Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Web Services for SAP

The SAP Web Application Server is the underlying infrastructure for applications that offer Web services to users and other applications either directly or through the portal and exchange infrastructure. Web services provided through the SAP Web Application Server adhere to a common set of open technical Internet standards that enable cooperation and interoperability across different technical platforms. A professional programming model with a development and runtime environment for building top notch user-centric Web services ensure intuitive point-and-click and state-of-the-art Web-based user interfaces. User-centric Web services clearly separate layout (HTML) from data (XML), and thus provide automatic support of multiple languages, personalization, and interface customization help to speed up user-interface development. Application-centric Web services fully leverages open standards like HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Extensible Markup Language (XML), Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Web Services Description Language (WSDL), and Universal Discovery, Description, and Integration (UDDI) providing customers with the opportunity to drive innovative, easy to change business processes without the constraints of a proprietary infrastructure.

Monday, February 14, 2005

IS Success Article

How about this for the starting point for ERP success:

Dimensions of information systems success

Source Communications of the AIS archive
Volume 2 , Issue 3es (November 1999) table of contents

Article No. 5
Year of Publication: 1999
Authors Peter B. Seddon Univ. of Melborne
Sandy Staples Queen's Univ.
Ravi Patnayakuni Temple Univ.
Matthew Bowtell Ernst & Young

Publisher Association for Information Systems Atlanta, GA, USA