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See Global Data Synchronization.

General Packet Radio Services (GPRS)

GPRS is a mobile data service available to users of GSM and IS-136 mobile phones. GPRS can be used for WAP access, but also for Internet communication services such as email and web access.

generation template

Template, from which a program is generated. A generation template is used when the desired program cannot be generically written and must be suitably written for each special situation anew.

Global Data Synchronization (GDS)

GDS enables manufacturers and distributors to publish consolidated and consistent product information according to an international data standard for data pools such as 1SYNC (formerly UCCnet and Transora).

Global Load Balancing

Global Load Balancing (also referred to as global traffic management), optimizes performance and availability among multiple data centers by routing traffic — based on round trip times and availability algorithms — to the best performing or most available data center.

global menu

Dynamic menu located at the top of administration tools that are part of the Application Designer framework, such as Portal Content Studio and Permissions Editor. A global menu provides access to the basic functionalities of the tool that is currently accessed. Due to the dynamic nature of the global menu, the options displayed represent the capabilities that are valid to the content object currently selected or being edited.

global role

A role that can have sub-roles. Global roles are generic roles that contain sub-roles, which are logically identifiable with the global role. They enable you to report demand for resources across multiple projects and consolidate across very similar roles on a variety of projects.

Global Security Alliance (GSA)

A platform for information and knowledge exchange that comprises leading providers of security and risk management offerings. SAP is committed to ensuring the highest levels of security in both our solutions and our customers' IT environments. To that end, SAP works with a broad range of security partners. In addition to their built-in security features, SAP solutions are further secured through SAP software partners, and the security of SAP solutions is verified through partner testing.

Global Server Load Balancing (GLSB)

GSLB balances clients across a geographically distributed set of server farms based on health, server load, or proximity. GSLB implementations have historically been based on DNS (Domain Name System, the Internet naming standard), with the GSLB system providing authoritative resolution data for the balanced Internet domain.

global service

Service that can be used in any repository of a Knowledge Management (KM) installation without further configuration. In contrast, repository services must be explicitly assigned to a repository to be available for use.

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)

GSM a popular mobile phone standard. It differs significantly from its predecessors in that both signaling and speech channels are digital call quality, which means that it is considered a second generation (2G) mobile phone system.


See Global Server Load Balancing.


See General Packet Radio Services.


See Global Security Alliance.


See Global System for Mobile Communications.

guest user

User who does not belong to a company during registration. A guest user could be any user registering to User Management from a Web site.

Guided Procedures (GP)

A framework for modeling and managing processes that involve access to multiple backend systems. GPs are designed to implement business processes with greater ease and speed across multiple applications.

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