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Integration between SAP and Third Party without PI in between

Hi All,

We have a requirement where in we need to integrate SAP and a Third Party Product without PI in between.The third party product is exposing their Web services as API.

So, we have an idea of exposing our RFC/BAPI as web service ,so that it can call/consume the third party web services.On these lines I have a couple of doubts,

1.How will the monitoring of message be done?Is there any Tcode to monitor the RFC exposed Web services?

2.What would be the advantages and disadvatages of this approach?



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    Jun 16, 2009 at 07:16 AM

    Hi Venu,

    1. You cannot get specific monitoring for such webservices, you will have to make-do with the general SAP monitoring

    2. Advantages:

    1. Webservice is the std SOA based approach of integration. Hence the interface will become SOA-enabled (this is good in case the organisation has compliances such as SOX to adhere to)

    2. Reduced cost (PI not required and you are using existing infrastructure to create a new interface and for maintenance also, the ABAPer can maintain it, PI cons not reqd)

    3. Real-time integration possible


    1. No monitoring available

    2. Maintenance support will be a headache in case you create too many interfaces such as these (I had a project where there were about 6,000+ interfaces and no one knew what any interface was doing, or whether all of them were even working!)


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