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why is SAP-BC replaced by SAP-Xi

I was told at SDN that it SAP has stopped support for SAP-BC and replaced it with XI ( of netweaver).

I did not understand by SAP-BC replaced with SAP-XI.

1. Is it just a name chage form BC to Xi or anything more has been


2. Can you tell me something more about why this has been changed and the important features of Xi and what it can offer more than SAP-BC

3. any study that compares BC to Xi.



SAP SDN <> wrote:

Hello Siva_Maranani,

The SAP Business Connector was replaced by the SAP Exchange

Infrastructure. You can find information related to the SAP Business Connector

their. If you have a customer account on the SAP Service Marketplace

(, you may be able to find some older

documentation and information there. You can also try the SAP Help Portal at

Kind Regards,

David Branan

SAP Developer Network Team

Original Message Follows:



I have searched through SAP sites and i could not find any information

on SAP's Business Connector( SAP-BC). Can you please provide me with

the url where i can find both product information and additions help

documents(presentations/ webinars) on SAP-BC



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    Posted on May 31, 2004 at 11:32 PM

    My understanding was that XI was a far more comprehensive platform than BC (it's a completely new product rather than licensed technology from WebMethods) and it makes sense to have only one EAI / middleware layer. SAP XI represents the most mature implementation of web services when contrasted against the likes of Biztalk in the Microsoft world.

    There is a large number of webcasts and presentations on XI - especially those formt he 2003 TechEd series (US or Europe sessions)

    For what it's worth

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