SAP Enterprise Portal - Business Package Certification (EP-BP)
In Enterprise Portal 6.0 the certification scenario for portlet integration was extended beyond the testing of the individual iViews to include criteria for the whole business package. The certification now also verifies the structure and the deployment of a Business Package developed by an Independent Software Vendor - ISV.
A Business Package can contain
- Roles - authorizations that can be assigned to users and groups
- Worksets - visual entities that can contain other worksets or pages
- Pages - containers for iViews
- iViews - UI components that integrate 3rd-party products to SAP EP
- Are an SAP proprietary technology that is analogous to a portlet
- Can be developed using different development platforms including Java and MS .NET platforms - where SAP provides tools support
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 Getting Started with Integration and Certification 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, streaming media presentations, step-by-step guides, and much more.
SAP NetWeaver 2004s (7.0)
There were no changes to the EP-BP scenarios in this release.
SAP Enterprise Portal Business Package 6.0
EP-BP was introduced as a certifiable interface in this release.
EP-BP Certification documentation: Here you learn on how to certify Portal Content
In addition to the technical interface specifications, please also refer to the applicable SAP Solution Manager Ready
Test System Recommendation from SAP ICC
SAP RAC Service:
The quickest way to gain access to an SAP system suitable for integration testing is via the SAP Remote Access and Connectivity Service (SAP RAC), which provides access to shared and exclusive-use hosted test systems.
Description about available test system options:
Read SAP ICC consultant Martin Vierling's blog about 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.
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 the 'Certification Benefits overview page' for more information.
- After successful certification testing the ISV solution can be advertised with the following logo:
- This Certification Scenario is "SAP Solution Manager Ready"
- Platform User License is available for this scenario
Portal and Collaboration Homepage on SDN.
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".
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.