Monday, September 14, 2009

SAP, EDI, SOA, Integration and Cloud Computing

I read an article today called SOA, Cloud computing and SaaS models and how they work together.  This subject is relevant as companies like SAP are starting to promote SaaS business models such as the EDI and B2B exchange they recently invested in.  The article points out that integration between applications running in cloud computing environments and back office ERPs are major challenges.  I agree in most cases, but SAP has resolved that issue in the EDI space (with their co-owned EDI/B2B exchange) by ensuring their EDI and B2B exchange operates on the same NetWeaver platform as ERP.  This enables relatively simple NetWeaver-to-NetWeaver integrations that span the divide between the enterprise and the cloud.

For related articles read:
• SAP Users and EDI – A New Paradigm -

• SAP EDI Changes -

• SAP Invests in Crossgate -

• SAP’s New Approach to EDI-

• SAP-centric EDI -  

• SAP NetWeaver PI Approach to EDI -

• EDI & B2B Managed Services -

If you would like to discuss any of these topics in more detail please contact me.

Author Kevin Benedict  

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