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SAP Portal 7.3 Ramp-Up Experience, Quick Comparison between EP 7.0 and 7.

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Orhan Ozalp Director of SAP Development at Interpublic Group Aravinda B Boyapati SAP Portal Competency Lead at Intelligroup
[ CHAVONE JACOBS
ASUG INSTALLATION MEMBER MEMBER SINCE: 2003

[ ALLAN FISHER

[ COREY PEARSON

ASUG INSTALLATION MEMBER MEMBER SINCE: 2008

ASUG INSTALLATION MEMBER MEMBER SINCE: 2008

[ Learning Points
Learn about EP 7.3 architecture details, technical components which can be selected at the time of installation Learn about EP 7.3 New Functionalities EP 7.3 Live demo experience

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[ Return on Investment
Provides overview of SAP EP 7.3 functionalities and technical architectural differences between EP 7.0 and EP 7.3. Speed up your technical/functional upgrade timelines

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[ Terminology
EP Enterprise Portal BOBJ Business Objects FPN Federated Portal Network NWA Netweaver Administrator ADS Adobe Document Services CE Composite Environment BPM Business Process Management BRM Business Rules Management DI Development Infrastructure NWDS Netweaver Developer Studio

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[ Agenda
About IPG IPG SAP Journey & Landscape EP 7.3 Ramp up Project Scope & Team Composition EP 7.3 PAM (Product Availability Matrix) Key Differences between EP 7.0 and 7.3 in the areas of
Architecture Screen Elements Content Administration System Administration User Administration Performance Administration Tools Security & Role Design Branding NWDI Ajax Framework Page Webpage Composer Mashups RSS Feeds KM & Collaboration
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[ About IPG
4,500 CLIENTS | 100+ COUNTRIES | 41,000 EMPLOYEES | $6 BILLION 2009 REVENUE
Industrys largest provider of integrated, global marketing programs Modern global agency model combines accountability with creativity under single P&L

High-value ideas in high-growth markets

Two global media networks and a spectrum of specialist media companies

Best-in-class marketing services providers

Exceptional group of independent agencies

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[ About IPG
CREATING NEW AGENCY IMPERATIVES

Digital consumers Cross-platform integration Collaboration across boundaries

Increase efficiency Leverage technology Present flexible offerings

Professional services models


Client profitability metrics Resource management metrics

Present one face to our clients


Leverage strengths Economies of scale

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[ IPG

ERP Journey

1998- 2001

2002-2005

2006- 2010
SAP Enterprise SAP BW 3.5

20011- 2015

APAC

SAP 3.1H

SAP 4.6c

EMEA

SAP 3.1H

SAP 4.6c

SAP Enterprise SAP BW 3.5

LATAM

SAP 3.1H

SAP 4.6c

SAP ECC 6.0 SAP BW 3.5

NA

SAP ECC 6.0 SAP BW 3.5

SAP ECC 6.0 BW 7.0/ BI 4.0 SAP NW 7.3 PPM 5.0/ BPC
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[ IPG

NetWeaver Landscape

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[ EP 7.3 Ramp - Up Project Scope


Project Scope: Test ride the new version of SAP EP 7.3 Evaluate the new/ improved portal functionality and integration
Web Page Composer and mash-ups Widget Gallery Business Object Integration RSS Support Security (SAP back-end Role integration)

In the light of the findings, revisit the companys business transaction portal strategy (i.e. assess the feasibility of replacing SharePoint portal with SAP EP)

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[ EP 7.3 Ramp - Up Team Composition


Project Management IPG Project Advisor ITG Ramp-up Coach SAP

Portal Development (IPG/ ITG)

BOBJ Report Dev IPG

Basis IPG

Security IPG

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[ Navigation and Transaction Integration

Real Experience. Real Advantage.

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[ Personalization- Widget Galery

Real Experience. Real Advantage.

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[ RSS Feeds

Real Experience. Real Advantage.

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[ Mash-ups

Real Experience. Real Advantage.

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[ Mash-ups

Real Experience. Real Advantage.

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[ BOBJ Integration BI Launch pad

Real Experience. Real Advantage.

