Transition from SAP Enterprise Portal to SAP Cloud Platform

Thousands of customers around the world run SAP Enterprise Portal successfully to provide their employees, customers, and partners a central and intuitive access point to business applications, information, and services. With SAP Cloud Platform Portal, you can transition your on-premise SAP Enterprise Portal and quickly create engaging business sites providing a responsive, web-based access to your business processes and content. SAP Cloud Platform Portal service combines a lightweight, low learning curve of site authoring with full power of enterprise-grade business process integration and access management. Transitioning your on-premise SAP Enterprise Portal to the SAP Cloud Platform Portal will provide you a flexible, multi-channel, modern business portal, enabling you to outperform business goals. Note that the following information is referring to a transition to SAP Cloud Platform Neo environment only, which is not recommended anymore. Information about a transition to the Cloud Foundry environment will follow in second half of 2020.

General Information about Portal Transition

Note that a transition to the Neo environment of SAP Cloud Platform is not recommended anymore starting Q2 2020. The recommended approach is a transition to SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry environment. More information about this topic will follow later in 2020.

Read these two blogs for some concept information:

Watch also this video. 

Portal Transition Wiki

Check out this wiki page that covers the most important FAQs, that customers might have, who are considering to start with a cloud strategy for their portal scenarios which will also include moving their Enterprise Portal to SAP Cloud Platform. The wiki page refers mainly to a transition to SAP Cloud Platform Neo environment.

Define Your Portal Strategy

Before you start the transition process, you should think about your portal strategy, decide for example on a full or partial transition. Or you decide to keep running your SAP Enterprise Portal for a while (check out end of maintenance for SAP NetWeaver Java in this SAP note). In the guide SAP Portal Deployment Options which is linked below, you will find recommendations for typical portal scenarios, which might help you with your decision.

Hybrid Scenario: How to Reuse Your Legacy On-Premise SAP Enterprise Portal Content

Many SAP customers have rich implementations of on-premise SAP Enterprise Portal that include many classic UIs such as Web Dynpro ABAP, SAP GUI, BSP, and other applications. To expose their legacy on-premise SAP Enterprise Portal apps on SAP Cloud Platform Portal, customers can configure their SAP Enterprise Portal as a content provider and bypassing a full migation. Note that this feature will only be available starting with SAP Enterprise Portal 7.5 SPS11 release.

Migration Tools

SAP Enterprise Portal offers a migration tool to support the transition process (this tool is valid for SAP NetWeaver 7.3 and higher). This migration tool can be downloaded from SAP Software Download Center and it supports the following iViews types: Web Dynpro ABAP, SAP GUI Transaction, BEx Web Application and Web-Based URLs. Get also familiar with our SAP Partner Egnyte and how they support the migration of Knowledge Management content from SAP Enterprise Portal to the cloud. Note that this tool is available only on the Neo environment of SAP Cloud Platform.

Migration of Universal Worklist to My Inbox

My Inbox is a transactional Fiori app for making important decisions via mobile or desktop devices anywhere and anytime. Using this app, you can process your standard and custom workflow tasks based on the decision options defined in the back-end system.

SAP Business Explorer (BEx) Integration into SAP Cloud Platform Portal

SAP Business Explorer (BEx) is the traditional and native frontend for SAP BW-based reporting, analysis, and business planning. This integration involves the on-premise SAP Enterprise Portal server, so it is relevant for hybrid landscapes.