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SAP NetWeaver: The Official Guide

by: Loren Heilig, Steffen Karch, Oliver B÷ttcher, Christophe Mutzig, Jan Weber and Roland Pfennig

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Publisher: SAP Press,31.05.08

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ISBN: 1592291937
ISBN13: 9781592291939

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The new edition of our bestseller SAP NetWeaver Roadmap, up-to-date for release SAP NetWeaver 7.1, is here! This must-have reference explains, in easy to understand terms, the essential concepts behind SAP NetWeaver. Using four extensively documented customer examples from the automotive, banking, oil and gas, and manufacturing industries, the book provides you with important insights into how to optimize and redesign business processes with SAP NetWeaver.

Coverage of the key technical aspects has been significantly expanded in this new edition: You'll get an introduction to enterprise SOA and to SAP NetWeaver as an integrated technology platform, and by reading this book you'll learn all there is to know about architecture and the most critical technological aspects of each individual NetWeaver component. An additional chapter addresses lowering IT costs with SAP NetWeaver, and re-structuring your IT budget so you can spend more on innovation.

Highlights

Requirements for IT strategies: flexibility, innovation, and cost cutting
Overview of SAP NetWeaver: integration layers, standards, components, architecture, strategy
Roadmaps to SAP NetWeaver: Industries: automotive, banking, oil and gas, and manufacturing
Value analysis
Web Services and Enterprise SOA
SAP NetWeaver as an integrated platform
SAP NetWeaver components: Portal, KM, BI, MI, MDM, XI/PI, AS ABAP, and Java

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ... 17

Preface ... 19

1 Introduction ... 19

2 SAP NetWeaver in 20 Minutes ... 25
... 2.1 Requirements of an IT Landscape ... 27
... 2.2 SAP NetWeaver ... 36
... 2.3 Paths to SAP NetWeaver ... 53

3 Value Analysis ... 57
... 3.1 Strategies Infl uence Value Analyses ... 57
... 3.2 Critical Keys to Success in Value Analyses ... 63
... 3.3 SAP NetWeaver as the Basis for Innovation Strategies 68
... 3.4 SAP NetWeaver as the Basis for Standardization Strategies ... 75

4 Roadmap to SAP NetWeaver for Automotive Inc. ... 81
... 4.1 Scenario Description ... 81
... 4.2 The Challenge ... 84
... 4.3 The Points of Focus ... 88
... 4.4 Fast Project Successes ... 103
... 4.5 Integrated Project Procedure ... 105
... 4.6 Automotive Inc. - Value Consideration ... 118

5 Roadmap to SAP NetWeaver at Car Doors Inc. ... 123
... 5.1 Scenario Description ... 123
... 5.2 Challenges ... 131
... 5.3 The Supply Chain as a Future Success Factor ... 137
... 5.4 Integrated Project Procedure ... 140
... 5.5 Car Doors Inc. - Value Consideration ... 155

6 Roadmap to SAP NetWeaver for United Gas ... 163
... 6.1 Scenario Description ... 163
... 6.2 Challenges ... 167
... 6.3 Approaches ... 175
... 6.4 Fast Project Success ... 183
... 6.6 United Gas - Value Consideration ... 190

7 Roadmap to SAP NetWeaver at ABC Bank ... 199
... 7.1 Scenario Description ... 200
... 7.2 Challenges ... 205
... 7.3 Starting Points ... 213
... 7.4 Integrated Project Procedure ... 224
... 7.5 ABC Bank - Value Consideration ... 231

8 Enterprise SOA ... 237
... 8.1 Initial Situation at Many Companies ... 237
... 8.2 Basic Principles of Enterprise SOA ... 239
... 8.3 A Platform for Enterprise SOA: SAP NetWeaver ... 256
... 8.4 Toward an Enterprise SOA ... 258

9 SAP NetWeaver - Overview of Integration Layers and Components ... 263
... 9.1 Components to Increase User Productivity ... 266
... 9.2 Components for Business Information Management and Data Standardization ... 268
... 9.3 Components for End-to-End Process Integration ... 270
... 9.4 SAP NetWeaver Application Server and Tools ... 270
... 9.5 Summary ... 271

10 Components for Increasing User Productivity ... 273
... 10.1 Market and Solution Requirements ... 275
... 10.2 User Interfaces and Technologies ... 277
... 10.3 SAP NetWeaver Business Client ... 278
... 10.4 SAP NetWeaver Portal ... 280
... 10.5 Mobile User Interfaces ... 283
... 10.6 RFID ... 288
... 10.7 Duet ... 290
... 10.8 SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe ... 291
... 10.9 Summary and Outlook ... 293

11 Components for Business Information Management ... 295
... 11.1 SAP NetWeaver BI ... 295
... 11.2 Knowledge Management and Collaboration ... 336
... 11.3 SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Search ... 343
... 11.4 TREX ... 348

12 Data Standardization Component ... 351
... 12.1 Architecture of SAP NetWeaver MDM ... 351
... 12.2 Available SAP NetWeaver MDM Scenarios ... 360
... 12.3 SAP NetWeaver MDM as a Toolbox ... 367

13 Components for End-to-End Process Integration ... 369
... 13.1 The Business Case for Process Integration ... 370
... 13.2 Why Process Integration by SAP? ... 371
... 13.3 The Architecture of SAP NetWeaver Process Integration ... 373
... 13.4 B2B and A2A Process Integration ... 380
... 13.5 Adapter Framework ... 383
... 13.6 SAP NetWeaver PI Tools for Enterprise SOA ... 389
... 13.7 Business Task Management ... 395
... 13.8 Security ... 398

14 SAP NetWeaver Application Server ... 401
... 14.1 Installation Scenarios ... 402
... 14.2 Standalone Engines ... 406
... 14.3 Integration Scenarios ... 408
... 14.4 SLD ... 411
... 14.5 Technical Structure of the SAP NetWeaver AS ... 413
... 14.6 Structure of ABAP Stacks ... 415
... 14.7 Structure of Java Stacks ... 416
... 14.8 Integration of the ITS ... 418
... 14.9 High Availability Scenarios ... 419
... 14.10 SAP NetWeaver Administrator (NWA) ... 421

15 SAP NetWeaver Tools ... 425
... 15.1 SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment ... 426
... 15.2 SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe ... 442
... 15.3 Web Dynpro ... 445
... 15.4 Business Server Pages ... 451
... 15.5 SAP Solution Manager ... 454
... 15.6 SAP Loadrunner by HP ... 459
... 15.7 SAP Central Process Scheduling by Redwood ... 461
... 15.8 Appliances - SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Search and SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator ... 463

16 Final Considerations ... 465
... 16.1 Increasing the Benefi ts of Applications ... 466
... 16.2 Integrating New Applications ... 469
... 16.3 Decision Support for CIOs ... 470
... 16.4 Outlook ... 472

A Bibliography ... 473
B Authors ... 479
Index ... 483