According to SAP‘s release strategy, the recently released technology innovation of SAP NetWeaver 7.3 has been adopted by and released for SAP Business Suite Java applications. Customers of SAP Business Suite 7 and SAP Business Suite 7 Innovations 2010 can profit from a reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) through a unified and state-of-the-art Java technology stack. More information on installation and upgrade/update to SAP NetWeaver 7.3 in the context of the SAP Business Suite is available in the following notes:
- 1532805: Overall note for SAP NetWeaver 7.3 Compatibility including overview of enabled Suite product versions.
- 1468349: Detailed information on enablement of Business Suite 7, e.g. list of enabled components, installation and upgrade info.
- 1615463: list of enabled components of Business Suite 7 Innovations 2010.
Which type of Suite components are affected by the SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 enablement?
JAVA Applications (e.g. ESS/MSS/CRM Internet Sales): Here, SAP enabled most of the existing JAVA applications by introducing new software component versions with the Build-Time of SAP NetWeaver 7.3 (e.g. SAP SAP ESS 633). For detailed information please see attachment of notes 1468349/1615463. When using SAP NetWeaver 7.3, there are no functional changes for the Java applications of the Business Suite.
Content for EP Hub: Most of the existing Business Packages (Portal Content) are compatible to SAP NW Enterprise Portal 7.3. In this case no new Software Component Version had to be introduced.Therefore during an upgrade from previous SAP NetWeaver Portal releases, those Business Packages get only updated to the latest SP version, but no change to new Software Component Versions is required.
WD ABAP/Dypro Application: not affected as they run on the ABAP system.
How to handle existing customer java modifications?
For CRM JAVA modifications please find information in the following note: 1602476
For ESS/MSS modification please see note 1618606 (-> information related to patch 3).