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See Enterprise Application Integration.


See Enterprise Access Service Portal.


Enterprise Buyer Professional


See extended Computer-Aided Test Tool.


See Expected Commercial Value.

edit XSL

XSL stylesheet used by the forms-based publishing application for creating or editing a document in an HTML form.


See Enterprise Data Warehousing.


Enterprise Java Beans is a component architecture for the development and deployment of object-oriented, distributed, enterprise-level applications. Applications written using the Enterprise JavaBeans architecture are scalable, transactional, multi-user and secure.


See Enterprise Knowledge Management.

Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS)

EMS companies design, test, manufacture, distribute, and provide return/repair services for electronic component and assemblies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

elementary test

Part of a test that cannot be split further into sub-tests. An elementary test checks related logical objects for consistency.

embedded iView

An iView which is part of the HTML of the page in which it is located.


See Electronic Manufacturing Services.

Enabling Enterprise Services

SAP NetWeaver supports enterprise services for user interaction as well as application-to-application and business-to-business interactions using synchronous, asynchronous, stateful, and stateless communication models.

Enabling User Collaboration (EUC)

EUC makes collaboration and knowledge sharing an integral part of everyday work and helps employees quickly solve problems that emerge during a business process by using online communication and collaboration services. Users can share relevant information, communicate online in real-time, plan with the help of a unified calendar, manage tasks, and access business-relevant information.

end user

Portal user who does not have an administrative or developer role and who uses the various services provided by the Enterprise Portal, such as the text mining tools, Drag and Relate, iViews, content, data unification, and so on.

enhanced modeling

A model structure that defines the relationships between work clearance management objects such as work approval, applications (work clearance application or additional application), and operational work clearance documents. Use the enhanced model if the system tracks other safety measures, such as radiation protection, safety in the workplace and fire protection, in addition to lockout/tagout.

Enterprise Access Service Portal (EASP)

The EASP is a stand-alone Web application that runs in a J2EE-compliant Web application container. It has a published API for interacting with the EASP information model.

Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)

EAIis the use of software and computer systems' architectural principles to integrate a set of enterprise computer applications.

Enterprise Data Warehousing (EDW)

EDW enables customers to create and operate a data warehouse in an enterprise-wide environment. This methodology encompasses integration of heterogeneous systems, supports various system topologies and their development, and describes a layering methodology for highly flexible information access. An EDW approach also facilitates both strategic analysis and operational reporting.

enterprise information portal

An intelligent enterprise portal with extended functionality for information and Knowledge Management (KM).

Enterprise Knowledge Management (EKM)

EKM provides central and role-based access to the information in your company and creates a connection between structured business data and unstructured documents. EKM contains the tools to integrate different data sources and to create, administer, and distribute information.

Enterprise Portal Client Manager

A client side component that resides in a portal page and provides the services of the Enterprise Portal Client Framework.

Enterprise Reporting, Query, and Analysis (ERQA)

ERQA provides processes and services for business users with regard to information consumption. This covers reporting, ad-hoc query, interactive analysis, dashboards, and embedded BI, from both a design-time and run-time perspective.

Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERPs)

ERPs integrate all data and processes of an organization into a unified system. A typical ERP system will use multiple components of computer software and hardware to achieve the integration.

Enterprise Search (ES)

ES enables search access to any kind of relevant information through one user interface. Context and configuration determine if searches are global or limited to specific document types, mySAP ERP business objects, master data, or other information.

Enterprise Services Architecture (ESA)

ESA enables the design of a complete solution for a process — leveraging existing systems and applications while accelerating the deployment of new functionality. A crucial aspect is the Composite Application Framework (CAF), which allows the integration of new and existing functionality into processes that can be configured and reconfigured across the value chain.

Enterprise Services Inventory (ESI)

ESI is a collection of enterprise services needed to fulfill business needs. The tool supporting the inventory is the Enterprise Services Repository (ESR).

