Application integration components (AIC) are COM objects that BizTalk Server uses to deliver data to an application. BizTalk Adapter for SAP uses an application integration component (AIC) to send an IDoc delimited data stream from BizTalk Server (specifically BizTalk Messaging) to the SAP DCOM Connector. To complete the data transfer, the SAP DCOM Connector transfers the data to an SAP R/3 system.
A BizTalk Messaging Port must be configured to include the use of the Adapter for SAP AIC. When this configuration is completed in BizTalk Server, an instance of the AIC is created automatically and data (in this case, an IDoc delimited data stream) is transferred to it. The AIC then passes the data on to the SAP DCOM Connector.