MicroSoft is very much aware about importance of PeopleSoft ERP and it's huge existence in Industry, so BizTalk R2 LOB adapter set has include PeopleSoft adapter which is very useful artifact during our PeopleSoft integration, it facilitate developer in many manners like developing schemas, messages. There are few limitation also we are facing with the adapter but those limitation could be overseen with different kind of implementation patterns and of course we can archive most of requirement what we want to with the adapter. There are also many third party adapters are available for PeopleSoft integration but I have explored more, the only one third party adapter I have worked with is iWay last year, yes it is very impressive but while comparing overall prospective I would defiantly go with R2 LOB. But it purely depend on the requirement and what extend we are looking for integrate the systems.
Microsoft Line of Business PeopleSoft Adapter's Architecture.
LOB PeopleSoft adapter's Prerequisites:
# The Java 2 Platform must be installed on the BizTalk Server that the BizTalk Adapter for PeopleSoft Enterprise is running on.
# The PeopleSoft Java Object Adapter JAR file, psjoa.jar should be copied to a folder that is accessible to the BizTalk Server that the BizTalk Adapter for PeopleSoft Enterprise is running on.
Implementation & Design Patterns:
BizTalk PeopleSoft adapter facilitate your requirement to query and receive data from PeopleSoft ERP also you can do basic data operation like Insert, Update and Delete. But here one thing very clear, but it will not allow live integration from outbound direction (from PeopleSoft). To archive such requirement you can implement services inside PeopleSoft which can push live data feed into any queue or physical location where BizTalk or any external service can monitor feeds with very less latency, so how you can get such live implementation.
The above architecture, I designed for the two-way integration with PeopleSoft for our client. Low latency outbound messaging integration can be archived by MSMQ or any other queuing implementation between BizTalk and PeopleSoft. Also many time in different scenario requirement we need information integration between different systems that could be archive through cutting edge technology like WCF / WSE 2.0 where BizTalk R2 provide functionality integrate such services, you can also give term like 'EII' to such implementation. More over by implementing such landscape we are moving towards service orientation and service bus. BizTalk provides a ease to integrate many systems within such implementation, also it leverage extensibility of ERP implementation.
1. Tutorial: Using the BizTalk Adapter for PeopleSoft Enterprise to Retrieve Data from PeopleSoft Enterprise
2. Tutorial: Using the BizTalk Adapter for PeopleSoft Enterprise to Write Data to PeopleSoft Enterprise
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