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SAP Technology / SAP - ALE Converters (CA-ALE)

The integration technology Application Link Enabling (ALE) supports using external converters to connect SAP NetWeaver to non-SAP systems. External converters are generic-format conversion programs. The following converter functions are covered by CA-ALE:

  • Transferring SAP NetWeaver intermediate document (IDoc) formats into a third-party repository so that the data descriptions can be used as source or target structures when assigning data fields
  • Adopting and converting IDocs from SAPNetWeaver via CA-ALE and calling up a normal transaction via a remote function call (transaction RFC)
  • Converting any data format into IDoc structures and importing them into SAP NetWeaver via a tRFC in CA-ALE

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.

Release Information

The below release version are available for certification

SAP Application Server ReleaseSAP NetWeaver ReleaseSAP NetWeaver Release

Technical Documentation

SAP CA-ALE was introduced as a certifiable release earlier.There were no changes to CA-ALE in this release.
For more information, see:In addition to the technical interface specifications, please also refer to the applicableSAP 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 the 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

10,000 Euros 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 page' for more information.

  • After successful certification testing the ISV solution can be advertised with one of the following logos, depending on the used technology platform:
  • This Certification Scenario is "SAP Solution Manager Ready"
  • Platform User License is available for this scenario

Important Links:
This is the central homepage for SAP NetWeaver capabilities on SDN.
SAP Training and Help:
Please refer to SAP Education.
ICC Webinar: You are invited to join our introductory webinars - hosted by the SAP Integration and Certification Center in regular intervals. For a schedule and recordings got to the page "SAP Integration and Certification Webinar Series".
Apply for ICC Services right away - please fill in the SAP ICC online application form
SAP Application Development partner directory: The certified solution is listed in our SAP Application Development partner directory.

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