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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


CSPCustomer Success Partner

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


PBMPartner Business Manager

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


PSEPartner Success Executive

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

 What is SAP?

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

1 Comment

  1. Former Member

    This is really very helpful. Thanks a lot.