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EDI Connection of SAP S/4HANA with APIs Instead of IDocs – Protect Your Investment

The IDoc structures used for SAP R/3 or ERP ECC continue to be available for connecting SAP S/4HANA. External business partners can be integrated if these IDoc structures are used in conjunction with an EDI solution. SAP also offers API-based interfaces and the SAP API Business Hub eases conversion of the connections from SAP S/4HANA environments to API interfaces – including IDoc-based connections between SAP ERP and the EDI solution. SEEBURGER customers have complete flexibility in that they can utilize ANY option / variant, negating the need for any additional outlay and thus protecting their investment. […]

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Comparison of EDI and API

Comparison of EDI and APIs – Handling of Content Errors

When data is exchanged between business partners, errors also occur with regards to content. It is sufficient that a target system simply does not interpret plausible data correctly. With EDI as batch-driven file exchange, error handling typically takes place on the target system, whereas with coupling using APIs, the calling system only receives an error message back and is responsible for error handling itself. […]

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