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Enterprise SOA is here. The technology combined with the content. It is ‘living’ and ‘growing’. Roughly 2000 Enterprise Services are out in the market and SAP NetWeaver Process Integration and Composition Environment built a matured technological foundation for enterprise SOA complemented by the Enterprise Services Repository as common repository for enterprise SOA assets. Enterprise Service provisioning, consumption and composition of SOA applications is hence real, today!

Yet you, our partners and customers, often struggle to become active protagonists within this growing ecosystem surrounding enterprise SOA, especially when it comes to the very heart of enterprise SOA – the Enterprise Services. This essential concept is currently experiencing broad momentum, as more and more partners and customers want to actively learn from SAP’s best practices on how methodology and governance increase the usability and reuse of services within and beyond one’s organization.

The key question is thus, how do you as Partner or Customer properly ‘enterprise service’-enable your applications? So that, for example, if you are a Software Solution Partner (SSP), you can smoothly package your existing offerings into a set of well-governed, harmonized and technology-agnostic Enterprise Services to swiftly deliver these along with composites to any potential customer at a minimum level of effort.

This blog series is geared to give an answer to this question, by providing you an unique insight into the world of Enterprise Services.  Starting from scratch you will learn:

  • to obtain, install and configure the necessary software,
  • to provide (model, define, implement and publish) your own Enterprise Services, in alignment with SAP’s Best Practices,
  • to consume (discover and use) your own Enterprise Services.

And all of this peppered with some useful tips and tricks that go beyond normal documentation, derived out of our daily hands-on activities and experiences.

It is the right time to start building your own Enterprise Services. The market is ready. Be a frontrunner and gain momentum.  Here is your initial step-by-step roadmap to ‘enterprise service’-enable your future (see image), described in a comprehensive series of successive blogs.

 

Go ahead and read the next part of this blog series on “360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – The End-to-End Scenario (Part 2)“.

 

In the following the links to the other blogs from the series:  

1. 360° View on enterprise SOA : Provide and consume your own enterprise services-  Introduction (Part 1) (This blog)
2. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – The End-to-End Scenario (Part 2)
3. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – Obtaining SAP Composition Environment 7.1 with ESR (Part 3)
4. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – Installing and Configuring SAP Composition Environment 7.1 with ESR (Part 4)
5. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – Model and define your own Enterprise Services (Part 5)
6. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – NetWeaver Developer Studio Installation and Update (Part 6)
7. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – Implement the provided Enterprise service within the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio using Java (Part 7) 
7b. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – Enterprise Service Provisioning on SAP NetWeaver Using Apache Axis Web Services Framework (Part 7b)
7c. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – Using the Composite Application Framework (CAF) of SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 EhP1 to implement the provided Enterprise service (Part 7c)
8. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise Services – Publish, discover and test the Enterprise Services within the Services Registry (Part 8)
9. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume you own Enterprise Services – Consume your Enterprise Services within Visual Composer (Part 9)
10. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provisioning and Consumption Blog Series Summary (Final Part)

 

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  1. Puja Malhotra
    I went through the “Obtaining SAP Composition Environment 7.1 with ESR” video where we could enroll into the ramp up partnership for all the CE toolset.
    For this, do we need to have a 7.1 instance already? Or can we go ahead with it even if we have only a 7.0 instance?

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  2. Peter von Schubert
    Hi, thanks a lot for this brilliant blog (and its subsequent blogs) and demonstrations via Screencam. It is absolutly useful for introduction to this topic. You and your colleagues explained it very well.

    Go ahead like this.

    Regards,
    Peter

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