Go behind the scenes of EDI!

Architecting EDI with SAP IDocs The Comprehensive Guide







Print edition E-book Bundle
910 pages, 2nd, updated and revised edition , Print edition hardcover
ISBN 978-1-59229-871-6
910 pages, 2nd, updated and revised edition
E-book formats: EPUB, PDF, online
ISBN 978-1-59229-872-3
910 pages, 2nd, updated and revised edition , Print edition hardcover
E-book formats: EPUB, PDF, online
ISBN 978-1-59229-873-0
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
About the Book About the E-book 910 pages, hardcover, 2.25 in. Reference book format 6.9 x 9 in. Printed black and white on 60# offset paper from sustainable sources. Smyth-sewn casebound for durability. Reader-friendly serif font (Linotype Syntax 9.5 Pt.). One-column layout. E-book in full color. PDF (21 MB), EPUB (37 MB) file for download, DRM-free with personalized digital watermark. Copy and paste, bookmarks, and print-out permitted. Table of contents, in-text references, and index fully linked. Including online book edition in dedicated reader application.

In this book, you'll learn about:

  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. Testing Your System

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

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
»Lights ... camera ... IDocs!«

Emmanuel Hadzipetros has 20 years of SAP experience as a data conversion specialist and ABAP, IDoc and EDI developer in such diverse industries as pharmaceuticals, entertainment, video games, steel utilities, and others, in four countries and three continents.

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