"The flexibility and openness of SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 and IBM WebSphere Portal enable companies to increase the benefit of their investment in SAP and IBM software, increase their utilization, and improve user experience and productivity."
That statement is the focus of a new whitepaper from SAP that defines how SAP customers can extend - and get more value from - it's SAP investment by leveraging WebSphere Portal for broader web experience requirements. These broader requirements can benefit from bringing valuable SAP application access into context with other user application functions in a single personalized user experience. The key features of the approach are simplified navigation with one UI, with a single look & feel, and single sign-on...all for a seamless web experience that deliver these business benefits:
- Lower total cost of ownership for software and the entire IT landscape by providing interoperability between SAP NetWeaver Portal and IBM WebSphere Portal, thus allowing for reuse of existing investments in SAP® and IBM solutions
- Reduced development costs by taking advantage of industry standards, such as SAML 2.0, and representational state transfer enablement
- Improved productivity by enabling employees to work within a single, familiar environment
- Less implementation time with a combined and interoperable solution that leverages the strengths of the SAP and IBM solution portfolios
IBM makes this interoperability easy with the IBM WebSphere Portal Integration for SAP feature. Again, get all the detail in the paper here.
-- Brian Chaput