"BW" is still used to describe the underlying Data Warehouse Area and Acceleratorcomponents. It is often used by companies who run their business on SAP's operationalsystems.
BW is part of the SAP NetWeaver technology platform. Other components of SAP
NetWeaver include SAP Enterprise Portal (EP, called SAP NetWeaver Portal as of
Release 7.0), Web Application Server (WAS), SAP Process Integration (PI, or previously
XI, i.e. eXchange Infrastructure) and Master Data Management (MDM). It also includes
end-user reporting tools such as Report Designer, BEx Query Designer, BEx WebApplication Designer and BEx Analyzer.
(ISIN: DE0007164600, FWB: SAP, NYSE: SAP)is a German software corporation
that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations.
Headquartered in Walldorf ,Baden-Württemberg, with regional offices around the
world, SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, yet has come undercriticism for charging prospective employees the cost of interview phone calls.
Thecompany's best known products are its enterprise resource planning application(SAPERP), SAP BusinessObjects software, and most recently, Sybase mobile products and in-memory computing appliance SAP HANA.
SAP NetWeaver Portal is one of the building blocks in theSAP NetWeaverarchitecture.With only a Web Browser, users can begin work once they have been authenticated inthe portal which offers a single point of access to information, enterprise applications,and services both inside and outside an organization. The Netweaver Portal alsoprovides the tools to manage this knowledge, to analyze and interrelate it, and to shareand collaborate. With its coherent interface, role-based content, and personalizationfeatures, the portal enables you to focus exclusively on data relevant to your dailydecision-making processes.
Knowledge Management offers capabilities that everyone can use to distribute andaccess unstructured information within an organization through a heterogeneousrepository landscape.
Collaboration brings users, information, and applications together to ensure successfulcooperation. All collaboration tools and channels are easily accessible directly from theportal. These tools include collaboration rooms,discussion forums, instant messaging,chat, e-mail, and calendar integration.
The Portal is used for different purposes.
SAP NetWeaver Portal is the platform for runningWeb Dynproapplications or Dyn Pageapplications created by SAP or custom designed for connecting to some ERPfunctionality.