As mentioned in the product road map for SAP Business One, we adopt the integration framework 2.0 for the intercompany integration solution.
You can get more details on the integration framework 2.0 in this blog, and its benefits in this blog.
SAP’s own add-on for intercompany is now revamped with B1iF 2.0, since April 16th 2019 in PL32.
Important Update June 25th: We strongly recommend to use only Intercompany PL33 for a switch or installation on B1iF 2.0. This patch, availability see SAP Note 2267770, contains some important improvements.
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 B1iF 2.0 support, our intercompany integration solution is also directly following the technology strategy for SAP Business One; further improvements will be made on this basis.
As outlined in our product road map, we also consider to adopt the service layer, that’s still in the works.
This change to B1iF 2.0 is delivered without disruption. For now, customers installing from scratch should use the new options, existing customers can optionally use these advantages and convert their configuration.
Please 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