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Why IPC is not built in SAP CRM system like how middleware is present inside SAP CRM system? Kindly explain it elaborately for easy understanding.

Why IPC is not built in SAP CRM system like how middleware is present inside SAP CRM system? Kindly explain it elaborately for easy understanding.

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I really think this is answered elsewhere but I will explain it again, since I doubt a search can find the answer.

History tells us why:

- IPC was a standalone system written in java for Interent E-commerce applications developed by SAP.  The first letter in IPC stands for "Internet".  At the time the SAP ABAP Pricing engine was believe not to be robust/fast enough for e-commerce.  This was primarily due to hardware / dbms / network issues.  The IPC was designed to be on the "web application server layer" instead of being inside the OLTP sytem.

- SAP then decided instead re-writing the IPC in ABAP they would instead put a JAVA VM inside of CRM ABAP stack and migrate the IPC into that layer(way confusing, but technically less work than a re-write).

It's not a simple answer but the decision was made around Y2K and we have been stuck with the legacy of that decision for the past 15 years .

Take care,

Stephen

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