Leading enterprise applications vendors believe it is crucial to quickly complete the transition to a service oriented architecture (SOA) from monolithic client/server architectures. For the "Big Few" the "stack" race, including applications, databases, application server and middleware, has intensified.
functions from many diverse applications are frequently combined. To build an intricate, cross-functional application based on disparate extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, users may also want to only use standard, intuitive, customer or end user-facing tools, such as the portals, business intelligence or analytics tools, Web browsers, forms integration, Microsoft Exchange , Microsoft Excel , or various search tools. They will not have much use of underlying proprietary and cumbersome ro