Standards and Interoperability for Defense
Traditionally bound in internally developed and used standards, defense organizations have transitioned to a hybrid approach that combines defense-specific standards with the adoption of a wide variety of industry standards to support their national and international mandates. This hybrid approach to standards is unlikely to change as many standards are only applicable to defense organizations. However, there continues to be greater and greater adoption of industry standards where commonality exists with the public and private sectors. Adoption of standards, both defense and industry, requires a partnership between SAP, its partners and its customers.
The SAP- and partner-provided solutions enable the accommodation of standards, and the implementation effort by the customer and its implementation partner determine exactly how those standards will be accommodated.
Defense-specific standards define a common business language, which is required to cost-effectively enable business process integration, both inside defense organizations and across the value chain.
Industry standards define a common business language, which is required to cost-effectively enable business process integration, both inside defense organizations and across the value chain.
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Standards and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
SOA is a business-driven software architecture that increases adaptability, flexibility, openness, and cost-efficiency. With SOA, organizations can compose applications and enable business processes rapidly using enterprise services. With SOA, organizations can improve their reuse of software and become more agile in responding to change. Standards are critical to SOA as they enable SAP and non-SAP applications and services to interoperate, so that they work together as seamlessly as possible, without adding unnecessary cost and risk to the business.