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This is a third blog in a series of blog about ESOA. In this blog I will explain what I learnt in an ESOA workshop organized by SAP through set of question and answers.


What are the main drivers behind ESOA?

  • Business drives IT landscape. IT should not drive the business.
  • Flexibility is the main important factor which can take any organization to next level by enabling the organization to grow through amalgamations and mergers.
  • One Software Product / Solution or vendor may not be able to provide solution for all the business needs – Hence the need for integration with other products / softwares

 So what is required for making enterprises flexible or ready to grow?

  • Business process platform should be established to automate business processes using enterprise services.
  • These enterprise services may be available with a standard SAP solution
  • Custom Enterprises may be necessary to fill the gaps to completely automate a business process.

What is Enterprise Service?

  • Web service
  • Should be implemented using a methodology and governance rules
  • It should be published in a central repository – Service Registry
  • Enterprise Service registry is preferred by SAP – Available with PI or as a standalone product

In the next blog , I am planning to explain the design methodology to design/implement a business process using ESOA.

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  1. Hi,

    Arul, can you please provide the link to your next blog.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Antony John Isacc.


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