In this present era, where each and every company is struggling to fuse a variety of heterogeneous environments and to maintain a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in their organizations. As a solution to all their problems comes NetWeaver. SAP NetWeaver is the most recent advancement in the mySAP technology, which was brought as an Artificial Intelligence (AI) shell which accepts the standard comments.
Modularity is another unique characteristic of NetWeaver which makes it stand out among other software technologies. The knowledge engineer could more easily produce "digestible chunks" of sub-dependency networks or modules that helps to keep the extending over dependency network from becoming potentially inexplicable due to apparent complexity.
In plain words net weaver is application and platform where web services play a chief role and is open for non-SAP applications and platform. To improve productivity and enhance efficiency it is used by organizations by making all the resources that are obtainable in an enterprise to work collectively. It is used by the SAP customers so as to bring diverse environments at single platform. Plus, it also enables customers to use the systems already existing without putting much investment. Additionally in the near future, the different corporate sectors and organizations should take a decision for common platform; could be IBM Websphere, Microsoft .NET or SAP NetWeaver.
Irrespective of the selection we make, it is the one that will integrate all the three technologies. It attains the course of integration by incorporating all the available resources of the existing system and uniting them into a harmonized form. This information forms the basis of a total, focused and comprehendible solution as preferred in an enterprise. The diverse components that are present in this model are data links, nodes, dependency networks, and in a few cases, evaluation groups. Data Links function to ask for data about the real-world objects. The dependency networks play the central role in formulating the illustration of the problem. The function of node is to form the relation in between data links and the dependency networks. A user-defined set of networks is an evaluation group.
The advantages include enhanced adaptability which means the adaptability of SAP NetWeaver towards the existing business scheme in any of the organizations. It would provide a heterogeneous environment, integrating different applications or databases and make open technologies like web services available readily to the user. It saves capital on unnecessary customization of existing business. This increases the return on investment. By using this IT strategies could be synchronized with SAP solutions. And this synchronization will make the system more consistent leading to better services, which in turn lead to economic benefits. Instead of replacing the existing system it interweaves the resources like databases, net based information legacy systems, and would provide a varied environment for the user to obtain the maximum from new unified system.
Unnecessary customization is also provided to the entire system. Furthermore, it decreases complexity and make the system more flexible to the swiftly changing business process. All these will lead to reduce the total cost of ownership.