Start of Content Area

Component documentation Process Integration  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Purpose

SAP Exchange Infrastructure (SAP XI) forms the basis for the integration of business processes.

SAP XI provides a technical infrastructure for XML-based message exchange to enable the integration of SAP systems with each other on the one hand, and SAP and non-SAP systems on the other.

In SAP XI, integration knowledge is shipped in the form of pre-defined integration scenarios. Furthermore, SAP XI provides a set of integrated tools for creating and managing all integration-relevant information.

Integration

Process integration is one of the three integration layers of SAP NetWeaver.

This graphic is explained in the accompanying text

Features

Process Integration: Key Areas

Key Area

Description

Integration Broker

SAP Exchange Infrastructure permits XML/SOAP-based communications between components of different origins. You can define the following objects:

        Integration Scenarios

        Interfaces

        Mappings

        Integration Processes

Business Process Management

Business Process Management encompasses the following areas:

        Control business processes within application systems by using SAP Business Workflow

        Control integration processes (ccBPM) by using SAP Exchange Infrastructure

        Control Ad-hoc Workflows by using the Universal Worklist (UWL) in the Enterprise Portal.

 

 

End of Content Area