SAP NetWeaver Past and Present

When SAP NetWeaver was introduced, SAP AG’s primary goal was to decrease the time necessary to implement and integrate diverse applications typically brought together to create enterprise-class solutions. This was to be accomplished by leveraging a common technology platform—SAP’s Web Application Server, or WebAS—along with a common method of tying everything together, a common web-based front-end access method, and a method for both managing master data and enabling business intelligence.

Web Application Server

Although not originally envisioned as NetWeaver-specific, SAP’s WebAS—a “new” and more comprehensive Basis layer—was designed to simplify installation, integration, and ongoing maintenance. Additionally, ...

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