At the end of 2020, SAP Netweaver installations from 7.1 to 7.4 in ABAP and Java will no longer be supported by SAP. Even without the possibility of having extended maintenance (sapnote 1648480). That is why one of the activities to be done in any operations/infrastructure roadmap will be to migrate PI / PO systems to a 7.5 environment taking into account that it no longer supports dual stack.
The International Services Group (ISG) researched SAP providers to evaluate their differences, strengths and weaknesses. The June 2018 report is based on the available market information. Cloud services have become critical in business operations, and that has increased the number of companies that provide relevant products.
SAP has a B2B-Addon -apart from other certified third-party solutions by SAP- that gives the possibility of using SAP PO / SAP PI as a platform to send and receive e-commerce documents in different standards using ASC X12, UN / EDIFACT, etc.
In this days exists the need to connect our ERP with multitude of systems, either because one of our customers send us orders in a custom format through FTP, a logistic operator facilitate a RECADV file attached to an email confirming what is going to be delivered, a warehouse controlling system that we connect directly to database to update pickings or an online shop to update customer orders or push new products to online catalog.
Achieving reliable SAP performance dictates that only the most targeted and flexible packages are employed. This observation was clearly seen in the recent decision by Ávoris to leverage the advantages associated with its decision to adopt Amazon Web Services as its cloud-based provider.