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Dec 19, 2018 at 07:45 AM

SAP - third party software integration over PI and OSB

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I have a specific kind of question concerning SAP integration with third party software in middle size company (30.000 employees, energy industry). Project manager has decided to use a very unusual kind of global solution for the integration and opposite to him I am not very excited with chosen one. The solution for the integration is:

Third party software - Oracle service Bus - SAP PI/PO - SAP ERP

I have a few concerns about this:

  • Licence issue (cost issue)
  • Double the chances for error because of two integration tools used between systems
  • Double maintenance and administration (two totally different teams)

I have to mention that we have both tools implemented in our company and at the moment all SAP integrations (SAP - SAP, SAP - 3rd party software) are done over SAP PI. Important information is that we have more than one SAP system. Company management has decided to go for Oracle Service Bus as new integration tool for non-SAP software, so the question was raised. What will be the 3rd party software integration plan for SAP ERP (central system in the company)?

Sorry for a little bit long intro.

The main question is this. Is it clever to do third party integration over 2 integration tools or it's better to pick just one as global solution for the company, pros and cons of each one of this? Does anyone have experience with this kind of solution?

Best regards,