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Author's profile photo Vera Gutbrod

Wikis in SAP NetWeaver 7.3

SAP NetWeaver Portal offers in the new release of SAP NetWeaver 7.3 a new wiki application.

Motivation

Companies often meet the challenge that their employees cannot easily share and exchange their knowledge and experiences with their team members. The Line of Businesses today heavily depends on IT to create, manage and publish business content.

Solution

The new wikis provide a framework to easily share and contribute knowledge and information in an intuitive way within the company. They give employees, customers, suppliers and partners a frame-work to collaborative writing and help to save time by making ideas available, sharing knowledge and managing related information.

Benefits

Easy installation: Wikis are part of the Portal Addon-On and can additionally be installed in a Portal landscape. There is no additional infrastructure needed; as runtime environment the J2EE engine und the database of the portal is used.

Integration into SAP NetWeaver Portal: The following integration scenarios are available: User Management, SSO, Portal Navigation, Portal Search, Role Concept.

Governance: Access control to wiki content is executed by a permission concept. Administrator and moderator permissions control the range of activities that an administrator can perform. Concerning the user permissions you can define exaxtly what the users can do in a given space: read pages, edit pages, create comments and annoucements.

Flexibility: There are different concepts/scenarios for wiki use. Wiki can be configured according to the customers‘ needs.

Content control: The administrator can execute content control by approval processes, user banning and profanity filter.

User control: Users can decide to collaborate with anyone or only with selected users.

Customer branding is possible by theme adoption and UI changes.

Key Capabilities

Easy creation and editing of wiki pages:  By using the Rich Text Editor wiki users can format text, insert links (outside and inside links) and images, insert tables, insert emoticons, attach files (all kind of extensions allowed).

Additional data to wiki pages: Tags, change summaries and abstracts can be added to wiki pages.

Collaborative Authoring: A creator of a wiki page can decide between the following alternative: the author can either edit the page alone or can define further users who may also edit the page.

Email notification: A user can subscribe to a wiki page and get informed in case of a content change.

Blacklists: Remove profanity/insulting words/phrases automatically from a wiki page and replaces them for example by neutral signs.

Version control: the versions of a page can be compared and an older version can be restored.

Advanced page creation for the power user by the use of macros: You can structure and format the pages with the wiki markup language (macros). You can for example create table of contents, foot-notes and columns.

Easy Self-publishing by contributors: Wiki users can decide to save wiki pages in draft modus or to publish them. In case an approval process is defined, the users can only submit the page for approval, publishing is not possible.

User banning: The administrator can ban a user account, an IP address or ban a host name.

Moderation support: When an approval process is defined, pages must be approved before they are published.

Search: Wiki pages and documents can be search via the global portal search or a specific wiki search.

Demo

Watch this movie to get a first impression of the wikis:

 

You will see:
How to create spaces
How to maintain permissions.
How to create and edit wiki pages
How to approve wiki pages
How to compare versions of wiki pages 

More Information 

For more information see:

Collaboration in SAP NetWeaver Portal

Collaboration in SAP NetWeaver Portal

Collaboration in SAP NetWeaver Portal

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Looks great, good blog..I think that the UI can be better..
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Looks like SAP Portal is integrated with JIVE SOFTWARE???
      Author's profile photo Markus Klein
      Markus Klein
      JIVE? I thought its a implementation of the confluence wiki from atlassin.

      http://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence/

      regards,
      Markus

      Author's profile photo Vera Gutbrod
      Vera Gutbrod
      Blog Post Author
      No, we did not integrate Confluence.
      The wiki in SAP NetWeaver Portal is Jive based.
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hello,

      on SDN we have already Wikis.

      Do you insource from there?

      All the best,

      Guido

      Author's profile photo Vera Gutbrod
      Vera Gutbrod
      Blog Post Author
      No, in SDN we have the Confluence wiki. The wiki in the Portal is Jive based.

      Regards
      Vera

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Nice one! Definitely useful Addon 😉

      Cheers
            Sebastian

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hi Vera.
      This new Wiki looks promising. Big advantage is that it doesn't cost additional expences because there are many good (probably even better) Wiki solutions on the market ...
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Looks like Forums and Wiki are Jive based. Jive Clearspace is a solid collaboration platform.

      Regards,
      Kiran

      Author's profile photo Devisha Bhavik
      Devisha Bhavik

      Hi,

       

      Very nice documentation on the new Wiki feature on the SAP Portal. I have just started using it. I could see that it has provided rich text editor. Compared to KM contents editing where we could have HTML editor, is there a way to enable HTML editor for Wiki pages too?

       

      HTML Editor will be more helpful and easier to maintain and create the wiki pages.

      Thanks,

      Bhavik