Q1. To use BAPI's for ISH module, to interface between a clinical system and the SAP/ISH module, what development period would be required? Rough estimates.
Q2. I have heard that use of BAPI's requires dual maintenance of code, What exactly does this mean?
A1: This totally depends on the scope of the application and whether or not the existing BAPIs suffice for the scope of the application. The required time can vary from a week or two to several months if a lot of complex custom BAPIs must be written.
A2: Beats me. If you are talking about standard, unmodified SAP BAPIs, all you need to worry about is the maintenance of your client application.
This was first published in June 2001