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Realtime interface for web page


I have been asked by a business user if SAP PI would be suitable for use as an interface that will update data points on a google map from a Smart Phone app.

When the user of the app moves the map around, the webserver submits a request to a SAP ECC system through PI which then returns live information about locations displayed on the map.

The information return has to be extremely fast and seamless to the user of the Smart Phone app.

My gut feeling on this is that PI isn't the best application for this as a synchronous interface wont process fast enough. But if someone here thinks differently or has implemented something similar then I would love to hear their view on it and how it would be done.



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  • Nov 10, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    I would recomendyou to use SAP NetWeaver GateWay .

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      you can also have a function module or a bapi in ECC, on which you have the option "Remote-Enable Module" , and then generates directly in ECC a web service... some points of custo to do, but before PI, it was like that we could exposed a web service.

      After that, if it's the best way.... I don't know, as ther is maybe a lack of security (your ECC is directly connected to outside).

      But that's certainly the faster, as there is no system / tool (like PI) in the middle !