I am currently exploring if SAP XI may offer capabilities in the scope of :-
1) batch job scheduling like SAP R/3 4.6c (transaction sm36, sm37)
2) reduced requirement of ABAP custom built interfaces to / from multiple legacy systems
Primary motive is there exists frequent system downtimes within SAP R/3 that will disrupt regular operations of batch jobs. There exists business risks in user intevention on mass job scheduling in R/3 and SAP Business Connector flow adjustments.
Hence, I am trying to explore if SAP Netweaver XI may offer greater flexibility in regular system batch job operation and interface capabilities to multiple legacy systems.
Any advise if any is much appreciated...