SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3 (SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3) provides superior SOA foundation capabilities for customers. Using SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3 customers can leverage enterprise services delivered by SAP and also enable their existing investments in third-party and legacy applications by integrating them into their landscape, as well as service and event enable the functions delivered in these applications.
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SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3
Various areas of SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3 (SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3) have been considerably improved to ensure existing and create new customers' benefits from a variety of new capabilities. Key enhancements include:
Design and Governance
User-experience: The main user productivity innovations in the Enterprise Service Repository (ESR) with SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3 comprise of SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio-based Eclipse editors for creating and editing service interface and data types. The aim is to help customers shorten time-to-value by increasing their user efficiency and ease overall project implementations respectively.
Governance workflows: As the adoption of SOA in the organization increases, the need for governed SOA design grows to safeguard the SOA deployment. SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3 provides customizable lifecycle status of SOA assets by enabling automated governance of workflows across the assets' lifecycle. Open, standards-based APIs can be used to integrate and orchestrate governance workflows via SAP NetWeaver BPM to facilitate collaboration across the organization. Subscription-based notification mechanisms support the timely distribution of information to all parties in the process governing the lifecycle of individual SOA assets. Notifications can be sent on multiple events and across different channels. A choice of targeted UIs equips users with technical and business governance roles for a low-touch and efficient collaboration throughout SOA governance flows.
Extensible meta-model of SOA assets: The extensibility of meta-models allows clients to customize the semantics and behavior of repository assets to adapt them to the company's own SOA governance roles, organizational structures, and practices.
Java-only stand-alone installation option for SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3
With the release of SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1, SAP introduced the Advanced Adapter Engine (AAE) to enable message processing within the Java stack only. With SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3 the AAE is made available as Java only deployment option called Advanced Adapter Engine Extended (AAE) - including ESR and Integration Directory as well. The first complete Java-only stand-alone installation option provides the possibility to considerably lower down footprint, energy consumption, installation times, as well as hardware requirements.
Technical Operations & Monitoring
The capabilities for central monitoring with SAP NetWeaver PI are offered through the specific PI workcenter in SAP Solution Manager. Going forward, SAP Solution Manager will be the recommended platform and tooling for central monitoring of complex, distributed, multi-domain PI landscapes. The main central monitoring capabilities include overview monitor, message monitor, component monitor, channel monitor, all integrated with SAP Solution Manager E2E monitoring and alerting framework, and ITIL-based processes for incident management and notification.
All these along with increased connectivity options, improved local monitoring and fault tolerance lead to considerable reduction of total cost of operations for SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3.
Version Specific Information
This presentation provides a high-level overview of the new capabilities of SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3 and its value proposition. There are enhancements in all major areas of SAP NetWeaver PI: first Java only installation option via Advanced Adapter Engine, richer connectivity and routing capabilities, increased design governance with the Enterprise Services Repository including first Eclipse based design environment, central monitoring dashboard via SAP Solution Manager, and enhanced local monitors.
To offer you a complete perspective of new features and key benefits with SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3 we have created a series of Live Expert Sessions. Here you will find a list of all recordings and presentations.
Product Introduction (SAP Help Portal)
SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3 provides the deepest process and technical integration with SAP solutions, as well as with disparate applications and business partners. Customers benefit from lower integration costs through deployment of pre-packaged integration scenarios (via 3000+ pre-packaged integration scenario templates) and from improved business flexibility through service-enabling SAP, non-SAP, legacy and B2B applications.
The user-centric perspective enhancements with SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3 are offering exclusive user experience for quick search of SOA assets. Improvements in the area of unified events provisioning and subscription allow customers to leverage SOA assets effectively by managing and governing the complete lifecycle of web services.
SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3 provides the lowest TCO with the first complete Java-only stand-alone installation option and centralized end-to-end monitoring for best-run business processes through its specific PI workcenter in SAP Solution Manager and integration into SAP Application Lifecycle Management & Operations. The single platform approach to end-to-end process integration enables you to streamline execution, automate workflow, and reduce operational costs.
Enhancement packages are delivered every year as part of the SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3 roadmap, allowing customers to plan their future projects in a timely manner should they decide to adopt any new particular enhancement.
Central PI Monitoring application in the Technical Monitoring workcenter (Documentation and Help Wiki)
Knowledge Center (SAP Help Portal)
This troubleshooting guide will help you analyze issues associated with Enhancement Package 1 for SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3. It describes where to find information in error situations and how to trace issues. It also describes in details what information should be provided should you need to create customer support messages for SAP. (PDF 8MB)
This troubleshooting guide will help you analyze issues associated with SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3. It describes where to find information in error situations and how to trace issues. It also describes in details what information should be provided should you need to create customer support messages for SAP. (PDF 8MB)
This guide provides in-depth review of the performance-critical aspects of any SAP NetWeaver Process Integration installation. It is explained in detail how to identify the performance-bottlenecks for each component of SAP NetWeaver PI and possible solution strategies are discussed.
Maintenance and Availability
Ramp-up of SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3 started in Q4 / 2010 as part of SAP NetWeaver 7.3 shipment.
Here is the Product Availability Matrix (PAM) (SMP login required) with technical and release planning information for quick reference.
Upcoming enhancements are planned once a year through new releases or enhancement packages. For further information please visit PAM.
SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3: Demo Examples
This document describes all necessary configuration steps to set up the SAP NetWeaver Process Integration demo examples. (PDF 1MB)
This article explains how to develop and test a simple cross-system process integration scenario using SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3. The development guide takes you through the most important development steps when designing cross-system processes based on SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3. (PDF 1019 KB)
This document explains how to develop and test a simple cross-component process integration scenario using SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3. The development guide takes you through the most important development steps when designing cross-component processes. In this exercise, an integration process (ccBPM) is used. (PDF 971 KB)
This manual describes simple application cases for process integration and all the configuration steps that are necessary to execute the application cases based on SAP NetWeaver 7.3. (PDF 1 MB)
This manual describes simple application cases for process integration using the Advanced Adapter Engine Extended and all the configuration steps that are necessary to execute the application cases on the basis of SAP NetWeaver 7.3. (PDF 1 MB)
This manual describes simple application cases for process integration using the Decentral Adapter Engine and all the configuration steps that are necessary to execute the application cases on the basis of SAP NetWeaver 7.3. (PDF 896 KB)
This manual describes simple application cases for SAP Partner Connectivity Kit (PCK) and all the configuration steps that are necessary to execute the application cases on the basis of SAP PCK 7.3. (PDF 1 MB)
Here you can find all necessary files for running the simple use cases for SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3. (ZIP 175 KB)
Predecessors of SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3