Continuation: Real Customer Scenarios with SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.1
Customers continue toÂ adopt SAP NetWeaver Process IntegrationÂ (SAP NetWeaver PI) 7.1Â including enhancement package 1 (EHP 1)Â in theirÂ productive landscapes. As of December 2009 already around one third of all customers of SAP NetWeaver PI are lifeÂ on either SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 or EHP 1 for SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1. I. e. as of December 2009 more than 760 customers use SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 (including EHP 1) productively,Â distributed over more than 1000 live installations of SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 or EHP 1 for SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1.
With this strong adoption of SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 including EHP 1Â I would like toÂ provide you here with moreÂ examples of real customer scenarios in which SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 or EHP 1 for SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 is used productively. As in the previous information about real customer scenarios with SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 I would like to share with youÂ customer examples from different industries. In the new presentation about real customer scenarios with SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 including EHP 1 you can find seven customer examplesÂ from the following industries:
- Measurement Instruments, Process Industry Automation
- Chemicals, Energy, Real Estate
- High Tech
- Materials Technology
- Oil and Gas
The presentation about the life customer examplesÂ includes information about the scenarios that these customers have implemented asÂ well asÂ the main benefitsÂ that are providedÂ by SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 including EHP 1Â to the customers.Â The system landscape ofÂ our customers is heterogeneous and can consist of many SAP as well as non-SAP applications. Thus SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 including EHP 1Â is used productively for the integration of non-SAP systems with non-SAP systems, non-SAP systems with SAP applications, as well as SAP- with SAP systems. AndÂ more and more customers choose SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 as their central and strategic integration platform and replaceÂ and migrateÂ 3rdÂ partyÂ middlewares to use one integration platform, namely SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1, forÂ both SAP and non-SAP systems.
SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 including EHP 1Â is usedÂ for aÂ broad range ofÂ business scenarios by our customers.Â Since SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1Â is, besidesÂ SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment (CE) 7.1, essential partÂ of SAP’s SOA (service-oriented architecture) infrastructure,Â customers can use SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1Â to apply SOA principles.Â To make it more transparent, I give youÂ hereÂ some examples aboutÂ SOA principles that are commonly adopted by customers:
- Apply a governed andÂ model drivenÂ approach for service provisioning and service consumption
- DesignÂ SOA artifacts in the Enterprise Services Repository
- Leverage re-usable Enterprise Services (either provided by SAP or custom built)
- Publish servicesÂ (SAP and non-SAP) to Services Registry
- Service enable legacy applications
Troughout the presentation about productive customer scenarios with SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 including EHP 1 you can find examples on how these customers apply those SOA principles and pave their way to a service-oriented architecture.
At the end of this blog I would like to point you to two further sources of information:
- Release recommendation for SAP NetWeaver PI
This blog sets out SAPâ€™s recommendation on which release of SAP NetWeaver PI you should use.
- Benefits and functions provided by EHP 1 for SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1
This blog gives an overview about the main benefits and features provided by EHP 1 for SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1. EHP 1 for SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 is in unrestricted shipment since July 31st, 2009.
And stay tuned for the upcoming next version of SAP NetWeaver PI. At TechEd 2009 we alreadyÂ announced the most important plannedÂ benefits, more details will be provided soon. The ramp-up for the next version of SAP NetWeaver PI is currently planned for the second half of 2010.