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Term Description


Advanced  Business  Application Programming. Fourth generation programming language developed by SAP that is utilized to develop application programs.

ABAP Report

An ABAP report is an ABAP program which reads and analyzes data in database tables without modifying the database. When you execute an ABAP report, the resulting output list is either displayed on the screen or sent to a printer.


Unique organisation unit discriptor, two letters and six numbers.


Whenever an employee is not at work on a working day e.g. sickness, leave

Account assignment

Cost code or cost centre to which expenditure is place against.

Action Type

The code or short symbol for the action. Earlier versions of SAP called this an event type.


Running an action (event) means processing a sequence of infotypes for a particular employee. All actions should be recorded on IT0000.


A group of tasks. The results of an activity can produce certain deliverables and can be accomplished by one or more project team members. Several activities comprise a work package.


Application Link Enabling provides integration for separate R/3 systems, allowing full interaction. This makes it possible for distributed enterprise applications to work together as if they were one-system.


This is usually the addresses associated with an employee (Home address/next of kin address/etc.). There is a feature called ADDRS which controls the sequence in which the address sub-types are read.

Application Server

The application server is used to run the business application programs. The application modules are loaded from the data base server to the application server as required.

Authorization / Security

Element of the security system. An authorisation specifies one or more permissible values for each of the authorisation fields that are listed in an authorisation object. The values in an authorisation are used in authorisation texts to determine whether a user's action in the system is allowed.

Bank Details

Account Number, Sort Code, Bank Address, etc.

Batch Input

Interface that facilitates the transfer of large amounts of data to an SAP system. You can use batch input to transfer both old data and external data to the SAP System. It ensures application data integrity for background interfaces.

Business Blueprint

The main deliverable of the Business Blueprint phase. The blueprint document provides written documentation of the results of the requirements gathering sessions. The purpose of this document is to verify that a proper understanding of requirements has been communicated. The blueprint also finalizes the detailed scope of the project.


Computer Aided Test Tool is a SAP tool for grouping and automating repetitive business transactions in test runs and text modules. This is not to be confused with CATS - Computer Assisted Time Sheets.


The ability of a user to change data.


The head of an organisation unit.

Chief Position/Post



In commercial, organizational, and technical terms, a self-contained unit in an R/3 system with separate master records and its own set of tables.

Client copy

Functionality in the R/3 system where you can make a copy of a client within one SAP system or to another SAP system. System settings determine what will be copied: Customizing data, business application data and/or user master records.

Client Dependent

Specific only to one client. Changes only take place in the current client - usually concerns configuration tables which are client dependent. If the tables are client independent, SAP will warn you.

Client Independent

Specific to more than one client. Changes affect all clients on the instance.

Command field

Located on the left-hand side of the standard tool bar, it allows you to enter a transaction code, without having to go through the menu path.

Company Code

The smallest organizational unit for which a complete self-contained set of accounts can be drawn up for purposes of external reporting.

Contract Type

E.g.. Permanent/temporary

Contractual Hours

The hours that an employee is contracted to work.


The preferred Accelerated SAP term for the process of establishing interfaces or methods to facilitate the transfer of large amounts of data to an SAP system (as opposed to the term "data transfer").


The user has the ability to replicate data that currently exists.


It contains all the objects that a developer has changed or created. It also controls customizing that has been maintained.


The ability for a user to create new data for an employee.

Customising / Configuration

Modifications made to the standard SAP system to meed to the needs of your organisation.


The Computer Center Management System allows you to monitor, control and configure your R/3 system. This toolset lets you analyze and distribute client workloads and report on resource consumption for system components.

Daily working hours

Hours worked each day.


Means of data storage. A database contains information belonging to a specific area. The data is stored with reference to its interdependency.

Date Monitoring

Date reminders within the system, a report is normally automatically generated. This is now called Monitoring of Tasks within SAP.


The end date for information, this then become part of a record.


Access to view a an infotype/subtype.

Direct Input

A recent technique to input data safely. It ensures application data integrity for background interfaces. See also batch input.


It is a service that entails having your R/3 installation regularly inspected by SAP employees, in other to ensure high system availability and high data throughput at all time.

Employee Groups / Employee Sub-groups

The term employee group is an organisational unit for which personnel provisions can be specified. An employee group is sub-divided into employee sub-groups.

Employee Numbering

The Personnel Employee Number is the key to the employee record and as such must be unique within the system. The number can be assigned automatically by the system or manually by the user. The number is numeric and is to a maximum of 8 digits. "