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[ BOBJ Integration

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[ EP 7.3 PAM (Product

Availability Matrix)

Window 2008, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux : 64 bit Only JVM 6 Only Developer Workspace
Windows XP, Vista, 7(SP 3)

IE 6 Not Supported IE 7 & 8 Support for


Webdynpro, ITS, BSP, Adobe Forms, BEX Web, NWBS 3.0, Visual Composer Runtime & Design Time

Mozilla Firefox & Safari Support for Webdynpro, ITS, BSP

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[ EP 7.3 - Usage

Types

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[ EP 7.3 PAM (Product


Important Notes
1509421 1533256 1485525 1446519 1115332 1347768 1384060

Availability Matrix)

- Main Browser Note for NW 7.3 - No Browser Support for Microsoft IE 6 in SAP Netweaver 7.3 - No Adobe Reader support for Firefox 3.x on MacOS - Safari Restrictions for Unified Rendering and ACF - Web Dynpro Flash Islands Requirements - Web Dynpro and Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 8.0 - Interactive forms in webdynpro and Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 8.0 1090464 - Interactive Forms-Web Dynpro Java-Limitations/Recommendation 1089062 - FireFox Limitations for Unified Rendering and ACF 1029680 - BEx Web applications Java: Limiations for Firefox 1016683 - ACF controls on Vista 990763 - HTMLB Handling of Internet Explorer 7 990034 - Firefox browser for end users 957075 - FireFox Limitations for Theme Editor

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[ Architecture Differences between EP 7.0 and 7.3


AJAX Framework Default Enhanced Wikis & Forums are included in EP 7.3 as a add-on. No Special license is required Mashups J2EE 5 / JAVA SE 6 EP / CE Can be installed in same instance No support for PAR files. All portal applications are now EAR (Enterprise Archive) based Visual Admin is no longer available and is completely replaced with NWA (Netweaver Administrator) Enterprise Workspaces are not available for EP 7.3 as of 04/06/2011 SAML 1.1/2.0 Support for SSO mechanism (SAP Recommendation for SSO) JSR 168/286 support for remote portlets integration New Navigation APIs for cross system navigation Browser back button still an issue EP 7.3
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[ Screen Elements
EP 7.3 Screen Elements
AFP Widgets Masthead

Header Area
Toolbar

Content Area

Navigati on Panel

Content Area

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[ Content Administration Whats New


Portal display work set now part of content administration role . This allows content administrators to create new portal themes, configure framework pages. Note: Desktop & Display roles iview is still part of system administration Framework page Configuration
Select/Change framework page Show/Hide masthead links How/Hide toolbar links Set number of levels for in top levels navigation Configure menu links (History, favorites etc..) Configure navigation panel mode (default or contextual) Configure personalization settings Logo / Splash screen configuration

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[ Content Administration Whats New


Configurable Overview page allows to add, edit, delete easy accessible links

My Objects used for frequently used folders can be added to My Objects for easy access

My Open Changelists consists of all the portal objects which are changed. This feature will help to find all the changed objects and collect them for creating transport package

(GAPL) Generic Portal Application Layer for all locally deployed applications such as Java webdynpro, portlets, Portal Applications et..
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[ Content Administration Whats New


Advanced PCD Search

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[ Content Administration Whats New


You can now create/upload a KM Transport Package from content administration

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[ Content Administration Whats New

You can now create a Transport Package from content administration

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[ Content Administration Whats New


Menu Items

Backend Application IViews


New Role Types

Hide Available Templates

For frequently used folders


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[ Content Administration Whats New


Menu Items

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[ Content Administration Whats New

SAP Application IViews (Transactional IView, IAC IView etc.) moved to IView from Remote Source

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[ Content Administration Whats New


Custom Layouts

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[ Content Administration Whats New

All SAP back end applications IView from Remote source

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[ Content Administration Whats New

Change Organizer for view/manager all change lists

New Roles required for Change Recording

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[ System Administration
System Objects

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[ User Administration
User Authorization Reports (Ex: Users assigned to Role etc..)

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[ Performance
Observed 3 times faster performance than current EP 7X portal Portal server Start/Stop time is reduced drastically (Near to Zero Down time)

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[ Administration Tools
Visual Admin is replaced with NWA Installing CE/EP 7.3 in same machine is possible PAR migration tool for converting PAR files to EAR files SDM is replaced with JSPM Un deployment of SCAs/EAR files are not possible using JSPM. You have to use NWDI for this purpose.

