The ERP Hosting Use Case Scenario

Managing On-Demand Business Applications with Hierarchical Service Level Agreements
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Business applications are increasing delivered as on-demand services and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are a common way to specify the exact conditions under which these services should be delivered, both for business- and IT-based services. This paradigm of service-orientation is expanding into different domains, including business and IT-based services. Services are composed of other services across domains, and as such SLAs must be managed across service hierarchies. Here, we present the lessons learned from applying a generic, multi-layer SLA management framework to the context of on-demand business applications. We explain the architecture implemented and show how a hierarchy of services can be managed using SLAs. We also explain how SLAs can be established for different layers and how SLA terms are translated across the service hierarchy.


Pareto Front Service Level Agreement Business Application Enterprise Resource Planning Business Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Theilmann
    • 1
  • Jens Happe
    • 1
  • Ulrich Winkler
    • 2
  1. 1.SAP Research KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.SAP Research BelfastBelfastUK

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