Glossary

ABAP

SAP programming language.

add-on

SAP application that is technically dependent on – and can only be installed on top of – another SAP application.

Afaria

A mobile device management solution that provides a single administrative console to centrally manage, secure, and deploy mobile data, applications, and devices. Afaria simplifies the management complexities of a workforce on the go by making the data stored and transmitted by mobile devices secure.

Alloy

Software jointly developed by IBM and SAP that enables users to access SAP applications and information through IBM Lotus Notes, simplifying interaction with people, processes, and information.

Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG)

A nonprofit organization of SAP customer companies dedicated to providing educational and networking opportunities in support of SAP software and implementation. These user groups are established in regions around the world to share knowledge and influence SAP development efforts. ASUG is the largest user group with more than 50,000 members in the Americas.

analytics

Data analysis typically generated in the form of reports and charts which can be used for business insight and decision making.

application

Software that enables organizations to perform certain business processes or activities and to address specific business needs.

application lifecycle management

For SAP, a term that describes the processes, tools, services, and organizational model used to manage SAP and non-SAP software throughout the solution lifecycle, from concept to phaseout. SAP’s recommended approach to application lifecycle management enables companies to adopt innovations from SAP rapidly and gain optimal value from their business solutions.

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