Organizations that run their businesses on SAP face a number of difficult challenges. The well-defined business process that they purchased SAP for usually comes at a cost. Typically the user experience is complex and requires significant training. Custom solutions are hard to build because data is not readily available or dispersed among several modules. The BizTalk Adapter Pack gives us a few different mechanisms to access SAP processes and data. By using these tools, rich composite solutions can be built on the Microsoft Platform that dramatically enhance the SAP user experience and increase return on your SAP investment.
We will also address when to use each mechanism including the best times to use BizTalk Server. In this presentation we will look at the different ways we can access SAP using the BizTalk Adapter Pack. We will then demo and decompose a composite solution hosted in MOSS that gets its data directly from SAP.