How your organization can obtain the biggest benefits from the ERP they already own.

The change brought about by Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is as large as that which has been brought to mainframe architecture by the arrival of client / server. The first change resulted in a wholesale replacement of old applications in order to achieve benefits. With today’s sophisticated products, migration tools provided by the vendor permit the owner to retain much of the original client / server asset and the investment in the established business processes. Unfortunately, this method not only retains many of the defects that have been introduced into the system over years of customer enhancements, but also the workarounds that have been implemented to address shortcomings in the product. In many cases, the original purpose for these and authors have long faded into memory, but the maintenance tail for them remains, as does the barrier to the exploitation of newly delivered business processes enabled by SOA.