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New features sap net weaver 7.3 portal webinar presentation

  1. 1. New Features SAP NetWeaver 7.3 Portal Overview & Outlook John Polus – Platinum Technical Consultant SAP Technology RIG January 26, 2011
  2. 2. Disclaimer The information in this document is confidential and proprietary to SAP and may not be disclosed without the permission of SAP. This presentation is not subject to your license agreement or any other service or subscription agreement with SAP. SAP has no obligation to pursue any course of business outlined in this document or any related presentation, or to develop or release any functionality mentioned therein. This document, or any related presentation and SAP's strategy and possible future developments, products and or platforms directions and functionality are all subject to change and may be changed by SAP at any time for any reason without notice. The information on this document is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. This document is provided without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. This document is for informational purposes and may not be incorporated into a contract. SAP assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in this document, except if such damages were caused by SAP intentionally or grossly negligent. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates, and they should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. © SAP AG 2011. All rights reserved. / Page 2
  3. 3. 1 Overview 2 What’s New 3 Summary © SAP AG 2011. All rights reserved. / Page 3
  4. 4. What is SAP NetWeaver Portal Today? Overview SAP NetWeaver Portal* provides easy access to business processes and information, and serves many unique user roles  Delivers multi-system-, rolebased access to business processes and information  Provides a secure and single point of access  Increases people productivity  Provides managed content in the context of business applications  Offers an intuitive web interface for internal and external users * SAP NetWeaver™ provides also various additional capabilities such as application server, development environment and central administration / lifecycle management tools, etc. © SAP AG 2011. All rights reserved. / Page 4
  5. 5. SAP runs SAP NetWeaver Portal SAP Corporate Portal    Serves 50,000 SAP employees One of the top 10 intranets 2008 worldwide! Awarded by NN/g Nielsen Norman Group SAP Community Network:      © SAP AG 2011. All rights reserved. / Page 5 Serves more than1,000,000 SAP experts SDN Community BPX Community BusinessObjects Community SAP EcoHub
  6. 6. SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 New Functionality Overview  Huge Adoption with more than 8,000 productive customers systems, estimated user base of 15M+ users, and year-over-year productive usage growth rate of 26% Ramp-up release started November 2010 Wiki KMC enhancements Highlights & new features  WPC 2.0 3rd party integration Improved supportability and root cause analysis TCO improvements Improved standards AJAX Framework Simplified Content Creation Enterprise Portal (KM / Collaboration) Enterprise Portal Core Improved performance, scalability, administration SAP NW EPEPC 7.02 SAP NW EPEPC 7.3 AJAX Framework - Default
  7. 7. End user Empowerment & Self-Services Managing and Mashing up Portal Pages with Web Page Composer The enhanced Web Page Composer (WPC) enables managed content scenarios for key users from the line of business to easily create and mash up enriched portal pages, blending business applications and user-generated content using intuitive authoring services. Key Capabilities  Intuitive run time authoring environment  Staging area for live and draft content  Time-based publication & recall of pages  Approval workflow for pages  Interactive (mashup) portal pages using connections  Searching & tagging pages  Easy integration and re-use of existing portal content  Advanced runtime capabilities  Flexible permission model for delegation  Customization options Page authoring environment (lab preview) Mashup authoring Benefits  Enhanced user productivity for lines of business  Flexible content management and mash up  Reduce TCO through common platform / services  Increase contribution and content quality This presentation and SAP's strategy and possible future developments are subject to change and may be changed by SAP at any time for any reason without notice. This document is provided without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. © SAP AG 2011. All rights reserved. / Page 7
  8. 8. End user Empowerment & Self-Services Building Communities with Wikis & Forums Wikis and forums provide a framework to easily share and contribute knowledge and information in an intuitive way within the company by giving employees, customers, suppliers and partners a framework to collaborative writing and help to save time by making ideas available, sharing knowledge and managing related information. Key Capabilities  Integral part of SAP NetWeaver Portal  Easy and intuitive creation of wiki pages  Governance by access control and permission concept  Content control executed by administrator  User control on collaboration with other users  Customer branding  Moderation support and approval processes  Global search and tagging  Versioning control  Self-Publishing by contributors Benefits  Enhanced User Productivity  Simplified contribution and sharing of knowledge  Reduced TCO (lab preview) This presentation and SAP's strategy and possible future developments are subject to change and may be changed by SAP at any time for any reason without notice. This document is provided without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. © SAP AG 2010. All rights reserved. / Page 9
