Intercompany integration on a new basis: B1iF 2.0 (updated Oct 1 2020)
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Please refer to the other documentation, rollout and enablement materials on the topics addressed here. Kind regards, Peter
As part of our product and technology strategy, we adopted the integration framework 2.0 for the intercompany integration solution. SAP’s own add-on for intercompany is revamped with B1iF 2.0 since April 2019 in PL32.
You can get more details on the integration framework 2.0 in this blog, and its benefits in this blog.
For intercompany we have these concrete advantages of using this latest technology:
- Significant simplifications and improvements in performance (>40% overall) as well as in TCO
- Multiple Intercompany landscapes (e.g. live and test databases with Intercompany on running on the same server)
- As above, for cloud deployment in context with Cloud Control Center (CCC) for SAP Business One
With latest Patch 40 of intercompany integration solution, only B1iF 2.0 is supported, no version 1.x anymore. Please see related materials and information.
Please also check SAP Note 2781395 – Intercompany Integration Solution supports B1iF 2.0.
We are extremely excited about this big step, this is a new chapter of a much faster and easier intercompany solution. The realization of this fundamental change required considerable efforts, but also reflects the importance of this SAP add-on and aligns the solution to the future.
I will use this blog to support you, customers and partners on this, for collecting news around the topic, linking details, and creating a comprehensive overview that can be pulled anytime.
Any comments or questions are welcome!
Best regards, Peter Hartwich