.NET technology is a wake-up call, and some people are sleeping through it! Remaining competitive means mission-critical software systems, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, must be designed from the ground up for connectivity and integration. But software developers don’t advertise their shortcomings, and some ERP vendors—and by association, their customers—are being left behind.
under security control, any ERP data or process should be readily exposable through XML Web Services. The architecture should expose familiar business logic objects for major entities and transactions in the system: Customer, Customer Statement, Vendor, Vendor Performance, Item, Inventory, Work Order, Purchase Order, Project, etc., allowing trading partners to readily find and retrieve the information they need. Single focal point for inbound data. For inbound documents, the architecture should expose a