With this new wave of partner alignment around enterprise services, we expect to bring thousands of enterprise services to life for our mutual customers through community collaboration, ... Customers win when the ecosystem collaborates on a timely delivery of innovative technologies that solve deployment and integration issues. This architectural shift is happening now, and SAP is the only solution provider to bring together an enterprise-scale blueprint with ESA, an enabling platform in SAP NetWeaver, an available repository of more than 500 enterprise services, and now with Enterprise Services Community Process, a foundation of a collaborative process for building enterprise services.
If a company puts in a solution in the market that makes other people fail, then we all fail as a community. This will be a model for enterprise services and how new ideas are proposed, developed and offered into in the market. It's an IP model to protect what you want to protect and one to protect everyone in the community, so you can't come after someone just because you gave them an idea for an enterprise service interface.
Organizations have started to create road maps that will enable their transition to a service-oriented architecture. As such, the SAP TechEd events create a community for success by allowing customers, partners and developers to share and accelerate knowledge surrounding SAP NetWeaver while they discover how existing processes and IT landscapes can be transformed into enablers of business innovation and change.