SAP Basis - NW System

SAP NetWeaver is a web-based, open integration, application platform that serves as the foundation for enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) and allows the integration and alignment of people, information, and business processes across business and technology boundaries. It allows the composition, provisioning, and management of SAP and non-SAP applications across a heterogeneous software environment.

The following table defines the Main Use Cases of SAP NetWeaver and its key area −

Use Case Description
Data Warehousing SAP BW
Building Integration scenarios SAP Process Integration PI
Mobilizing Business Processes SAP NetWeaver Mobile
Building Composite Applications SAP Composition Environment
Integration with SAP Enterprise Portal SAP Enterprise Portal
Application Development ABAP ABAP Development on NetWeaver Application Server ABAP

To implement these use cases, SAP has provided mapping between use cases and SAP NetWeaver software components.

Consider the use case of data warehousing, it has multiple product instances and client tools to use NetWeaver for data warehousing.

Standalone Engines Product Instance Client Tool
Search and Classification (TREX)
  • AS Java
  • NW Product Description [optional]
  • AS Java Extensions [optional]
  • BI Java [optional]
  • EP Core – Application Portal [optional]
  • Enterprise Portal
  • SAP GUI with Business Explorer (BI Add-On)
  • SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, Edition for Microsoft Office* [optional]
  • SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports [optional]
  • SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards [optional]
  • SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence [optional]
  • SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio [optional]