With the release of SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (2004s) SR2, the old usage type EP has been divided into two usage types: EP Core (also known as EPC) and EP. The capabilities formerly available by usage type EP are divided between the two usage types as follows:
The Advantage of Separating the Usage Type into Two
With the division of the usage type, you gain flexibility. Some scenarios, for example ERP, require only the portal capabilities from among all the services offered by the old EP. In such case, you only install usage type EPC and benefit from the capabilities of the portal only, without managing other services not required for this scenario.
Installing the New Usage Type in SAPinst
You can use usage type EPC in the following cases:
- For SAP NetWeaver standalone scenarios, you need SAP NetWeaver 7.0 SPS 11.
- For SAP ERP business packages based on EPC, you need SAP ERP 6.0 SR2 and SAP NetWeaver 7.0 SPS 11.
The installation of usage type EPC requires the installation of usage type AS Java.
This is what you’ll see in SAPinst:
You can enhance a system with EPC to a full EP system using JSPM. Follow the instructions in the guide SAP NetWeaver Support Installation Guide – SP Stack 11.
Information on usage type EPC is available in all the NetWeaver relevant guides, such as Master Guide, Installation Guide and in the Help portal documentation.