Integrating different systems is a complex task. In today's world organizations host several complicated systems both ERP as well as non-ERP systems. A common IT landscape is that of different application systems with multiple connections between different interfaces. These multiple connections are not only difficult to maintain, but are also costly. SAP Exchange Infrastructure aims at integrating business processes across different IT systems and landscapes cost effectively.
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SAP Exchange Infrastructure (XI) provides a single point of integration for all ERP and non ERP systems be it SAP or non-SAP. The beauty of SAP XI is that it supports B2B as well as A2A message exchanges. This is possible through an inbuilt engine for designing processes. In contrast with traditional integration approaches, SAP exchange infrastructure looks at integrating applications through centralized storage of knowledge. This makes it easier to control and manage varied applications and IT systems.