» PI (Process Integration)
Full form or SAP PI stands for (Process Integration). We all must have come across a middleman once in our lifetime. What does a middleman do? In simple words if we say, a middleman connects or integrates two or more different necessary parties required to do certain task for their mutual benefits. If we talk about SAP PI it stands for process integration. Think of it as that middleman who has a connection with different part of a society. He helps different parts of the organization adjust meeting at certain place. All the coordination, communication is done by him because he has connection with all the different sectors.
As the name suggests SAP PI is a tool for the integration of different Sap and Non SAP systems. It facilitates cross system communication and permits the connection between SAP and Non sap systems on the basis of a wide range of programing languages such as ABAP and JAVA. Its work is to offer an open source environment for integrating systems which a complex system requires. Being a middleware it increases the pace of integration of SAP and non-SAP systems within or outside the organization.
Let’s say you are working on SAP ERP framework and you need to integrate with a different framework let’s say CRM. Using two different device or frameworks for even a petty chore can be quite hectic for engineers and association both. SAP PI does the work of keeping all the diverse association in a single place making it easy to synchronize information between various frameworks.
As mentioned above, SAP PI’s work is to integrate different SAP or non-SAP solutions. To do so it has to make a lot of connection, coordination and communication. Sap Pi has basically three fundamental duties which it is supposed to do. It connects, coordinates and communicates with the different parts of a system or outside the system whose integration is required or necessary. Using the help of connector/ Adapter system, it is able to indulge in even 3rd party solutions and not necessarily only SAP solutions. Apart from connecting, it makes sure that the message gets accurately conveyed from the source to the objective goal by providing a way for every coordinated business exchange. The most important work is to communicate. It helps in the interpretation of the documents by translating files into any required format regardless of the fact that it is internal file or any business to business integration standard.