Welcome to the Online Help for ERPConnect Services.

ERPConnect Services (ECS) includes the components ERPConnect Services Runtime (ECS Runtime), WebService Designer and BCS Connector.

ECS-Architecture

The following table shows the features of the components in comparison:

  ERPConnect Service Runtime WebService Designer BCS Connector
What .NET & SharePoint Apps
JavaScript
Mobile (iOS, Android, WinRT)
Web services
SharePoint hosted web services based on dynamic graphical process flow and SAP objects External content types based on SAP objects (default BCS functionality)
How Coding with Visual Studio
Designer plug-in for Visual Studio
No Coding
Graphical Designer
No Coding
Stand-alone Designer
Purpose Individual Scenarios
High flexibility
Simple & complex scenarios
Read / Write access
Simple list-based Scenarios
Read / Write access
Common use cases Individual SharePoint Apps
.NET / WPF / WinRT apps
JavaScript Apps
Mobile Apps
Consumer of REST Services
Consumer of Web Services
Consumer of Web Servcies, e.g.:
Forms (InfoPath or Nintex)
Workflows (SharePoint or Nintex)
SharePoint Apps
Non-SharePoint Apps
Consumer of external context types, e.g.:
- External lists
- External columns / Lookup lists
- Workflows (Nintex)
Who Developers Power Users & Architects Power Users & Architects

ERPConnect Services (for SharePoint on-Prem)

ECS Core (for Cloud Connectivity)

SAP Integration with Nintex

Business Integration Apps (BIA)

ECS Solutions

SAP Customizing