SAP will have migrated all of its enterprise resource planning products onto its next-generation Netweaver service oriented architecture before the end of the year, the ERP firm told delegates at its annual user conference last week.
Talking in Vienna, SAP chief executive Henning Kagermann said 2007 was "the year in which enterprise SOA is completed".
The software supplier is planning to expand the reach of Netweaver over the next 12 months by developing applications that support industry-specific processes. SAP said it would test these applications with large companies in some of its core markets before moving the applications onto the Netweaver platform.
SAP also used the conference to unveil new functionality in its joint development with Microsoft.
SAP Duet, which enables end-users to carry out transactions in SAP through Microsoft Office applications, has been adapted to capture processes that most companies rely on. For example, a manager in a manufacturer could use Duet to delegate the search for a replacement part to a colleague, said SAP.SAP Netweaver homepage >>
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