  9. 9. End user Empowerment & Self-Services Content Management Scenarios with Knowledge Management Knowledge Management (KM) is the basic content services within SAP NetWeaver Portal. It provides the basic capabilities that customers need to run their scenarios as well as extension framework for custom implementations. The 7.3 release of SAP NetWeaver introduces various KM enhancements including TCO improvements, archiving, multiple upload, new risk analysis and housekeeping reports, Hot Configurable Components, ACL indexing. Current Key Scenarios  Basic Document Management System  Managed Content  Search & Integration of Repositories  Integral KM usage in standard EP role  Wiki & Forums on top of KM  Unmanaged Content/ Collaboration  Customer Applications on top of KMC  SAP Applications on Top of KM This presentation and SAP's strategy and possible future developments are subject to change and may be changed by SAP at any time for any reason without notice. This document is provided without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. © SAP AG 2011. All rights reserved. / Page 12
  10. 10. IT Optimization Unified Access to Applications and Processes SAP NetWeaver Portal introduces an improved integration layer for SAP, Business Objects and non-SAP applications & reports while maintaining low cost of operations and administration. Customers can implement Business Process Portals by easily integrating composite applications (e.g. CE) as well as business processes and workflow items (e.g. from BPM) into the portal. Central access to work items in Universal Worklist SAP BusinessObjects Integration (lab preview) Key Capabilities  Simplified portal content creation and maintenance  Advanced wizards for role upload, content creation and transport  Simplified system landscape management and directory synchronization  Process desk provides access to necessary end-user functionality (alerts, notifications, workitems) in central Universal Worklist.  New state-of-the-art default ajax framework page  Unified transport and change recording for portal content through integration with the SAP Change and Transport System (CTS+).  Customized error pages and administration traceability  Advanced caching and memory consumption capabilities Benefits  Reduce portal costs for operations and administration (with central SAP NetWeaver Administrator tool)  Simplified content and system administration  Improved performance & scalability This presentation and SAP's strategy and possible future developments are subject to change and may be changed by SAP at any time for any reason without notice. This document is provided without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. © SAP AG 2011. All rights reserved. / Page 13
  11. 11. Simplified Portal Content Creation and Maintenance Roles • Dedicated wizards for role creation aimed to reduce creation and maintenance costs Business Packages • Simplified processes for implementing and customizing SAP Business Packages iViews • Simplified wizards for creating iViews in the Portal via search & create workflow Top-down approach • Simplified content creating via a top-down approach content creation Transport • Simplified content transport capabilities via a Sync-folder capability Favorites • Provide content administrators PCD favorites capabilities
  12. 12. Enrich Portal Role Types Free-style role Workcenter role Role from back-end Role from packages
  13. 13. Enrich Portal Role Types Freestyle roles All levels of freedom by customers to create own roles – no predefined structure  Limited runtime oriented visualization in the editor  Successor of the well known role editor of SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.0  Editor View Role Content Runtime View
  14. 14. Enrich Portal Role Types Workcenter Role – Runtime View    Structured to guide the content administrator how to build roles according to the workcenter role concept Designed to represent the content as it will appear in runtime to make the content creation easier and more intuitive The majority of Business Package Roles are built according to these guidelines Navigation entries Views Homepage Services
  15. 15. Enrich Portal Role Types Workcenter Role – Service Map View
  16. 16. Enrich Portal Role Types Workcenter Role – Editor View Editor View Navigation entries Views Homepage Services
  17. 17. Enrich Portal Role Types Role from Back-end    In order to simplify content creation for customers who have already invested in PFCG roles, we provide the option to upload PFCG roles to the Portal (PCD) After uploading PFCG role to the Portal, one can addremove content according to the specific business requirement Choosing the best role structure for your project is essential for reducing the overall TCO of the Portal PFCG Role PCD Role Upload
  18. 18. Enrich Portal Role Types Role from Package    Re-using pre-defined roles delivered by SAP as Business packages These roles can be customized according to the customer specific business requirements Using SAP Business Packages to integrate business scenarios in the SAP Portal is a key factor for maintaining low TCO of the Portal Editor View Availbale Business Packages Available Roles
  19. 19. Enrich Portal Role Types Best Practice for Roles Typical Customers: Existing and new customers looking for maximum freedom in Portal content creation. Free-style role Workcenter role Typical Customers: New customers who are looking to quickly and easily implement a Portal according to SAP Ux guidelines. Typical Customers: Customers who have invested heavily in PFCG roles and are looking to re-use this investment. Role from back-end Role from packages Typical Customers: Customers who are looking to integrate SAP business processes into the SAP NetWeaver Portal with SAP’s pre-defined content.
