Q
Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

What are the basics of SAP NetWeaver in a nutshell?

What is the basic purpose of ALE, IDoc & NetWeaver technologies? Where it can they be used? Can I get some basic information?

What is the basic purpose of ALE, IDoc & NetWeaver technologies? Where it can they be used? Can I get some basic information?
In a nutshell, NetWeaver is the common brand name for all the SAP products that follow the SAP R/3 ERP software. NetWeaver delivers two completely independent (and incompatible) development frameworks. The SAP ABAP engine and the SAP WebDynpro J2EE engine. Most current SAP products are mostly written in ABAP, while Java applications on the J2EE engine gain some popularity.

IDoc is the data format used to exchange data with SAP systems. ALE is called a suite of tools used to control...

and monitor the flow of IDocs in and out the SAP systems.

I recommend to read the great SAP Netweaver for Dummies book. The book is based on the curriculum of the basic SAPTEC course of the SAP academy and gives a very good overview how the NetWeaver landscape is built and how it evolved from the celebrated SAP R/3.

This was last published in March 2005

Dig Deeper on SAP interface technologies

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchManufacturingERP

SearchOracle

SearchDataManagement

SearchAWS

SearchBusinessAnalytics

SearchCRM

SearchContentManagement

SearchFinancialApplications

Close