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SAP GUI Family

Universal Clients for Accessing SAP Systems

SAP GUI is SAP's universal client for accessing SAP functionality in SAP applications such as - SAP ERP, SAP Business Suite (SAP CRM, SAP SCM and SAP PLM), SAP Business Intelligence and so on. SAP GUI functions like a browser. It gets information from the SAP server like what, where, when and how, to display contents in its window. All members of the SAP GUI family have unique attributes that make them especially suited for different user environments. SAP GUI comes in the following three different flavors:

SAP GUI for Windows
SAP GUI for Windows is an implementation especially designed for the Windows operating system, providing a Windows-like user experience and integration with other applications, based on OLE interfaces or ActiveX controls.


SAP GUI for the Java Environment

SAP GUI for the Java environment is a unified SAP frontend for multiple platforms. It is based on a platform-independent architecture and Java implementation. As a major benefit, it provides access to SAP applications that are based on Control-Enabling and therefore used to be reserved for Windows users in the past. Please, note that SAP GUI for Java is also available on Windows.


SAP GUI for HTML

SAP GUI for HTML automatically maps the screen elements in SAP transactions to HTML using HTML Business functions available within the SAP Internet Transaction Server. A web browser is sufficient to access almost all transactions. Please note: Since SAP GUI for HTML is an application running on the ITS, you find corresponding information on the ITS page.
You can find detailed information on the different SAP GUI types under the following links:

 

 

News

The following list contains the latest news on the SAP GUI family members.
    Date            Description
August, 2014

Shipment Schedule for SAP GUI for Windows 7.40:
SAP GUI for Windows 7.40 will be shipped on 8th of October 2014 and will become the default SAP GUI version as of this day.
Please, start planning the upgrade process from earlier SAP GUI versions to the new release.
For more information, please, check SAP note 147519 and related notes.

July,

2014

SAP GUI for Java 7.30 rev 9 is available for download on SAP Service Marketplace (see also Downloads section below).

May,

2014

SAP GUI for Java 7.30 rev 8 is available for download on SAP Service Marketplace (see also Downloads section below).
April,
2014
End of support for Windows XP: On 8th of April Microsoft terminated support for Windows XP. Therefore, as of this day, SAP GUI is no longer supported on Windows XP. We recommend to upgrade your operating system in case you are currently using Windows XP.

December,

2013

SAP GUI for Windows 7.30 C3 is available for download on SAP Service Marketplace (see also Downloads section below).

NWBC is now part of the standard package.

April,

2013

SAP GUI for Windows 7.20 is now out of support. Please upgrade to SAP GUI for Windows 7.30 as soon as possible. A successor to SAP GUI for Windows 7.30 is expected for Q3/2014.
January, 2013

SAP GUI for Java 7.20 rev 11 is available for download on SAP Service Marketplace (see also Downloads section below).

For new features and enhancements, refer to the release notes.

Please, plan to upgrade to SAP GUI for Java 7.30, because support for SAP GUI for Java 7.20 ends by end of January 2013.

June, 2012

SAP GUI for Windows 7.30 is now available for download on SAP Service Marketplace.

Please note: End of support for SAP GUI for Windows 7.20 will be 9th of April 2013.

April, 2011SAP GUI for Windows 7.10 is now out of support. Please, upgrade to release 7.20 as soon as possible.
January, 2011SAP GUI for Windows 6.20 is now out of support. Please, upgrade to release 7.20 as soon as possible (release 7.10 will be out of support as of 12th of April 2011).
You find an overview of new features in the release information section below.

 

 

Installation

SAP GUI for Windows

This documentation describes how to install and distribute the SAP front-end software on Windows with the SAP Setup front-end deployment and software management solution. The benefits of using SAP Setup are that you can insert new SAP front-end components on to an existing installation server and deploy multiple components. In addition, SAP Setup offers new diagnostic and check tools for better support. The key processes are wizard-driven and you have new and powerful command-line parameters. Also, it is possible to trigger an unattended automatic workstation update.

This document provides an overview and further information about the frontend installation and distribution tool SAP Setup.

SAP GUI for Java

SAP GUI for Java 7. 30 Download and Installation Information
This archive contains among others the SAP GUI for Java installation information.

SAP GUI for HTML/ITS

SAP@Web Installation Guide (ITS 6.20)
SAP GUI for HTML is running on the ITS, therefore the ITS installation information is relevant in this case. Since the ITS is integrated in SAP NW as of Release 2004, you do not need to install SAP GUI for HTML/ITS separately on systems as of this release. It comes with  the package. For the non-integrated, standalone ITS, you find installation information in the SAP@Web Installation Guide for ITS 6.20 which describes how to install the standalone SAP Internet Transaction Server (ITS 6.20) and related tools on released Windows and Linux platforms.

