WSO2 and Retailer Will Co-present a Case Study Webinar on February 16, 2012 to Review Architectural Decisions and Technologies Used to Integrate SAP with a POS System WPalo Alto, CA – February 9, 2012 – In 2005, John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) implemented SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to integrate management information and facilitate business functions across its 70 subsidiaries. More recently JKH moved its KeellsSuper supermarket chain from the group ERP deployment to its own line of business specific instance of SAP ERP. The migration required integration with both the retailer’s point-of-sale (POS) system and its online store. SO2 and JKH will review the implementation, including key architectural and technology decisions, in the free webinar entitled, “Using the WSO2 ESB with SAP ERP in the Retail Sector.” The one-hour WSO2 technical webinar on is being held twice on Thursday, February 16: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST for the Americas and 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. GMT for Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit http://wso2.com/library/webinars/2012/02/using-wso2-esb-sap-erp-retail-sector. Using the WSO2 ESB with SAP ERP in the Retail Sector The webinar will explore how JKH successfully reduced operating costs and delivered an enhanced customer experience through the integration of SAP ERP with its POS system and online store. The session also will examine how the retailer delivered role-based access to crucial data, applications, and analytical tools using the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with SAP ERP. Additionally, the webinar will discuss the key integration options evaluated by JKH and how a WSO2 solution addressed customer requirement challenges and exposed various benefits. The webinar will be conducted by four experts from WSO2 and JKH, who were involved in the SAP ERP integration project:
- Harsha Senanayake, JKH head of enterprise solutions, has over 10 years of industry experience working on projects ranging from enterprise architecture planning and business case formulation, complex systems integrations, ERP presales and implementations to software development.
- Nalaka Umagiliya, JKH head of IT retail and consumer foods, has over 14 years of industry experience, specializing in information services and IT strategy implementation using emerging technologies and SAP ERP systems.
- Asanka Abeysinghe, WSO2 director of solutions architecture, specializes in working with enterprise customers to design and architect mission-critical applications, business integration and mobile solutions.
- Sumedha Rubasinghe, WSO2 architect and management committee chair for data technologies, initiated the award-winning WSO2 Data Services Server product and has contributed heavily to several other middleware products in the WSO2 Carbon platform.