Service-oriented architectures (SOAs) deliver on their promise of flexibility, economy, and ease of deployment for enterprise class software. An SOA enables enterprises to match software to business processes – enhancing agility in IT operations, as well as business strategy. The SAP® Discovery system for enterprise SOA offers you a head start on the road to a full SOA implementation by providing a vehicle for easily prototyping and testing enterprise service–based composite applications.
Enterprise SOA will change the way you think about upgrading your IT infrastructure. This is because you can implement SOA incrementally − meaning the end of costly “rip and replace” infrastructure overhauls. Numerous enterprise IT managers, as well as enterprise architects, business process managers, IT development teams, consultants, and system integrators, are putting in place development “sandboxes” in order to gain familiarity with building composite applications. Using the sandbox approach, you can learn how to consume enterprise services and build composite applications – without disrupting your business environment.
SAP solutions are powered by the SAP NetWeaver platform. SAP NetWeaver unifies technology components into a single platform, allowing organizations to reduce IT complexity and obtain more business value from their IT investments. It provides the best way to integrate all systems running SAP or non-SAP software.SAP NetWeaver also helps organizations align IT with their business. With SAP NetWeaver, rganizations can compose and enhance business applications rapidly using enterprise services.As the foundation for enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA), SAP NetWeaver allows organizations to evolve their current IT landscapes into a strategic environment that drives business change.
SAP Business Suite
Businesses large and small have discovered that SAP Business Suite is the world’s most comprehensive family of adaptive business applications, providing best-of-breed, industry-specific functionality for your enterprise. Our software is built for complete application integration, unlimited scalability, and easy collaboration over the Internet.
Individually, SAP Business Suite applications help you manage your most critical business processes. Collectively, they form a tightly integrated business application suite that adds value to every facet of your organization – and your external value chain.
SAP Business Suite applications are based on the SAP NetWeaver platform, an integration and application platform. This reduces total cost of ownership across the entire IT landscape and supports the evolution of SAP Business Suite applications to a services-based architecture.