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="https://whatis.techtarget.com">WhatIs.com</a> or using the search box below.

  • 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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