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Architecture Evolution: From Web-based to Service-oriented Architecture
Traditional enterprise systems have proven difficult to change and extend. The inherent problem of old core code and business logic duplication is part of the

sap functional architecture  largest ERP vendors like SAP and Oracle too have their own version of application servers (see SOA-based Applications and Infrastructure—The Next Frontier? ). The Microsoft .NET platform should be mentioned here as an alternative to the J2EE-based counterparts—see Understand J2EE and .NET Environments Before You Choose . In fact, many businesses embarked (likely not realizing it at the time) on the road to service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services several years ago when they made their Read More...
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SAP Releases HANA SPS5
During SAP's SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Madrid, the recent support pack for HANA was released (SPS5), providing additional capabilities to HANA's functionality

sap functional architecture  change to HANA's architecture, SAP has added important functionality features to enhance support for large-scale datacenter deployments and mission-critical deployments, as well as new features to enhance the general offering of HANA. These enhancements include the following: Natural language-based text analytics Native predictive analysis functionality Enhanced business rules management features An application functional library framework HANA SPS5 presents an important update for the HANA Read More...
SAP Weaves Microsoft .NET And IBM WebSphere Into Its ESA Tapestry Part Two: Market Impact
With SAP NetWeaver and the Enterprise Services Architecture, SAP will have delivered the blueprint for turning Web services from a concept into business reality

sap functional architecture  frameworks, rules and methodologies. SAP might thereby be able to extend the reach of its core ERP functional modules with a series of xApps, a new combined middleware-application layer that can either sit atop of a heterogeneous applications' concoction or simply be used to overlay and extend an existing SAP infrastructure. They will supposedly feature the following characteristics: 1) being cross-functional, 2) being collaborative, 3) being built with reusable components, and 4) will use SAP's Read More...
Where Is ERP Headed (Or Better, Where Should It Be Headed)? Part 2: Product Architecture and Web-Basing
This note discusses how a flexible and agile ERP system needs an adaptable architecture, how easy integration to 3rd-party applications has become a key selling

sap functional architecture  selling point for them. SAP, for example, has created over 1,000 business application programming interfaces (BAPIs) for use in integrating third-party products with the core ERP system as well as applications linking enablement (ALE) via interchange documents (IDOCs), standard flat file formats for common information exchanges. This requires open APIs to enable the integration of third-party data reporting and analysis tools as well as other above-mentioned ERP extension tools. Instead of the costly, Read More...
SAP Becoming a (Legal) Polygamist
SAPMarkets, the US dot-com spin-off of German ERP leader SAP AG, is partnering with Commerce One to build and sell software for online trading exchanges. This

sap functional architecture  potential users currently evaluating SAP products, particularly its extended-ERP product components, may benefit from considering already available and fully functional components from other vendors on the merits of individual components, instead of blindly following their brand loyalty. Each component should be put through its paces using a well-documented set of requirements, scripted scenarios demonstrations and rigorous reference checking. Read More...
SAP Announces Investment in Catalyst International
ERP giant SAP AG announced on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc.

sap functional architecture  Investment in Catalyst International SAP Announces Investment in Catalyst International S. McVey - September 1st, 1999 Event Summary ERP giant SAP AG announced on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc. In return, Catalyst will drop its NT platform development plans, and provide customer training, consulting and product customization services for SAP Logistics Execution System (LES), at its Supply Chain Execution (SCE) Read More...
SAP Software to Include Fiori User Experience, Free
SAP has responded to customer pressure and announced that SAP Fiori user experience and SAP Screen Personas software will be included with SAP software.

sap functional architecture  Fiori User Experience, Free SAP has responded to customer pressure and announced that SAP Fiori user experience and SAP Screen Personas software will be included with SAP software. SAP Fiori was launched last year and provided SAP users with a refreshing new and simple user experience across multiple devices. However, from the time of launch until now, SAP has been charging customers for SAP Fiori. The growth and adoption of Fiori over the last year created a challenge for SAP. One the one hand, the Read More...
SAP Run Better Tour: Unwired
My TEC colleague Aleksey Osintsev and I recently made our way to the last stop of the SAP Run Better Tour in Montreal to get a taste of what SAP was cooking up

sap functional architecture  last stop of the SAP Run Better Tour in Montreal to get a taste of what SAP was cooking up in terms of improvements and strategies for 2011. I was hoping for some developments regarding mobile technology and support. Did I get my fill? Let’s just say I was still feeling a bit peckish when I left. Here’s the lowdown on SAP’s mobile strategy. I was pleased to hear that SAP is viewing the integration of personal mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, into the workspace as an actionable Read More...
SAP HANA Going “Moneyball”
After recently acquiring a sports ticketing and entertainment software solution, SAP has announced the launch of the SAP Scouting solution, an enterprise

sap functional architecture  entertainment software solution , SAP has announced the  launch of the SAP Scouting solution , an enterprise offering enabling sports franchises to improve their ability to identify and acquire the talent that should fuel their teams’ on-field success. SAP developed the solution in partnership with the National Football League’s (NFL) San Francisco 49ers during preparation for the 2013 NFL Draft . The announcement was made at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference , which was held March 1-2 in Read More...
Product Architecture for Product Endurance?
Product architecture can ensure product scalability, endurance, and the incorporation of emerging technologies. Consequently, LANSA 2005 offers Web Application

sap functional architecture  enterprise resource planning,ERP,Web services,independent software vendors,ISV,service oriented architecture,legacy systems,product architecture Read More...
SAP Broadens Range of Solutions for SMEs
Not many are aware of SAP’s strong heritage in the small to medium enterprise (SME) segment even though more than 80 percent of SAP’s over 250,000 customers are

sap functional architecture  many are aware of SAP ’s strong heritage in the small to medium enterprise (SME) segment even though more than 80 percent of SAP’s over 250,000 customers are small and midsize companies. Even if some might dismiss these figures for counting the users of the now-iconic SAP Crystal Reports as they are not necessarily true enterprise resource planning (ERP) users, SAP can counter with the figure of the 40,000 users for the SAP Business One ERP solution, which has been designed for SMEs from the word go. Read More...
Projected Cost Analysis of SAP HANA
In September 2013, SAP commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a cost-based analysis to examine the potential cost savings and reduction in total cost of

sap functional architecture  Cost Analysis of SAP HANA In September 2013, SAP commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a cost-based analysis to examine the potential cost savings and reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) that enterprises may realize by deploying HANA. This report provides a framework for users to evaluate the potential financial impact of HANA on their organizations. Read More...
SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction
Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P

sap functional architecture  also have retail operations. SAP doesn’t regard any particular retail segment as its sweet spot. It rather believes that the breadth and depth of its retail customer base speaks to the functional richness, scalability, and flexibility of the SAP for Retail solution to support many different retail enterprises around the world. All of SAP’s solutions, whether they have been built by SAP or acquired, either run on-premise on a single platform that is called SAP NetWeaver , or have been SAP Read More...

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