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As the previous years, the International Focus Group for Integration (IFG for Integration) performed its annual survey for SAP NetWeaver PI. The survey was scheduled from May till August 2014 and was open for all users and companies using SAP NetWeaver PI, PO or XI as an integration platform. The survey contained 23 general questions and 10 questions about this year’s focus topic BPM.

Many thanks to all of the 362 participants from over 20 different user groups that replied to our survey!

The results are published in two separate blogs. This first one covers the general questions which have remained the same as in the previous years. The second blog with the results of the focus topic BPM will be published in the following weeks. The complete survey results are forwarded to all participants who have included their email address in the survey registration.

Survey Results

The following section shows an extract of the results.

Number of participants: 362

Participants per user group:

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Used productive release (XI, PI, PO):

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An interesting development is that the latest 7.31 and 7.40 already gained a very good adoption rate while PI 7.11 is still the most used PI release.

Number of interfaces (counting point-to-point connections):

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Evaluation of system performance:

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Indication whether monitoring is still a major pain point:

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Plans to use central PI monitoring on SAP Solution Manager:


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SAP has addressed the monitoring pain point with improvement of the local PI monitoring as well as the central PI monitoring via SAP Solution Manager. One problem of the Solution Manager based monitoring is still its low adoption rate.When analysing the survey results in detail one interesting and important finding was that even for 58% of the companies already using the central PI monitoring of SAP Solution Manager monitoring is still a major pain point.



Weighting of pain points over the last 4 years:


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The general question in regards to pain points confirms that performance and stability is no critical issue for most of the companies, while end-to-end monitoring remains at a constantly high level.

The results of 2014 focus topic BPM are published in the following blog:
Results of the global NetWeaver PI Survey 2014 (Part 2 of 2)

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