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Former Member
Oct 06, 2009 at 02:58 PM

Real Time Third Party Software Integration


I posted this in the PI forum and it was suggested to post it here as well. I am new to SAP but have worked with PeopleSoft and MS Dynamics AX for several years. My company is implementing FI/CO and our partner is telling us that we will interface our third party application via flat files that are scheduled. We are use to running in a real time environment so this is a little hard to swallow.

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.

The third party application is written in PowerBuilder 11 and is able to connect to most any database, talk .Net, and call external API's.

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