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  • SAP BAPI (Business Application Programming Interface)

    SAP BAPI (Business Application Programming Interface) is a standard interface to the business object models in SAP products.

  • SAP Data Hub

    SAP Data Hub is software that enables organizations to manage and govern the flow of data from a variety of sources across the enterprise.

  • SAP SuccessFactors

    SAP SuccessFactors is a major vendor of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) software and talent management software.

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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 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...)

  • 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.

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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 Data Hub

    SAP Data Hub is software that enables organizations to manage and govern the flow of data from a variety of sources across the enterprise.

  • SAP BusinessObjects BI

    SAP BusinessObjects BI (SAP BO, also historically BOBJ) is a reporting and analytics business intelligence (BI) platform aimed at business users.

  • 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.

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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 BAPI (Business Application Programming Interface)

    SAP BAPI (Business Application Programming Interface) is a standard interface to the business object models in SAP products.

  • SAP Data Hub

    SAP Data Hub is software that enables organizations to manage and govern the flow of data from a variety of sources across the enterprise.

  • IDoc (intermediate document)

    IDoc (intermediate document) is a standard data structure used in SAP applications to transfer data to and from SAP system applications and external systems.

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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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  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud

    SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a SaaS version of SAP S/4HANA ERP, a suite of integrated business applications.

  • SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC)

    SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) is the umbrella term for SAP's functional and technical software components that compose its ERP system.

  • SAP S/4HANA HCM

    SAP S/4HANA HCM is the unofficial name of a product SAP will release in 2023 as a bridge to give SAP ERP HCM users more time to migrate to SAP's cloud HCM platform, SuccessFactors.

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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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  • SAP BAPI (Business Application Programming Interface)

    SAP BAPI (Business Application Programming Interface) is a standard interface to the business object models in SAP products.

  • 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.

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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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  • SAP SuccessFactors

    SAP SuccessFactors is a major vendor of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) software and talent management software.

  • supplier relationship management (SRM)

    Supplier relationship management (SRM) is the systematic approach of assessing suppliers' contributions and influence on success, determining tactics to maximize suppliers' performance and developing the strategic approach for executing on these determinations.

  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud

    SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a SaaS version of SAP S/4HANA ERP, a suite of integrated business applications.

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