The objective of SAP PI is to implement single point of integration of all systems inside and outside the corporate boundary across technologies and organizational boundaries which can be achieved with the help of following features. Let us have a look!!!
- Flexible Development
The Middleware platform enables the communication between two systems, but if any processing error takes place during the communication, the message queues will go to wait state and gets blocked till the bug is resolved.
SAP PI does not support middleware but it adapts flexible development through the entire network of the connections. Moreover, it has the capability of replacing an existing middleware system and interprets with fully scalable by using proven measures such as IDOC(Intermediate Document), XML (eXtensible Markup Language), WSDL (Web Service Description Language) or RFC (Remote Function Call), which are used by many companies across the globe and establishes a set of best methods for use in the business.
- Combined advantages of ABAP and Java
SAP PI is based on two interpreting application servers such as ABAP and Java and uses the advantages of them intensively as per the requirements of a particular company, current technologies and users competences. The main part of SAP PI is that it processes the message mapping from an input format to an output format through the usage of graphical mapping, an ABAP or Java mapping class or XSLT transformation. This processing will results in Message creation as well as calling a Web Service.
SAP PI provides message level security for XI message protocol, SOAP adapter, RosettaNet protocol, mail adapter, CIDX protocol and WSRM (Web Service Reliable Messaging) systems by enabling the use of encryption, digital signature, SAML Assertion, Username token, Certificate token, etc.
- Real Time Customer Service
In the case of orders that are placed via calls by the customers needs a quick feedback about the availability of goods or a service at a specific time, which can be done effectively by the usage of synchronous data exchange through Web services and send it immediately through SAP PI to the customer’s system. This is the best scenario in real time customer service using the capability of SAP PI. There are several real time scenarios explained in the SAP PI Training on SAP Community
- Cascade data model
In case of exchanging the similar data between various systems, each of which has its own data format which needs to reduce the number of dependencies between individual formats and systems. This in turn needs the implementation of a canonical data model independent of individual functions on the SAP PI platform.
This approach excessively helps in the expansion of an existing IT landscape regardless of the number of systems that are involved in the integration.
- Integration for the demanding
The greater is the number of systems used in an organisation is the more troublesome in the connection network between the systems, the more important is the role of the central administration of the entire IT landscape.
SAP Process Integration( SAP PI ) which is formerly known as SAP XI – SAP Exchange Infrastructure is a solution from the SAP Net Weaver family, is a universal , stable and skilled platform that helps in the smooth development and implementation of IT infrastructure regardless of whether the organization is based on SAP systems or any other.
As SAP PI meets the needs, it can be used in any company from small-sized to large international corporations which provides special benefits to them. And the companies which are not working on SAP becomes critical to the business continuity.
Flexibility, security, reliability, scalability and openness to changes and expansions are some of the advantages and major strengths of SAP PI which enables them to be used practically in each and every company in order to connect at least two systems together. It is an integration platform for SAP and Non-SAP systems, A2A and B2B scenarios, Synchronous and Asynchronous communication, Cross component Business Process management and in each case SAP PI helps achieve success.