SAP NetWeaver Integration Components
Part of the SAP NetWeaver For Dummies Cheat Sheet
SAP NetWeaver integration components are software products that help accomplish the work of enterprise applications by supplying an effective engine or platform for a particular type of function. The following list shows you the integration components available in SAP NetWeaver:
SAP Enterprise Portal (SAP EP) is a set of technologies for creating role-based user interfaces that show you exactly what you need to do your job and make it easier for you to work with business applications.
SAP Mobile Infrastructure (SAP MI) is like a universal translator for mobile devices. With SAP MI, you can write one interface that can talk to any device, now or in the future.
SAP Business Intelligence (SAP BI) brings together information, helps analyze and make sense of it, and then distributes both the information and its findings to whoever needs them.
SAP Master Data Management (SAP MDM) is a system for harmonizing information that is distributed across a wide variety of applications.
SAP Exchange Infrastructure (SAP XI) is like a railroad system for data and messages traveling between applications. When two applications need to communicate, SAP XI provides a framework to build adapters to each application.
SAP Web Application Server (SAP Web AS) is the foundation on which SAP NetWeaver is built. It's like the engine behind the scenes of SAP NetWeaver that drives all of SAP's applications and tools.