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1 Hosted by NetWeaver From A to Z (and Beyond) Joshua Greenbaum Enterprise Applications Consulting

2 Hosted by Agenda What is NetWeaver? NetWeaver Philosophy 101 Essential xApps Exploring the NetWeaver Technology Fridge NW Issues, Versions, Competition NW and Your Future

3 Hosted by What is NetWeaver? The Infrastructure For MySAP Business Suite Development, Deployment, and Management Platform The Platform for xApps and Composite Apps The Technological Answer to WebSphere,.NET, WebLogic, etc. The Technology Future for SAP and Its Customers

4 Hosted by The NetWeaver “Refrigerator” SAP NetWeaver COMPOSITE APPLICATION FRAMEWORK PEOPLE INTEGRATION Multi channel access PortalCollaboration INFORMATION INTEGRATION Bus. Intelligence Master Data Management Knowledge Mgmt PROCESS INTEGRATION Integration Broker Bus. Process Mgmt APPLICATION PLATFORM J2EE DB and OS Abstraction ABAP LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT... Source: SAP

5 Hosted by Key Technologies in the NetWeaver Fridge Enterprise Portal Business Intelligence and Master Data Management Exchange Infrastructure Web Applications Server Composite Applications Framework

6 Hosted by NetWeaver Philosophy 101: SAP’s Enterprise Services Architecture ESA: An Architecture for Developing and Deploying Composite Applications Based on Interoperable Services The Basic Unit of Work is A Service, Not Application, Data or API Service: Any Application, Process, or Data Element that Can Be Used to Build Composite Applications Composite Applications: Applications that Take Existing Services and Value-added Functionality To Create Entirely New Capabilities Composite Apps Eliminate Spreadsheets and White Boards

7 Hosted by Application Bus. Process User Logic Application Bus. Process User Logic Application Bus. Process User Logic MainframeClient/ServerServices Based Architecture Enterprise Services Architecture: Evolutionary View Source: SAP

8 Hosted by NetWeaver Philosophy 101: New Applications Development ESA (NetWeaver) is Both Development and Deployment Platform Java and/or ABAP Are Core Languages NW Provides Model-driven Development Business Process Modeling Workflow Integration Re-use, Scalability, Deployment Built-in BI Services

9 Hosted by NetWeaver Philosophy 101: The Economic View Use Existing Apps and Technology Infrastructure Lower Total Cost of Ownership Through Leveraged Assets (Technology and Technical Knowledge) Support Packaged Apps That Provide: Built-in Business Process Knowledge Low-cost Deployment User (Peer) Support Support Custom Apps That Provide: Leveraged Business Process Knowledge Leveraged Infrastructure/Technology/Apps Alternative to IBM On Demand

10 Hosted by NetWeaver Philosophy 101: xApps and Composite Apps Composite Applications Based on NW, MySAP Business Suite, and External Services xApp: Innovation Outside MySAP Business Suite Composite App: Innovation within MySAP Both Can Become Future Parts of Suite SAP, Third Party, Internally Developed

11 Hosted by NetWeaver “Sandwich” xApps Composite mySAP Business Suite Composites Components... ERPCRM SAP NetWeaver 3rd Party Employee Interaction Center Industry Add-On Product Innovation Mgmt... Generic Services Consumer Promotions Source: SAP

12 Hosted by xApps Current and Planned SAP: xRPM (Resource and Prog. Management, v /03) xPD (Product Development, 12/03) xEPM (Employee Productivity, 12/03) xKN (Knowledge Network, 12/03) xMA (M&A, Q2/04) TechniData: xEM: Emissions Mgmt (12/03) BearingPoint: Data Center Operations Mgmt Accenture: E&P Online, Workspace Solution B2B Retail Petroleum

13 Hosted by xApps Current and Planned Digital Fuel: Service Performance Mgmt BristleCone: plannerDA IBM: Performance Analytics, Warranty Network Mgmt EZCommerce: PharmaConnect by XHQ Lighthammer: INDX Manufacturing Performance Intelligence NRX: Visual Information for Plants Vedaris: Energy Risk Management Controller

14 Hosted by NetWeaver Philosophy 101: The Future Composite and xApps are the Future of Enterprise Applications NetWeaver is the Innovation Infrastructure IBM and On Demand and.NET vs. NetWeaver: Fighting for Innovation Ownership Where is Oracle, PeopleSoft?

