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integration scenarios from scratch --> idocs or enterprise service bundles

Hello,

We are starting a SAP PI implementation for a new SAP ECC 6.0 system. The implementation is from scratch, so we don't have to consider any historical issues or decisions. One of the first business processes to be integrated with business partners is the Procure-to-Pay process. The old way of implementing this B2B scenario was with idocs (e.g. ORDERS05 and INVOIC03), but nowadays the enterprise service bundles also contain services for this scenario. Should I choose idocs or enterprise services as a technique to get the information send to SAP PI or send the information to SAP ECC? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both techniques? Does anyone have experience with the implementation of the enterprise services for Procure-to-Pay?

Thanks for your response!

Kind Regards,

Mark

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    Feb 04, 2009 at 09:41 AM

    Hi Mark,

    I think you can also suggestions ,if you post the same question in ServiceOrientedArchitecture forum too.

    Thanks,

    Ram.

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      Hello Robert,

      Concerning your remark about replacing idocs with services:

      "At Teched however I was told that SAP is not converting existing PI content to use business services instead of IDocs at the moment."

      In the service description "Maintain Inbound Delivery based on Despatched Delivery Notification" of Procure to Pay I found the following text:

      This service replaces the EDI message processing of IDOC DESADV, the Advanced Shipping Notification (ASN), with function module IDOC_INPUT_DESADV1.

      It seems that SAP is really converting idocs to services in their Enterprise Service Bundles...

      regards,

      Mark