SAP Customers Should Avoid NetWeaver Says Forrester

Forrester Research says that SAP customers shouldn’t rely on the vendor’s NetWeaver technology stack for all of their middleware needs in the future.

“The fact is for the last several years SAP has been falling behind in creating a comprehensive platform and maintaining [it]. This has caused a lot of heartburn among clients,” said Forrester analyst John Rymer during a teleconference Monday.

SAP used to have a desire to compete head-on in middleware with rivals Oracle and IBM, but not anymore, Rymer added.

But SAP will most likely “adopt a vendor-agnostic stance in Java,” continue working with Microsoft, and also embrace open-source middleware options, according to Rymer.

SAP customers should still use NetWeaver to extend their SAP business applications, but avoid using it for complex, enterprisewide middleware projects, he added.

However SAP says that it has full confidence in NetWeaver and big plans for it

src – businessweek

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