During certification, SAP verifies that J2EE 1.4 / EE 5 specification compliant applications from independent software vendors can be deployed and run on the J2EE / EE 5 engine of the SAP NetWeaver 7.4 Java Application Server - itself a fully J2EE / EE 5 compliant web application server. The SAP NetWeaver 7.4 Java Application Server is a robust and lean standard-based platform that enables you to develop Java applications from scratch or migrate existing Java applications onto the SAP NetWeaver 7.4 Java Application Server.
Deployment is regarded as the process of installing a J2EE 1.4 / EE 5 application in the form of an EAR file (Enterprise Application Archive file) on the SAP NetWeaver Java Application Server following deployment guidelines. For the 64 Bit SAP NetWeaver 7.4 Application Server JavaTM EE 5 Edition the deployment must be conducted with a so called SCA file, ensuring that the successfully deployed software product which is equivalent to exactly one software component is SAP Solution Manager Ready. The successful deployment of the SCA file according to certification guidelines, followed by a functional test of the application itself, leads to SAP integration certification.
For certification purposes, ISV's need to have an in-house SAP NetWeaver 7.4 Java Application Server installed. At least "one" SAP NetWeaver developer user license must be purchased by the independent software vendor in order to meet SAP support requirements.
The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) highly recommends that ISVs and partners, who are interested in certifying an integration of their product with SAP solutions, begin with our page Getting Started with Integration and Certification (FAQ) that explains the SAP ICC services and describes the process how to obtain them. This page helps you select the correct integration scenario and contains technical information, step-by-step guides, and much more.
• A new version of deployment certification called JAVA-EE-NW 7.4 is now available!
SAP NetWeaver 7.4 Application Server Java EE 5 Edition (SAP HANA Enabled)
A new certification based on J2EE 1.4 / EE 5 specification is now available in addition to the existing based certifications. Details of the certification offering based on SAP NetWeaver 7.4 can be found in the Documentation and Test Catalog.
In addition to the technical interface specifications, please also refer to the applicable SAP Solution Manager integration criteria.
Test System Recommendation from SAP ICC
To certify on SAP NetWeaver 7.4 ISVs are required to have at least "one" SAP NetWeaver Development license.
Description about available test system options:
Read SAP ICC consultant Martin Vierling's blog about Integrating to SAP Solutions - Test System Opportunities for independent Software Vendors, where you can find the options of hosted SAP Test Systems and recommendations, if the hosted test system option is suitable for your certification.
JAVA-EE-NW 7.4: 5,000 Euro per Certification (Euro currency applicable to all countries).
To understand all services and benefits included in this fee, please refer to the Getting Started Page.
Benefits of Certification
Customers using SAP-certified solutions in their SAP environment, as well as the ISVs and partners offering these, experience great benefits such as shorter implementation times, technical enablement, and marketing assets that certification provides.
Please visit Certification Benefits overview page for more information.
• After successful certification testing the ISV solution can be advertised with one of the following logos:
SAP Training and Help:
Please refer to SAP Education.
ICC Webinar You are invited to join our introductory webinars - hosted by the SAP Integration and Certification Center in regular intervals. For a schedule and recordings got to the page "SAP Integration and Certification Webinar Series Overview".
Apply for ICC Services right away - please fill in the SAP ICC online application form.
SAP Application Development partner directory: The certified solution is listed in our SAP Application Development partner directory.