ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. It is based on NetWeaver.
ECC stands for Enterprise Core Components. It is part of ERP.
SD stands for Sales&Distribution. It is an SAP module homed within ECC. It is ABAP based.
BW stands for Business Warehouse. It is frequently renamed to BI (Business Intelligence) and back.
PI stands for Process Infrastructure. It is frequently renamed to XI (Exchange Infrastructure) and back.
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 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 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, ...
|7.0|| NetWeaver 2004s
(also called SAP NetWeaver 7.0)
also called SAP ERP 6.0 (2005)
|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
|4.6D||"Basis 4.6C"||R/3 4.6C||"4.6"||-|
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Updates are called
- patch level
- extension set
- support package
- support package stacks
- service releases
- enhancement packages