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Sizing and "saps"


I hope this forum is the right one.

I am working with my SAP tutor on a sizing of a WAS+R/3 architecture.

Well, my job is mainly to learn what my tutor is doing. However, she sizes the systems in terms of "saps" as a unit of measure.

I couldn't find anywhere on CSS or or in the marketplace what a "sap" exactly is.

A memory unit? A cpu power unit? How is it defined, exactly?


Marco Baiocco

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    Posted on Dec 07, 2004 at 06:49 PM

    Hi Marco,

    Please check for more information.

    "SAPS" is defined as:

    "The SAP Application Performance Standard (SAPS) is a hardware independent unit that describes the performance of a system configuration in the SAP environment. It is derived from the SD Standard Application benchmark, where 100 SAPS are defined as 2,000 fully business processed order line items per hour."

    In technical terms, this throughput is achieved by processing 6,000 dialog steps (screen changes), 2,000 postings per hour in the SD benchmark, or 2,400 SAP transactions.

    Fully business processed in the SD Standard Application Benchmark means the full business process of an order line item: creating the order, creating a delivery note for this order, displaying the order, changing the delivery, posting a goods issue, listing orders, and creating an invoice.

    Using SAPS for Sizing

    If, for example, a sizing table for a portal suggests a configuration of 1,000 SAPS, you can check the SD benchmark table for a sample configuration. If you set the sort order in the SAPS column, you will see a number of benchmark tests that can give you an idea about which configurations are likely to fulfill your requirements."



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