With increased competition, deregulation, globalization, and mergers & acquisition activity, enterprise software buyers realize that product architecture plays a key role in how quickly vendors can implement, maintain, expand/customize, and integrate their products. Many in the enterprise applications vendors' community recognize that these are unmet realities and are attempting to offer solutions that will deal with them. While it is not practical to look at every strategy and every vendor's nuance, this note looks at some important examples representing distinct strategic approaches.
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Weaves Microsoft .NET And IBM WebSphere Into Its ESA Tapestry ). However, SAP is leading a large pack of vendors that are also all headed in the same direction. Namely, Oracle with its 9i Applications Server (9iAS) Enterprise Edition , PeopleSoft with its AppConnect , J.D. Edwards with its eXternal Process Integration (XPI)/eXternal Business Process (XBP) , Baan with its OpenWorldX , IFS with its IFS Connect , and Siebel Systems with its Universal Applications Network (UAN) have all laid out pieces of