Organizations must respond quickly to changing regulatory requirements. But forward-leaning enterprises are also developing long-term, sustainable compliance and governance strategies. To work within time and budget constraints while adapting to evolving regulations, such a strategy must leverage existing IT investments while integrating business processes.
SAP meets these needs through the SAP NetWeaver integration and application platform. SAP NetWeaver provides an open technology platform that enables you to efficiently capitalize on existing applications and data sources to develop new business processes in a cost-effective manner. It also supports the modular integration of existing business processes with new data sources and business logic.
SAP NetWeaver supports a standards-based approach that allows you to create new composite applications that span IT silos and integrate structured and unstructured information across the enterprise. These composite applications can address regulatory requirements without interfering with business-critical production systems. The SAP NetWeaver platform underlying the applications provides the flexibility to incrementally expand to integrate additional data sources and business logic to solve new problems and deliver new functionality.
In fact, all of SAP's solutions for regulatory compliance are powered by the SAP NetWeaver platform and are based on enterprise services architecture, SAP's blueprint for services-oriented solutions. They take advantage of this flexible and open technology platform to automate compliance processes and enable rapid response to new regulatory requirements.
Advanced Security and Control
What's more, SAP NetWeaver delivers the security and control you need for regulatory compliance.
SAP NetWeaver offers a broad range of security mechanisms and services to meet the highest demands for data integrity, protection, and confidentiality – and to support authentication, authorization, and secure information exchange. So you can protect your information assets, manage risk, and enable business growth.
And with SAP NetWeaver, you have the capabilities you need to integrate automated communication and sensing devices such as radio-frequency identification (RFID). SAP NetWeaver provides out-of-the-box functionality to meet requirements in the logistics applications of the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and large retailers such as Wal-Mart. You can meet current market needs – and be ready for future automatic identification requirements.