The Ultimate Guide to SAP PI to PO Migration

SAP PI to PO Migration Checklist

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Introduction to The Guide

Commonly, in business, the term 'process' refers to a series of steps that lead to a desired outcome. For example, ordering services or goods is a process of filling out a form, sending it to your company's procurement department, and then delivering the product to you. An individual can complete this process with little more than a clipboard and a pen, but most companies use computers and software to make such processes faster, more efficient and more accurate. As these systems have become the norm, many companies need their own IT departments to manage them all. This is where SAP Process Integration and Orchestration comes into play.

What is SAP PI (Process Integration)?

SAP PI (Process Integration) is an integration platform that enables seamless integration between SAP and non-SAP systems, A2A (application-to-application), B2B (business-to-business), and B2C (business-to-customer) applications, as well as synchronous and asynchronous communication methods.

What is SAP PO (Process Orchestration)? 

SAP Process Orchestration (PO) is a tool for automating and optimizing business processes. It is one of the most widely used tools in SAP's Business Process Management (BPM) suite, which provides a complete integration platform.

SAP PI vs. SAP PO: What is the Difference?

SAP PI is the older version of SAP Process Orchestration and enables the integration of different systems within an organization. As a middleware component of SAP's NetWeaver platform, it simplifies the exchange of data between different systems.

Benefits of SAP PO

SAP Process Orchestration is a complete solution for monitoring, managing and automating end-to-end business processes. SAP PO enables communication by integrating systems within a company as well as between different companies. This allows companies to create, implement and manage integrations in a cost-effective way.

SAP PI to PO Migration Checklist

After all these advantages of SAP PO we mentioned, migration to SAP PO should be a key activity on every IT infrastructure roadmap.

There are two options for migration:

  • Upgrade the existing PO system to PO 7.5
  • Fresh install which is a new single stack installation from PI to PO

Considerations in SAP PI/PO Migration

  • Usage of Advanced Business Application Programming (ABAP) Mapping: In PO Java stack installations, ABAP mappings must be replaced with other mapping types supported in PO Java stack. Since PO has a single and only Java stack, it’s an important point.
  • Usage of ccBPM: In PO Java stack installations, ccBPM processes should be redesigned as Java BPM (NetWeaver BPM).
  • There are also important points to consider for SAP systems, such as proxy redirects, SLD connections and IDOC-RFC-PROXY connections. Because after a migration, you should connect your new SAP PO with your SAP system. For the 3rd party systems (non-SAP), firewall permissions, certificates and connection settings should be checked.

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The Ultimate Guide to SAP PI to PO Migration
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