Integrating Non-SAP Data and Web Content into Your SAP Enterprise Portal — A Guided Tour of Your Options, Which to Use, and When

  • by Patrick Dixon, Associate Partner, IBM Corporation
  • January 15, 2005
A portal that offers a single point of seamless access to various internal and external systems and content can save users a significant amount of time and frustration, and improve productivity. To achieve these benefits, however, users need to actually use the portal, and the key to getting users to use the portal is to provide the content that they need. The first installment in this article series showed you how to use the wizards, tools, and predeveloped business packages available for SAP Enterprise Portal 5.0 and 6.0 to integrate transactions, reports, and data from your SAP systems, including SAP R/3 and SAP BW, into your portal. This second installment shows you how to bring your non-SAP systems, including corporate email systems, third-party SQL databases, and Web-based content from intranet and Internet sources, into the fold.

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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