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Some SAP Acronyms

Acronym

Definition

Details

ABAP

Advanced Business Application Programming

 

ACF

Active Component Framework

 

ADBC

ABAP Database Connectivity

 

ADK

Archive Development Kit

 

ADS

Adobe Document Services

 

ALD

Adobe LiveCycle Designer

Adobe software for creating programmable PDF forms, embedded in SAP transactions

ALE

Application Link Enabling

 

ALV

SAP List Viewer

The old name was ABAP List Viewer

ANSI

American National Standard Institute

 

APO

Advanced Planner and Optimizer

 

aRFC

Asynchronous Remote Function Call

 

AS

Application Server

 

ASAP

Accelerated SAP Methodology for Implementation

 

ASC

Accredited Standards Committee

 

ASCII

American Standard Code for Information Interchange

 

AUnit

ABAP Unit

 

AWT

Abstract Window Toolkit

 

BAdI

Business Add In

 

BAPI

Business Application Programming Interface

 

BCD

Binary Coded Decimal

 

BCS

Business Communication Services

 

BDC

Batch Data Communication

Also known as BTCI

BDoc

Business Document

 

BDS

Business Document Services

 

BDT

Business Data Toolset

 

bgRFC

BackGround Remote Function Call

 

BEx

Business Explorer

 

BI

Business Intelligence

 

BLOB

Binary Long Object

 

BOM

Bill of Material

 

BOR

Business Object Repository

 

BPEL

Business Process Execution Language (for Web Services)

BPM

Business Process Management

 

BPMN

Business Process Modeling Notation

 

BRF

Business Rule Framework

 

BRM

Business Rule Management

 

BSP

Business Server Page

 

BTCI

BaTCh Input

 

BTE

Business Transaction Events

 

BW

Business Warehouse

Old name of BI

bXML

Business XML

 

CAF

Composite Application Framework

 

CATS

Cross-Application Time Sheet

 

CATT

Computer Aided Test Tool

 

CBS

Component Build Service

 

CCF

Credit Conversion Factor

 

CCMS

Computing Center Management System

 

CESU

Compatibility Encoding Scheme

 

CFW

Control Framework

 

CIC

Customer Interaction Center

 

CLOB

Character large object

 

CMS

Change Management Service

 

CMS

Content Management Service

 

CPI-C

Common Programming Interface for Communication

 

CRM

Customer Relationship Management

 

CSP

Complementary Software Partners

 

CTS

Correction and Transport system

 

CUA

Central User Administration

 

DCL

Data Control Language

 

DDIC

Data Dictionary

 

DDL

Data Definition Language

 

DML

Data Manipulation Language

 

DMS

Document Management System

 

DOI

Desktop Office Integration

 

DOM

Document Object Model

 

DQL

Data Query Language

 

DSS

Decision Support System

 

DTR

Design Time Repository

 

EA

Each

 

EAI

Enterprise Application Integration

 

EBCDIC

Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code

 

eCATT

Extended CATT

 

ECC

Enterprise Core Component

 

EDI

Electronic Data Interchange

 

EHS

Environment, Health and Safety

 

EIS

Executive Information System

 

EJB

Enterprise Java Beans

 

EP

Enterprise Portal

 

ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning

 

ESS

Employee Self Service

 

ETL

Extract Transform and Load

 

FS

Functional Specifications

 

FSCM

Financial Supply Chain Management

 

GML

Generic Modeling Language

 

GMT

Greenwich Mean Time

 

GOS

Generic Object Services

 

GUI

Graphical User Interface

 

GUID

Global Unique Identifier

 

HCM

Human Capital Management

 

HR

Human Resources

 

HTML

Hyper Text MarkUp Language

 

HTMLB

HTMLBusiness

Language within HTML (in BSP) which has ABAP syntax

HTTP

Hypertext Transfer Protocol

 

HTTPS

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure

 

IAC

Internet Application Component

Now called ITS Service

ICF

Internet Communication Framework

 

ICM

Internet Communication Manager

 

ICR

Intelligent Character Recognition

 

IDES

Internet Demonstration and Evaluation System

 

IDoc

Intermediate Document

 

IGS

Internet Graphics Service

 

IKS

Internet Knowledge servlet

 

IMG

Implementation Guide

 

IS

Industry specifications (or, Industry specific)

 

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

 

ITF

Interchange Text Format

SAPscript format for storing and displaying SAPscript texts

ITS

Internet Transaction Server

 

J2EE

Java 2 Enterprise Edition

 

J2SE

Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition

 

JAS

Java Application Server

 

JCA

J2EE Connector Architecture

 

JCo

Java Connector

 

JDBC

Java Database Connectivity

 

JFC

Java Foundation Classes

 

JMS

Java Messaging Service

 

JMX

Java Management Extensions

 

JSP

Java Server Pages

 

KPr[o]

Knowledge Provider

 

KW

Knowledge Warehouse

 

