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  • ERP (enterprise resource planning)

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is an industry term for the broad set of activities that help an organization manage its business. An important goal of ERP software is to facilitate the flow of information so business decisions can be data-driven.

  • SAP Single Sign On

    SAP Single Sign On is a security product from SAP that allows users to have secure access to SAP and non-SAP applications with a single password.

  • SAP Production Planning

    SAP Production Planning is a component of the SAP ERP system known as ERP Central Component (ECC) that helps businesses plan the manufacturing, sale, and distribution of goods.

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Admin

Running an SAP environment is no easy task. Hone your SAP administration skills and learn how to optimize SAP performance by brushing up on issues related to SAP Basis and NetWeaver administration. Make your SAP infrastructure more secure by learning SAP authorization processes and SAP security administration. Learn to perform SAP data archiving and work with SAPscript and Smart Forms.

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  • SAP Single Sign On

    SAP Single Sign On is a security product from SAP that allows users to have secure access to SAP and non-SAP applications with a single password.

  • Basis

    Basis is a set of middleware programs and tools from SAP, the German company whose comprehensive R/3 product is used to help manage large corporations. (Continued...)

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BI/data mgmt

Through SAP data management, SAP users can clean their data, create reports on the fly and set up dashboards. SAP data management entails SAP business intelligence, SAP business information warehouse, SAP MDM, analytics and reporting, SAP CPM software, and governance, reporting and compliance (GRC).

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  • SAP Cloud for Customer (SAP C4C)

    SAP Cloud for Customer (SAP C4C) is a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) platform for sales and service professionals, comprised of SAP Cloud for Sales and SAP Cloud for Service, which are marketed as separate entities by SAP.

  • SAP Predictive Analytics

    SAP Predictive Analytics is software that is designed to enable business users and data analysts to extract information from big data sources, including the Internet of Things, to determine patterns and trends and then predict future outcomes or behaviors.

  • SAP HANA Vora

    SAP HANA Vora is an in-memory computing engine designed to make big data from Hadoop more accessible and usable for enterprises. It takes data stored in Hadoop and integrates it with data from enterprise systems, allowing data analysts to gain instant insight on the data and make contextually aware decisions.

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Development

SAP developers need to keep up on NetWeaver development tools such as Web Dynpro for ABAP and Java, JCo debugging, ABAP help, SAP XI integration and SAP enterprise portal (EP) connectivity troubleshooting.

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  • SAP SQL Anywhere

    SAP SQL Anywhere is an embedded RDBMS that makes it possible to develop applications that integrate IoT data with business data and can run outside of traditional data centers.

  • SAP HANA App Center

    SAP HANA App Center is a cloud-based service that connects buyers and sellers to applications that were developed on SAP's HANA in-memory database platform.

  • SAPUI5

    SAPUI5 is SAP's toolkit for building web applications using HTML5.

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SAP mgmt

In the SAP ERP project management topic, find resources for using SAP ERP components and SAP ECC 6.0, including how to implement SAP ERP and keep SAP ERP deployments on time and under budget. Learn more about ERP management, and get expert tips and advice on support and maintenance as well as SAP upgrades and implementations. Find out how to manage your SAP infrastructure, how to perform SAP upgrades and how to implement SAP virtualization. Also discover how SAP planning and research into SAP market trends can help you evaluate and purchase SAP ERP software and measure SAP ROI and TCO.

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  • ERP (enterprise resource planning)

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is an industry term for the broad set of activities that help an organization manage its business. An important goal of ERP software is to facilitate the flow of information so business decisions can be data-driven.

  • SAP Single Sign On

    SAP Single Sign On is a security product from SAP that allows users to have secure access to SAP and non-SAP applications with a single password.

  • SAP Production Planning

    SAP Production Planning is a component of the SAP ERP system known as ERP Central Component (ECC) that helps businesses plan the manufacturing, sale, and distribution of goods.

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Infrastructure

In the SAP hardware and infrastructure topic section, learn how hardware and infrastructure are becoming a more important factor in SAP's software development, and why SAP application performance starts with smart hardware decisions. Get news and information, expert advice and tips, on hardware for SAP as well as SAP infrastructure hosting, data archiving for SAP and SAP cloud infrastructure management.

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  • SAP Cloud Platform

    The SAP Cloud Platform, formerly known as SAP HANA Cloud Platform, is an in-memory Platform as a Service (PaaS) product that companies can use to create and test HANA-based cloud applications.

  • technical debt

    In software development, technical debt is a metaphor equating Extreme Programming’s incremental, get-something-started approach with the easy acquisition of money through fast loans. Like monetary debt, technical debt must be repaid.

  • SAP Fiori

    SAP Fiori is a product line of SAP apps that have a device-agnostic user interface (UI). 

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Integration/NetWeaver

Find out about SAP NetWeaver development tools and NetWeaver installation methods, get an SAP enterprise SOA tutorial, learn about SAP Business Process Management, SAP Duet, SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal, SAP Solution Manager, SAP xApps and SAP XI Exchange Infrastructure customization.

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  • WGate (Web gateway)

    WGate (for Web gateway) is one of two major components of the Internet Transaction Server (ITS) from SAP, the software company that provides a popular set of programs for managing a large enterprise.

  • SAP Integration Adapter

    A SAP Integration Adapter is a product that facilitates the integration of a business application into an environment running SAP applications with SAP's NetWeaver and the SAP Exchange Infrastructure.

  • NetWeaver

    NetWeaver is an application builder from SAP for integrating business processes and databases from a number of sources while exploiting the leading Web services technologies.

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Modules

Need to gain a deeper understanding of SAP modules? Can't quite figure out the interrelationship of SAP modules? Want to beef up on functional modules? Get the information you need in this extensive collection of SAP software resources.

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  • ERP (enterprise resource planning)

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is an industry term for the broad set of activities that help an organization manage its business. An important goal of ERP software is to facilitate the flow of information so business decisions can be data-driven.

  • SAP Production Planning

    SAP Production Planning is a component of the SAP ERP system known as ERP Central Component (ECC) that helps businesses plan the manufacturing, sale, and distribution of goods.

  • SAP Project System (PS)

    SAP Project System is a module in the SAP ERP system that enables tightly controlled project management from planning to completion.

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    A keylogger, sometimes called a keystroke logger or system monitor, is a type of surveillance technology used to monitor and ...

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  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

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  • RAID (redundant array of independent disks)

    RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is a way of storing the same data in different places on multiple hard disks to ...

  • data migration

    Data migration is the process of transferring data between data storage systems, data formats or computer systems.

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    A compact disc is a portable storage medium that can be used for recording, storing and playing back audio, video and other data ...

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  • SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID)

    SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID) is a methodology commonly used to protect data by distributing redundant data blocks across ...

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    Tier 0 (tier zero) is a level of data storage that is faster, and perhaps more expensive, than any other level in the storage ...

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    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

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  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

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