In all different industry verticals, there is a growing need for connecting to Business partners and networks. The B2B integration space is diverse and vast. There is growing demand from business perspective including Process Management, low TCO, quick ROI, leveraging existing investment, outsourcing, support for different EDI formats etc. Also, B2B technical (protocols and security) integration capabilities that customers desire to use out of the box with a B2B integration solution.
Different needs resulted in different integration models for organizations and a 360 degree solution approach from SAP covering all aspects
1) OnPremise: SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration/Integration with inbuilt B2B capabilities
2) OnDemand: SAP Information Interchange OnDemand
3) Hybrid: Mix of OnPremise and OnDemand (1 and 2)
Various B2B solutions are available from SAP, so the obvious question is When to use What?
Have a look at the below article and it will give you a glimpse of EDI introduction, customer requirements, market trends, available solutions from SAP and the most common decision criterias.
SAP’s B2B Integration Strategy: OnPremise, OnDemand and Hybrid: https://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-31685
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