PTV xServer Business Connector

Route optimization thanks to geodata in SAP

If only you knew where the customers are concentrated. Where the sales representatives live. How great the distance is between two warehouse locations. How many kilometers my customers have to travel. What catchment area the warehouse locations cover. Now you know directly integrated with your SAP system...
Would geographical information ignite your processes? Is your SAP system lacking this information? Then you've come to the right place.

With the help of PTV xServer Business Connector for SAP, we enable your SAP system to provide geocoding, map display, distance determination and address verification.

Geographical requirements appear very frequently in the SAP context. Freight cost accounting, transportation planning and execution, master data - all require simple or complex geographic functionality.

A task as simple as address verification or as complex as distance determination in transportation planning and map display of the result, all these functionalities can currently only be delivered by external providers, as SAP does not provide data for this itself. SAP Transportation Management is also dependent on external GIS providers.

PTV xServer provides this functionality and improves the accuracy of the geographic functions mentioned above. PTV xServer Business Connector for SAP brings both together, saving time, money and nerves. With PTV xServer Business Connector for SAP, you can provide geocoding, routing, mapping and address verification in your system without any integration effort. Your ABAP developers can then use these functionalities in their own programs via an easy-to-use framework.

The Use Cases

Geocoding:
Determines X/Y coordinates for individual locations, address lists and even POIs (points of interest) and makes them available for further processing such as map display or distance determination.

Address verification:
Verification of individual addresses, address lists, POI or free text lists via PTV xServer to ensure that your master data is correct.

Distance calculation:
Calculate distances and travel times between two or more locations including consideration of individual waypoints with optional avoidance of ferries or toll roads.

Complex route calculation:
Calculate routes between two or more locations including consideration of individual options provided by PTV xServer.

Display objects on a map:
View objects on a map, represent relationships, and interact with objects on the map. Based on SAP Visual Business.

The Development Kit (SDK)

An SAP system requires a technical connection to PTV xServer in order to use the GIS services. The Development Kit Routing provides all functionalities and options of the PTV xLocate, PTV xRoute and PTV xMap methods as well as the communication to PTV xServer. No manual import of the WSDL file is required.

With knowledge of the PTV xServer API, your developers have direct and full access to PTV xServer communication. With the Development Kit Planning, you also get access to the functionalities of PTV xTour to exploit optimization potentials in route planning.

The solutions

You do not want to develop yourself, but are interested in ready-made add-on solutions?

Address verification

Verify the validity of the address master data of your customers, suppliers or production sites. With our solution, you get the possibility to check addresses for correctness both online when creating or changing addresses, as well as in mass processing in the background.

Are you planning to implement S/4HANA? Take the chance to clean up your addresses and start with a clean system. Of course, we also support the new SAP Business Partners with our solution.

SAP TM Integration

The solution provides direct integration of geocoding and distance & duration determination (DDD) for your SAP TM system. PTV xServer can be used out-of-the-box without any further implementation and only needs to be activated in Customizing.

A corresponding configuration guide leads you step-by-step through the customizing process. The solution integrates seamlessly into the SAP TM system, as envisaged by the SAP TM standard.

Shipment Planner for SAP

Do you plan your shipments with the on-board tools of LE-TRA? With Shipment Planner for SAP you get an interface for planning shipments with map support. Provide your dispatchers with additional information on duration as well as distance, tolls and

even emissions during planning to enable more efficient transportation planning. By integrating with the standard process, subsequent processes can continue to run in the standard.

Address verification

Verify the validity of the address master data of your customers, suppliers or production sites. With our solution, you get the possibility to check addresses for correctness both online when creating or changing addresses, as well as in mass processing in the background.

Are you planning to implement S/4HANA? Take the chance to clean up your addresses and start with a clean system. Of course, we also support the new SAP Business Partners with our solution.

SAP TM Integration

The solution provides direct integration of geocoding and distance & duration determination (DDD) for your SAP TM system. PTV xServer can be used out-of-the-box without any further implementation and only needs to be activated in Customizing.

A corresponding configuration guide leads you step-by-step through the customizing process. The solution integrates seamlessly into the SAP TM system, as envisaged by the SAP TM standard.

Shipment Planner for SAP

Do you plan your shipments with the on-board tools of LE-TRA? With Shipment Planner for SAP you get an interface for planning shipments with map support. Provide your dispatchers with additional information on duration as well as distance, tolls and

even emissions during planning to enable more efficient transportation planning. By integrating with the standard process, subsequent processes can continue to run in the standard.

You would like to use the Business Connector?

Or would you like other support in the area of geographic information systems and their connection to SAP?

Contact us. We will be happy to support you!

Contact our PTV xServer Business Connector experts

Europe
Christian Diestelkamp
+49 421 430460
China
Henrik Lienstromberg
+49 421 430460

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