SAPconnect contains an integrated administration interface, which you can use to set up external communications systems and monitor sending. You can display different views of your communications environment. Transaction SCOT is used to call the administration interface of SAPconnect.


The authorizations for SAPconnect administration are contained in the roles SAP_BC_SRV_COM_ADMIN and SAP_BC_SRV_GBT_ADMIN.


If you are using the SMTP plug-in, you can find information about configuring your system under SMTP Configuration Guide. The STMP plug-in is available for Internet mail from SAP WEB AS 6.10 and for fax and text messages (pager/SMS) from SAP WEB AS 6.20. This is the configuration recommended by SAP.

You have to create an RFC user for the RFC interface, so that you can receive messages in your SAP system. For each external communications system, create an RFC destination and a Node.

You can add more systems, that is, create new nodes, even during operation. Since new Customizing settings may be necessary, you can branch directly from SAPconnect administration to Customizing (for example, to maintain the rules for recipient number adjustment).

Outgoing messages are first stored in a queue. You have to schedule send processes so that the messages are sent from the queue to the external communications system. You can distribute incoming messages with inbound distribution using the recipient addresses.

You can also change the default settings for confirmations of receipt in the Internet. You can specify a default domain to enable messages to be sent externally to users or objects to which no Internet address is assigned.

The tools for monitoring and error analysis are available for monitoring sending. You can check the operating status of the external communication components in the SAP System and evaluate the send status of the documents. If errors occur, you can configure a trace that logs the processing of messages.

An overview of the settings that you have to make in the SAP System in order to enable sending can be found in the documentation on External Sending in the SAP System.