SAP Enterprise Portal Overview

SAP Enterprise Portal is the Web front-end component for SAP NetWeaver - the comprehensive integration and application platform that facilitates the alignment of people, information, and business processes across organizational and technical boundaries. The on-premise portal solution offers a single point of access to SAP and non-SAP information sources, enterprise applications, information repositories, databases and services, in and outside your organization. You can access the portal from desktops and from mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablets. SAP Enterprise Portal allows you to create attractive corporate portals that leverage the responsive SAP Fiori launchpad experience. The technology and architecture of the portal ensures it is built for the enterprise, providing a secure and scalable environment.

Top Features

  • Role-based access: SAP Enterprise Portal provides central, role-based and easy access to business processes and information across various consumption channels (desktop/mobile).
  • Personalization: Key users and end users can easily personalize the appearance of their portal experience (e.g. page layout, theme, favorites).
  • Pre-defined content The UI client provides access pre-defined content (Business Packages) and work item lists coming from Universal Work List, Power List (POWL) delivered by SAP Business Suite.
  • Application launching: Using client services such as navigation, favorites, or search, users can easily launch integrated web applications (SAP or non-SAP UI technologies) such as Web Dynpro for ABAP, Web Dynpro for Java, Web UI Framework, HTML5 (SAPUI5) and SAP GUI.

SAP NetWeaver 7.5 Maintenance Strategy and SAP Enterprise Portal

To provide the most up-to-date SAP NetWeaver release in conjunction with best interoperability to SAP Business Suite 7 SAP fully aligns the maintenance strategy for SAP NetWeaver 7.5 with SAP Business Suite 7.  SAP NetWeaver 7.5 is based on the AS ABAP and the AS Java based on the SAP JVM 8 which conforms to the Java 8 standard. More information, see here:
In alignment with the announced maintenance extensions we also extend the maintenance of SAP Enterprise Portal: mainstream maintenance for SAP Enterprise Portal 7.5 will continue to the end of 2027, with extended maintenance to 2030. Please note that only moderate functional enhancements are planned for SAP EP on SAP NetWeaver 7.5: mainly tools to support the transition of portal scenarios to the cloud. The end of mainstream maintenance dates for SAP EP versions 7.4 and older remain unchanged, and maintenance for these products will end this year (31.12.2020). 

Going forward we recommend SAP Enterprise Portal customers considering a transition to SAP Cloud Platform multi-cloud environment, in particular to the Launchpad service. As SAP puts major investments in SAP Cloud Platform, customers automatically get the latest SAP Fiori UX innovations (for example SAP Fiori 3). SAP recommends adopting SAP Cloud Platform Launchpad for new projects, and gradually transition existing SAP EP based scenarios to SAP Cloud Platform. For more information about SAP Cloud Platform Launchpad, see this overview presentation.

SAP Enterprise Portal on SAP NetWeaver 7.5

Enterprise Portal 7.5 is the recommended go-to release for on-premise customers to benefit from latest enhancements and improvements of the SAP NetWeaver stacks. 

SAP Enterprise Portal as a Content Provider for SAP Launchpad Service

As a System Administrator, you can configure the SAP Enterprise Portal as a remote content provider to the central launchpad service on SAP Cloud Platform.

This enables you to expose your existing Enterprise Portal content (such as BEx, SAP GUI Applications, Web Dynpro ABAP, and Java) side by side with new content (such as SAP SuccessFactors and SAP S/4HANA) in one single entry point. More information, see this section in the SAP Help Portal. 

SAP Fiori Integration

SAP Fiori launchpad running on SAP Enterprise Portal is a key milestone in aligning the SAP UI Clients (Fiori launchpad, Portal, NetWeaver Business Client) with the Fiori UX design. It is delivered as a new multichannel portal framework page following the Fiori design guidelines while leverages the portal underlying technology and administration processes.

SAP Enterprise Portal on SAP NetWeaver 7.4

Note that SAP NetWeaver 7.4 SPS15 (Java stack 13) was the last big feature release for Portal on SAP NetWeaver 7.4.

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