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Hello All,

Can we consider BDC as out dated as we can directly use XI to import the data from the Legacy system with more advantages like RWB tools etc.,

OR is BDC still in use.

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    Mar 04, 2008 at 05:35 PM


    BDC have its own usage and XI have its own purpose.

    With BDC you can upload the data across the SAP screens or to the SAP Databse. but in XI you are pushing the data from IDOC or RFC.

    XI is basically middelware to tranfer the data across various systems

    and BDC is used to update the data within the system.

    If we go with XI then- As you know, XI can act as a Centralized integration platform, in future it will be very easy rather writing a BDC program

    -capability of Webenablement will help you

    -Integration Business Workflow (as you mentioned BPM)

    -Features in XI are getting better

    But initial investment, if you don't have XI environment will be high. And skill set required with their high demand will be high.

    But if you go with BDC program, it will be a point to point right. And now and in future probably if ESA architecture is the part of the business , then I think this approach may not be valid. Regd, cost/effort/skill set it will be good option as of now.



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