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Enhance the SAP Suite ALE Adapter to connect with SAP S4 HANA Instance

The current version of SAP Suite ALE Adapter is not certified to work with SAP S4 HANA Instance. In this regard this needs to be enhanced to be able to connect to the SAP S4 HANA instance

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  • Apr 2 2018
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How will this idea be used?

This will be used to integrate to our new SAP S4 HANA platform with our current Sterling B2B Integrator on-premise system (Version 5.2.6.3)

What is your industry? Healthcare
What is the idea priority? High
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  • Apr 4, 2018

    Admin Response

    Thank you for participating in the Idea community. We would like to request more information on this enhancement:

    1) Will SAP S4 HANA be hosted in the Cloud, or on-premise?

    This radically effects the list of integration options.

     

    2) Exactly which SAP application component is involved.?

    SAP uses the words S4 and HANA, in vastly different contexts, and it could refer to anything from their flagship Finance Application, or it could refer to just a custom application written on top of a HANA database.

     

    3) Have you tested through the existing RFC-enabled adapters currently in B2Bi? 

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    April 24, 2018 14:54

    Please see responses below:

    1) Will SAP S4 HANA be hosted in the Cloud, or on-premise? - On-Premise

    2) Exactly which SAP application component is involved.? - SAP SD Module for Sales Order processing and also Supply Chain

    3) Have you tested through the existing RFC-enabled adapters currently in B2Bi? - We are doing a POC on this but need IBM to certify that the existing ALE Adapter would work with SAP S4 HANA. Ideally IBM should be doing this testing as SAP is a trusted partner for IBM and certify the Adapter for HANA> This way all clients can ensure that they have the option to connect to SAP S4 HANA.

     

    Regards

    Narasimham Kota