The ultimate winner in the SOA market will have to provide industry-specific solutions solving essential problems that others cannot. Focus must move away from technology lock-in and vendor dependency, to best solutions for customers, even if it means customers can use competitor products.
former Internet marketplace for utilities Pantellos . Along similar lines, SAP has quietly unveiled IndustrySpeak , a new effort to work with industry standards groups to enable collaborative business processes and scenarios. The emphasis will first be on the electronics/high-tech and chemical industries, by incorporating transaction sets for RosettaNet and Chemical Industry Data eXchange ( CIDX ). However, the idea is to expand into many more industries over time, such as agrichemicals, oil and gas,