What is SAP RFC?

SAP is a common ERP platform. It is very large and complex and has very many uses to an enterprise business. An RFC stands for Remote Function Call and is the primary way that SAP communicates with external systems. RFCs can also be created between two SAP systems.

Enabling an RFC connection with a system allows that system to access data within the ERP, both pulling information as designated or updating SAP database tables. There are many uses for RFCs and their configuration largely depends on the data the external systems need access.

SAP RFC Connection with Babelway

Babelway has created a specific gateway for establishing an RFC with an SAP system. There are configurations necessary both within Babelway and within the target SAP system, but we have set it upso that the process is as simple as possible for all parties involved. Once enabled, the gateway allows Babelway to send and receive IDOC files with the SAP system based on the configuration. Depending on the use, this gateway may need access to different tables of information to support the IDOC exchange.

To read a comprehensive guide on how this setup is done, click here.

Here is how the setup looks in Babelway

Once the RFC configuration is completed in SAP, the babelway side is relatively simple. It just requires information about the SAP server and a user that has access to the needed data. Then it connects via the unique RFC created for Babelway.

Easy setup and monitoring

Deploy your connection in seconds, making it ready for testing immediately

  • Define a few simple parameters and create your connection
  • Comprehensive guide on setting up the RFC connection within SAP
  • Access more advanced settings to adjust your connection requirements
  • Define specific polling times to ensure prompt delivery or receipt of your files
  • Monitor all file connections from one unified monitoring section

Transform any format

Use simple drag & drop tools to map your message to any other format for easy import/export in/from your database

  • 12+ formats to choose from: CSV, multi-record text file, IDOC, Excel, XML, UBL, etc.
  • Hundreds of transformation functions available or build your custom functions
  • Use lookup tables to replace data sets
  • Change your file structure without losing your transformation maps

Connect to anyone

Connect your Babelway environment using any EDI or non-EDI communication protocols

  • 12+ communication protocols supported including X400, VAN, sFTP, HTTP, etc. regardless of how they were received
  • Define retry strategies for maximum robustness
  • Get notified and intervene immediately in case of processing or delivery issues

And last but not least:

Get extended support from the experts

Babelway is not only a great Self-Service platform, it’s a team of expert individuals to make you succeed

  • Spot the ‘reuse and save time’ zone on the right of the screen? Import messages and maps from our catalog
  • Access on-demand, online training material through BabelAcademy – check out the program here.
  • Access our support helpdesk anytime and ask your questions

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