Enterprise Services Repository (ESR)

ESR is the design-time repository of service objects for Enterprise Services Architecture (ESA). The ESR is also known as a design-time repository, which refers to the process of designing services.


See Enterprise Resource Planning systems.


See Enterprise Reporting, Query, and Analysis.


See Enterprise Search.


See Enterprise Services Architecture.


See Enterprise Services Inventory.


See Enterprise Services Repository.

See Extract, Transform, and Load.


See Enabling User Collaboration.


In the scope of the SAP Enterprise Portal Client Framework, a client side action described by a tuple of name space and event name. An iView can subscribe for events and raise events using the Enterprise Portal Client Manager.

event collector

A number of events that have been successfully completed independently of each other, and to which the background processing is to respond. The event collector corresponds to the process and the process chain maintenance. If an application process is scheduled using an event collector, it starts when all events for the preceding process are successfully triggered.

Event logger

Event logger is a tool that lets you visualize all UI API events fired by the SAP Business One application. You can use this tool to analyze the different events fired depending on the user actions and observe the information given by each event.


An application that allows iViews to exchange data.

eventing mechanism

A means of communicating events. In the Enterprise Portal Client Manager (EPCM), this is a multicast mechanism in which the sender does not know the receiver in advance (anonymous communication). Event receivers subscribe to events and event senders trigger events.

exact search

Search method that only retrieves documents containing terms that literally match the search terms specified in the query.

example-based classification

One of the procedures for assigning documents to the categories of a taxonomy. With example-based classification, this assignment takes place through the comparison of example documents. Example-based classification calculates the similarity between the document that is to be placed in the taxonomy and the example documents that were used to train the taxonomy.

example-based taxonomy

Taxonomy for which the content of the categories is determined using example documents.

Expected Commercial Value (ECV)

A metric that seeks to maximize the value or commercial worth of the project portfolio, subject to certain budget constraints. The expected commercial value (ECV) is calculated using the formula ECV = [(NPV * pcs - C) * pts - D] where:

  • NPV = net present value of the project's future cash flows discounted at the weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
  • pcs = probability of commercial success
  • pts = probability of technical success
  • C = commercialization (launch) costs
  • D = development costs remaining in the project

extended computer-aided test tool (eCATT)

eCATT enables automatic testing in SAP GUI for Windows and SAP GUI for Java. Use eCATT to create and execute functional tests for software. Each test generates a detailed log that documents the test process and results.

Extensible Application Language (XAL)

The XAL interface is used for system monitoring and alert management. It is part of an interface package for external system management programs. External programs can call these modules using Remote Function Calls (RFCs).

Extensible Markup Language (XML)

XML is a developed subset of the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) for applications on the Web. XML documents consist of entities that include either analyzed (parsed) or not analyzed (unparsed) data. An analyzed entity includes text, which is a sequence of characters.

external link

Link to a resource that is not located in a CM repository (for example, a Web page in the WWW). If the resource is moved or deleted, the link is broken.

External Service

Pieces of content that can run on any server. They can fill the entire portal page, such as a screen in the portal dedicated to Employee Self-Service, an ITS transaction, or a Word document.

external system

SAP-external data source for a BW system through which the transfer of data and metadata occurs using staging BAPIs.

Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT)

XSLT is an XML-based language. It is a specific kind of template processor primarily designed to "transform" XML documents into other XML documents.

Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL)

ETL is a process in data warehousing that involves extracting data from outside sources, transforming it to fit business needs, and ultimately loading it into the data warehouse.

extract structure

In the extract structure, data from a DataSource is staged in the source system. The extract structure contains the amount of fields that are offered by an extractor in the source system for the data loading process.

You can edit and enhance DataSource extract structures in the source system. To do this, in the BW Administrator Workbench choose Goto à Modeling à Source Systems à Your Source System à Context Menu (_right mouse click)_ à Customizing Extractors à Subsequent Processing of DataSources.

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