitoring and administration.

    2. SAP XI provide powerful features for process integration of your solutions in terms of XML data exchange technology, like routing, mapping, splitting/merging, pre/post-processing of your messages.

    3. As SAP XI is based on open standard, it is very easy to integrate with SAP or non-SAP products, you can even easily to extend the support adapters according to your business requirement.

    4. Of couse, it is SAP product and you are running SAP products (ALE, Idocs, BAPS..), there is no better middleware product than its own.

    5. With the above 4, you gain the best ROI and the lowest TCO

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  • Posted on Sep 22, 2007 at 08:06 AM

    Hi Zavier,

    Good Check this documentation and corresponding links

    SAP Exchange Infrastructure

    Purpose

    SAP Exchange Infrastructure (SAP XI) enables you to implement cross-system processes. It enables you to connect systems from different vendors (non-SAP and SAP) in different versions and implemented in different programming languages (Java, ABAP, and so on) to each other. SAP Exchange Infrastructure is based on an open architecture, uses open standards (in particular those from the XML and Java environments) and offers those services that are essential in a heterogeneous and complex system landscape:

    ● Modeling and design of messages, transformations, and cross-component integration processes

    ● Configuration options for managing collaborative processes and message flow

    ● Runtime for message and process management

    ● Adapter Engine for integrating heterogeneous system components

    ● Central monitoring for monitoring message flow and processes

    SAP XI supports internal company scenarios and cross-company scenarios.

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/developerareas/xi

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/0f/80243b4a66ae0ce10000000a11402f/content.htm

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/14/80243b4a66ae0ce10000000a11402f/frameset.htm

    http://www.sap-press.com/product.cfm?account=∏uct=H1950

    see following links,

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/servlet/prt/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/e1532f46-0a01-0010-bc88-af3272254881

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/servlet/prt/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/e1532f46-0a01-0010-bc88-af3272254881

    /people/sap.user72/blog/2005/05/31/my-experience-with-xi-installation-on-fedora-core-3-linux

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/servlet/prt/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/95d7d490-0301-0010-ce93-c58f9a3cde0b

    http://help.sap.com/bp_bpmv130/Documentation/Installation/XI30InstallGuide.pdf

    http://help.sap.com/bp_bpmv130/Documentation/Installation/Configuration_Guide_FP.pdf

    check out these threads

    xi-installation

    xi-installation

    http://help.sap.com

    Introduction to XI technology

    XI Materials

    XI Material

    /people/sravya.talanki2/blog/2006/12/25/aspirant-to-learn-sap-xiyou-won-the-jackpot-if-you-read-this-part-i

    /people/sravya.talanki2/blog/2006/12/26/aspirant-to-learn-sap-xiyou-won-the-jackpot-if-you-read-this-part-ii

    /people/sravya.talanki2/blog/2006/12/27/aspirant-to-learn-sap-xiyou-won-the-jackpot-if-you-read-this-part-iii

    then practice the following scenario's you will get every thing about XI

    1. Aspirant to learn SAP XI...You won the Jackpot if you read this!-Part I /people/sravya.talanki2/blog/2006/12/25/aspirant-to-learn-sap-xiyou-won-the-jackpot-if-you-read-this-part-i

    2. Aspirant to learn SAP XI...You won the Jackpot if you read this!-Part II /people/sravya.talanki2/blog/2006/12/26/aspirant-to-learn-sap-xiyou-won-the-jackpot-if-you-read-this-part-ii

    3. Aspirant to learn SAP XI...You won the Jackpot if you read this!-Part III /people/sravya.talanki2/blog/2006/12/27/aspirant-to-learn-sap-xiyou-won-the-jackpot-if-you-read-this-part-iii

    regards

    sreeni

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