A business function is a building block of a business function set.
From a business perspective, it represents a self-contained function that you can switch on. From a technical point of view, it is a set of switches that assign repository objects to the business function. Business functions are switched on at a system level.
By using switches, you assign industry solutions objects from the repository to a business function.
In the figure below, Package P1, Element 3 on Screen 2, and IMG Node 1 are assigned to business function 1.
By activating a business function, you activate all of its switches except for conflict switches . Conflict switches are not assigned to business functions.
When you switch on a business function, all switches assigned to it are switched to ON or STANDBY, respectively, depending on the definition of the business function.
The business functions can reversible and non-reversible. Only reversible business functions can be switched off.
The following types of business functions are available: