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B2B adapters?

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B2B adapters enable the cross-company communication? or some kind of tunneling must be in place before hand?

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    Jun 10, 2008 at 01:12 PM

    Hi,

    B2B adapters are third party adapters which will be used in B2B Communication.

    Ex: Seeburger, iWay Adapters....

    When you are dealing with in your Organization levele or Network level means it is A2A Scenario

    B2B Means the communication between two Organizations or parties

    A2A - application 2 application:

    this is a integration like let's say, you have 2 systems in your company: ERP & accounting system. And you want to send data from ERP to acconting system. This happens inside your company, so it is sol called A2A.

    B2B - business 2 business

    Let's say, there are 2 companies, and they have a different systems, which need to be integrated. For Ex: your client is using SAP R/3 and their customer is having some other technology. they want to integrate each Appications. this is B2B

    Regards

    Seshagiri

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  • Jun 10, 2008 at 01:22 PM

    Hi,

    >>>B2B adapters enable the cross-company communication? or some kind of tunneling must be in place before hand?

    those kind of adapter usually allow you to connect with different applications natively

    (so you send a message from XI and it's translated to the destinations applications message (it can use

    non XI supported protocol (SFTP etc) ) for exmaple

    if you want to use ARIBA then probably the application will be Ariba Value Chain Management

    http://www.iwaysoftware.com/products/adapters/ariba.html

    Also take a look at these..

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005/helpdata/en/fa/726c42eed40e53e10000000a155106/frameset.htm

    http://www.iwaysoftware.com/products/adapters/ariba.html

    http://www.spendmatters.com/index.cfm?mode=entry&entry=3DC2605F-9CEC-D4D4-6F02C53F1D1EC42F

    B2B Adapters are third party adapters. It is developed based on the industry standards. Like iWay,SeeBurger etc

    For more on B2B Adapters-see SAP Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/netweaver -> SAP NetWeaver in Detail -> Process Integration -> SAP Exchange Infrastructure ->SAP XI in Detail ->Connectivity.

    regards

    Aashish Sinha

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    Jun 10, 2008 at 01:13 PM

    Hi,

    B2B Adapters are third party adapters. It is developed based on the industry standards. Like iWay,SeeBurger etc

    Technical adapter are protocol specific (like JMS, JDBC, HTTP)

    Business Adapter (B2B) are business specific. They work mostly with business objects then messages. Business adapter can use standard protocol. For example Rosettanet uses HTTP/HTTPS.

    For more on B2B Adapters-see SAP Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/netweaver -> SAP NetWeaver in Detail -> Process Integration -> SAP Exchange Infrastructure ->SAP XI in Detail ->Connectivity.

    Please take a look at these..

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005/helpdata/en/fa/726c42eed40e53e10000000a155106/frameset.htm

    http://www.iwaysoftware.com/products/adapters/ariba.html

    http://www.spendmatters.com/index.cfm?mode=entry&entry=3DC2605F-9CEC-D4D4-6F02C53F1D1EC42F

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/00f9cdf5-d812-2a10-03b4-aff3bbf792bf

    Thanks

    swarup

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    Jun 10, 2008 at 01:33 PM

    >>or some kind of tunneling must be in place before hand?

    Yes,you need extra settings/configurations for B2B scenarios.

    These settings depends upon the adapter you would be using,for e.g if you want to use AS2 adapter,you need to have AS2 server in place,similarly to use FTP VAN you need to have mailbox setup on VAN.

    In addition to above ,to Install external B2B adapters,you need settings on XI server as well

    Thanx

    Aamir

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