With the SAP NetWeaver platform and its support
for Web services, SAP has introduced a technology
that will serve as the foundation for efficient,
flexible business processes. The story does not end
there, though. SAP is now bringing to life the concept
of a business process platform (BPP) that couples
the SAP NetWeaver platform with a repository of predefined,
BPP provides the technology and development backbone
for SAP's enterprise service-oriented architecture
(also known as ESA) initiative, enabling SAP customers
to react to changing market conditions. Before customers
can make BPP a reality in their enterprise, though,
a few common questions remain: What will BPP do for
my enterprise? How will it affect my employees, business
processes, and technology?
DSAG is delighted to announce that its seventh annual
Congress, which takes place September 19-21 in Leipzig,
Germany, will confront these questions, exploring the
fundamental changes companies can prepare for as BPP
proliferates across the enterprise technology industry.
Themed "On the way to the business process platform:
What does it mean for you?," the Congress will
feature keynote speeches by SAP and DSAG board members,
partner exhibitions, more than 100 sessions conducted
by 30 DSAG working groups, and over 100 workshops centered
on knowledge transfer, networking, and influence.
For years, the automotive industry has recognized the
benefits of componentization in their design and manufacturing
processes. As a result, they have been able to optimize
and streamline their design, development, and production
processes while minimizing costs.
The IT industry saw that new technology, such as Web
services, could have the same effect on business
processes and their underlying platform. With BPP,
SAP is fulfilling this vision, helping enterprises
align business processes with their strategic and
economic requirements. By structuring their business
processes as individual Web services or as multiple
connected services, enterprises can respond to the
demand for innovative, flexible solutions to business
process challenges. At the same time, customers hope
to be able to consolidate processes and eliminate
So what does this SAP platform strategy mean to your
employees and their roles? How will this change your
business processes? And what technology will be behind
Gaining an understanding of BPP and what it means for
your business is the key to fully realizing its potential.
We cordially invite you to the 2006 DSAG Annual Congress
to investigate the definition and requirements of the
business process platform. We'll focus on common
questions, such as how it will affect employees' activities
and roles for the future and what changes to expect
in how processes are handled.
Congress activities won't stop at BPP either;
as always, we will offer usability tests where participants
can try out new SAP software and offer their feedback
to influence future SAP solutions, as well as plenty
of networking opportunities.
For more information, including the complete 2006 Congress
agenda, please visit www.dsag.de.