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SAP NetWeaver Business Client (NWBC) is a user interface (UI) that presents a single entry point to different SAP business applications and technologies. It is a high-fidelity shell that integrates various UI technologies and design generations aimed at a more efficient, intuitive, and complete user experience over different UI technologies. Within the SAP NetWeaver Business Client, users can move seamlessly between Web Dynpro and SAP GUI transactions.

The SAP NetWeaver Business Client enables direct connectivity to the ABAP back-end system and PFCG role repository centrally holding SAP GUI, Web Dynpro and various Web content applications. NWBC provides role-based access to applications either using the portal or directly using PFCG roles.


The following information is relevant only for the documentation for SAP NetWeaver Business Client 5.0 for Desktop, the Microsoft-Windows-based version of NWBC that is shipped as part of the user interface add-on 1.0 for SAP NetWeaver. For information on SAP NetWeaver Business Client 4.0, see the SAP Service Marketplace under Start of the navigation path Installation and Upgrade Documentation Next navigation step SAP NetWeaver Next navigation step User Interface Add-On for SAP NetWeaver End of the navigation path.


The graphics in the following documentation are examples of prototypes only. The design of NWBC is constantly developing. For this reason, the UIs may vary for different versions of SAP NetWeaver Business Client.

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For security aspects, you must read the documentation, in particular chapter Security Aspects, in the SAP NetWeaver Business Client Administration Guide on SAP Help Portal at Under Application Help, open SAP Library and choose Start of the navigation path SAP NetWeaver Business Client Next navigation step SAP NetWeaver Business Client Administration Guide Next navigation step Security Aspects End of the navigation path.

For the FAQ, see SAP Note 900000 Information published on SAP site.

For release prerequisites and restrictions, see SAP Note 2066345 Information published on SAP site (NWBC for Desktop).