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Universal Clients for Accessing SAP Systems

SAP GUI is SAP's universal client for accessing SAP functionality in SAP applications such as - SAP ERP, SAP Business Suite (SAP CRM, SAP SCM and SAP PLM), SAP Business Intelligence and so on. SAP GUI functions like a browser. It gets information from the SAP server like what, where, when and how, to display contents in its window. All members of the SAP GUI family have unique attributes that make them especially suited for different user environments. SAP GUI comes in the following three different flavors:

SAP GUI for Windows
SAP GUI for Windows is an implementation especially designed for the Windows operating system, providing a Windows-like user experience and integration with other applications, based on OLE interfaces or ActiveX controls.


SAP GUI for the Java Environment

SAP GUI for the Java environment is a unified SAP frontend for multiple platforms. It is based on a platform-independent architecture and Java implementation. As a major benefit, it provides access to SAP applications that are based on Control-Enabling and therefore used to be reserved for Windows users in the past. Please, note that SAP GUI for Java is also available on Windows. 

SAP GUI for HTML
SAP GUI for HTML automatically maps the screen elements in SAP transactions to HTML using HTML Business functions available within the SAP Internet Transaction Server. A web browser is sufficient to access almost all transactions. Please note: Since SAP GUI for HTML is an application running on the ITS, you find corresponding information on the ITS Wiki page. The SAP Screen Personas 3.0 editor is run in the SAP GUI for HTML after you install the SAP Screen Personas add-on.
  

You can find detailed information on the different SAP GUI types under the following links:

News

The following list contains the latest news on the SAP GUI family members.
Date
Description
August, 2017SAP GUI for Java 7.50 is available for download on SAP Service Marketplace. Release notes can be found in SAP note 2511822.
May, 2017SAP GUI for Windows 7.50 is available for download on SAP Service Marketplace (see also Downloads section below). You find a feature overview in the release notes.   

July, 2017

SAP GUI for Java 7.40 rev 12 is available for download on SAP Service Marketplace (see also Downloads section below). You find a feature overview in the release notes.  

September,
2016

As of patchlevel 10 SAP GUI for Windows 7.40 officially supports a subset of SAP Screen Personas 3.0 features. With this, the “beta phase” for SAP Screen Personas 3.0 in SAP GUI for Windows ends. See SAP Note 2080071 for more information.
November, 2015SAP GUI for Windows 7.30 is now out of support. Please, upgrade to SAP GUI for Windows 7.40.
September,
2015
Support for Windows 10 starts with SAP GUI for Windows 7.40 patchlevel 4 (see SAP note 66971 for more information).
September,
2015

Support for SAP GUI for Windows 7.30 will end soon (31st of October 2015). See SAP note 147519 for more information. We strongly recommend starting the upgrade to release 7.40, if you are presently using 7.30 or an earlier release of SAP GUI for Windows.

March 31st, 2015

SAP GUI for Java 7.30 is now out of support. Please, upgrade to SAP GUI for Java 7.40.

December,

2014

SAP GUI for Java 7.40 is available for download on SAP Service Marketplace (see also Downloads section below). You find a feature overview in the release notes.

Please, note that SAP GUI for Java 7.30 will be out of maintenance as of 31st of March 2015.

October, 2014As of October 8, SAP GUI for Windows 7.40 is available for download on SAP Service Marketplace. You find information on the new features and the maintenance strategy in this blog.
You find an overview of new features in the release information section below.  

Installation

SAP GUI for Windows

SAP GUI Frontend Installation Guide 7.50
This documentation describes how to install and distribute the SAP frontend software on Windows.

SAP Frontend Installation Guide 7.40 
 This documentation describes how to install and distribute the SAP front-end software on Windows with the SAP Setup front-end deployment and software management solution.

This document provides an overview and further information about the frontend installation and distribution tool SAP Setup.

SAP GUI for Java

SAP GUI for Java 7.40 Download and Installation Information

This archive contains among others the SAP GUI for Java installation information.

SAP GUI for HTML/ITS

You find corresponding information on the ITS Wiki page.

Platform Support and Maintenance Strategy

You find information on the supported platforms in the Support Matrix for SAP GUI for Windows, the Support Matrix for SAP GUI for Java or in SAP GUI section of the Product Availability Matrix (PAM).  

