SAPs Agassi: SOA Flexibility Will Stoke Innovation
At the company's Sapphire conference, board member Shai Agassi asks users to "really think big" when looking at the possibilities of service-oriented architecture.New OrleansExecutive board member Shai Agassi used his keynote address at SAPs Sapphire user conference here to review where the company has been over the past three years and to show how those efforts will lead itand its customersinto the next 15 years. Agassi said SAP AG will use Web services as a cornerstone to build a service-oriented architecture (SOA)and will hope that the two-thirds of its 20,000 customers still on its older R/3 enterprise resource planning (ERP) system will come along for the ride. The SOA, branded Enterprise Services Architecture by SAP last year, will be enabled by the companys integration stack, NetWeaver.
Also at Sapphire, SAPs CEO is urging users to develop their own roadmaps for building an SOA. Click here to read more.