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XI a MUST for MDM

Hi experts,

I am working on XI and also gather information about other parts. In one SDN eLearning it has been said that XI is a MUST for MDM. It can be used without it BUT could lead to errors. Can anyone please enlighten me about exactly what errors there could be.

Thanks in advance...

Sincerely,

Arman EKER

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    Posted on Jun 19, 2008 at 08:16 AM

    Hi,

    MDM is a tool to manage master data and this data has to be imported or distributed from/to other systems. And that is the point where XI is used because MDM only provides specific data paths (so called ports) on the MDM server from where it catches import data or provides export data. The task for XI is to supply MDM with import data or to distribute export data from MDM to other systems.

    So MDM can work also without XI but in most business cases it is necessary to have a tool like XI to provide or distribute data between MDM and other business systems.

    Regards, bd

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    Posted on Jun 19, 2008 at 08:21 AM

    Hi Arman,

    As you are working on you know it is a middleware and used to connect two systems.

    XI deals in xml messeges it is verry secure.

    you have monitoring in XI to put watch and make sure the correct message should go through XI to reciever System.

    When you want data coming from other systems(CRM , SRM) then you can do it by either FTP server or using XI as a middleware using FTP is not safe and also not reconised by SAP Standard.

    So its better to Use XI as aSAP Product SAP also recomends that.

    Reward if helpful,

    Regards,

    Vinay Yadav

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