  20. 20. IT Optimization Portal Landscape Interoperability and Openness SAP NetWeaver Portal introduces extended integration capabilities for SAP and non-SAP content, both into the SAP Portal and for 3rd party Portals. Key Capabilities  Support of JSR 168/ 286, WSRP 1.0  Support of SAML 1.0 and 2.0  Java EE 5 and Java SE 6 support  Integration of SAP BusinessObjects reports via the Portal Integration Kit  Exposing the portal navigation structure via a dedicated Web Service  Advanced capabilities for consuming SAP application into 3rd party portals Integration of SAP Portal navigation structure into a 3rd part Portal Benefits  Single point of access to all corporate assets  Open platform for 3rd party content integration (lab preview) This presentation and SAP's strategy and possible future developments are subject to change and may be changed by SAP at any time for any reason without notice. This document is provided without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. © SAP AG 2010. All rights reserved. / Page 25
  21. 21. AJAX Framework Overview   The new AJAX Framework serves as a flexible foundation for the new out-of-the-box user experience as well as for customer-specific implementations The AJAX framework “lives” side-by-side with the classic framework Modern SAP User Interfaces Key Capabilities Functional Enhancements Adapt SAP’s user interfaces to modern web standards Performance Enhancements Intuitive and harmonized look & feel based on SAP Signature Design (for SAP’s out-of-thebox implementations) Customizable via theme editor Open framework for custom developed frameworks Same look on desktop and Web New user experience in the portal Build in AJAX capabilities (client/server balancing)
  22. 22. AJAX Framework Benefits and Advantages For End Users  Improved  Quicker  Zero usability and productivity response times for better interactivity footprint access from everywhere via web browser For Administrators  Powerful tools for configuration and branding  Increased openness  Improved server scalability and performance For Developers  Flexible  Open infrastructure for add-on widgets and apps framework for extensions  Based on common standards
  23. 23. AJAX capabilities with Web Dynpro Java Examples: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. In-place Editing Input Validation Input Field Suggestions Drag & Drop Enhanced Keyboard support 3 2 1 4 4 4
  24. 24. Portal End-user Enhancements New Capabilities  Reorder entries in top level navigation (drag&drop)    Quick preview of search results Select from various search providers  Select and show pre-defined Tabset Add and organize your favorites
  25. 25. Performance Improvements Measurement 7.01 SPS5 7.30 SPS1 Explanation Number of concurrent users that brings the server to 60% CPU utilization 260 users 365 users Improvement of 40% on the same hardware Processing Space (memory used during a navigation) 6.5 MB 3.4 MB 7.30 uses half as much memory on average to execute navigations Startup Time 3 mins 2 mins 7.30 starts up much faster than 7.01, with improvement of 33% in average •Measured with a specific scenario running SAP Business Packages SP5 was tested using the Classic Framework Page, while 7.30 used the Ajax Framework Page. •The installations are EPC The hardware is 8 CPU / 8 GB RAM (our strongest server) / The content tested was only PRT (acting as a UI Integration hub) •7.01
  26. 26. Additional Enhancements Integration with Central Transport System (CTS+) Portal Content Root Cause analysis with Portal Content Analyzer Cache optimizations (navigation, Object Based Navigation, etc.) Integration with change recording system Reduce deployment time for Portal content (parallel deployment) Customized PRT error pages Performance Improvements Admin traceability capabilities Open L-Shape APIs for custom AJAX framework pages Personal landing page for Portal Content Administrators Integration with Near Zero Downtime for maintenance tool (nZDM) And more… SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 EPCE Installation on the same instance with NetWeaver 7.3 * nZDM integration is still in a project based solution stage
  27. 27. Summary  SAP NetWeaver Portal plays a key role in SAP’s user interaction strategy.  There are lot of improvements done in the 7.3 release of the SAP NetWeaver Portal  Functional roadmap in essence  Self Service End Users and Line of Business by: – Simplifying content development – Enabling UI flexibility  Reducing the overall TCO and TCA  Further opening up portal framework for 3rd party vendors © SAP AG 2011 All rights reserved. / Page 32
  28. 28. Thank You!

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