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ESA and B1

Hi,

This is a question for SAP people.

The ESA concept was a novelty that appear in the KeyNotes of the TechSummit 2005. I did know SOA, and something about ESA, but I didn´t know it will be applied to B1. So, my questions are:

1- What are the tools that SAP is providing to implement ESA for B1?

2- Is DI Server the previous version of the tool?

3- When is spected ESA to be implemented for B1?

I think it is a important view of what´s going to came.

Regards,

Ibai Peñ

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    Posted on Dec 12, 2005 at 05:47 PM

    Ibai,

    With respect to your questions:

    1. ESA is a combination of Enterprise Services plus Service Oriented Architecture which equals Enterprise Services Architecture. As both Shai and Gadi stated in both of their keynotes, ESA will be worked into SAP Business One in the coming future as with all SAP products.

    2. The SAP Business One DI Server is a wrapper around the DI API that allows for SOAP based messaging. I would not exactly call the DI Server the "ESA" tool for SAP Business One, but it is a stepping stone in that direction.

    3. As Gadi Shamia stated in his keynote, ESA technology for SAP Business One will be coming "in the future". I do not have and Gadi did not give a timeframe for this. I would keep your eyes on the SAP Business One roadmap as published on the SAP PartnerEdge Portal for Business One as this is where it will be noted about ESA for Business One.

    I hope this helps,

    Eddy

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