Calendar Integration

Purpose

Calendar integration enables you to connect calendars from third party manufacturers to the SAP system. As a result, appointments that users in another electronic calendar (calendar client) have maintained can be synchronized with SAP appointments. The advantages of a central address management and of integrating the SAP calendar into SAP applications are connected with the functions of the chosen calendar client. For example, users can work offline with a calendar client such as Microsoft Outlook.

Outlook calendar integration provides a calendar integration that enables the Microsoft Outlook calendar to be connected to the SAP system.

Integration

The connection between the SAP calendar and the calendar client runs via a synchronization module that is independent of the calendar client used. The synchronization module expects the appointments in an independent format. On the SAP side the SAP connector is converted and on the client side a client connector.

The following graphic illustrates the composition of calendar integration.