Customers continue to adopt SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (SAP NetWeaver PI) 7.1 including enhancement package 1 (EHP 1) in their productive landscapes. As of December 2009 already around one third of all customers of SAP NetWeaver PI are life 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, 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 1 I would like to provide you here with more 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 Real Customer Scenarios with SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.1 I would like to share with you 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 examples 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 examples includes information about the scenarios that these customers have implemented as well as the main benefits that are provided by SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 including EHP 1 to the customers. The system landscape of our customers is heterogeneous and can consist of many SAP as well as non-SAP applications. Thus SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 including EHP 1 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. And more and more customers choose SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 as their central and strategic integration platform and replace and migrate 3rd party middlewares to use one integration platform, namely SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1, for both SAP and non-SAP systems.
SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 including EHP 1 is used for a broad range of business scenarios by our customers. Since SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 is, besides SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment (CE) 7.1, essential part of SAP's SOA (service-oriented architecture) infrastructure, customers can use SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 to apply SOA principles. To make it more transparent, I give you here some examples about SOA principles that are commonly adopted by customers:
- Apply a governed and model driven approach for service provisioning and service consumption
- Design SOA artifacts in the Enterprise Services Repository
- Leverage re-usable Enterprise Services (either provided by SAP or custom built)
- Publish services (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 Process Integration
This blog sets out SAP’s recommendation on which release of SAP NetWeaver PI you should use.
- Unrestricted shipment of SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.1 as of July 31, 2009
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 already announced the most important planned 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.