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What's it gonna be: NW2004S?

Dear all,

Within SAP's strategy to deliver products (PAM) I recently saw a version called NW2004S.

I am wondering what kind of differences are between 2004 and 2004S.

Topics I'd like to know are:

- Guided procedures (CAF 2.0) available?

- Adobe interactive forms / WAS 7.0 supporting thin clients? (non Active-X and ACF). I know the Adobe Reader version must be 7.0.5 (will be released this year - planned)

- New ESS / MSS components?

- Can we use this release without being in Rampup for ERP 2005?

There is some documentation about 2004S (SAP Netweaver 2004S - FAQ), but it does not mention anything regarding these changes/differences.

Kind regards,


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    Sep 26, 2005 at 08:10 AM


    The TechEd session reveiled only minor updates:

    - WebDynpro for ABAP, RegEx, new editor

    - enhancements in BI: new L&F, enhanced query, analyse and reporting ppssibilities, integrated business planning and high performance analytics

    - EP van have now global and federal portals

    - everything will have 7 as version number.

    Ramp up for starts in october and will be GA in may. There is no link with ERP 2005 rampup.


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    • Hi Noel

      let me clarify my remark:

      Interactive Forms is shipped with 2004s integrated into more technologies than in NetWeaver 04.

      You have been able to use it with Web Dynpro Java and ABAP (for high-volume printing, i.e. non-interactive) in NetWeaver 04 and with ISR in ERP 2004 (e.g. MSS).

      From 2004s, it is also integrated into Web Dynpro ABAP, BI reporting (for printing tables from the browser), and Guided Procedures.

      While in ISR you only have online scenarios with PDF forms, GP only offers the possibility of using a PDF form for offline scenarios. GP obviously also has online steps available, but not if you want to use a PDF form.

      Once it's up, have a look at the overview presentation I held at TechEd with Matthias Zeller from Adobe, it shows how Interactive Forms is integrated and which applications are shipping forms using these technologies.