EDI integration - where to start
Posted on 2005-03-29
We are implimenting SAP /R3 v4.7. My task is to integrate our exisitng EDI infrastructure into SAP.
Our current edi setup is like this.
edi server > bisync to VAN or Lexicom AS2 connection > retreive/send 810/850/997 > convert to proprietary file (Ebridge) for import into Great Plains
Ok, we are replacing GP with SAP. As far as I can see from some research "all i need to do" is get the edi docs into IDoc format, assume I'll have the various partner profiles setup within SAP.
Where should I start? I know about the majors like Gentran, Delta Enterprise, and SAP XI but was looking for some details on alternative methods. Perhaps mapping through scripting or otherwise.
So, if you were at the beginning of implimenting EDI into SAP where would you go? How would you do it and would you do it alone? Consultants, software etc etc.
Thanks to all in advance for your help and suggestions.