Integration Content for SAP Cloud Platform Integration by WHINT Solutions

We continue our mission towards providing Turn-key Integration Content (Standard Interfaces) based on SAP´s Middleware. We strongly believe that enterprises benefit from this kind of standardization, especially in the cloud context as applications and data providers are going towards providing standard API´s or data formats.
Our Integration Content for SAP´s Cloud Middleware (SAP Cloud Platform Integration/HCI) so far is as below:

WHINT® CurrencyRates

  • Automatic Upload of Exchange Rates into SAP Business Suite (ERP/CRM,…) / S/4HANA
  • Data Providers: OANDA, European Central Bank (ECB), Blockchain.info
  • Benefit: no manual maintenance of exchange rates in SAP, robust interface from reliable data sources
  • SAP Content Hub

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WHINT® PaymentReporting Ingenico

  • Automatic Posting of Documents into SAP FICO / S/4HANA from the Payment Service Provider (PSP) Ingenico
  • Transfer of Credit Card Payment Transactions into SAP Accounting
  • Benefit: Manual postings in finance are not needed, an automatic reconciliation takes place which increases data consistency and correct book-keeping of credit card transactions
  • SAP Content Hub

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With this article we would also like to share our pipeline of solutions with standard integration content we are currently working on:

WHINT® B2G VAT Check

  • B2G (Business-To-Government) Communication
  • Automatic Check of European VAT numbers with the German Tax Register (BZSt) as well as the European Commission (VIES)
  • Provides Feedback about the correctness/validity of a European VAT id of a Customer/Vendor (SAP ERP) or Business Partner (SAP CRM)
  • Benefit: Supports legal EU requirement to check client´s business VAT id. No need to perform the check manually on the government´s website

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WHINT® MS Dynamics CRM ORBIS

  • Full Application Integration between SAP ERP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Using ORBIS Integration Manager & ORBIS Connect
  • Objects transferred: e.g. Customer, Contact, Price Lists, SalesOrder, Invoice, …
  • Benefit: Enables integration between heterogeneous applications to ensure data consistency in real-time

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WHINT® ShipmentManagement UPS

  • Message Processing of Shipment Data between SAP ERP (LE) and UPS
  • Based on UPS´s official Developer APIs
  • Supported Scenarios:  UPS Shipping, UPS Time in Transit, UPS Dangerous Goods, UPS Pre-Notifications, UPS QuantumView, UPS Tracking

WHINT® TravelExpenses Xpenditure

  • Automatic Updoad of Expenses from Xpenditure into SAP FICO (ERP) / SAP S/4HANA Finance
  • Based on Xpenditure´s public API

Stay tuned for updates on SAP Cloud Integration Content by WHINT® Solutions

Naming Conventions for SAP Cloud Platform Integration

This article is part of our Integration Cookbook.

Name Pattern  Example
Integration
Package
<Area> <Scenario>

 

  • WHINT PaymentReporting Ingenico
  • Concur Integration
  • SuccessFactors Employee Central
Process
Integration
iFlow
<Area> <Interface>
  • WHINT PR Ingenico CollectionAppendixReport
  • Replicate Business Partner from SAP Business Suite
OData
Service
 tbd
System <Name>
  • SAP_ECC
  • SAP_S4HANA
  • SAP_C4C
  • Concur
  • SSFS
  • Sharepoint
  • ECB
  • Ingenico
Communication
Channel
<AdapterType>
_<Direction: SND/RCV>
_<opt:Technical Details>
_<opt:Objekt>
  • IDOC_RCV_EOIO
  • SOAP_SND_JournalEntry
  • MAIL_RCV_Attachment
Adapter (Camel)  tbd

 

WHINT InterfaceCatalog as a Service (IFC aaS)

 

You are interested in Transparency about your Interface Landscape on SAP PI/PRO and would like to receive an Interface Catalog with all your flows including their routing and mapping information as well as a Channel Catalog which shows you all your Communication Channels? Then you need the WHINT InterfaceCatalog.

In case you hesitate installing the solution into your landscape, you can also retrieve this information on demand as a service.

IFCaaS6

In this case, SAP HCI is retrieving the Integration Configuration from your SAP PI/PO system(s) and sends you an E-Mail with the Excel Sheets attached.

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If your SAP PI/PRO system allows HTTPS inbound communication from the internet (via an external IP-Adress, e.g. using SAP WebDispatcher and/or a Decentral AdapterEngine), we can start right away. If not, you can make use of the convenient SAP Cloud Connector, which creates a lightweight VPN tunnel from your On-Premise landscape into the SAP Cloud. Please follow the configuration below.

What we need in any case is a service user to access your SAP PI/PRO system (having the roles SAP_XI_API_DISPLAY_J2EE and SAP_XI_APPL_SERV_USER) as well as the URL of your system (externally exposed or the internal host via Cloud Connector).

