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Dear Portal Users,

 

For quite a long time we have had two Portal usage types (UT):

  • EP: Enterprise Portal
  • EPC: Enterprise Portal – Core

Q: So what is actually the difference between the two?

A: EP stands for Enterprise Portal – the well-known SAP Portal installation that includes all Portal components and functionality. EPC stands for Enterprise Portal – Core – is a leaner installation of the Portal that includes only the core Portal functionality without additional functionality such as Knowledge Management, Collaboration, etc. 

 

Q: When should I use each usage type?

A: If you are implementing a full Enterprise Portal, you should go for EP because this gives you a full Enterprise Portal with all Portal functionality, Web Page Composer (WPC), Knowledge Management, Collaboration, and so on. If you are looking for a leaner installation that consumes less memory, disk size and other resources, you should install EPC. Keep in mind that you can move from EPC to EP at any stage. 

 

Q: How are these usage types distinguished in the SAP NetWeaver installer?

A: For EPC installations, you should select EP Core (in addition to the other components that you want to install), as seen in screenshot below.

To install EP, you should select EP (in addition to the other components that you want to install).

 

EP \ EPC Installer view

 

Hope this was helpful for you.

 

All the best,
Aviad Rivlin

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    1. Markus Klein
      Hello Wolfgang,

      you just install the additional Usage Type / Software Unit “EP” on your Portal Server using the JSPM (Java Support Package Manager)

      regards,
      Markus

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  1. Rahul Urs
    just want to make a comment on his statement  “For EPC installations, you should select EP Core (in addition to the other components that you want to install) “

    AS JAVA is a MUST when you install a Portal application…you cant do without it !!

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