SAP Customers Worldwide Transform their Business Networks with Enterprise SOA
Customers Across Industries Gain Competitive Advantage and Drive Efficiencies with Enterprise SOA.
ATLANTA, GA.-SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that customers worldwide and across industries such as banking, public sector, life sciences, professional services and manufacturing are measurably increasing competitive advantage and improving efficiencies in their organizations by transforming their business networks with enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA). Enterprise SOA, a blueprint for creating a highly flexible IT landscape based on the SAP NetWeaver® platform, enables companies to rapidly respond to changing business requirements and competitive market dynamics, while maximizing existing IT infrastructure and resources—addressing key business requirements of organizations across the globe and across all industries. The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE® ’07, SAP’s international customer conference, being held in Atlanta, Georgia, April 22 – 25.
Enterprise SOA enables companies to increase competitive advantage and build a sustainable business by accelerating innovation, capturing new revenue, developing operational efficiencies and empowering information workers. Business processes are the key to unlocking the potential of these strategies and adapting to changing business requirements. With enterprise SOA, companies can link stand-alone processes to quickly compose new end-to-end processes, selectively redesign existing processes to make changes faster and facilitate seamless design and execution across company boundaries to include business partners.
This flexible and adaptable architecture enables companies to achieve business network transformation—the optimization of a company’s network of suppliers, partners and distributors—to maximize the productivity of non-differentiating tasks and to accelerate innovation. For companies across industries, enterprise SOA translates to rapid deployment of new product and service offerings, tighter integration with partner networks to help ensure “one face” to the customer, automated and streamlined common processes, a collaborative work environment for information workers to leverage knowledge across the organization, and the ability to empower a mobile workforce.
“Companies in highly competitive industries are leveraging enterprise SOA to transform their business networks, working across company borders and in conjunction with partner ecosystems to drive competitive advantage and deliver more value to their customers,” said Klaus Kreplin, corporate officer and member of the Executive Council, head of SAP NetWeaver Technology, SAP AG. “With more than 13,000 productive deployments of SAP NetWeaver, companies are clearly moving to the SAP platform as the foundation for creating a highly flexible IT landscape.”
As part of its commitment to provide exceptional service, value and support for its customers, SAP Services plays an essential role in maximizing customer success throughout the adoption of enterprise SOA. More than 900 enterprise SOA road maps have already been completed by companies around the world. SAP Consulting and SAP partners are delivering professional services designed to lower cost and drive immediate value for customers throughout every stage, including the introduction of repeatable, comprehensive pre-configured and predefined consulting services designed to align customers’ specific process requirements with SAP’s proven best business processes. These professional services are delivering benefits to large enterprises and midsize companies around the world through the standardization and reuse of content and service components for greater transparency and more predictable results by matching the service innovation and engineering life cycle to the software solution development process.
For more information on enterprise SOA, visit: www.sap.com/platform/esoa
For more information on SAP NetWeaver, visit: www.sap.com/solutions/netweaver
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