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SAP NetWeaver Business Client
Peter Barker NetWeaver, Product Management
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An Internet ‘Trend’ Makes it into Enterprises
Robustness & Efficiency
Usability & Communities
“We want both !”
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Transition to Enterprise 2.0:
Transactions 1.0: Complex screens,No separation of UI and business logic
Transactions 2.0: Simplified screens,work centers, work lists, UI building blocks, enterprise services, search …
BUSINESS PROCESSORIENTED WORK
Analytics 1.0: Basic reports, queries, planning
Analytics 2.0: Embeddable BI,dashboards,“what-if" analysis,accelerated BI …
Office 1.0: Email, write,present, store
Office 2.0: Productivity services w/ built-in collaboration and process support …
Web 1.0: MonolithicWeb pages and sites,poor personalization,mostly read-only
Web 2.0: Network effects viasocial media,wikis, tagging, forums, maps …
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SAP NetWeaver Business Client and Portal Web Client
Maximizing your users’ productivity
Intuitive, consistent and harmonized user interactions across all SAP UIs
High-performance desktop client for frequent, high-volume and expert tasks
Zero-footprint, browser client for occasional tasks and B2B / B2C scenarios
Quick access to data and information that is pushed to users, or pulled via search
Knowledge worker or manager, rarely works with transactions
Needs a lean environment
Flexible, varied type of work
Multiple information sources, devices
Works mainly with unstructured data
Sample roles: product manager, sales executive, first line manager, CEO
Individual contributor w/ structured tasks
Routine, transactional work
Uses only one or two enterprise applications
Mainly works with structured data
Demands fast access
Sample roles: payroll clerk, customer service rep, financial analyst
SAP NetWeaver Business Client
SAP Portal Web Client
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UI Technology Overview
Empowering and Connecting People
RuntimeVisual Composer Web Dynpro
CollaborationDocument Page Building
UI Clients & Access Channels
SAP NetWeaver Foundation
SAP Business SuiteNon-SAP Enterprise
Casual UserPower User
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Usability – SAP Signature Design
Harmonized Look and Feel
SAP NetWeaver Portal
SAP NetWeaver Business Client
SAP GUI for Windows
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Business Client 3.x
Business Client 1.0
Business Client 3.0
Business Client 2.0
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NWBC: 3.0 Version
In addition to existing capabilities:
SAP harmonized and intuitive Signature Design
Unified environment for legacy and new SAP applications
High fidelity UI with increased graphical capabilities –Microsoft C# WPF-based client
Multi-window-based navigation model
Leverages desktop client capabilities
Rich, Unified Environment, Desktop Client maximizing the SAP Transactional User Experience:
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NWBC and SAP GUI
The SAP NetWeaver Business Client is an environment that hosts SAP GUIs to provide a unified environment with a more efficient, intuitive and complete user experience. Within the SAP NetWeaver Business Client you can move seamlessly between Web Dynpro and SAP GUI transactions.
For SAP GUI to run within the SAP NetWeaver Business Client, SAP GUI must be installed (as part of the SAP NetWeaver Business Client installation or separately).
SAP GUI Standalone
SAP GUI with SAP NetWeaver Business Client
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SAP NetWeaver Business Client & External Applications
The SAP NetWeaver Business Client enables any external Web content application connectivity. This means that the SAP NetWeaver Business Client can be enriched with external user-centric content such as various dashboards, Web home pages, productivity charts, upload tools, maps, Web 2.0 media… needed to maximize end user productivity.
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NWBC: Power Lists
Power lists are
Created using Web Dynpro ABAP
Provided predefined by SAP
Power lists support:
Simplified access applications
Direct visualization of several business objects on the overview screen
Work pushed to the user via automatic update
Easy personalization of the selection criteria and layout of the list by end users
Easy creation of new power lists by partners/end users with the Power List Framework
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The Power List
Users can easily access all
queries (pre-delivered and user
specific) via tab navigation
Queries can be created,
changed, categorized or
temporarily hidden as needed
buttons provide object
Selection criteria of a
query can be changed
temporarily (as long as
Power list is open) and
quickly without changing
the whole query
A filter allows filtering within
the data table.
Further settings can be made
to personalize the data table
(e.g. shown columns, number
of rows, sorting)
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SAP NetWeaver Business Client 3.0
Microsoft .Net runtime 3.0x or higher
SAP GUI 7.10 with at least patch level 15
For Microsoft Windows: hotfix 919477
For WTS installation: hotfix 955692
Windows platform (XP SP1 and higher, Vista, Windows 7)
Identical to those of SAP GUI
Same hardware requirements as for
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications
At least 1GB of memory
Minimum screen size of 1024 x 768
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■Rich desktop client that offers a single point of entry to business apps
■Seamless evolution from SAP GUI-based apps
■Maximize the productivity of power users
SAP harmonized and intuitive
Leverages desktop client
Role-based user settings and
Work item-driven navigation
Central personalized access
to all relevant individual work
Work pushed to the user via
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