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[ Administration Tools:
Visual Admin
HTTP Provider JDBC Connector JMS Connector EJB Container Web Container SLD Data Supplier Licensing Adaptor Destinations Log Viewer Log Configurator JCO RFC Provider

Visual Administrator (VS) NWA


NWA (Netweaver Administrator)
/nwa/http /nwa/logon-groups /nwa/app-resources /nwa/app-modules /nwa/sld-config /nwa/licenses /nwa/destinations /nwa/logs Log-config /nwa/jco-destinations

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[ Administration Tools
NWA Sitemap

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[ Administration Tools
System Overview / Health Check

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[ Administration Tools
Start/Stop portal instances from NWA

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[ Administration Tools
HTTP Destinations / JCO RFC Provider

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[ Administration Tools
Trouble Shoots Logs/ Performance / Locks

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[ Administration Tools
Configuration SSL / Identity Management / Destinations /SSO

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[ Administration Tools
Authentication & SSO, Certificates New SAML based SSO

Import / Export Certificates

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[ Administration Tools
PAR Migration Tool

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[ Administration Tools
Advanced KM/ Collaboration Admin Tools Archiving Tools KM Resources for Archiving Room Archiving Consistency Checks: Cleanup of E-Mail Attachments Collaboration Consistency Check Replacement of Invalid Room Owners Room Cleanup Room Consistency Advanced Content Management Reports Approval Maintenance Folder Settings Folder Size Calculations Link Consistency Resource Statistics Time-based publishing Tools: Cache Administration Folder Size Risk Analysis Resource Locks Room Inventory User Related Cleanup: Deleted Items Cleanup Deleted Items Quota Check Deleted User Cleanup Subscription Cleanup User Resources User Validity Mass Operations Copy Delete Propagation of Properties Room Event Cleanup Security: ACL permissions Propagation of ACL's

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[ Administration Tools
Advanced KM/ Collaboration Admin Tools

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[ Security & Role Design


New Role Concept: Work center Role
Navigation Entries

Views

Home Page
Services
(Always open in new window)

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[ Security & Role Design


New Role Concept: Work center Role

As per SAP UX guidelines


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[ Security & Role Design


New Role Concept: Freestyle Role

Gives maximum freedom. Similar to EP 7 role Visualize run time view while creating role structure

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[ Security & Role Design


New Role Concept: Role From Backend

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[ Security & Role Design


New Role Concept: Role From Package

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[ Branding
SAP Signature Theme for consistency look across all SAP systems Splash Screen New AJAX Framework page & Interop Framework page

New AJAX Desktop & Interop Desktop

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[ NWDI
Eclipse 3.5.2 based JDK 1.6.0_7 or higher OS Support for Windows XP 32-bit Windows Vista 32-bit Windows 2008 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit Windows 7 64-bit 3 GB Free Space 2 GB Ram Required Improved Performance New Visual Composer Environment
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[ Ajax in EP 7.3
Below are some of the areas where Ajax is used Ajax Framework Page Ajax Desktop Page Configuration Editor for configuring framework page settings Theme Editor Full screen mode Splash screen Navigation Personalization Show Breadcrumb Title bar and Tool bar Powerful L-Shape APIs
Navigation API History API etc..
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[ Webpage Composer
Design time and runtime Improvements Role Web Page Composer renamed to Area Management Supports on page editing, workflow, permissions and time based publishing, tagging, indexing, feedback etc..

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[ Webpage Composer

Page Editor Article Editor

Design Time Vew

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[ Mashups
Mashup editor is part of web page composer Used for connecting iViews and enables data transfer between them Enables auto refresh between different iViews Enables mapping one iView output parameters to another iView input parameters

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[ RSS Feeds
Create RSS Feeds using RSS Link List content templates in web page composer

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[ KM & Collaboration
Advanced KM Administration Tools & Reports New Repositories KM Archiving Multiple Upload

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[ Key Learnings
EP 7.3 architecture details, technical components which can be selected at the time of installation New EP 7.3 functionalities EP 7.3 live demo experience

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[ Contact US

Aravinda B Boyapati SAP Portal Competency Lead, Intelligroup Inc aravinda.boyapati@intelligroup.com

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ASUG Webcast: SAP Portal 7.3 RampUp Experience: Quick Comparison Between EP 7.0 and 7.3

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