15 Hosted by Top Shelf: Enterprise Portal SAP NetWeaver COMPOSITE APPLICATION FRAMEWORK PEOPLE INTEGRATION Multi channel access PortalCollaboration INFORMATION INTEGRATION Bus. Intelligence Master Data Management Knowledge Mgmt PROCESS INTEGRATION Integration Broker Bus. Process Mgmt APPLICATION PLATFORM J2EE DB and OS Abstraction ABAP LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT... Source: SAP

16 Hosted by Enterprise Portal Support Roles, Collaboration, Desktop Integration Integrate Third Party Apps, Services, iViews Mature Product, Large User Base Today EP 5.0 Currently, EP 6.0 Now Available EP 6.0: Supports Linux, Unix, Collaboration Value: Commensurate to Strategic Value of SAP

17 Hosted by Shelf #2: Business Intelligence SAP NetWeaver COMPOSITE APPLICATION FRAMEWORK PEOPLE INTEGRATION Multi channel access PortalCollaboration INFORMATION INTEGRATION Bus. Intelligence Master Data Management Knowledge Mgmt PROCESS INTEGRATION Integration Broker Bus. Process Mgmt APPLICATION PLATFORM J2EE DB and OS Abstraction ABAP LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT... Source: SAP

18 Hosted by Business Intelligence Comprehensive Solution Including Data Warehouse (BW) BI Platform (OLAP, Data Mining, etc.) SAP BW Business Explorer (Query Design, Reporting) Analytical Applications: Performance Measurement and Management Real-time BI, Mobile Device Alerts/Reporting, 3 rd Party Tools BW 3.5 Tied Directly to NW: BI as Web Service, Includes Master Data Management Value: BI Massively Underused Asset “Mastering the SAP Business Information Warehouse” by Kevin MacDonald, et. al., Compendit

19 Hosted by Inside Shelf 2: Master Data Management The Universal Data Model: Repository of Master Data Definitions Harmonize All the Data Sources: One Version of the Truth Goals: Improve Process, Application and Partner Integration, Lower Integration Cost and Complexity Value: Long-term Goals vs. Short Term Gains

20 Hosted by MDM Long Term Vision One Version of the Truth Single Source for All Data: SAP and non-SAP Single Administrative Site for All Data Management Repository of Master Data Objects That Define Specific Business Practices: Business-Specific Units of Measure Connect Heterogeneous Environments Linking Applications, Maintaining Consistent Data Among Different Data Sources/Applications Control Corporate Data Central Management and Process Control For All Systems (Internal and External)

21 Hosted by MDM Short Term Vision Synchronize Data in SAP Environments First, Ensure Data Quality Multi-instance, Multi-revision Environments Limited Work with Customers for Vertical “Universal Data Models” Version 1.0 Data Models: Product, Business Partner (Customer, Vendor, Supplier), Organizations Structure, BOM

22 Hosted by MDM Components Master Data Objects: Define the Business Objects Product Master Business Partner Product Structure Organizational Structure Data Services: Manage the MDM Environment Data Management Services Change Management Distribution Others Content Integration, Data Staging (ODS), Adapters, Etc.

