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SAP Applications and Business Suite Installed on an SAP System

Hi All,

I have a couple of questions:-

1) Is there any way to find out about the SAP applications installed on an SAP system? I used CCMS to find out about the Installed SAP

components. But does this list give the correct information? Also, can we find out which are the major and minor components from this list?

2) Can there be more than one business suite (CRM, SRM, SCM etc.) installed on a single SAP system? Or is it always the case that a single SAP system can have only one business suite installed on it so that it can either be a CRM system, SRM system or something else.

3) Is there any way (Any database table or RFC function) I can find out out about the business suite installed on a particular SAP system? One thing I saw in SAP GUI is that the title bar reads "Customer Relationship Management" if it is a CRM system. Is this a fool-proof way to find out whether an SAP system is a CRM system, SRM system etc. If yes, will this information be stored in a database table or is there any RFC function so that I can get this data programatically?

Can anybody please help me out on this???

Towards this end I did some research myself as suggested by SAP Gurus (Mike and Matt)and had the following observations:-

1) I tried out SPAM. But this is giving more or less the same information that I am already getting using the database table "CVERS" or the RFC function module "DELIVERY_GET_INSTALLED_COMPS". Both of these give information about the installed SAP components. But these modules don't give the precise information as to which particular business suite application is installed on the SAP system.

2) I checked out the site - but couldn't get much help on here. I couldn't exactly get any information about the combinations of the business suite applications

that can be installed on an SAP system.

However, I was curious about one thing which I observed on my SAP system. The SAP GUI title bar reads "SAP Easy Access Customer Relationship Management". Can we be come to a conclusion that this is an SAP system with CRM installed on it?

Also, the installed components for this system lists "BBPCRM" as one of the application component. Can we say that this is a CRM system by looking at this? If yes, are you aware of such a similar component for the other applications SRM, PLM, SCM which tells us about the business suite application installed on the SAP system?

3) I did some rigorous search for RFC function modules that give the information I need. I came across 2 RFC function modules which give information on the SAP applications installed on an SAP system:-



The function module "TERM_GET_TOPLEVEL_COMPONENTS" is showing a list of business suite applications installed but I am not sure if it's giving the correct information because it shows both CRM and SRM in the applications list for an SAP system.

I'd be most interested for your further suggestions regarding this.

Many Thanks in advance!!!

- John

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    Posted on Oct 12, 2006 at 01:47 AM

    Hi Sumant,

    If you have an SLD, then you should be able to determine the system roles from it. If not, try going to SAPGui menu System -> Status and click on the magnifying glass underneath the "Component version" field. this will list the various software components in the system and the patches applied. For example, a SAP NetWeaver 2004s system shows (apologize for the lack of format):

    <b><u>Software Component</u> <u>Release Level</u> <u>Highest Support Package</u> <u>Short Description of Software Component</u></b>

    SAP_ABA 700 0008 SAPKA70008 Cross-Application Component

    SAP_BASIS 700 0008 SAPKB70008 SAP Basis Component

    PI_BASIS 2005_1_700 0008 SAPKIPYJ78 PI)BASIS 1005_1_700

    SAP_BW 700 0008 SAPKW70008 SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0

    These would be in any SAP NetWeaver based system. The Business Suite systems (that <i>are</i> based upon SAP NetWeaver) would have further software components that would help you identify the system type...HR, CRM, SCM, etc. A system has only one of the Business Suite types installed.

    Hope this helps.

    Best Regards,


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      Hi Sumant,

      What you can do is compare the support packages for a particular application at against what is installed in your system.

      @Bapujee -- just because SAP_BW is in the system does not make it a BI system. All SAP NetWeaver based systems (6.40 and above) have this as it is a base part of SAP NetWeaver. What makes it a BI system is the BI_CONT package.

      Best Regards,


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    Posted on Nov 21, 2007 at 12:10 PM

    Hi Sumant,

    Many thanks for providing useful info in your question.

    Just curious to know the following things:

    1) As you said, that u used CCMS to find out about the Installed SAP - want to know how to use CCMS to get the installed SAP.

    2) To get all the application components that are implemented in SAP like SD, MM etc. we used ST14.

    But if I want to get this same information from a table or RFC, how would I retrieve.

    Could you please tell a database table where this information is stored, or any RFC which can be executed to get the desired data about the implemented application components.

    Many thanks in advance,


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