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Component documentation SAP NetWeaver  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


SAP NetWeaver provides an open integration and application platform and permits the integration of the Enterprise Services Architecture. You can unify business processes across technological boundaries, integrate applications for your employees as needed, and access and edit simple information easily and in a structured manner.


SAP NetWeaver is the basis for all SAP solutions on a given hardware. The business applications and the SAP xApps use the key areas of SAP NetWeaver as shown in the following graphic.

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SAP NetWeaver is designed to support the Microsoft .NET™ and IBM WebSphere standards.


SAP NetWeaver covers the following topics and components:



        People Integration:

        Multi-channel access



        Information Integration:

        Business Intelligence

        Knowledge Management

        Master Data Management

        Process Integration:

        Integration Broker

        Business Process Management

        Application Platform:



        Business Services


        DB and OS abstraction

        SAP Knowledge Warehouse

        Life Cycle Management:


        Software Change Management

        System Management

You can send your feedback about the SAP NetWeaver documentation to the following e-mail address:

See also:

        For more information on release restrictions for SAP NetWeaver ’04, see SAP Note 707730.

        For more information about the configuration of the SAP NetWeaver components, see SAP NetWeaver Configuration.

        For more information for developers, see

        For more information about installing the NetWeaver components, see SAP NetWeaver Release 04.

        For more information about new features in SAP NetWeaver ’04, see Release Notes for SAP NetWeaver `04.

        SAP Note 701097 contains additional information about corrections to the documentation after shipment.


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