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Third Party Real Time Integration

Hi all,

I am new to the SAP world. My company just purchased FI/CO and we are in the process of implementing. We have several feeder systems that need to be integrated. Our partner is telling us that we have to send flat files on a timed schedule, but we really need the feeder systems to update the SAP system in real time.

My question is, is this possible with SAP? I know that BAPI's are available but to what capacity?

I have a fair amount of integration experience w/ PeopleSoft (14yrs) and MS Dynamics AX (2yrs) both of which I have done this type of integration to.

Any information and direction would be great.

Thanks in advance,

Scott

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  • Posted on Oct 06, 2009 at 01:50 PM

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    Our partner is telling us that we have to send flat files on a timed schedule, but we really need the feeder systems to update the SAP system in real time.

    if you mean if it is possible via PI, then the answer is yes.

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    Posted on Oct 06, 2009 at 02:26 PM

    So to clarify, it is possible for a third party application to make a connection to SAP and provide data to the BAPI?

    Here is an example of what I am trying to do:

    Our third party software will be the starting point for customers. When a new customer is created we need to create that customer in SAP as well (for use with AR). Currently we open a connection to the existing financial application, verify that the customer does not exist and insert the data into the table.

    We all agree that we do not want to write directly to the SAP table(s).

    What we would like to do is when the user saves the record in the third party app, open a connection to SAP, pass the data to the BAPI, wait for a return code then complete the transaction.

    Please advise if this is possible and if so, a link to an example would be great.

    Thanks,

    Scott

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    Posted on Oct 06, 2009 at 02:52 PM

    The third party application is writen in PowerBuilder, is a real time system, and would have the ability to connect to any type of database or api needed.

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