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SAP ERP: Introduction to SAP Net Weaver TERP02 v.062 Let us explore the various components of SAP NetWeaver and how it is placed through out the life cycle of software management NetWeaver enables SAP Mobile Infrastructure SAP Enterprise Portals SAP Business Information Warehouse Master Data Management SAP Exchange

Infrastructure and iSAP Web Application Server. It also provides a composite application framework with People integration, Information integration, Process integration, and Application platform. People Integration uses SAP Enterprise Portal to ensure that Employees get the information, and access necessary for efficient work. Using SAP Business Information Warehouse, Information Integration ensures that structured and unstructured information is accessible. Next, to ensure that all your business processes run smoothly through your heterogeneous system landscape, SAP exchange Infrastructure works with XML Data packages and workflows at the Process Integration level. Finally, the Application platform supports J2EE and ABAP in a single environment using SAP Web Application Server. This guarantees independence between databases and operating systems. Thus SAP NetWeaver plays a vital role in collaborative e-business.

Integrated System Landscape SAP NetWeaver is a complete package of components that works in harmony to provide solutions for customer‘s integration requi rements. and SAP BusinessOne. Some of the applications and components that use SAP NetWeaver XI include Extended Applications like xRPM Master Data Management Supplier. Customer Relationship Management. ERP Central Component. . Relationship Management. where a single platform is used to integrate information and systems. More and more SAP applications are making use of the SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure and introducing NetWeaver XI to customer landscapes.

comprises all information that is relevant for the business process. for lower TCO. While Web services represent only a technical concept. integrates all systems that are important for the process. Applications can be created on top of existing enterprise applications. and served by Enterprise Services Architecture to increase the value of those systems. and extend automation to new processes. enterprise-scale business solutions – solutions that are adaptable. ESA expands the concept of Web services to architecture for business applications. . Enterprise Services Architecture: Supports all people that participate in a business process inside and outside of the corporation. ESA is the proposal for comprehensive and service-based business applications. and open.Integration and Flexibility with ESA Enterprise Services Architecture provides a blueprint for service-based. internal or external. It does this regardless of whether the systems involved are SAP or non-SAP. flexible.

in addition. This is. to the traditional runtime environment for ABAP programs. together with the database SAP Web Application Server forms the Application Platform of SAP NetWeaver. High scalability An independence between Operating System and databases. SAP Web Application Server has a runtime environment for J2EE-based Java programs. A Convenient development environment. SAP Web application server offers: A multilevel architecture with the SAP Web application server a reliable tested runtime environment for ABAP and Java programs. Application level and integration level. Support for various protocols like HTTP and RFC. the SAP J2EE Engine. and The Highest security standards for the execution of complex business process.Properties and Structure of SAP Web AS The functional architecture of SAP Web application server contains three separate levels: Presentation level. .

if you take ECC. Similarly. the SAP ERP central component would be the Application function and the Web Application Server would be the Basis function. many SAP software components. For example.SAP Web AS as Part of Different SAP Systems You have seen that the SAP Web Application Server is the application platform of SAP NetWeaver. Basis functions and Application functions. such as. also use the SAP Web Application Server as its Basis function. SAP BI and SAP SCM.0 and CRM can be divided into two categories namely. The functions of different SAP systems like ECC 6. In CRM. . SAP CRM would be the application function.

1. The Integration Server also handles the connection to different Business Partners.Connecting Different Systems to SAP XI SAP XI connects to different SAP and Non-SAP systems. If you want to use SAP XI to realize a cross-system integration process and if the systems involved are based on SAP Web Application Server 6. you can use the new SAP XI programming model. an SAP R/3 version 3. Certain adapters are needed in situations where the Integration Server has to exchange messages with an R/3 system. In this example of an integration landscape at a customer site. and a third party system are integrated through SAP XI. an SAP R/3 version 4.6C. as well as. . to a Public Marketplace.20 or higher.

augment and consolidate Master Data. to distribute the data. Master Data Management features: Content Consolidation Master Data harmonization and Central Master Data Management. .Integrated SAP MDM Let us now explore how Master Data Management enables companies to store. SAP XI. MDM uses the technological foundation of the exchange infrastructure. SAP MDM supports a step by step approach to collective Master Data maintenance in a distributed and heterogeneous environment. while ensuring consistent distribution to all applications. and systems within the IT landscapes.

the portal also provides content designed specifically to serve users in various industries and business areas. . and collaborate with others. Portal roles structure and deliver targeted content to each end user. and Web services are brought together in one single user interface. The SAP Enterprise Portal provides a role-based. Based on open standards. it integrates any enterprise information source. make effective decisions. desktop documents. applications and services. secure Web-based interface to all information. Web contents. With SAP Enterprise portal. All your SAP and non-SAP systems.SAP EP Central User Interface SAP Enterprise Portal is a flexible. reliable. Portal content is used to empower users to get relevant information. and secure solution that lets you take advantage of all your information assets. take appropriate action. A company can structure its business processes and deliver business content according to the needs of certain user groups. your data warehouse.

. information. It leverages existing IT investments by integrating different systems. Lower total cost of ownership: SAP Web AS protects customer investments.Advantages of SAP NetWeaver SAP NetWeaver has a number of advantages: Openness and extendibility: SAP NetWeaver features complete compatibility and extendibility with IBM WebSphere and Microsoft . and business processes in companies. Immediate Integration: SAP NetWeaver allows complete integration of people.NET (technologies in which companies have made significant investments.) SAP Web Application Server achieves the Operating System and Database independency for both ABAP and JAVA applications. Clear Roadmap: SAP NetWeaver is the technological foundation of all future SAP Solutions.