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Getting started with SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration

SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration provides an easy and flexible middleware platform to design, model, implement, execute and monitor business processes by ensuring seamless connectivity to multiple different business/ technical systems and applications (SAP and non-SAP). Along with the options of creating human and/or system centric processes, it also provides an effective way to define and manage business rules which are essential to easily change the business process behavior by non-technical stakeholders. SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration offers three products under one umbrella:

  • SAP NetWeaver Process Integration
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Rules Management

What is meant by SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration in an organization’s landscape?

Customers who have procured SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration licenses have the flexibility to install and use any of the different deployment options described below based on their business requirements. Please note that the mentioned options are not technical installation options (which are available with installer tool as usage types). These are the multiple deployment alternative options that SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration customers can use:

  1. SAP NetWeaver PI standalone (Different installation options available for PI are described in the following Blog)
  2. SAP NetWeaver BPM and BRM
  3. SAP NetWeaver PI, BPM and BRM (available only from the 7.31 release onwards) on a single system. This is the latest offering from SAP which provides tight integration between all these three products as a consolidated process orchestration tool.

Example 1: Customers have to choose option a) and b) if they want to install Dual Stack SAP NetWeaver PI and BPM on different systems.

Example 2: Customers have to choose option c) if they want to install the combined offering available with SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration 7.31. This option is only available with the SAP NetWeaver Java Stack.

Example 3: Customers have to choose option a) and b) if they want to install AEX and SAP NetWeaver BPM separately.

Example 4: Customers have to choose option a) and b) if they want to install SAP NetWeaver BPM, AEX, and De-central Adapter Engine separately.


All use-cases are not mentioned in the above examples. Similar examples can be derived and considered for other options on using diferent components of SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration.

For existing customers:

All existing customers who have bought any of these products separately (PI or BPM/BRM) can benefit from a license upgrade option for SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration. Customers should contact their Account Executive for more details.

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      Thanks for this very informative overview, Piyush!

      Probably most of our customers are not aware that one of the main intents of SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration is to extend integration capabilities beyond the SAP domain. Equipped with solid B2B capabilities customers can now secure and at the same time extend their SAP investments in their customer and partner networks.

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      Hi Piyush,

      Thanks for the Blog.. Do you have article on the SAP recommendation of how to position the SLD's if we are going with option a & b. Like single SLD or separate one , If separate one which one will be the central one..

      Thanks in advance for your response..


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      We currently have a demo CE 7.3 system used for BPM demos. Is it possible to "upgrade" to 7.3 EHP 1 and activate the process orchestration single stack BPM/PI scenario?

      Is it just as simple as chosing the right scenarios during the upgrade process?


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      How long will it take to implement a full landscape for process orchestration?

      We have AEX 7.3 already installed now and have to install PO separately using option 3. But if we do that how can we migrate the existing data to the new installation?


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      I'm just wondering if Maraiana posts the SAME EXACT COMMENT on every page she sees, followed immediately by Sunil, or if its just a coincidence that the first 10 pages I went to had their comments first and second...

      Author's profile photo Jason Lax
      Jason Lax

      I wouldn't say the same but both are very engaged in the community: Mariana is also the space editor and lead moderator for this and other SCN spaces. SCN Space Contact List

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      How can I know if the Java stack is installed ?