SAP/What-is-what

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Products

NetWeaver

ERP

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. It is based on NetWeaver.

ECC

ECC stands for Enterprise Core Components. It is part of ERP.

SD

SD stands for Sales&Distribution. It is an SAP module homed within ECC. It is ABAP based.

BW

BW stands for Business Warehouse. It is frequently renamed to BI (Business Intelligence) and back.

PI

PI stands for Process Infrastructure. It is frequently renamed to XI (Exchange Infrastructure) and back.

EP

EP stands for Enterprise Portal. It is Java-based.

All in One

All in One is the complete NetWeaver stack, but striped down for small and medium enterprises.

Business One

Business Objects

Business Objects was a french company that has been bought by SAP. It produces software like Crystal Reports to do data mining.

Business By Design

BWA

BWA stands for Business Warehouse Accelerator, the former BIA (Business Intelligence Accelerator). So don't worry if again a documentation talks about BWA (most talk about BIA), BWA is even the correct name. See

ABAP vs JAVA

  • What belongs to the java stack, what to the abap stack

JAVA: EP, ... ABAP: SD, ...

Versions

Kernel NetWeaver ERP ECC WebAS
7.0 NetWeaver 2004s

(also called SAP NetWeaver 7.0)

2005

also called SAP ERP 6.0 (2005)

ECC 6.0 7.0
6.40 NetWeaver 2004 2004 ECC 5.0 6.40
6.20++ "Basis 6.20" R/3 Enterprise

Extension Set 1: 470x110

Extension Set 2: 470x220

"4.7" 6.20
4.6D "Basis 4.6C" R/3 4.6C "4.6" -

SAP's wiki

SAP uses a Confluence Wiki as their public wiki. To go to SAP's wiki go to http://www.sdn.sap.com

recent changes

To view the recent changes in SAP's wiki go to https://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/dashboard.action

edit pages

To find out what topics you can edit pages in, go to http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/dashboard.action.

add pages

To find out what topics you can add pages to, visit http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/dashboard.action.

Updates

Updates are called

  • patch level
  • extension set
  • support package
  • support package stacks
  • service releases
  • enhancement packages

See also