Platform: Improving Flexibility and Responsiveness
Organisations that want to respond quickly to changing business requirements require an IT landscape that provides greater flexibility. SAP delivers this flexibility through:
- Enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) -- Enterprise SOA revolutionizes the design of business applications, enabling the rapid composition of business solutions. With enterprise SOA, you can encapsulate business logic and expose it as enterprise services -- smaller functionality components that can be re-assembled quickly to compose new business solutions that meet changing business requirements.
- SAP NetWeaver platform -- SAP NetWeaver enables rapid but controlled business process change. The platform incorporates business functionality -- exposed as ready-to-use enterprise services and process components -- through its enterprise services repository. It also provides an integrated platform of composition technologies for orchestrating business processes, composing applications, and deploying innovative solutions.
- SAP In-Memory Computing technology – Groundbreaking hardware and software innovations that bring the new reality of real-time enterprise computing to your business, enabling you to manage and analyse massive volumes of data instantly and cost effectively while reducing IT complexity.
- Ecosystem -- Members of SAP's highly interactive ecosystem of customers and partners collaborate through a variety of communities and programs, including SAP Developer Network (SDN), Enterprise Services Community, industry value networks (IVNs), and partner solutions.
SOA, SAP NetWeaver, and SAP's Ecosystem: Delivering on the IT Promise
Fueled by ecosystem activities, SAP, our partners, and customers are developing enterprise services for over 25 industry segments, including banking, chemicals, consumer products, high tech, public sector, and retail. These enterprise services are available for use through the SAP NetWeaver platform, enabling you to successfully address two fundamental IT challenges:
- Accelerate business innovation and respond to changing business needs with a flexible, enterprise services-based platform
- Dramatically reduce the costs of building new business processes through the reuse of existing functionality
- Connect and collaborate with experts in our vibrant, online communities for technology and business professionals in the SAP Community Network in SDN.
With SAP, you can
achieve the cost-effective, flexible IT landscape your business demands.