April 08, 2009 // By: Bernhard Krebs
Who prefers buying the proverbial pig in a poke? While the expression may be somewhat coarse, it essentially describes the dilemma many users still face: Before buying complex software applications, they often know little to nothing of what to expect in their everyday use.
SAP Discovery System V3 Enhanced is an exclusive joint offering from SAP and Fujitsu. Its functional scope – much broader than in earlier versions – is based on an enhanced development environment with the preinstalled technology platform SAP NetWeaver 7.1 at its core.
Also preinstalled on Fujitsu’s PRIMERGY servers (TX300 S4, running on quad-core Intel processors) are SAP business scenarios users can immediately test and, for example, implement within SOA.
SAP.info: First off, Mr. Bechtel: The chance to test an application before buying seems a bit run-of-the-mill…
Bechtel: …but it’s hardly that! To a company, a complex software solution isn’t like a computer game you can try out in a store under actual playing conditions; nor is it a standard word-processing program.
In our case, we deal much more with the challenge of companies who have their own unique demands with regard to business and the related processes, as well as infrastructures that have grown over a lengthy span of time and exhibit highly specific characteristics. Creating a testing environment that produces meaningful results obviously involves similarly complex requirements.
SAP.info: So Fujitsu’s SAP Discovery System is the answer?
Bechtel: Exactly. We developed the updated, enhanced version to provide a high-performance, praxis-oriented testing environment for getting started with SOA, as well as for training courses and proofs of concept.
Along with SAP, we’re offering interested corporate groups, large midsize companies, and SAP-licensed service partners the latest software environment in an exclusive package – SAP Discovery System V3 Enhanced.