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To implement the Business Package for Employee Self-Service, you must install the following software components as outlined in the Installation Guide:

     SAP NetWeaver 2004s with Portal

For more information about SAP NetWeaver 2004s, see the documentation for the SAP NetWeaver Application Server. You can find this documentation at ® Documentation ® SAP NetWeaver.


ESS applications run in SAP Enterprise Portal. For general information about the portal and specific information about how to set it up, see the Internet at ® Documentation ® SAP NetWeaver ® Portal Content ®.


The J2EE Engine, a runtime system for J2EE compatible applications, is part of SAP NetWeaver. The portal and the J2EE Engine must be run on the same server.

     Web Dynpro Development Components PCUI_GP and ESS.

     SAP ERP Core Components (SAP ECC) 6.0 with the following extensions:

     Human Resources Extension (EA-HR)

     Financials Extension (EA-FIN)

     System Landscape Directory (SLD)

You must install and configure the System Landscape Directory (SLD). The SLD is part of SAP NetWeaver.

For more information, see the following guides:

     For information about the SLD, see the Post-Installation Guide – SLD 6.40 at ® Media Library.

     For information about how to install the SLD in mySAP ERP, see the Installation Guide for SAP ECC and the mySAP ERP Master Guide. You can find these documents at SAP Service Marketplace, ® mySAP Business Suite Solutions ® mySAP ERP.

     For the documentation on the SLD, see SAP Library under SAP NetWeaver Library ® SAP NetWeaver by Key Capability ® Solution Life Cycle Management by Key Capability ® Software Life Cycle Management ® Structure linkSAP System Landscape Directory.

     Internet Graphics Server (IGS)

If you want to set up an Internet Graphics Server (IGS), you must use the Visual Administrator. For more information, see SAP Notes 704604 and 454042.

     Adobe Document Services (ADS)

If you want to implement PDF-based forms in Employee Self-Service applications, you need Adobe Document Services. This enables you to integrate interactive forms in your applications. For example, you can integrate interactive forms in applications from the Corporate Information area. For more information, see Structure linkAdobe Document Services and Structure linkInteractive Forms Based on Adobe Software.

     Guided Procedures (GP)

If you want to use applications from the Life and Work Events area, you have to use and configure Guided Procedures. For general information about Guided Procedures, see Structure linkCAF Guided Procedures. For information about using Guided Procedures within Employee Self-Service, see Configuration of Guided Procedures. For an overview of the applications contained in this area in the standard system, see Life and Work Events.

For information about the browsers recommended for the Web Dynpro applications, see the Product Availability Matrix (PAM) for the business package. To access the PAM, go to SAP Service Marketplace at ® BP Product Availability Matrix.


For information about the security settings for Employee Self-Service applications, see the SAP ERP Central Component Security Guide at SAP Service Marketplace under mySAP ERP Security Guides ® SAP ERP Central Component Security Guide. Pay particular attention to the Structure linkself-services section.

Single Sign-On

For information about how to implement Single Sign-On in a landscape comprising a portal, ABAP systems, and Web Dynpro, see the documentation in the Security area of the SAP Developer Network (SDN) at ® SAP Net Weaver Platform ® Security.



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