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SAP XI: benefits, capability, cost advantages

We are using SeeBeyond's EAI tool, but we're exploring a possible conversion to SAP XI. Could you help explain what SAP XI is, its capability and the cost advantage benefits of using it?

We are using SeeBeyond's EAI tool, but we're exploring a possible conversion to SAP XI. Could you help explain what SAP XI is, its capability and the cost advantage benefits of using it?
SAP XI is simply a message integration broker tool that excepts messages from somewhere, converts the message through plugable adapters into XML format and stores them in a simple message queue. Then workflow actions can be triggered to perform actions upon the messages ending eventually in sending out a message to somewhere in the universe. So XI does what any of the other over 100 middleware products on the market does.

If you already have eGate installed, why do you want to change it? I don't see any sense in doing so. If it works,...

let it work.

For a detailed discussion of the evaluation process of a proper Enterprise Software Architecture solution in a SAP-centric world, check out the white paper Sidestepping the labyrinth, published by http://www.saptips.com and available soon here on SearchSAP.com.

This was last published in August 2005

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