As you may recall, SAP recently decided to run a case study contest where SAP shops shared SOA success stories for a chance to win cash prizes. The contest only ran for six weeks, but yielded some 33,000 votes until voting closed on September 19.
Today, Zia Yusuf kicked off his keynote speech by announcing the grand winner: Sharp Electronics, with aid by Intelligroup. It was a big project involving eSOA, NetWeaver, Portal and other technologies, but the effort paid off. Order costs are down and sales are up, making this a worthy winner, Yusuf said. The runner-ups were Molson, Andarko, SEAL consulting and Microsoft. Stay tuned as we attempt to get an interview with Sharp to discuss the specifics of how they did it.