SAP Professional Journal –
Every aspect of your business and its automated processes is becoming increasingly more dynamic, driving the need for your supporting technologies to be correspondingly adaptable. The Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture (Enterprise SOA) in SAP NetWeaver is a Web services-based conceptual architecture that is designed to help you meet this challenge by bringing flexibility, adaptability, and ease of integration to your SAP business applications. This article describes the concepts, technologies, and tools that comprise Enterprise SOA, and explores the options for progressively moving your existing SAP architecture to Enterprise SOA. It also provides a sneak preview of upcoming Enterprise SOA features.