 

 

Platform Support and Maintenance Strategy

You find information on the supported platforms in the Support Matrix for SAP GUI for Windows, the Support Matrix for SAP GUI for Java or in  SAP GUI section of the Product Availability Matrix (PAM).

 

 

Literature

General Information
Frontend Network Requirements (SMP Login required!)
Distributed landscapes today lead to the fact that an increasing number of users connect to a central system from dispersed sites with varying degrees of available bandwidth. As a consequence, user access is through local area network (LAN) and wide area network WAN (dial-up, frame relay, Internet, etc.). This paper contains a description of SAP's frontend characteristics from both a LAN and a WAN perspective.
Please note that this paper does not discuss server-to-server traffic or printing.
SAP GUI Technical Infrastructure
The purpose of this guide is to give you an understanding of the different SAP GUI types, their specific properties and how they communicate with the SAP system. Also, it explains the performance requirements of the infrastructure and describes trouble-shooting options.

SAP GUI for Windows

SAP GUI for Windows 7.30 Help Guide (English Version)

SAP GUI for Windows 7.30 Help Guide (German Version)

This documentation describes the SAP GUI functions.

This guide describes the SAP GUI security module which has been implemented to protect the user's local environment against undesired actions that a potentially corrupt SAP system could trigger on his or her PC.
SAP GUI for Windows 7.30 Administration Guide
This documentation describes how to configure and administer SAP GUI for Windows.

SAP GUI for Java

SAP GUI for Java 7.30 Documentation (downloadable version)

This zip-file contains the downloadable version of the SAP GUI for Java 7.30 documentation in HTML.

How To Extend SAP GUI for Java with Your Own Java Bean 
This documentation is intended for Customers/Partners who want to write their own custom controls which work in the SAP GUI for Java. The purpose of this document is to show how a JavaBean can be connected to SAP using „SAP GUI for the Java Environment".
SAP GUI for Java Configuration Generator Scripts
This link leads you to a set of scripts that serve as an example of how to convert an existing set of configuration files for SAP GUI for Windows for the use with SAP GUI for Java. The scripts should work for standard cases. Please note that these scripts are provided as they are without any support or warranty. Thus, make sure to read the readme.html file contained in the zip archive.

 

 

Presentations

Update on the SAP GUI Family
This presentation explains the different types of SAP GUI (for Windows, for Java, for HTML) and when to use them.


Downloads

For download and maintenance information, click on one of the following links (SMP Login is required. In case of download problems, check SAP note 1037574):

Component      Installations  PatchesImportant Notes
SAP GUI for Java7.307.301758540
SAP GUI for Windows7.307.30147519, 66971
SAP GUI for HTML/ITSITS 6.20 (standalone)ITS 6.20 (standalone)197746
SAP Screen Reader ExtensionsDownload *---------------

 

* Note: You need the SAP GUI Screenreader Extensions on your client PC to use the accessibility mode in SAP GUI for Windows (with Screenreaders).


Notification on SAP GUI news

In order to get a notification by email when official information about SAP GUI (like the shipment of a new version) is available, activate the "Receive email notifications" feature of the corresponding thread:


Related Topics

SAP GUI Scripting  SAP GUI Scripting offers an automation interface to SAP GUI that can be used for macro recording and playback, development of test tools and application integration.

SAPConsole
As part of SAP's ongoing effort to build on SAP systems core business logic and offer it for non-standard display environments, SAPConsole has been developed to support different types of output devices. SAP Console supports character-cell terminals, including radio frequency (RF) devices, as well as web-equipped devices.
GuiXT 
GuiXT allows you to simplify transactions without having to modify them. You can hide screen elements that you do not need, or add elements such as checkboxes, pushbuttons, graphics, and documentation.

With SAP Personas, SAP customers are able to purchase a new solution to personalize their SAP GUI screens. SAP Screen Personas provides a simple, drag and drop approach to modify many common SAP screens to make them more usable as well as more visually appealing. IT departments and authorized end-users will be able to modify screens using their own unique knowledge of which information they need on the screen to optimize usability and productivity.


Release Information

You find information on the expected release dates for SAP GUI patches/revisions in the following notes (SMP login required!):You find information on the function scope of a release in the following release notes:

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