SOA Big on SAP and IBM Agendas

By Mel Duvall  |  Posted 2006-10-19
Enterprise software giant SAP is looking to bolster its position in the service-oriented architecture arena, by launching a variety of consulting services aimed at helping customers transition to SOA.

The new consulting services will help customers develop a road map to transition their enterprise systems to SOA, according to Bernd-Michael Rumpf, head of SAPs Global Field Services group and chief executive of the software companys systems integration division.

Click here to read about IBMs new SOA initiative.

The services will also help companies roll out SOA-based systems, leveraging the vendors NetWeaver technology.

"We are providing customers with the clear services that will enable their successful transition to enterprise SOA," Rumpf said in making the announcement at the companys TechEd conference this week in Amsterdam.

Included in the list of new consulting services is SAP Business Strategy for Enterprise SOA, which essentially helps customers define an SOA strategy for their business and technology requirements.

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