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:
- Platform Support and Maintenance Strategy
- Notification on SAP GUI News
- Related Topics
- Release Information
- SAP GUI Forum
Shipment Schedule for SAP GUI for Windows 7.40:
|SAP GUI for Java 7.30 rev 9 is available for download on SAP Service Marketplace (see also Downloads section below).|
|SAP GUI for Java 7.30 rev 8 is available for download on SAP Service Marketplace (see also Downloads section below).|
|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.|
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.
|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.|
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.
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, 2011||SAP GUI for Windows 7.10 is now out of support. Please, upgrade to release 7.20 as soon as possible.|
|January, 2011||SAP 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).|
SAP GUI for Windows
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 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.
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
This documentation describes the SAP GUI functions.
SAP GUI for Windows 7.30 Administration Guide
This documentation describes how to configure and administer SAP GUI for Windows.
SAP GUI for Java
This zip-file contains the downloadable version of the SAP GUI for Java 7.30 documentation in HTML.
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.
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.
|SAP GUI for Java||7.30||7.30||1758540|
|SAP GUI for Windows||7.30||7.30||147519, 66971|
|SAP GUI for HTML/ITS||ITS 6.20 (standalone)||ITS 6.20 (standalone)||197746|
|SAP Screen Reader Extensions||Download *||---------------|
Notification on SAP GUI news
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 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.