We will in the next period of time see a large number of users that will be performing migrations of their SAP PI/PO platfrom to 7.5. I have created a number of resources on SAP PI/PO Migration. One of the big thing in this migration is the migration from Seeburger to B2B Add-on. We do have a tool that allow you to automate the migration from Seeburger to B2B Add-on message mappings.
B2B Add-on from SAP does work and can give you a way to manage your EDI messages. There are still some gaps in the B2B Add-on solution that could be greatly improved and where i see that an alterntaive solution could be better. It is in the area of:
- Logging and archiving of messages sent.
- Partner management and settings usability
- Configuration of partner connections via AS2, VANS or SFTP.
I had a webinar with Paw Pedersen from BizBrains that created a product called Link. Link is a tool build to manage your EDI solution. It is currently being used to manage B2B for Biztalk, but the same system can be used also for SAP PI/PO. They have been running it for a number of customers from small companies wanting to run EDI to big banks. You will learn about what the solution can help with. You can see the replay here.
They have a number of different configuration options and security settings that are required for banks. They also have large customers with many partners, so they know how to make the application scale.
One of the reasons I think it could be useful for you is that you can switch to their platform and then there is no need to upgrade to the PO license and can stay on the PI License. It can save you a great deal of money and speed up your migration process.
There is a number of different ways the Link solution can tie into your SAP PI/PO solution from
- Just as an Archive of messages
- Partner configuration
- Partner configuration that updates your mappings
- Using it also for SAP CPI.
If you find the product interesting write to firstname.lastname@example.org, and get a trial of what the solution can do.
I will be a part of designing a good solution that will make your migration as simple as possible.