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PTV xServer Business Connector

PTV xServer Business Connector

Optimization of routes thanks to geodata in SAP

If only knew where my potential customers and concentrations are located. Where field sales employees live. What the distance between two warehouses is. How many kilometers my customers have to travel to reach the destination. What is the catchment area covered by warehouses. Now you know it. Directly in your SAP system. Integrated...

Geographical information would ignite the turbo for your processes? But your SAP system does not have at the moment such information? Then you are in exactly right place. As with the help of the PTV xServer Business Connector for SAP of the PTV Group, we enable your SAP system for geo-coding, map illustration, distance determination and address verification.

Geographical requirements very frequently occur in SAP. Shipment cost settlement, transportation planning and transportation execution, master data - all of these require simple or complex geographical functions. A task being as simple as address verification or as complex as distance determination in the transportation planning and map display of the result – all these functionalities can only be provided at present by external parties as SAP itself does not offer any solution for this. Also, the SAP Transportation Management depends on the external GIS suppliers.

The PTV xServers provide such functionality and improve the accuracy of the above-mentioned geographical functions. The PTV xServer Business Connector for SAP brings the two together and saves time, money and your nerves. With the PTV xServer Business Connector for SAP, you can provide your system with geo-coding, routing, mapping and address verification without the effort of integration. Your ABAP developers can then use these functionalities in their programs via an easy-to-use framework.

Use Cases

Geocodierung:
determines the X/Y coordinates for individual locations, lists of addresses and even for POIs (Points of Interest) and makes them available for further processing like map screen or distance determination.

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

Distance determination:
You calculate the distances and durations between two or more points, taking into account the individual waypoints and with the optimal avoiding ferries or toll roads.

Complex route calculation:
You calculate the routes between two or more points, taking into account the options provided by PTV xServer.

Display of objects on the map:
You display the objects on the map, you represent the relationships, you interact with the objects displayed on the map. Based on SAP Visual Business.

The Development Kit (SDK)

An SAP system requires a technical connection to the PTV xServer in order to use the GIS services. The Development Kit Routing provides all functions and options of the PTV xLocate, PTV xRoute and PTV xMap methods as well as the communication to the PTV xServer. There is no manual import of the WSDL file required. With knowledge of the PTV xServer API, your developers have direct and full access to the PTV xServer communication. With the Development Kit Planning you also get access to the functionalities of PTV xTour, in order to make use of optimization potential for tour 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 will have the opportunity to check addresses for correctness both online when addressing or changing addresses, as well as in mass processing in the background.

Are you planning to introduce S/4HANA? Take the chance to clean up the 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 a direct integration of Geocoding and Distance and Duration Determination (DDD) for your SAP TM system. The PTV xServer can be used out-of-the-box without further implementation and only needs to be activated in Customizing. An appropriate configuration guide takes you through customizing step by step. The solution fits seamlessly into the SAP TM system, as provided by the SAP TM standard.

Shipment Planner for SAP

You plan your transports with the on-board resources of LE-TRA? With the Shipment Planner for SAP you get a surface for planning transports with map support. Provide your dispatchers with additional information on duration, distance, toll, and even emissions during planning to enable more efficient transportation planning. Integration into the standard process allows follow-up processes to continue to run as standard.

You want use the PTV xServer Business Connector for SAP? Or you desire further support in the field of geographical information systems and their connection to SAP?

Please contact us. We will kindly assist you!

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