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SAP NetWeaver- ArchiveLink Integration of Business Documents (BC-AL)

BC-AL connects content management systems to SAP. It is a cross-application interface that provides SAP applications with archive functionality.

This interface is based on HTTP and a SAP NetWeaver BAPI interface


This Integration Scenario is also available with SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA




Getting Started


The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) highly recommends that ISVs and partners, who are interested in certifying an integration of their product with SAP solutions, begin with our page Getting Started with Integration and Certification on that explains the SAP ICC services and describes the process how to obtain them. This page helps you select the correct integration scenario and contains technical information, streaming media presentations, step-by-step guides, and much more.



Release Information


The below release version are available for certification


SAP NetWeaver Application Server ReleaseSAP NetWeaver ReleaseSAP NetWeaver Release



Technical Documentation

SAP NetWeaver on SAP HANA


The technology platform of the interface has changed; the scope of certification has not been changed. Recertification is optional, but advised


SAP NetWeaver 7.00 onwards


BC-AL remains unchanged. AL-LOAD was introduced as an optional load test sequence in combination with BC-AL or BC-HCS. Thus, BC-AL plus AL-LOAD can be applied for as a bundle. BC-AL standalone is certified as it is.


In addition to the BC-AL 6.20 intergration scenario a new release level 6.40 for the integration scenario BC-AL certification has been introduced. This new release supports the most recent SAP Content Server HTTP interface version 4.7 and utilizes the extended security features of the SAP NetWeaver Application Server like scanning documents for active content.


The new release BC-AL 6.40 does not replace the previous integration scenario 6.20. We will continue to offer the integration scenario release BC-AL 6.20 in parallel to the new release. The previous versions of the SAP HTTP Content Server interface 4.5 and 4.6 are still supported and we expect many SAP customers to stay with these versions.


For more information on the BC-AL certification test, see:


For more information about the AL-LOAD test please contact your certification consultant.

In addition to the technical interface specifications, please also refer to the applicable SAP Solution Manager Ready


Test system recommendation from ICC

A SAP NetWeaver test system environment for development and testing is required. . Please make sure that this requirement is available prior to start the technical certification process.



Price List

Integration ScenarioPrice and Region
BC-AL 6.20/ 6.40 as a standalone10.000 Euro Per Certification
AL-LOAD as a standalone *5.000 Euro Per Certification
BC-AL 6.20/ 6.40 + AL-LOAD15.000 Euro Per Certification


Note: Euro currency is applicable to all countries.


*Note: The AL-LOAD benchmark test for HTTP Content Server can only be conducted on a HTTP Content Server (Storage System) where a valid BC-AL or BC-HCS certification is available. This service is platform dependant; please refer to the Product Availability Matrix (PAM) which Operating System version is supported from SAP.

To understand all services and benefits included in this fee, please refer to the Getting Started Page


Benefits of Certification

Customers using SAP-certified solutions in their SAP environment, as well as the ISVs and partners offering these, experience great benefits such as shorter implementation times, technical enablement, and marketing assets that certification provides.


Please visit theCertification Benefits overview pagefor more information.

  • After successful certification testing the ISV solution can be advertised with the following logo:



Important Links:This is the central homepage for SAP NetWeaver Capabilities on SDN.


ICC Webinar You are invited to join our introductory webinars - hosted by the SAP Integration and Certification Center in regular intervals. For a schedule and recordings got to the page "SAP Integration and Certification Webinar Series.


Apply for ICC Services right away - please fill in the SAP ICC online application form


SAP Application Development partner directory: The certified solution is listed in our SAP Application Development partner directory

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