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Jun 06, 2010 at 12:46 PM

How to use ES bundles (with or without PI)?

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Hello Experts,

I am new to this forum and this is my first question 😊

I am currently working in a landscape comprising of ECC 6.0 EHP4 and APO systems. We do not have SAP PI installation.

I wanted to know the right way forward to get SOA enablement.

I understand that Service enablement is two fold (Please correct me if I am wrong):

1) 'Inside out' (from FMs) for which the WS runtime engine of the AS is sufficient. The services thus generated can be consumed directly from other SAP systems (within our landscape only??) or from a frontend app which can conume services (probably a widget developed in .NET with a cool UI).

2) 'Outside In' where services are modeled in PI/ OR standard SAP services (ES bundles) can be used.

My question , more precisely, is if we need SAP NW PI to use these ES bundles from the service marketplace.

If No, the how can it be done?????

If yes, then do the Business objects to which these services are related to also provided along with this content??? And do these business objects correspond the the ones whihc are available in the Business Object Repository in the backend???

Is there any other alternative to getting SOA enabled without actually having to instal SAP Nwtweaver PI??

I am really looking forward to some interesting answers from the experts on this forum.

Thank you well in advance. Regards,

Amith