Improve Your Business Agility with Enterprise SOA — a Model-Driven Approach to Flexible Application Development

  • by Robert Heidasch, Chief Innovation and Technology Lead, Accenture
  • July 15, 2008
Model-driven software techniques make it easier and faster to develop business process-oriented applications. Business object modeling, business process component modeling, and business process modeling represent real, process-relevant entities in an implementation, make the entities more transparent, and allow you to close the gap between documentation and development. Enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) uses SAP’s modeling approach to process and application design. This article provides an overview of how to develop process-oriented applications using modeling.

Robert Heidasch

Robert is the chief innovation and technology lead in the global Accenture Technology Platform, which is responsible for SAP Leonardo and the new digital technology defining business value and driving the digital transformation of complex enterprise solution for Accenture diamond and strategic clients. Before that he was responsible as innovation and solution lead for the design and architecture of new business applications developed jointly by Accenture and SAP based on the newest SAP and non-SAP technology. Robert is the Accenture certified Senior Digital Architect and Senior Technology Architect. He is coauthor and trainer of a couple of SAP technology-related trainings for the in-memory platform and architecture of new business applications (e.g., SAP HANA, SAP Cloud Platform, and SAP Leonardo applications for solution architects and technical architects, all of which were provided by Accenture in Europe, the US, and Asia). Robert has more than 23 years’ experience designing and developing IT systems. He published several technical and business articles about SOA, SAP NetWeaver and its integration with non-SAP systems (e.g. Microsoft, Oracle, etc.), and SAP HANA technology. He is also an inventor of 38 patents in the US in the area of in-memory technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning, security, semantics, and SOA. He is a frequent speaker in international business conferences and SAP Forum. He is a subject matter expert in customer projects worldwide and has extended experience in team leadership in Europe, the US, and India.

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