SAP administration / development Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing SAP software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting <a href="http://whatis.techtarget.com">WhatIs.com</a> or using the search box below.

  • O

    Online Service System (OSS)

    Online Service System (OSS) is a name that SAP has used to describe its provision of online access by users to a company's R/3 applications and data.

  • P

    Peoplesoft

    PeopleSoft is a leading provider of e-business application software and claims to be the only software company to provide e-business solutions purely over the Internet for Fortune 1000 corporations.

  • point release

    A point release is a small or relatively minor software release that fixes or improves an existing software product.

  • R

    R/2

    R/2 is a set of coordinated business applications from SAP, a German company that introduced the product in 1979. R/2 gained popularity until the mid-1990s, when it was superseded by the more capable R/3 product, later updated by mySAP.com.

  • R/3

    R/3 is the comprehensive set of integrated business applications from SAP, the German company that states it is the market and technology leader in business application software.

  • R/3 Repository

    In the R/3 system from SAP, the R/3 Repository is the central place where development components in the ABAP Workbench are stored.

  • Remote Function Call (RFC)

    RFC is also an abbreviation for Request for Comments.

  • repetitive manufacturing

    Repetitive manufacturing (REM) is the means of production planning and control used to produce goods and materials in a repetitive manner.

  • requirements stability index (RSI)

    A requirement stability index (RSI) is a metric used to organize, control, and track changes to the originally specified requirements for a new system project or product.

  • S

    SAP

    SAP SE, a global software company, is one of the largest vendors of ERP and other enterprise applications. The company is headquartered in Walldorf, Germany.

  • SAP Afaria

    Afaria is a mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) software platform. 

  • SAP Anywhere

    SAP Anywhere is a mobile-first, cloud-first, front-office platform aimed at very small businesses that combines sales, inventory management, order processing, commerce, marketing programs, mobile point of sale, customer support and engagement functions in one application.

  • SAP Basis

    Basis is a set of middleware programs and tools from SAP, the German company whose comprehensive R/3 product is used to help manage large corporations. (Continued...)

  • SAP Business ByDesign

    SAP Business ByDesign is a cloud-based ERP system designed for the middle and upper range of the SME market, as well as for subsidiaries of large enterprises in a two-tier ERP scenario. 

  • SAP Business One

    SAP Business One is an ERP platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). It has many features of full-blown ERP systems -- including finance, sales, customer relationship management, inventory and operations modules -- but is intended to be less costly and easier to install and manage.

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