Literature

General Information
Frontend Network Requirements (SMP Login required!)
Distributed landscapes today lead to the fact that an increasing number of users connect to a central system from dispersed sites with varying degrees of available bandwidth. As a consequence, user access is through local area network (LAN) and wide area network WAN (dial-up, frame relay, Internet, etc.). This paper contains a description of SAP's frontend characteristics from both a LAN and a WAN perspective.
Please note that this paper does not discuss server-to-server traffic or printing.
SAP GUI Technical Infrastructure
The purpose of this guide is to give you an understanding of the different SAP GUI types, their specific properties and how they communicate with the SAP system. Also, it explains the performance requirements of the infrastructure and describes trouble-shooting options.

SAP GUI for Windows

SAP GUI for Windows 7.30 Help Guide (English Version)

This documentation describes the SAP GUI user functions.

SAP GUI for Windows 7.30 Help Guide (German Version)

This documentation describes the SAP GUI user functions.

SAP GUI for Windows 7.50 Security Guide

This guide describes the SAP GUI security module which has been implemented to protect the user's local environment against undesired actions that a potentially corrupt SAP system could trigger on his or her PC.

SAP GUI for Windows 7.40 Security Guide

This guide describes the SAP GUI security module which has been implemented to protect the user's local environment against undesired actions that a potentially corrupt SAP system could trigger on his or her PC.  

 

This documentation describes how to configure and administer SAP GUI for Windows.

 

This documentation describes how to configure and administer SAP GUI for Windows.

SAP UI Landscape Configuration Guide

As of SAP GUI 7.40, the landscape configuration has been simplified with the help of a new file format. This new format is called “SAP UI Landscape” and is described in detail in this document. 

SAP UI Landscape - Best Practices for Administrators

This document describes common usage scenarios of SAP UI Landscape - the new SAP Frontend configuration format.  

SAP GUI for Java

SAP GUI for Java 7.40 Documentation (downloadable version) 

This zip-file contains the downloadable version of the SAP GUI for Java 7.40 documentation in HTML.

SAP UI Landscape Configuration Guide (for SAP GUI for Java 7.40)

As of SAP GUI 7.40, the landscape configuration has been simplified with the help of a new file format. This new format is called “SAP UI Landscape” and is described in detail in this document. 

Presentations

Update on the SAP GUI Famiiy

This presentation explains the different types of SAP GUI (for Windows, for Java, for HTML) and when to use them.

Downloads

For download and maintenance information, click on one of the following links (SMP Login is required. In case of download problems, check SAP note 1037574):

 

Component Installations Patches Important Notes
SAP GUI for Java7.407.40, 7.50 2059424, 2511185  
SAP GUI for Windows

7.50, 7.40

7.40

147519, 26417, 66971

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* Note: You need the SAP GUI Screenreader Extensions on your client PC to use the accessibility mode in SAP GUI for Windows (with Screenreaders).

Notification on SAP GUI News

In order to get a notification by email when official information about SAP GUI (like the shipment of a new version) is available, activate the "Receive email notifications" feature of the corresponding thread:

Related Topics

SAP GUI Scripting offers an automation interface to SAP GUI that can be used for macro recording and playback, development of test tools and application integration.  
SAPConsole
As part of SAP's ongoing effort to build on SAP systems core business logic and offer it for non-standard display environments, SAPConsole has been developed to support different types of output devices. SAP Console supports character-cell terminals, including radio frequency (RF) devices, as well as web-equipped devices.
  
SAP Screen Personas provides a simple, drag and drop approach to simplify many common SAP screens to make them more usable as well as more visually appealing. IT departments and authorized end-users can modify screens using their own unique knowledge of which information they need on the screen to optimize usability and productivity. SAP Screen Personas works with ECC (starting with NetWeaver 7.00 SP25 or higher) through SAP S/4HANA.
GuiXT
GuiXT allows you to simplify transactions without having to modify them. You can hide screen elements that you do not need, or add elements such as checkboxes, pushbuttons, graphics, and documentation.


Release Information

You find information on the expected release dates for SAP GUI patches/revisions in the following notes (SMP login required!):You find information on the function scope of a release in the following release notes:

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