Architecting EDI with SAP IDocs: the Comprehensive Guide, 2nd Edition Front Cover

Architecting EDI with SAP IDocs: the Comprehensive Guide, 2nd Edition

  • Length: 910 pages
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2013-11-21
  • ISBN-10: 1592298710
  • ISBN-13: 9781592298716
  • Sales Rank: #928395 (See Top 100 Books)

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 customizing IDocs with ALE, to generating purchase orders and goods receipts, to processing invoices, this script teaches you how to make your EDI system a star.

  • Master the concepts and principles behind EDI and IDocs
  • Explore EDI business processes, architecture, and administration
  • Configure IDocs for B2B integration and information exchange

Cross-Industry Standard
See what makes IDocs in SAP and EDI the heart, bones, arteries, and brains of modern businesses and government organizations.

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.

Custom IDocs
Using ABAP, ALE, and XML, explore custom utilities that extend standard SAP functionality.

Testing Your System
Learn how to achieve success and diagnose failure by using monitoring tools to troubleshoot.

  • 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

Table of Contents

ACT I Hollywood, DVDs, and the After-Life of Movies
Chapter 1 Hollywood’s B-Movie Queen Does SAP and EDI
Chapter 2 The Blueprint: Discovery and Documentation
Chapter 3 Designing the New SAP EDI Architecture

ACT II Taming Chaos with Standards—EDI in an SAP Environment
Chapter 4 EDI: The Ugly Stepsister of E-Commerce
Chapter 5 Real-World Business Process Integration with EDI
Chapter 6 EDI Architecture in SAP: IDoc Basics
Chapter 7 Configuring IDocs in SAP for EDI Exchange
Chapter 8 Custom IDocs and IDoc Extensions

ACT III Realizing the Dream—Building Acme’s SAP EDI System
Chapter 9 Generating the PO for Replication Services
Chapter 10 The Inbound Goods Receipt
Chapter 11 Processing the Incoming Supplier Invoice
Chapter 12 The Inbound Customer Purchase Order
Chapter 13 Building the Outbound Order Confirmation
Chapter 14 Sending a Shipping Order to the Supplier
Chapter 15 The Inbound Shipping Confirmation
Chapter 16 The Advanced Shipping Notice to the Customer
Chapter 17 Generating the Outbound Customer Invoice
Chapter 18 Processing the Inbound Payment Advice

ACT IV Finishing Touches
Chapter 19 Extending the Interface: Custom IDoc Tools
Chapter 20 Testing the EDI System in SAP
Chapter 21 Troubleshooting and Recovery

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