Architecting EDI with SAP IDocs - Hadzipetros, Emmanuel
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Welcome to Hollywood! Follow the saga of the Acme Pictures movie studio as it exchanges information with its vendor and its primary customer to put low-budget sci-fi movies on shelves. This entertaining case study showcases the requirements, standards, and capabilities for building an SAP EDI system and optimizing electronic information exchange via IDocs. From configuring IDocs, to generating purchase orders and goods receipts, to processing invoices, this script teaches you how to make your EDI system a star. 1. Cross-Industry Standard See what makes IDocs in SAP and EDI the heart, bones,…mehr

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Welcome to Hollywood! Follow the saga of the Acme Pictures movie studio as it exchanges information with its vendor and its primary customer to put low-budget sci-fi movies on shelves. This entertaining case study showcases the requirements, standards, and capabilities for building an SAP EDI system and optimizing electronic information exchange via IDocs. From configuring IDocs, to generating purchase orders and goods receipts, to processing invoices, this script teaches you how to make your EDI system a star. 1. Cross-Industry Standard See what makes IDocs in SAP and EDI the heart, bones, arteries, and brains of modern businesses and government organizations. 2. The Full Picture Build the EDI system step by step, from generating the purchase order, to building outbound order confirmation, to processing the inbound payment advice using IDocs. 3. Custom IDocs Using ABAP, ALE, and XML, explore custom utilities that extend standard SAP functionality. 4. Test Your System Learn how to achieve success and diagnose failure by using monitoring tools to troubleshoot. 5. Updated and Expanded In this second edition, find new custom tools and utilities, a renewed focus on the business context, and new interfaces from the purchasing cycle. Highlights include: Business process integration IDoc architecture and configuration Custom IDocs and extensions Mapping specifications Message control Customer purchase orders Replication services Inbound goods receipts and invoices Outbound advance shipments and invoices Custom IDoc tools EDI and IDocs troubleshooting and recovery
  • Produktdetails
  • SAP Press
  • Verlag: Rheinwerk Verlag
  • 2nd upd. a. exp. ed.
  • Seitenzahl: 910
  • Erscheinungstermin: 28. Oktober 2013
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 236mm x 179mm x 60mm
  • Gewicht: 1744g
  • ISBN-13: 9781592298716
  • ISBN-10: 1592298710
  • Artikelnr.: 39514517
Autorenporträt
Emmanuel Hadzipetros is an ABAP developer and IDoc and EDI specialist who has been fascinated with data flows and systems integration throughout his 15 years of SAP project experience. As a consultant and independent contractor in four countries and three continents he served a large number of small, mid-size, and Fortune 500 clients in a variety of industries.
Emmanuel prides himself on a practical approach to building and integrating systems. Throughout his career he's worked with a wide range of tools to integrate SAP with internal and legacy systems and external trading partners including flat file FTP transfers, ALE, XI/PI, and third-party EDI integration systems.
Emmanuel has been happily playing with the IDoc interface for more than 10 years and believes that it's one of SAP's hidden jewels.
Inhaltsangabe
Prologue ... 23 ACT I: Hollywood, DVDs, and the After-Life of Movies ... 31 1. Hollywood's B-Movie Queen Does SAP and EDI ... 33 1.1 ... SAP and EDI: Getting to Know Each Other ... 34 1.2 ... A Brief History of Fame: Our Imaginary Dream Factory ... 35 1.3 ... Defining Some Basic Ground Rules ... 42 1.4 ... Summary ... 50 2. The Blueprint: Discovery and Documentation ... 51 2.1 ... A Business Process Overview ... 52 2.2 ... Legacy Systems, Data Flows, and Interfaces ... 63 2.3 ... Legacy EDI Data Flows ... 69 2.4 ... Summary ... 78 3. Designing the New SAP EDI Architecture ... 79 3.1 ... The To-Be Systems and Interfaces Emerge ... 80 3.2 ... Laying the Foundations for EDI: Master Data ... 87 3.3 ... The Typical Lifecycle of an Order from Gordy ... 94 3.4 ... Interfaces in the Order-to-Cash Cycle ... 110 3.5 ... Considering the Project Plan ... 111 3.6 ... Summary ... 112 ACT II: Taming Chaos with Standards--EDI in an SAP Environment ... 113 4. EDI: The Ugly Stepsister of E-Commerce ... 115 4.1 ... A Brief History of e-Commerce ... 116 4.2 ... The Anatomy of an EDIFACT Interchange ... 125 4.3 ... The Anatomy of an X12 Interchange ... 128 4.4 ... Enveloping and De-enveloping: The X12 in Action ... 145 4.5 ... Summary ... 148 5. Real-World Business Process Integration with EDI ... 149 5.1 ... The Basic EDI Interface ... 150 5.2 ... Trading Partner Management ... 151 5.3 ... The Impact of VMI Collaboration through EDI ... 154 5.4 ... The Role of Acme's EDI RIM ... 155 5.5 ... Reporting EDI Status to SAP ... 171 5.6 ... Putting All the Pieces Together ... 190 5.7 ... Archiving and Deleting IDocs in SAP ... 196 5.8 ... Summary ... 207 6. EDI Architecture in SAP: IDoc Basics ... 209 6.1 ... Intelligent Messages: The Anatomy of an IDoc ... 210 6.2 ... IDoc Architecture and the Data Dictionary ... 230 6.3 ... One-Time EDI Configuration for IDocs in SAP ... 235 6.4 ... Summary ... 241 7. Configuring IDocs in SAP for EDI Exchange ... 243 7.1 ... Inbound Configuration is About Posting IDocs ... 243 7.2 ... Outbound Configuration Generates IDocs ... 274 7.3 ... Summary ... 308 8. Custom IDocs and IDoc Extensions ... 309 8.1 ... IDoc Development and Configuration Tools ... 309 8.2 ... Building a Custom IDoc: Inbound Inventory Report ... 324 8.3 ... Extending an IDoc: Outbound PO with BOMs ... 341 8.4 ... Summary ... 363 ACT III: Realizing the Dream--Building Acme's SAP EDI System ... 365 9. Generating the PO for Replication Services ... 367 9.1 ... Technical Overview of the Interface ... 368 9.2 ... Functional Specifications ... 370 9.3 ... Generating the ORDERS PO with Message Control ... 374 9.4 ... Technical Specifications ... 382 9.5 ... Mapping Specifications ... 384 9.6 ... EDI Configuration in SAP ... 388 9.7 ... Summary ... 392 10. The Inbound Goods Receipt ... 395 10.1 ... Technical Overview of Interface ... 396 10.2 ... Functional Specifications ... 398 10.3 ... End-to-End Process Flow ... 402 10.4 ... Technical Specifications ... 406 10.5 ... Mapping Specifications ... 407 10.6 ... EDI Configuration in SAP ... 409 10.7 ... Summary ... 411 11. Processing the Incoming Supplier Invoice ... 413 11.1 ... Technical Overview of Interface ... 414 11.2 ... Functional Specifications ... 415 11.3 ... End-to-End Process Flow ... 426 11.4 ... Technical Specifications ... 430 11.5 ... Mapping Specifications ... 431 11.6 ... EDI Configuration in SAP ... 435 11.7 ... Summary ... 438 12. The Inbound Customer Purchase Order ... 441 12.1 ... Technical Overview of Interface ... 442 12.2 ... Functional Specifications ... 443 12.3 ... End-to-End Process Flow ... 449 12.4 ... Technical Specifications ... 455 12.5 ... Mapping Specifications ... 456 12.6 ... SDQ Processing Program Logic ... 465 12.7 ... Duplicate Che