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October 12, 2010

SAP Unveils NetWeaver 7.3 Technology Platform

SAP’s release of SAP NetWeaver 7.3 will assist the development at SAP (News - Alert) and across its ecosystem of partners and customers in areas such as in-memory computing, cloud computing and mobility.

By unifying content and making it consumable everywhere, the SAP NetWeaver technology platform provides the foundation for SAP business applications and enables companies to deliver business context to the end user.

Being the core component of the SAP technology platform, SAP NetWeaver now supports non-disruptive upgrades to SAP Business Suite software landscapes with pre-validated content for SAP Business Suite 7. It also comes with Java EE5 certified, Java-only ESB and JMS pub/sub capabilities and re-usable business rule sets with Microsoft (News - Alert) Excel integration. It makes use of SAML 2.0 for identity federation and Web-based single sign-on to provide considerable improvements in identity management.

“Now more than ever, SAP NetWeaver is the strategic platform for SAP," said Vishal Sikka, executive board member for Technology and Innovation Platform at SAP. "We are living in a world where customers want to keep what is working and they want more - they don't want compromises or tradeoffs. With SAP NetWeaver 7.3, we have a technology platform for our customers and their ecosystems that enables fantastic innovations to be delivered.”

Making SAP one of the leading vendors of business application infrastructure solutions, deployments of SAP NetWeaver have been increasing by an average of more than 20 percent per year over the last four years, with more than 62,000 productive systems, the company announced. The platform's process integration and portal features have long enjoyed record levels of enterprise adoption worldwide.

Recently, the company partnered with Sybase to launch two new solutions for mobile workers to carry out key business and CRM processes. Built on the Sybase (News - Alert) Unwired Platform, the mobile solutions extend SAP Business Suite applications, including SAP Customer Relationship Management. They also can be customized to tap into a variety of back-end data sources: databases, Web services, files and any enterprise application that leverages service-oriented architecture.


Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf
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