SAP's Enterprise Services Architecture Strategy

Advanced Programming Specialist Group event

Date/Time:
Thursday 12th January 2006, 6.00 pm

Venue:
BCS, Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2. (Southampton Street runs north from The Strand to the Covent Garden Piazza; nearest rail stations - Charing Cross, and Covent Garden).

Speaker:
Martin Tenk - Head of Technology, SAP UK & Ireland.

Summary:
SAP is the world leader in providing business applications, and is currently in the process of evolving its applications into a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Many organisations, software companies, IT deparment, developers, etc. are embracing SOA as a future strategy and this presentation will be equally topically to non SAP customers and organisations as the same principals can be applied outside SAP.

SAP's interpretation of a SOA is the Enterprise Services Architecture (ESA), the combination of Web services with best practice business processes. ESA is the blueprint for next-generation software solutions that allow you to leverage existing IT assets. It enables flexible business processes that can efficiently adapt to evolving business needs.

ESA is a distributed software model within which all functionality is defined as independent Web services. It elevates the concept of Web-services design, management, and composition to an enterprise level that addresses enterprise business requirements.

SAP supports over 100,000 customer installations, and employes over 35,000 people of which 11,000 are developers.

Admission:
Free, but please ask Dr Frank Martin to add your name to the security list by e-mailing him at -: f.martin@londonmet.ac.uk. Notification is required individually for each meeting.

CPD Value:
Half unit