XI (Exchange Infrastructure)
Full form or SAP XI stands for (Exchange Infrastructure), is an innovative Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) application with a strong integration with the SAP software. A popular component of the NetWeaver group of products, it is being used for facilitating information exchange among the internal systems/software of a company and those belonging to external parties. SAP (XI) is compatible with internal enterprise and cross companies scenarios - thus enabling easy linking of enterprises across the globe. It is used for exchanging information between vendors with same or diverse technologies and/ or versions of applications.
SAP XI’s adapter engine offers:
SAP designates XI as an integration broker because it mediates between entities boasting of differing requirements in regards to format, connectivity and protocols. According to SAP experts, XI brings about a reduction in integration costs by offering a common repository for varied interfaces. The SAP Integration Server forms the central component of SAP XI and facilitates convenient interaction between applications and operating systems across internally placed and externally networked systems.
The many advantages of integrating SAP XI applications include: