SAP Links ERP, Integration Offerings
Developer says users will find that it is easy to extend new businesses processes in its mySAP ERP suite.SAP is beginning to put its recently unveiled NetWeaver integration technology to work for customers. At the CeBIT trade show in Hannover, Germany, this week, SAP introduced mySAP ERP, a collection of enterprise resource planning applications enhanced with the NetWeaver integration and application server platform. MySAP ERP is an upgrade for the more than 19,000 organizations that use the Walldorf, Germany, companys R/3 ERP system. Once upgraded, those users can add functionality for customer relationship management or product lifecycle management found in SAPs mySAP Business Suite of applications. The goal with this initiative is to make it easier to change the IT infrastructure that automates business processes. Instead of doing a wholesale upgrade of R/3 or one of its components to change or add new functionality, an organization would with mySAP ERP use NetWeaver to build new cross-functional applications.
NetWeaver is an integration and application server technology that is interoperable with IBMs WebSphere and Microsoft Corp.s .Net. It includes a composite application framework that can be used to create new applications that function across already defined business processes, as well as master data management services to ensure data integrity.