When the vision of unified cross-application business processes on top of an integrated IT platform became a reality with the release of mySAP ERP and the SAP NetWeaver technology stack, many companies found themselves torn between the prospect of streamlined, flexible business process management and the resource and time commitment needed to implement this latest
Today, however, as companies internationalize and reach out to more business partners, customers, and suppliers around the globe, business managers have recognized the urgent need for the open integration and application capabilities of mySAP ERP and SAP NetWeaver, to manage the flow
of data from countless systems across numerous organizations and to allow business partners to exchange critical business information and services
in real time. This openness requires that complex business processes be supported by IT in a more efficient
and flexible way, which is possible only with a services-oriented architecture and a cooperative relationship between applications and technology.
Growing mySAP ERP and SAP NetWeaver Use
To that end, terms like Enterprise Services Architecture, mySAP ERP, and SAP NetWeaver are now household names among DSAG member companies, especially given the end
of mainstream maintenance for SAP R/3. A poll conducted among DSAG members revealed that in 2005, 38.9 percent of respondents plan to invest in mySAP ERP, and
37 percent in the components of SAP NetWeaver. What's more, 56.7 percent of respondent DSAG members are actually planning upgrades to
the SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) 5.0 in 2005.
IT departments know a change is at hand, but how do they begin? What do mySAP ERP and SAP NetWeaver mean for their enterprise? What's the best way to approach this dynamic IT environment? Many DSAG member companies are still seeking more
information and best practices before they can build a solid technology and application base for their dynamic
Putting It into Practice with DSAG
The cooperative relationship between mySAP ERP and SAP NetWeaver will be the focus of this year's
DSAG Annual Congress, where we will follow the motto, "mySAP ERP and SAP NetWeaver in Practice — The
Benefits for Your Company." Keynote addresses, breakout sessions, and working groups will address how the components of SAP NetWeaver support mySAP ERP, and how DSAG members from various industries can adapt their business processes to this relationship. IT decision makers will also have the opportunity to explore new products and services presented by the 80 companies exhibiting at the event.
With that, we cordially invite you to the 2005 DSAG Annual Congress in Bremen, Germany, October 11-13. Please join us to exchange experiences and gather essential how-to information related to the latest SAP system environments,
as well as guidelines and scenarios for introducing services-oriented architecture in your company.
For more information on DSAG's Annual Congress, October 11-13, 2005, please visit www.dsag.de.