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.

  • S

    Sapphire Now (SAP User Conference)

    SAPPHIRE is the annual SAP user conference... (Continued)

  • SAPUI5

    SAPUI5 is SAP's toolkit for building web applications using HTML5.

  • shelfware

    Shelfware is IT slang for software that a company buys because of a perceived need or demand but never uses; hence, it sits on the shelf.

  • SuccessFactors Employee Central

    SuccessFactors Employee Central is SuccessFactors' integrated suite of human capital management (HCM) cloud applications.

  • SuccessFactors MetaData Framework

    The SuccessFactors Metadata Framework is Web-based software that gives SuccessFactors users the ability to create and maintain custom objects, screens and business rules to extend the platform’s functionality.

  • SuccessFactors Presentations

    SuccessFactors Presentations is a feature within SuccessFactors software that HR managers can use to create more dynamic talent review presentations.

  • suite

    In computers, a suite is a set of usually related programs sold together in a single package.

  • supplier relationship management (SRM)

    Supplier relationship management is a comprehensive approach to managing an enterprise's interactions with the organizations that supply the goods and services it uses.

  • T

    technical debt

    In software development, technical debt is a metaphor equating Extreme Programming’s incremental, get-something-started approach with the easy acquisition of money through fast loans. Like monetary debt, technical debt must be repaid.

  • U

    user exit

    In computer software, a user exit is a place in a software program where a customer can arrange for their own tailor-made program to be called.

  • V

    vendor management system (VMS)

    A vendor management system (VMS) is an enterprise software platform that allows companies to control the process of procuring and managing a flexible workforce, including temporary employees, statement-of-work (SOW) employees, and freelance or contract employees.

  • W

    WGate (Web gateway)

    WGate (for Web gateway) is one of two major components of the Internet Transaction Server (ITS) from SAP, the software company that provides a popular set of programs for managing a large enterprise.

  • workplace (user interface)

    In a computer user interface, a workplace is a personalized view of a company and its processes that builds on the popular desktop metaphor.

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