IntroductionDesign and Operation of the SAP Application Window

We begin this book with a visual tour of the SAP application window1 and a discussion of the design and operation of its screen elements.

When you launch SAP, a session or an application window appears on your computer desktop with a display of a scene or screen inside its frame. This screen changes in its appearance and function as you progress through the SAP workflow from the SAP Easy Access screen (the default “home page” of the system) to the initial screen of a transaction (where you set up and execute it) and finally to the output for that transaction.

Regardless of their function, however, seven features or elements are found on every screen of the SAP application window ...

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