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(November 12, 2001) - IBM, Microsoft, and BEA face a new contender in the fast-emerging Web services market: German software powerhouse SAP. The giant European software maker has this week taken its first step into Web services by announcing it will be introducing a new version of its Web Dynpro application server. The new version will enable companies to build Web services using their own proprietary technology or using Java - but not using Microsoft's proprietary development language. SAP announced in New York this week, as already reported by JavaDevelopersJournal.com, that it will be providing connectivity, through Web services, to .Net applications. But by elevating Java to an equal status with its own proprietary programming language, ABAP, SAP is in reality spurning Microsoft since none of SAP's 14,000 customers will have the ability to develop .Net applicati... (more)

EMC Advances Archiving and Data Protection Offerings for SAP Solutions

EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage and management, announced new and expanded  support of EMC software, systems and services for SAP users as they continue to deploy application-aware information lifecycle management (ILM). Today's announcement includes the new EMC DatabaseXtender for SAP R/3 database archiving software and a new EMC Proven Solution called EMC Automated BRBACKUP Replication for SAP Solutions. Additionally, SAP has certified EMC Centera content addressed storage (CAS) and Xythos Webfile Server 4.3 for SAP's new data archiving service using th... (more)

Composite Software Adds SOA Data Services For SAP BW

Composite Software released its newest Composite Application Data Services for SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW). Customers can now bring forward historical information from SAP BW and other existing systems into a service-oriented environment. These reusable services, which leverage Composite’s award winning Enterprise Information Integration (EII) technology, help enterprises simplify access to complex packaged applications, and thereby accelerate dashboard, single-view, ad-hoc reporting and service-oriented architecture (SOA) projects. Composite Software is the o... (more)

SAP Targets iPhone with Its Web 2.0 Move

SAP, in a Salesforce-beware move, has Web 2.0'd its next-generation CRM 2007 kit so it'll work on Apple iPhones and load business contacts, info on prospects and account data. It told Reuters, which was in Boston for the unveiling, that it was responding to demand and that businesspeople prefer the iPhone to the Blackberry, Treo or Microsoft-based devices. The widgetry, which uses a drag-and-drop interface adapted from Google's iGoogle, is due out later this month. SAP will do the hosting. CRM 2007 also runs on more conventional devices like PCs. ... (more)

New JSAP Toolkit for Java Developers Enables Fast Integration with SAP

(April 7, 2003) - The new JSAP development toolkit from Gamma Enterprise Technologies is designed for Java programmers using Borland's JBuilder IDE who are seeking easier methods to interact with SAP applications. JSAP provides Java developers a quicker and less error-prone way to create applications that integrate with SAP. Without any knowledge of SAP's ABAP language, programmers can locate and access SAP data using the JSAP workspace Designed to work seamlessly with Borland's JBuilder 8, a leading J2EE integrated development environment, the JSAP toolkit insulates Java progra... (more)