NetWeaver Component Integration Models
Integration brings functionality and information to people.
On the people level, end users will settle for nothing less than
a seamless user experience (in spite of the growing system diversity),
boundless collaboration functionality, and pervasive access.
Multi-Channel Access - With multi-channel access, you can
connect to enterprise systems through voice, mobile, or radio-frequency
technology. Multi-channel access is delivered through Mobile Infrastructure.
Portal - This capability provides industry-leading portal
technology that delivers unified, personalized, and role-based
user access to your heterogeneous IT environment. Portal infrastructure
is provided through SAP Enterprise Portal.
Collaboration - Collaboration promotes dynamic communication
within permanent and ad hoc teams or communities -- including
shared e-mail, calendars, threaded discussions, and document stores.
Information Integration Information Integration makes both structured and unstructured information available in the enterprise in a consistent and accessible manner. Users demand ubiquitous access to information wherever it resides. That information must be served in a consistent manner and its integrity guaranteed.
Business Intelligence - This capability enables you to
integrate, analyze, and disseminate relevant and timely information.
It is delivered through SAP Business Intelligence, which provides
a robust suite of business intelligence tools to help you create
and deploy customized, interactive reports and applications, supporting
decisions at every level.
Knowledge Management - Knowledge management with user-centric
services provides a single access point to SAP's content management
system and third-party repositories -- with integrated search,
taxonomy, classification, content management, publishing, and
related workflow processes.
Master Data Management - This capability promotes information
integrity across a business network in a heterogeneous IT environment.
It enables the sharing of harmonized master data formerly trapped
in multiple systems and ensures cross-system data consistency
-- regardless of system location or vendor. This capability is
delivered through SAP Master Data Management.
Integration Process Integration enables business processes to
run seamlessly across heterogeneous IT landscapes:
The business processes that span systems and organizations have
to be well orchestred and offer high performance.
Integration Broker - This capability enables XML/SOAP-based
communication between application components from various sources
and vendors. It also enables you to define software components,
interfaces, mappings, and content-based routing rules. This capability
is delivered through SAP Exchange Infrastructure.
Business Process Management - With business process management,
you can model and drive processes in a dynamic IT environment.
It allows you to combine underlying applications into adaptive,
end-to-end processes spanning the entire value chain.
Platform The application platform of SAP NetWeaver is the SAP
Web Application Server. It provides a complete infrastructure to
develop, deploy and run platform-independent, robust and scalable
Web Services and business applications. To allow this flexibility,
different technologies have been established.
- The standard of developing multi-tier enterprise application
based on Java. This standard has been defined by an open community,
including SAP, and has been driven forward by SUN Microsytems
ABAP - ABAP has been developed for business application
programming. One of its essential application areas is the processing
of data from the central database. Many of the functions required
for this are included in the language content and do not have
to be programmed in ABAP itself.
DB and OS Abstraction
- platform-independence - there is huge business value in not
being dependent on a specific platform.
Centered Information Life Cycle Management Architectures and ECM
NetWeaver provides centralized technology for all stages of the
software life-cycle, including design, development, deployment,
implementation, versioning, testing, and ongoing operations. Web
Dynpro supports a model-driven development methodology
for building professional Web user interfaces.
cost-effective configuration of the IT system marks the beginning
of the lifecycle. Implementation involves the sizing, installation,
and configuration of e-business solutions including integrated data
migration and testing.
E-business solutions place exacting demands on an IT infrastructure.
SAP offers a proven, cost-effective sizing methodology to determine
the hardware requirements of an SAP e-business solution.
More than ever, e-business requires fast installation procedures for the components that build the e-business solution.
New and existing e-business processes and procedures need to be checked against functional, formal and performance requirements. A testing phase completes the implementation process and is supported by SAP through a broad-spectrum of planning and execution services.
Staying continuously online is a prerequisite in the world of e-business. Easily managing heterogeneous environments while guaranteeing high performance and high availability, plus securely doing business over the Web, results in reliable operation.
A flexible and efficient e-business solution is built on component-based architecture. In real environments, the components typically operate in a heterogeneous landscape. SAP provides a global system management environment to ensure the manageability of all business components, databases, and networks from a single location.
A successful business is a growing business that requires a scalable infrastructure. SAP has clearly set the standard on how to achieve high performance e-business computing.
E-business solutions require availability around the clock all year long. Together with platform partners, SAP supports mission-critical e-business processes with best practice procedures for assuring the highest availability.
Without security there is no e-business. The secure exchange of
data and information between all community members and services
processes change constantly, and your e-business solution changes
with them. To meet changing demands, the system infrastructure,
processes, and services have to be continuously extended and improved.
This includes upgrading, change management, and scaling.
Keeping your e-business solution up to date is vital for achieving
and extending competitive advantage. An upgrade may involve the
addition of functional or country-specific components or the inclusion
of new technologies.
For the ongoing improvement of business processes, SAP delivers comprehensive change management capabilities to organize and flexibly implement projects for customizing, add-ons, interfaces, and modifications.
You have to grow with your e-business solution operationally, functionally, and geographically. SAP's proven scalability ensures that its e-business solutions meet the needs of any company.