SAP PI (Process Integration based on Exchange Infrastructure). It takes the responsibility of integrating different SAP and non-SAP systems in the network of different computers.

SAP PI acts as SOA Middleware and forms the backbone of SOA in SAP environment. Process Integration can be used as a Middleware Engine to communicate in a distributed environment.

The heart of SAP PI is Integration Engine that is used for integrating different technologies using Standard Messaging techniques, e.g. XML. Different mapping tools are available for mapping the distributed system which can be mapped without having any expertise of Technical Details. As a real world example, PI can be helpful in integrating different banks with SAP R/3. SAP PI also support previous releases of SAP R/3 like 4.6C and have many more adapters to communicate with legacy systems.

SAP PI is more than just an Integration Broker, it delivers cross-component BPM functionality. SAP PI is an integration technology and platform for:

  • SAP and Non-SAP systems.
  • A2A and B2B scenarios.
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous communication.
  • Cross component Business Process management.
  • The goal of SAP PI is to provide single point of integration of all systems inside and outside the corporate boundary across technologies and organizational boundaries.
  • The important feature of PI is openness, flexible and transparency to the integration process. It supports SOA.
  • The overall key concept of SAP PI is to drive integrated business process across heterogeneous and highly dynamic landscapes in a more manageable cost effective way.


  1. Please note that VPN is used for SAP Server Connectivity. This VPN has been tested on Apple and Windows OS (Operating Systems). Innovations in Business Solutions will help you to troubleshoot but Innovations in Business Solutions does not guarantee to fix all of your computer problems. Your virus protection, your computer internal policies need to be changed by you.
  2. Apple computers and Operating System generally works but Innovations in Business Solution support mainly Windows Operating Systems. Please note Windows XP generally works but is no longer in the supported platform.

Course Contents:

Build, implement, configure, model, & troubleshoot solutions
Standard Functions
User-defined Functions
Message Mapping
ABAP, Java, XSLT mapping overview
Business Process Management
BP Modeling
BP Engine
Individual Technical Adapter
Articulate, explain, describe, & outline solutions
PI as component of SAP NetWeaver
(Positioning and Architecture)
Overview & Basic Concepts
Adapters & J2EE Adapter framework
Business Process Management
Design & Configuration
System Landscape Directory
Enterprise Services Repository
Integration Directory
Integration Engine
Different installations of Adapter Engines
Runtime Workbench / Monitoring
PI as Infrastructure for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

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Course Outline