Please contact us under: solutions@whint.de


This schema shows the Onboarding process for the WHINT InterfaceCatalog as a Service:

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Configuration Guide for SAP Cloud Connector:

  1. Install SAP Cloud Connector from https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#cloud. In case you have a Cloud Connector in place already, you can add an additional account – please proceed with step 3
  2. Launch Admin Cockpit on https://localhost:8443/
    • First time login using initial credentials Administrator/manage
  3. Add the account provided by whitepaper.id to your dashboard (Define Account)
  4. Add the SAP PI/PO system you want to expose (Cloud To On-Premise: SAP Process Integration)
  5. Add the URL Services (Resources)
  6. Connect to https://account.hana.ondemand.com/cockpit and check the status of the Cloud Connector

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IFCaaS2

IFCaaS3

IFCaaS4

Integration Content Catalogs in SAP for Standard Interfaces

Looking for standard SAP interfaces?

There is a lot of interfaces and integration content available which you can use for your implementation project using SAP Process Orchestration (SAP PRO) / SAP Process Integration (SAP PI) or SAP HANA Cloud Platform, integration service (SAP HCI).

Here is an overview:



SAP API Hub

Catalog1


SAP Content Hub

Catalog2


SAP App Center

Catalog3


Enterprise Services Workplace

Catalog4


SAP Best Practices Explorer

Catalog5Catalog6


IDocs

  • You have to see in your WE60 or in SAP Help which IDoc might fit for your needs. Please consider that IDocs are not delivered by SAP anymore since 2003…

whint://Solutions now in SAP HCI Content Catalog

Bitcoin Currency Rates now available from Blockchain

We have enhanced our cloud edition of WHINT CurrencyRates with a new provider: Blockchain.info.

The API provides bitcoin exchange rates for the major currencies and integrates automatically into SAP (e.g. ECC/ERP/CRM).

SAP Certified – Integration with Cloud Solutions

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We have passed the certification at SAP ICC for our first Turn-key Solution delivered on SAP HANA Cloud Platform, integration service (SAP HCI)!

WHINT CurrencyRates is a plug&play Integration Content which can be deployed effortlessly on SAP HCI. The solution downloads currency rates from FX rate providers, maps to an IDoc format and sends them to SAP Business Suite (e.g. ERP).

WHINT CurrencyRates (Cloud Edition)

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This Integration Package for SAP HANA Cloud Integration (HCI) is a turn-key solution to retrieve currency rates from different data feeds into SAP Business Suite. No additional development is needed on SAP side, only a simple ALE IDoc inbound processing partner profile needs to be configured. You will receive an automatic update of the exchange rates into SAP (table TCURR) via a standard IDoc.

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Highlights

  • Turn-key Solution: Pre-Packaged Integration Content for SAP HANA Cloud Integration (HCI)
  • SAP Cloud Certified Integration Package
  • Mapping, Connectivity and Interface Processing just needs to be activated with a few steps
  • Safe and secure connectivity fully integrated in SAP´s cloud middleware – connecting to your On-Premise SAP world
  • Data provider for Currency Rates
    • ECB – European Central Bank with daily reference rates against the Euro
    • OANDA – FX Feed provides a wide range of over 190 currencies and commodities with daily, weekly, monthly or custom time periods as well as historical rates dating back to 1990
    • Blockchain.info Exchange Rates API: Currency data from the major bitcoin exchanges

Prerequisites

  • You need an existing HCI tenant from SAP where you can deploy our content. Please contact us in case you haven´t any.
  • The data from ECB is available publicly, but for other providers you might need a subscription (e.g. with OANDA)
  • You need a connectivity from SAP HCI to your On-Premise SAP system. This can be achieved e.g. with an inbound proxy like the SAP Web Dispatcher or using SAP HANA Cloud Connector. We support you getting there if needed.

Configuration Guide: HCI

  1. Import Integration Package into your HCI tenant
  2. Configure Integration Package

CR_C6

  • Select the scheduling according to your needs, e.g. daily at 10 PM.
  • Check the FX Rates Provider URL and add your API key or credentials (if necessary)
  • Configure SSL connectivity to the https/SSL URL by downloading the CA´s and updating them into your keystore
  • Configure the SAP Business System Connectivity

CR_C8

In this example, the two CA´s (DigiCert) have to be imported into the keystore which has to be deployed.

CR_C9


Configuration Guide: SAP Business Suite 

  1. Check if IDoc-XML Messages can be received
  2. Create ALE Logical System
  3. Create partner profile for IDoc

Transaction SRTIDOCActivate Service /sap/bc/srt/idoc by executing variant IDOC_STANDARD

Transaction SALE: Add your logical system name which represents the data provider (e.g. ECB)

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Transaction WE20

CR_C2 CR_C3


Monitoring the Message Flow

Transaction BD87

CR_C4

Transaction OB08 finally shows the contents of table TCURR, the central exchange rates table in SAP.