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SAP R/3 Handbook, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Jim Keogh, Jose Hernandez, Franklin Martinez

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Connectors

This section includes a description of the main SAP connectors that can be used to communicate and integrate SAP systems with other SAP or non-SAP systems.

Besides the options explained next, and in the context of the SAP NetWeaver integration platform, there is a new and advanced process integration tool, known as XI. For more information, refer to the corresponding section in Chapter 11.

SAP Business Connector

The SAP Business Connector, also known as SAP BC, allows for a high degree of automation and extends the business process to the Internet using nonproprietary standards. SAP BC is bidirectional, which means that we can invoke SAP objects, such as function modules, BAPIs, or IDOCS from external systems, and conversely we can ...

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