SAP XI is a component of the SAP NetWeaver integration environment which facilitates integration of systems within the company and enables communication with business partners.
SAP XI is an XML-based platform for integrating applications. As an important component of SAP NetWeaver, it is closely integrated with SAP applications, and owing to the use of common standards SAP XI is open to non-SAP components.
No more spaghetti
Traditional approach to integration assumes establishing a connection between two systems. This is how the environment, where applications are connected on a 1-1 basis, is created. With numerous systems, the network of connections is growing, and so are the costs of generating and maintaining such connections (“integration spaghetti”).
With SAP XI, applications can be connected to the central integration platform. SAP XI centrally controls flow of processes in all the connected systems.
As a result, many connections become redundant. Instead of technological “spaghetti” and “system patchwork”, we have an elegant, transparent image of integration which is more efficient, effective, and also – easier and cheaper to maintain.