23 Hosted by MDM Customer Road-Map Phase I: Content Consolidation. Data Integrity Phase: Cleanse, De-Dup, Multi-Source Analysis, No Architectural or Data Object Change Phase II: Master Data Harmonization: Above Plus Central Data Management. Architectural Changes To Create/Maintain Master Data Objects (But Not Centrally) Phase III: Central Master Data Management: Above Plus Centrally Stored and Managed (Non- Local) Master Data Objects

24 Hosted by Shelf #3: Exchange Infrastructure SAP NetWeaver COMPOSITE APPLICATION FRAMEWORK PEOPLE INTEGRATION Multi channel access PortalCollaboration INFORMATION INTEGRATION Bus. Intelligence Master Data Management Knowledge Mgmt PROCESS INTEGRATION Integration Broker Bus. Process Mgmt APPLICATION PLATFORM J2EE DB and OS Abstraction ABAP LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT... Source: SAP

25 Hosted by Exchange Infrastructure The Key To NetWeaver’s Success Integration Repository: Development-time Repository for Processes, Objects, Interfaces Integration Directory: Deployment-time Directory of Services Integration Server: Realizes Run-time Integration Adapters: RFC, IDOC, JDBC, SOAP, JMS, Third Party, Siebel, Oracle, JDE

26 Hosted by Exchange Infrastructure The Key to Lower Cost of Ownership Watch for Industry Standards Such as Rosettanet, CIDX (Chem.) Not Necessarily a Replacement for Existing EAI Technology Extending BPM, not Just Apps Integration

27 Hosted by Shelf #4: Web Apps Server SAP NetWeaver COMPOSITE APPLICATION FRAMEWORK PEOPLE INTEGRATION Multi channel access PortalCollaboration INFORMATION INTEGRATION Bus. Intelligence Master Data Management Knowledge Mgmt PROCESS INTEGRATION Integration Broker Bus. Process Mgmt APPLICATION PLATFORM J2EE DB and OS Abstraction ABAP LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT... Source: SAP

28 Hosted by Web Apps Server UI (Web Dynpro), DB Abstraction, Web Services Support Supports ABAP and J2EE Java Support Team Development Efforts Connectors to.NET (SOAP and RFC), Portal Development for NW from Microsoft Coming, Sharepoint Connector (Actional), Biztalk Interop Connectors to WebSphere, Portal Development, WebSphere Interoperability Value: Commensurate to Strategic Value of SAP

29 Hosted by Side Dish: Composite Applications Framework Development and Deployment Technology for Composite Apps: Java, ABAP, Modeling, Portal and XI Builders Uses Metadata About UI, Processes, Services, and Objects Provides Modeling Environment for Web Services Reuse Based on MDM Data Models

30 Hosted by NetWeaver And Its Parts: The Version Roadmap Enterprise Portal: Currently 5.0, 6.0 Available in Limited Release XI: Currently 2.0, 3.0 Coming in Q4 WAS: Currently 6.3, 6.4 in Q4 MDM: Currently 2.0. Integrated into WAS 6.3 Business Intelligence: Changes Pending Look For Consolidated Release Next Year Developer Zone Launched at TechEd (http://sdn.sap.com)

31 Hosted by NetWeaver And Existing SAP Implementations Version Support: NW Integrates with 4.6 (Except Portal) But 4.6 Still Requires BASIS NW Platform for 4.7 and Up IDOCS are All XML Compatible Licensing and Non-SAP Apps: XI and Portal Included, One Time Fee and Maintenance for Each Adapter XI Tracks Non-SAP Integration Usage

32 Hosted by NetWeaver Issues Fast-moving Technology, Unified Version Coming xApps Await Critical Mass and Demonstrable ROI MySAP Business Suite and XML Interfaces Integration: What is the Build vs. Buy Cost? Custom vs. Packaged Applications

33 Hosted by NetWeaver,.NET, and WebSphere Competition is More About Strategy than Pure Technology What is the Strategic Platform? Who is the Strategic Partner? What Role Do Packaged Apps Have in Your Strategy? How Much Are You Willing to Build vs. Buy? (Cost, Time, Maintenance, Scalability) Comparing TCO Is Hard: Do xApps Have Edge?

34 Hosted by Conclusion: Is NetWeaver For You? Pure SAP Shop with Existing Skills: Highest Value Mixed SAP and Legacy Shop: Also High Value Mixed SAP and Oracle or PSFT: No Competing Offering To Date Mixed SAP and WebSphere or.NET: Weigh the Cost of Innovation New SAP Prospect: Yes

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