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As a NetWeaver product manager with responsibilities in the mutual ERP and NetWeaver integration zones, ( see the “Integration with mySAP ERP 2004” forum in SAP NetWeaver General section)I receive numerous customer questions about releases and versions of mySAP ERP and NetWeaver that are and will be available in the near and intermediate future, and their mutual impacts on upgrades, planning, etc.

You may have heard that there is a NetWeaver release coming towards the end of the year, so what is it called, and what is it about ?. SAP NetWeaver 2004s is the name, it is the mySAP Business Suite edition of SAP NetWeaver 2004. It is a minor release that delivers on specific needs of the mySAP and xApps solutions delivered by SAP in 2005.

Please keep in mind that the default shipment to all SAP NetWeaver and applications customers will remain SAP NetWeaver ’04 until the end of mySAP ERP 2005 ramp up. More information and details will be available in the coming months.

An implementation of SAP NetWeaver 2004s is recommended only to customers requiring it in the context of an application implementation project (e.g. SAP ERP 2005). In addition, some customers may require SAP NetWeaver 2004s due to specific enhancements, for example in the areas of:

Business intelligence (enhanced query, analysis, and reporting; integrated business planning; high performance analytics) Enterprise portal (global, federated portal) Development (Web Dynpro for ABAP; Switch Framework supporting multiple industry solutions) For more information regarding the SAP NetWeaver 2004s release, please see the FAQ document located at

SAP now provides a process-oriented view that helps you better map your business and IT requirements to the capabilities SAP NetWeaver provides. Predefined IT scenarios can be implemented using the integrated capabilities of SAP NetWeaver. For a more general introduction to the IT scenarios and supporting material, please

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