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• Master the concepts and principles behind EDI and IDocs • Explore the EDI business processes, architecture, and administration • Configure IDocs for B2B integration and information exchange• 2nd Edition Updated and ExpandedWelcome to Hollywood! Follow the saga of the Acme Pictures movie studio as it exchanges information with its vendor and its primary customer to put low-budget sci-fi movies on shelves. This entertaining case study showcases the requirements, standards, and capabilities for building an SAP EDI system and optimizing electronic information exchange via IDocs. From configuring IDocs, to generating purchase orders and goods receipts, to processing invoices, this script teaches you how to make your EDI system a star.Cross-Industry StandardSee what makes IDocs in SAP and EDI the heart, bones, arteries, and brains of modern businesses and government organizations.The Full PictureBuild the EDI system step by step, from generating the purchase order, to building outbound order confirmation, to processing the inbound payment advice using IDocs.Custom IDocsUsing ABAP, ALE, and XML, explore custom utilities that extend standard SAP functionality.Test Your SystemLearn how to achieve success and diagnose failure by using monitoring tools to troubleshoot.Updated and ExpandedIn this second edition, find new custom tools and utilities, a renewed focus on the business context, and new interfaces from the purchasing cycle.Highlights• Business process integration• IDoc architecture and configuration• Custom IDocs and extensions• Mapping specifications• Message control • Customer purchase orders• Replication services• Inbound goods receipt and invoices• Outbound advance shipments and invoices• Custom IDoc tools• EDI and IDocs troubleshooting and recoveryEmmanuel Hadzipetros is an ABAP developer and an EDI and IDocs specialist. His 20 years of experience with SAP projects and implementations span integration tools, industries, and continents.