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.
Business Suite into an SOA application within five years. This endeavor is driven by the integration hub, SAP NetWeaver, formerly known as mySAP Technology . In fact, SAP NetWeaver is the evolution of mySAP Technology with major modular enhancements, such as master data management (MDM) or knowledge management (KM), all on open standards. The next step is to move from SOA-enabled to SOA-based business solutions. This move is a change from data level integration to a message-based level, which becomes