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SAP PI/PO Governance made easy

One of the biggest challenges with SAP PI/PO has been the lack of governance models for users. Documentation part has really been lacking making it and it has required a lot of manual work to get it done.

The process for handling governance for SAP PI/PO is just the same as with SAP XI for 15 years ago. The tooling has not changed much. There have just been a few changes that could say to improve the area. Ever since I started with XI/PI i have been working on different ways to improve the process of documentation but we have not made the dream solution yet.

Last year we added the option to use the ticket and thereby log changes to any object in SAP PI and PO, so all versions between them would be remembered. This was the first step in making documentation easier with Figaf IRT.

Now we are ready with the next big thing liking the full development together. So all documentation of your development is linked to CTS transports. That way you will know why something was changed and can see what is being transported much more transparent.

We have also added a central configuration of your channels. So there is just one place where you need to configure the information. IRT will then apply the configuration once the transport has been imported.

You can then make exports of your Integration scenarios documentation, and then show a changelog of this. And also show what was performed as a result of a ticket that you can add to your Jira, Solman to prove what you have done.

Here you can find the recording of the webniar that I did on 1 May 2019, where we showed this information to the public.

We are soon adding this to the release, so signup to check out the current version, and be the first to know once we have released the new iteration. If you have ideas on how to improve the tool and be a part of the beta program reach out to support@figaf.com.

PIArchiving now in the AWS Solution Providers Directory

Figaf has teamed up with Amazon WebServices (AWS) to be able to archive messages for a longer time period. AWS provides affordable long term storage of files.

For the PIArchiving solution it is of key importance to have a cheap easy way to store messages for a long time. AWS S3 provides this making it easy for users to store their data in the systems. Data is stored securely in S3, by being encrypted when it is uploaded.

PIArchiving also uses SimpleDB to store metadata about messages. It makes it possible to find the invoice with the number 123 or the message sent from partner ABC. There is parsers for EDIFACT, X12 and XML.

See the website http://aws.amazon.com/solutions/solution-providers/piarchiving/ for more information on the SAP PI Archiving solution.