Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. Includes:
A three-tier system separating database, applications and presentation - each can reside on different systems. Although a z/OS port of the SAP application server was released by SAP in 2000, z/OS systems today are used only for the database portion using DB2. SAP Central Services for communication and synchronization can also optionally run on z/OS.
First released on UNIX platforms in 1992. z/OS port released in the late 1990s.
Entry last updated: 04-Jan-2013