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What is Netweaver

Hello Friends,

I have been hearing a lot about SAP Netweaver.

Can anybody explain me what is SAP Netweaver.



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    Feb 18, 2008 at 06:22 AM


    SAP netweaver is the current platform for SAP.It is a integration of all the applications used by SAP into a single unit.

    This is an open,flexible and adaptable platform to work with.

    It contains:

    1.People Integration: a) Portal

    b) collaboration

    2.Information Integration: a) B.I

    b) Knowledge Mangement

    3. Process Integration: a) Integration Management

    b) Business Process Management

    4. Application Platform: a) ABAP

    b) JAVA

    For further clarifications you can refer any guide available at sap sdn site.



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    Feb 19, 2008 at 02:13 PM


    "SAP NetWeaver provides an open integration and application platform."

    It supports java standards(J2EE APIs),Webservices,XML standards(XML schema,XSLT)

    SAP Netweaver:

    Developer’s Guide,295582,sid21_gci1079310,00.html

    SAP Netweaver Demos:



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    Feb 19, 2008 at 03:18 PM

    Hello Ranjith,

    SAP Netweaver as the previous replies give you is a comprehensive tecnology integration platform. But what makes it different from R/3 is that it can integrate seamlessly with all the other components of SAP in providing various product solutions to the business:

    Before we talk about the various integrations, there one common factor for all of these components WEB AS (application server). WEB AS is the BASIS platform on which has to installed as a base for using any of these components

    So what does People Integration, data integration and process integration mean:

    The solution provided by SAP for people integration is EP (Enterprise portal). As the name suggests this is browser based and links to the business' SAP servers. Earlier people where only able create, modify or delete data on SAP by logging in through SAP GUI or web based GUI. Now this can be done by any one with a browser and user ID and password. What make this possible is JAVA (J2EE) The SAP architecture is now compatible with J2EE thereby making it possible.

    Similarly lets say the business wants to analyse the DATA created so far in the SAP system (purchase orders, sales orders, general ledger details etc). The SAP product here is BI (Business intelligence). This comes under Data integration

    But unlike Enterprise portal, BI is not dependent on J2EE architecture but on ABAP architecture. This determies the configuration of the Web AS.

    The three variations are:

    Web AS - ABAP

    Web AS - ABAP+J2EE

    Web AS - J2EE

    Based on the products being implemented by the business, the WEB AS config is determined

    Process integration comes into picture where the Business uses SAP and its trading partners use other similar Enterprise resource planning software. In such cases and interface is require for transfer of data and also data mapping.

    This requires extensive programming. The solution provided by SAP for this is XI - Exchange Infrastructure.

    What SAP Netweaver is providing various solutions for varied business needs in such a way that these solutions (products) intergrate with each other seamlessly.

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