Developing Custom Applications for SAP Enterprise Portal - Starting with the 'Right' Options in Light of SAP NetWeaver

  • by Patrick Dixon, Associate Partner, IBM Corporation
  • January 15, 2005
Writing a custom application for delivery via SAP Enterprise Portal (SAP EP) no longer means simply writing a custom ABAP report or module pool — SAP NetWeaver’s native support for Java and .NET, in addition to ABAP, has dramatically expanded the menu of languages, tools, and approaches available to you for custom development. This article is the first in a two-part series designed to help you make the right choice for developing custom content and applications and deploying them in your own SAP EP implementation. This first installment compares the pros, cons, prerequisites, and strategic implications of the options that are easiest to implement; the remaining options are covered in the second installment.

Patrick Dixon

Patrick Dixon is an Associate Partner with IBM specializing in SAP NetWeaver applications. He has more than eight years of experience Web-enabling and integrating SAP systems with SAP NetWeaver Portal, SAP Internet Transaction Server, SAP NetWeaver Process Integration, and non-SAP systems solutions. He is a key speaker on portal implementation and content integration at WIS and SAP events worldwide. Patrick has a master’s degree in computer simulation from Bath University, and an MBA from City University, London.

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