LDAP

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

 

LDB

Logical Database

 

LDQ

Local Data Queue

 

LOB

Large Object

 

LSMW

Legacy System Migration Workbench

 

LUW

Logical Unit Of Work

 

MCOD

Multiple Components in One Database

 

MDK

Mobile Development Kit

 

MDM

Master Data Management

 

MI

Mobile Infrastructure

 

MMR

Meta Model Repository

 

MPI

Memory Pipes

 

MSE

Mobile Service

 

MSS

Management Self Service

 

NFS

Network File System

 

NW

NetWeaver

 

NWA

Netweaver Administrator

 

NWDI

NetWeaver Development Infrastructure

 

NWDS

NetWeaver Developer Studio

 

OBN

Object Based Navigation

 

OCR

Optical Character Recognition

 

ODBC

Open DataBase Connectivity

 

ODS

Open Data Source

 

OLAP

OnLine Analytical Processing

 

OLE

Object Linking and Embedding

 

OLTP

OnLine Transaction Processing

 

OPC

OLE for process control

 

OSF

Operating system compliant with standards

 

OSS

Online Support System

 

OTF

Output Text Format

 

OTR

Online Text Repository

 

PA

Personnel Administration

 

PAI

Process After Input

 

PAR

Portal Runtime Java Services Layer for EP

 

PAW

Performance Assessment Workbench

 

PBO

Process Before Output

 

PCC

Pre-Configured Client

 

PCK

Partner Connectivity Kit

 

PDA

Personal Digital Assistant

 

PDF

Portable Document Format

 

PDK

Portal Development Kit

 

PDL

Page Description Language

 

PHTMLB

BSP extension delivered by SAP, Extended library for HTMLB

PI

Process Integration

 

PIG

Portable Interactive Graphics

 

PIGLET

The Applets used in the context of the Portable Interactive Graphics (PIG) project

POH

Process on Help Request

 

POV

Process on Value Request

 

PPF

Post Processing Framework

 

PXA

Program eXecution Area

 

qRFC

Queued Remote Function Call

 

R/2

Real Time 2 Tier

 

R/3

Real Time 3 Tier

 

RDI

Raw Data Interface

 

RDS

RSA Data Security

 

RFC

Remote Function Call

 

RFM

Remote-enabled Function Module

 

RFP

Request For Proposal

 

RNIF

RosettaNet Implementation Framework

 

RTF

Rich Text Format

 

RTTC

Run Time Type Creation

 

RTTI

Run Time Type Identification

 

RTTS

Runtime Type Services

 

SAP A1 FS

SAP ALL in One Fast Track

 

SAP B1

SAP Business One

 

SAP EB

SAP Enterprise Buyer

 

SAP

Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing

 

SAPOSCOL

SAP operating system collector

 

SDK

Software Development kit

 

SDM

Software Development Manager

 

SFW

Switch Framework

 

SLA

Service Level Agreement

 

SLD

System Landscape Directory

 

SMD

Solution Manager Diagnostics

 

SMTP

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

 

SOA

Service Oriented Architecture

 

SOAP

Simple Object Access Protocol

 

SOLMAN

Solution Manager

 

SPOOL

Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On-line

 

SQL

Structured Query Language

 

SR

Service Release

 

sRFC

Synchronous Remote Function Call

 

ST

Simple Transformation

 

TCO

Total Cost of Ownership

 

TMS

Transport Management System

 

tRFC

Transactional Remote Function Call

 

UCCnet

Uniform/Universal Code Council network

 

UCS

Universal Character Set

 

UDDI

Universal Description, Discovery and Integration

 

UDI

Universal Data Integration

 

UN/EDIFACT

United Nation EDI for Administration, Commerce and Transport

 

UNTDI

United Nation Trade Data Interchange

 

UT1

Universal Time

 

UTC

Coordinated Universal Time

 

UTF

Universal Transformation Format

 

UTF-16

16 bit Unicode character representation

 

UTF-32

32 bit Unicode character representation

 

UTF-8

8 bit Unicode character representation

 

UUID

Universal Unique Identifier

 

VAN

Value Added Network

 

WAS

Web Application Server

 

WBS

Work Breakdown Structure

 

WD

Web Dynpro

 

WD4A

Web Dynpro for ABAP

 

WD4J

Web Dynpro for Java

 

WF

WorkFlow

 

WFMC

WorkFlow Management Coalition

 

WSDL

Web Services Description Language

XML format for describing network services

XHTML

eXtensible HTML

 

XI

Exchange Infrastructure

 

XML

eXtensible Markup Language

 

XMLA

XML for Analysis

 

XMLI

XML Metadata Interchange

 

XSD

XML Schema Definition

 

XSL

EXtensible Stylesheet Language

 

XSLT

XSL Transformations

 

See also: SAP Library Glossary / ABAP Acronyms / XI/PI Acronyms / Retail Acronyms