Application Link Enabling

Purpose

Application Link Enabling (ALE) supports the distribution of business functions and processes across loosely coupled R/3 Systems. Connections from R/2 and non-SAP systems are supported.

Implementation Considerations

Distributing business applications and at the same time ensuring data consistency is practical because:

Features

ALE supports the configuration and operation of distributed applications. ALE supports the configuration and operation of distributed applications. ALE handles the Message Exchange Between Distributed Applications across loosely coupled R/3-System, ensuring that data is always consistent.

Applications are integrated using a local database rather than a central one. There is no data retention. ALE ensures data is distributed and coordinated using asynchronous communication. ALE uses synchronous connections for reading data.

ALE supports:

ALE has functions for controlling messages flows (Audit) and for eliminating malfunctions.