While SAP and Microsoft are concurrently partnering for certain initiatives, they are still dueling about who is bigger, better, smarter, whose user screens are prettier and more user-friendly, and so on. But the major question is whether the market and users are ultimately going to be better for it.
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Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, and BPEL . As a composite application, Duet overlaps with nearly every part of the new SOA stack: User screens. Duet uses the familiar Microsoft Office desktop interface, which is achieved not by hard-coding the UI, but through backend modeling and deploying it to the client. Process orchestration. Duet uses a communications hub referred to as the Duet Extensions to route data to and within the ERP system. Process integration. Using the aforementioned extensions, Duet