SAP Supply Chain : Learn EDI & Idocs Interface Architecture

Understand and Implement an E2E Supply Chain EDI solution by using industry standards, middleware, Idocs in SAP S/4

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May 2021

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What you will learn

Understand the End to End process flow and the use case of interfaces in the Supply Chain

Learn to implementing and build an end to end EDI solution for the Supply Chain

Understand the core concepts for building EDI interfaces (using SAP) for the supply chain

Understand the components when designing an EDI - SAP interface solution (EDI standards, Middleware, and SAP)

Learn about the role of the middleware & how to do mappings in the interface

Learn about SAP Idocs structure and how the work

Configure message outputs as to create Idocs

Configure and use the Idoc (partners) in SAP (transactions WE20)

Learn about Enhancing an Idoc using ZIdocs and ZSegments

Using our cheetsheet, configure and setup incoming and outgoing Idocs in the SupplyChain

Learn all of the setting and values that make Idocs work in SAP (PGI, create inbound deliveries, etc)

Understand the core concept of Proxy server in SAP and how they should be used.

Key skills requried to be a SAP SCM Solution Architect

Prepare for SAP Supply Chain or SAP EDI / Idoc interview

Apply the Best Practices when it comes to building a SAP interface


Future proof your career by expanding your knowledge into SAP EDI Supply Chain, one of the most in demand skills in today's SAP market.

This is not just another Idoc or EDI course.  SAP roles don't stop at Idocs creation so why should this course! Instead, this course covers the how to implementation the Supply Chain Interfaces using industry standard messages (like EDIFACT and X12),  middleware,  and SAP Idocs.  If you want to know about SAP interfaces, this is the course.

Want to improve your knowledge in SAP's Supply Chain EDI technology? Want that role in SAP? Want to know how SAP inbound and outbound interfaces are configured and what values are required to get them work? Should you update the delivery date or confirmation date on a purchase order once it is confirmed? Or why the purchase order and sales order uses the ORDERS Idoc?

This course answers all of that, and which cheat sheets!

With today's growing complexity in the area of Supply Chain and all most, if not all communication being done electronically, , having experience, expertise and knowledge in this area is essential in today's job marketplace.

That is why I am excited about this course. This course covers BOTH the business context how the process should work and how it is to be configured in SAP R/3, across the different modules in SAP. No other course will cover these SAP modules in this kind of scope as to give you an end to end vision of the SAP Supply Chain EDI & Idoc Architecture. This is usually the role of SAP SCM Solution Architect and it takes years of experience to understand all of the integration points. 

The course will cover Supply Chain topics such as :

  • The Purchase Order & Sales Order model. This includes both order creation and order confirmation

  • Outbound delivery, Post Goods Issue and ASN process and Idoc creation

  • Shipment tendering and status updates

  • Invoice creation and clearing

This course covers the Sales and Distribution (SD), Material Management (MM) , Purchasing, and Transportation, Account Receivable modules of SAP.

On the SAP side, we will be covering 

  • The configuration of each and every Idoc used in the process. This includes both the partner determination and message outputs

  • A cheat sheet so that you have all of the setting at your finger tips as to implement any of these Idcos

  • What values, qualifiers and setting are required to process an inbound Idoc

  • SAP "Best Practice" when implementing Idocs.


SAP Supply Chain : Learn EDI & Idocs Interface Architecture
SAP Supply Chain : Learn EDI & Idocs Interface Architecture
SAP Supply Chain : Learn EDI & Idocs Interface Architecture
SAP Supply Chain : Learn EDI & Idocs Interface Architecture



Introduction & Course Content

Access to SAP Free S/4 HANA Trial

What Is the Supply Chain EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)Architecture

Introduction : Supply Chain EDI Architecture Part 1

Introduction : Supply Chain EDI Architecture Part 2

Electronic Data Interchange

EDI : Interface File Formats

EDI : Common EDI Standards

EDI : Summary of EDI standards and Transmission Medium

Middleware in the EDI Architecture

Middleware : Introduction

Middleware : Best Practice

Middleware - Building a mapping file

EDI and Middleware : Error Handling

EDI and Middleware : Error Handling Part 2

SAP Idocs

SAP : Introduction to SAP Idocs part 1 (R)

SAP : Introduction to SAP Idocs part 2

SAP : Message Output for Idoc Configuration

SAP : Idoc Partner Configuration

SAP : Idoc Partner Configuration Part 2

SAP : Idoc Partner Configuration Inbound

ZIdocs and Zsegments - Theory

ZIdocs and Zsegments - Practical

SAP Purchase Order to Sales Order Process & Idocs

Supply Chain : End to End process review

Supply Chain : Purchase to Sales Order Process flow

SAP : Orders Idoc Consideration

SAP : Purchase Order Idoc Configuration and creation

SAP : Purchase Order Idoc Configuration and demo

SAP : Inbound ORDERS to Sales Order : Configuration

SAP : Inbound ORDERS to Sales Order : Demo of WE19

SAP : Inbound ORDERS to Sales Order : Demo

SAP : Inbound ORDERS to Sales Order : Demo part 2

SAP : Outbound ORDERS to Sales Order Confirmation : Config and Demo

SAP : Inbound ORDERS to Purchase Order Confirmation : Config and Demo

Material in Idocs : GTIN and EAN 11

Outbound Delivery

SAP : Outbound delivery creation and Idoc configuration

SAP : Outbound delivery creation and Idoc creation

SAP : Outbound delivery Post Goods Issue

SAP : Outbound delivery ASN creation and configuration

SAP : Inbound ASN processing and Inbound delivery creation

SAP : Shipment

Supply Chain : Concept of Shipments

SAP : Shipment Idoc Config and creation : Tender

SAP : Inbound Shipment Idoc Config for Status Update

Account Receivable

Supply Chain : Concept : Invoice

SAP : Invoice Idoc Configuration & Creation

Other Topics

SAP: Supply Chain : Other Idocs in the Supply Chain

Idocs : User-exits and enhancements

Idocs : Debugging

Interface : Proxy Server

Hints & Tricks : Downloading an Idoc

Hints & Tricks : Reprocessing an Idoc

Searching for Idocs using WE09

SAP : Error Management and Idoc Response

Course Documentation

Course Documentation


Jacob7 August 2020

First 4 sections are just the basic of EDI and not much important when you are looking for IDOC to SAP integration

Sergio28 June 2020

Excellent explanation , it is exactly what i was expecting . An introductory course with some deep dives where it is required.


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