I’ve recently learned of WebMethods and so far from reading their website, I have only an esoteric understanding of what it can do “out of the box”. Sounds like a bunch of sales buzzwords and mumbo jumbo to get a CFO to cut a PO.
Fundamentally, I’m tasked with deciding what technologies are used to do the following:
- Take Orders into SAP R/3 via the Web
- Give Customer Specific Pricing from SAP R/3 via the Web
- Give Product Availability from SAP R/3 via the Web
I have seen nothing yet that explains how WebMethods can do this. My understanding is that WebMethods can enable web services on enterprise systems. Great! So can a lot of things. Why should I use WebMethods instead of the CRM solution built by SAP to do these things? Can somebody point me to real life examples of how WebMethods has connected to R/3 and can provide turn key solutions to do the above things? If WebMethods is chosen, do all the transactions have to be “wrapped” and coded from scratch?
Your help is greatly appreciated.