SAP EDI Training - Practical Guide to SAP EDI Implementation

All about implementing EDI in SAP
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 2 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Almost every SAP implementation implements EDI. Yet, most consultants are blissfully unaware of how EDI works. Needless to say, there is always a good demand for consultants with good knowledge of EDI implementation. This is exactly the gap this course will fill.

Course Overview

This course teaches you the basics of how to implement EDI ( Electronic Data Interchange ) in SAP. It will help you understand the fundamental concepts at a much deeper level by relating them to simple business scenarios. At the same time, it will not skimp on the configuration details like Partner Profiles, Ports, Segments etc. After you finish this course you will be able to create an IDOC and process it successfully from scratch in any SAP IDES system.

Why take this course ?

Ever had a situation where you could not apply for a job because the requirements asked for EDI ? Ever heard words like IDocs, segments, port, partner profile tossed around in a meeting and did not know how to react ? It's all going to change with this course. Take this course and I promise you will understand everything you need to know about EDI - at least to a point where you will not feel alien to the most commonly used scenarios.

What are the Requirements ?

Experience at least in a technical or functional module is preferred. But at least familiarity with SAP is OK. You don't need access to an IDES system, but if you have one, it is going to help you tremendously in the hands-on. We do NOT provide access to SAP as part of this course.

Target Audience

This course assumes that you have some level of exposure to SAP. You could be a

  • ABAP Consultant
  • Functional Consultant
  • Basis Consultant
  • EDI Sub-system consultant

What you get from this course ?

Section 1 - Gives you an overview of the course.

Section 2 - Cover the basics of EDI, the architecture and use cases.

Section 3 - Get deeper into the IDoc, the fundamental data structure in SAP used to represent EDI data

Section 4 - Shows you the configuration required in SAP for EDI.

Section 5 - Gives you a hands-on on Outbound IDOC Processing

Section 6 - Gives you a hands-on on Inbound IDOC Processing

Section 7 - Gets deeper into Application Link Enable ( ALE )

How to make the best of this course ?

I strongly recommend that you practice what is being taught in the course. Starting from section 3, we talk about configuration, perform transactions and do different kinds of customization in SAP. The best way to really understand and retain what is being taught here is to make sure you practice those transactions in SAP as much as you can.

What are the requirements?

  • Experience at least in a technical or functional module is preferred. But at least familiarity with SAP is OK.
  • You don't need access to an IDES system, but if you have one, it is going to help you tremendously in the hands-on

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the fundamentals of Electronic Data Interchange ( EDI )
  • Understand the EDI Architecture in the SAP Landscape
  • Understand the IDOC ( Intermediary Document ) concept
  • Understand the IDOC Processing ( Inbound and Outbound )
  • Create an IDOC from scratch and process it all the way through
  • Become hands-on with SAP EDI

Who is the target audience?

  • Some level of familiarity with SAP - Like an ABAP consultant, Functional Consultant, Basis Consultant or an EDI Sub-system Consultant

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Introductory Lecture
Introductory Lecture
Section 2: What is Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Technology?
Introduction to EDI Technology
EDI Architecture
EDI Translator
Section 3: Intermediate Documents (IDocs)
What is an IDoc?
Structure of an IDoc
Display an IDoc
Message type Vs IDoc type
Section 4: EDI Interface
Components required to set up EDI Interface
Define RFC Destination
Define Ports
Define Partner Profile
Section 5: Outbound IDOC Processing
Steps to create an Outbound IDoc
Define Partner, RFC Destination, Port
Define Partner Profile
Create Sales Order and verify the IDoc
Section 6: Inbound IDoc Processing
Introduction to Inbound IDocs
IDoc Testing Tool
IDoc Qualifiers
Inbound IDoc creation and processing
Section 7: ALE - Application Link Enable
ALE Technology
ALE Distribution model
Change Pointers
Steps to create an ALE outbound IDoc

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Instructor Biography

Krishna Rambhakta, SAP Consultant

With over 10 years of experience in SAP, I bring in a lot of technology and consulting experience into teaching SAP. I have been part of SAP implementation teams at companies like Daimler, AMD and Apple. Irrespective of the client size or implementation size the concepts remain the same. With simple and real-time examples, my goal is to make the learning curve as flat as possible.

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