What You Need to Know About SAP and SaaS

  • by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts
  • July 10, 2009
John Wookey, vice president of Large Enterprise On-Demand at SAP, laid out SAP’s strategy for enterprise on-demand applications during a recent keynote at the SIIA ON-Demand Europe 2009.

Rather than hosting an entire SAP application, such as SAP ERP Human Capital Management, off-site, SAP will offer Internet-based enterprise applications by subscription. Wookey said these applications will be aimed at solving specific business issues.

SAP’s on-demand applications would connect directly to a customer’s SAP ERP system in order to share data and processes with the full range of a company’s on-site SAP landscape. The strategy is based on a “single solution architecture,” in which multiple SAP and partner on-demand offerings can be managed from a single Web-based entry point (Figure 1).

Davin Wilfrid

Davin Wilfrid was a writer and editor for SAPinsider and SAP Experts. He contributed case studies and research projects aimed at helping the SAP ecosystem get the most out of their existing technology investments.

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