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SAP has renamed SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure -- SAP NetWeaver XI -- as SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (SAP NetWeaver PI). NetWeaver PI serves as the integration engine for SAP's implementation of SOA middleware. With NetWeaver PI, SAP has included pre-built integrations for connecting SAP systems to each other and to non-SAP systems. But many SAP users are still not sure what the difference is between NetWeaver PI and NetWeaver XI.
SAP calls XI an integration mediator between entities with varying requirements in terms of connectivity, format, and protocols. According to SAP, XI reduces integration costs by providing a common repository for interfaces. The central component of SAP XI is the SAP Integration Server, which facilitates interaction between diverse operating systems and applications across internal and external networked computer systems.
The components of the SAP XI system are available via a web interface for configuration, integration design, system landscape definition and integration server monitoring.
SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (SAP PI) is SAP's enterprise application integration (EAI) software, a component of the NetWeaver product group used to facilitate the exchange of information among a company's internal software and systems and those of external parties. Before the current version, SAP PI was called SAP Exchange Infrastructure (SAP XI). Like other NetWeaver components, SAP PI is compatible with software products of other companies.
SAP calls PI an integration broker because it mediates between entities with varying requirements in terms of connectivity, format, and protocols. According to SAP, PI reduces the TCO by providing a common repository for interfaces. The central component of SAP PI is the SAP Integration Server, which facilitates interaction between diverse operating systems and applications across internal and external networked computer systems.
PI is built upon the SAP Web Application Server.
First release of SAP Exchange Infrastructure was XI 2.0. Later on, releases 3.0, 7.0, 7.1, 7.1 EHP1 and 7.3 followed. From release 7.0 onwards, SAP Exchange Infrastructure has been renamed as SAP Process Integration (SAP PI).
SAP PI / XI is SAP's middleware technology ( Formerly known as SAP XI or Exchange Infrastructure ). XI is used to connect SAP with different non-SAP SAP systems. There are built-in adapters that can directly connect SAP to other standard third party systems with minimum customization involved. It relies heavily on SAP's Netweaver Platform. For SAP Training, Remote SAP Access
5 Reasons for using SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.1
Use Process Integration as an SOA backbone
Establish ES Repository as the central SOA repository in customer landscapes
Leverage support of additional WS standards such as UDDI, WS-BPEL and tasks, WS-RM
Enable high-volume and mission-critical integration scenarios
Benefit from new functionality such as principal propagation, XML validation and BAM capabilities
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|Section 1: Introduction|
What is SAP Process Integration and Exchange Infrastructure?Preview
|Section 2: Architecture of SAP PI Process Integration|
How is SAP PI Installed - Single Stack vs Dual StackPreview
What are common PI engines? Integration, Adapter and Business Process BPM
|Section 3: Concepts of SAP Process integration PI|
SAP Netweaver Process Integration Components in PI
Process Integration PI ‚ ESR Features And ESR Objects
Service Interface Layout & Service Registry
Enterprise SOA‚ Web Service And Enterprise Service
|Section 4: SLD - System Landscape Directory|
Overview Of SLD (System Landscape Directory)‚ Features Of SLD
Use Of SLD In PI. Importing Support Packages
|Section 5: SAP PI Process Integration - ESR Overview Including Modeling|
Features of Enterprise Services Repository ESR
Overview Of ESR - Enterprise Services Repository
ESR - Enterprise Services Repository Modeling
Process Component Architecture Modeling
|Section 6: ID - Integration Directory|
ID - Integration Directory Overview
Integration Scenarios. Collabration Profiles
Communication Components‚ Business Components‚ Business System
Routing Rules - Receiver Determination And Interface Determination
Value Mapping. Cache Updates
|Section 7: Scenario #1 - File to File|
File To File Scenario - ESR
Integration Directory‚ Summary And Conclusion
|Section 8: SAP PI Mapping|
SAP PI-Mapping Overview
|Section 9: Runtime Workbench|
|Section 10: Message Mapping|
Graphical Mapping . Java Mapping
XSLT Mapping. ABAP Mapping
Value Mapping. Context Handling And Queues
|Section 11: Mapping Enhancement|
Message Mapping‚ Graphical Variable
Development Of User Defined Functions. Function Library
|Section 12: XML Validation|
Overview Of XML Validation
Configuration And Summary
|Section 13: Adapter Framework|
What is Adapter Framework
|Section 14: Scenario # 2 : Mapping And Mapping Enhancement|
Exercise - Refactoring Of Message Mapping
Exercise - Mapping And Mapping Enhancement Part 1
Exercise - Mapping And Mapping Enhancement Part 2
Exercise - Mapping And Mapping Enhancement Part 3
|Section 15: Scenario # 3 File To Idoc|
Exercise : File To Idoc Scenario
|Section 16: SAP XI/PI - Conclusion|
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