More than ten years ago SAP launched its first integrated technology platform, SAP NetWeaver. It was a major success, powering tens of thousands of mission-critical SAP installations worldwide today. Built around a core set of platform components and hub products for data and process management, application development and presentation, integration, security and systems management, SAP NetWeaver ensures technological consistency for most major SAP installations.
Many SAP NetWeaver hub products now also play an important role in SAPs new platforms for mobile, cloud and in-memory computing. The SAP (NetWeaver) Business Warehouse for example works closely together with SAP HANA, becoming an essential part of the SAP HANA platform. To reflect this evolution of SAP NetWeaver hub products, SAP decided to remove the “NetWeaver” prefix from their official product names with immediate effect. This reflects their ability to support platforms and deployments beyond core SAP NetWeaver.
The name change does not change any of the communicated road maps and release plans of these products. They remain an integral part of the SAP NetWeaver platform, with the ability to play an important role in the SAP HANA platform and the cloud as well. See the table below for the products changing their names.