The driving force behind this project was to find a way to allow business users to access their information faster and more efficiently. We wanted to make SAP information available to people without having them open a browser or log into the SAP GUI. We developed widgets for Yahoo, Google, and other portal technologies. We even created an Eclipse plug-in that allows you to quickly build your own widgets that can access data from an SAP system.
This technology is used by other groups within SAP.