My questions are:
* We plan to use XI internally within SAP to interface with portals and BW. I am also aware there are software companies like IWAY who have developed adapters to interface with XI. In order to import/export orders to/from our EDI and distribution systems in a flat file format, do we need to develop adapters for XI, or are they already present within the XI infrastructure?
* Will we need to invest in an outside adapter for messaging connectivity with SAP, or does SAP already provide the technology for connectivity and data formatting in the XI product -- thus allowing us to drop our Biztalk middleware? I have been getting mixed messages and currently think we would have to develop and/or buy adapters to take and format data to store into SAP.
(Note: XI won't replace IDocs -- it does exactly the job that your Biztalk does right now).
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