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IDoc Integration

The Coupa Technical Services team can provide and configure support for IDoc integration for customers with single SAP instances. IDoc (“intermediate document”) is one of the most common and stable methods for integrating with SAP. Each business object has a specified IDoc format (similar to XML) that can be used to import and export data between SAP and external systems.

Coupa has worked with an SAP partner to obtain a Certified Integration Solution with Netweaver that works in conjunction with our optional IDoc solution. This solution minimizes the effort required for our customers. It allows the Coupa Technical Services team to develop and build the business logic/data mapping to standard SAP IDocs rather than our customers having to build a technical solution on their middleware/SAP instance.

Please contact your CSM or Engagement Manager in order to discuss implementing our SAP IDoc solution.

On the Coupa side, we have added the ability to generate and consume IDoc XML files for specific business objects in the enterprise product using Coupa’s integration flow module. IDocs are shared between Coupa and our customers using our Coupa SFTP server in the same manner we share standard CSV files today. On the SAP side, we can provide our customers with reusable PI (Process Integrator, SAP’s middleware platform) processes for each business object that will broker the IDocs between SAP ECC and Coupa’s SFTP server. For those customers who do not have PI, the IDoc approach will still be available provided they have another tool to get IDocs in and out of SAP ECC. Many other middleware packages have pre-built connectors to SAP ECC and most SAP customers have a mechanism in place to accomplish this process.

We have selected the most common business objects that need to be automatically shared between SAP ECC and Coupa across our customers. The table below lists each integration point along with the IDoc format currently supported:

Object

Source

Target

Current iDoc Format

Cost Centers

SAP

Coupa

COSMAS01

GL Accounts

SAP

Coupa

GLMAST01

Vendors

SAP

Coupa

CREMAS05

Purchase Orders

Coupa

SAP

PORDCR102

PO Confirmation

SAP

Coupa

ORDERS02

PO Revisions

Coupa

SAP

PORDCH02

Invoices

Coupa

SAP

INVOIC02

Payments

SAP

Coupa

PEXR2002

Receipts

Coupa

SAP

MBGMCR02

 

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