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Author's profile photo Piyush Gakhar

Announcement: B2B adapters for SAP NetWeaver PI

Latest Update: Both the solutions are relased and available from 30th March,2012. Supported PI release are 711 SP8 onwards, 730 SP5 onwards and 731 SP3 onwards. For more details, please refer the following link.

For further details on the solution, please refer the following SCN article


SAP is glad to announce the availability of additional B2B adapters (for SAP NetWeaver PI) owned by SAP. SAP will provide the following adapters for organizations who want to run their B2B operations on-premise. All these adapters will require SAP NetWeaver Process Integration to run. Here is the further information:

Available for
PI release
License Required
Apprx.  Availability
Availability via
PI 7.11,
PI 7.3,
PI 7.31
Q1,2012/Early Q2,2012
Separate download
and install from SMP
Q1,2012/Early Q2,2012
Separate download
and install from SMP
Q1,2012/Early Q2,2012
Q1,2012/Early Q2,2012

Other Components/Features:

  •   EDI support for EDIFACT, ANSI X.12, VDA, TRADACOMS and ODETTE.
  •   RDS for mappings (EDI and IDOCs)
  •   PGP encryption

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      Author's profile photo Prateek Raj Srivastava
      Prateek Raj Srivastava
      Finally a good news. 🙂 This was much awaited! This brings up many new questions:
      1. Are these adapters built by SAP or are bought from partners like Seeburger?
      2. Is the documentation for these adapters available?
      3. Are there any new monitoring capabilities provided specifically for EDI communication?
      4. Are there separate modules for EDI-xml and vice-versa conversion?
      5. Would there be separate license for EDI-Idoc mappings and EDI related modules?
      Best regards,
      Prateek Raj Srivastava
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Those are good news, we've been dealing with custom solutions regarding SFTP support.

      Another usual problem is also the lack of support of proxy in FTP and FTPS connections (note 821267, question 25). Has that also been solved?


      Author's profile photo Shabarish Vijayakumar
      Shabarish Vijayakumar
      hope you will also be able to throw more light in terms of where we can find the documentation of these and also if there are additional licences required for these to be used.


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      This article looks good so now onwards there is no much decency like on the vendors, and definitely it will boost for cost factor / maintenance.

      Can you pls share on the licensing cost as it is adapter based / volume based cost.
      Appreciate if we get any note on this.

      Author's profile photo Himadri Chakraborty
      Himadri Chakraborty
      Hi Piyush,

      This is a great news -- and preety fast after our discussion at Tech ed.

      Are the other 2 options Hybrid and Managed still on cards?


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Post our discussion during TechED, this announcement gives a good go ahead on B2B space, but please extend this Blog with further updates and the answers raised by the followers here so that we can have a better understanding to take up the discussion.