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SAP Supplier Relationship Management - SAP SRM Open Catalog Interface (B2B-OCI)

B2B-OCI describes the data exchange between SAP Enterprise Buyer Professional and External Catalog Applications. This integration supports the procurement processes for SAP solutions and enables the transmission of selected products from an external catalog, which can be located on internet or intranet to a SAP Enterprise Buyer Professional.

Getting Started

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) highly recommends that ISVs and partners, who are interested in certifying an integration of their product with SAP solutions, begin with our page Getting Started with Integration and Certification that explains the SAP ICC services and describes the process how to obtain them. This page helps you select the correct integration scenario and contains technical information, streaming media presentations, step-by-step guides, and much more.

Technical Documentation

SAP SRM 5.0 No Changes.

SAP SRM 4.0 No Changes.

SAP Enterprise Buyer Professional 4.0 / SAP SRM 3.0

This release of B2B-OCI offers additional features that do not require recertification. For more information, see:

SAP Enterprise Buyer Professional 3.0

This release of B2B-OCI offers additional features that do not require recertification. For more information, see:

SAP Business-to-Business Procurement 2.0A

Service data in SAP Business-to-Business Procurement 2.0A is incompatible with previous releases. The service fields SERVICE_LINE[i]-???, are no longer supported. Services are now being transmitted in the 'NEW_ITEM[i]-???' fields. The field NEW_ITEM-SERVICE is new and if filled with Xs, then all other fields such as NEW_ITEM-MATNR and NEW_ITEM-DESCRIPTION are interpreted as service data.

SAP Business-to-Business Procurement 1.0 B2B-OCI

was introduced as a certifiable interface in SAP Business-to-Business Procurement 1.0. Certification is no longer available but the following documentation is provided for support and maintenance:

SAP Enterprise Buyer Professional 2.0

This release of B2B-OCI offers additional features that do not require recertification. For more information, see:

SAP Enterprise Buyer Professional 1.0

SAP Enterprise Buyer Professional is introduced as a successor to SAP Business-to-Business Procurement 1.0 and corresponds to Business-to-Business Procurement 2.0B. For more information, see:

In addition to the technical interface specifications, please also refer to the SAP Solution Manager Ready.

Test System Recommendation From ICC

SAP RAC Service:

The quickest way to gain access to an SAP system suitable for integration testing is via SAP Remote Access and Connectivity Service (SAP RAC), which provides access to shared and exclusive-use hosted test systems.

Description about available test system options:

Read SAP ICC consultant Martin Vierling's blog about Integrating to SAP Solutions - Test System Opportunities for independent Software Vendors, where you can find the options of hosted SAP Test Systems and recommendations, if the hosted test system option is suitable for your certification.

Price List

15,000 Euro Per Certification (Euro currency applicable to all countries).

To understand all services and benefits included in this fee, please refer to the Getting Started Page.

Benefits Of Certification

Customers using SAP-certified solutions in their SAP environment, as well as the ISVs and partners offering these, experience great benefits such as shorter implementation times, technical enablement, and marketing assets that certification provides.

Please visit the Certification Benefits Overview Pagefor more information. 

  • After successful certification testing the ISV solution can be advertised with the following logo:

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