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.
deep within its extended-ERP mySAP Business Suite of applications ( mySAP CRM , mySAP PLM , mySAP SRM , mySAP SCM , mySAP ERP , etc.) It will make them available as services (software components) which can be plugged together—along with those from other applications. For the next three years or so, SAP will also embark on breaking its enormously broad collection of application functionality into a manageable portfolio of configurable process components. SAP developers, customers, and business partners