Integration with SAP IS-U from external application
Hi SAP for Utilities community!
I am evaluating the development of a solution developed in a web technology (.Net or Java) that will need to integrate with SAP IS-U.
I am familiar with integration with the SAP ERP through BAPIs (using the SAP .Net or Java connector) or Web Services.available in SAP PI.
My question is - are the technical interfaces exposed by SAP IS-U the same as the SAP ERP? Meaning, would SAP IS-U also expose BAPIs just like the ones exposed by the SAP ERP? What about web services?
I basically want to understand if the "technicalities" of the integration are the same, even if the APIs differ.
Thank you for all you help!
Yevgen Trukhin replied
Hi Daniel, technicalities of integration are the same as for other components at SAP. There are a lot of BAPIs that you can find with BAPI*ISU* or even RFCs that were built for ERP to CRM integration. You do get quite rich functionality as part of SOA offering: SAP Utilities - SAP Library
And, finally, you can also take a look at offering of MCF OData mainly for self-service scenarios: Entities for OData Service Model in SAP ERP - SAP Multichannel Foundation for Utilities and Public Sector - SAP Library
Best Regards, Yevgen