Unveil the Power of Loosely Coupled Composite Applications by Replacing Services for Additional Functionality

  • by Dr. Volker Stiehl, Professor, Ingolstadt Technical University of Applied Sciences
  • November 15, 2008
One of the key benefits of composite applications is its flexibility, the capability to replace services to accommodate different functional needs. Whether you are upgrading to the newest SAP release, adding new business logic, or integrating new back-end systems — a common requirement in mergers and acquisitions — composite applications enable you to “plug ‘n’ play” different functional implementations by using a common interface. The replacement technique shows you how to replace services without affecting their consumers. Learn how it can help you face the challenges of changing business or IT requirements. Once you have used it, you’ll never let it go.

Dr. Volker Stiehl

Prof. Dr. Volker Stiehl studied computer science at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. After 12 years as a developer and senior system architect at Siemens, he joined SAP in 2004. As chief product expert, Volker was responsible for the success of the products SAP Process Orchestration, SAP Process Integration, and SAP HANA Cloud Integration (now SAP HANA Cloud Platform, integration service). He left SAP in 2016 and accepted a position as professor at the Ingolstadt Technical University of Applied Sciences where he is currently teaching business information systems. In September 2011, Volker received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Technology Darmstadt. His thesis was on the systematic design and implementation of applications using BPMN. Volker is also the author of Process-Driven Applications with BPMN as well as the co-author of SAP HANA Cloud Integration and a regular speaker at various national and international conferences.

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