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SAP Extended Warehouse Management

Simplify complex logistics – with an SAP Extended Warehouse Management system

Manage high-volume warehouse operations with SAP Extended Warehouse Management. The system integrates complex supply chain logistics with your warehouse and distribution processes – delivering the ultimate in visibility and control. Optimize inventory tracking, cross-docking, distribution operations, multi-channel fulfilment, and more – all in real time.

Why SAP Extended Warehouse Management?

Because it offers flexible, automated support for warehouse and distribution logistics – as well as inventory tracking and management. You can either run SAP Extended Warehouse traditionally using core ERP systems or with SAP S/4HANA – decentral or embedded. With the SAP Extended Warehouse Management system you can:
  • Maximize visibility and control in high-volume warehouses
  • Support a full range of warehouse processes
  • Optimize warehouse resource and asset utilization
  • Manage item movement within warehouses – from goods receipt to issue
  • Run on SAP HANA to handle throughput of up to one million items per day
  • Leverage sophisticated features that can scale as you grow


Key functional capabilities in SAP Extended Warehouse Management:

Functional Capabilities

Inbound processes
Support yard management, put-away and stock removal strategies, expected goods receipt, cross-docking, value-added services, and quality management.

Outbound processes
Perform wave and replenishment processing.

Storage-bin management
Manage handling units, perform goods slotting, and process physical inventory.

Distribution center processes
Support radio frequencies, serial numbers, resource management, labor management, and material flow systems.

Supported warehouse types:

  • Distribution center
  • Production warehouse
  • Transit warehouse
Technical Capabilities

Learn how SAP Extended Warehouse Management makes it easier for IT to integrate, extend, and deploy an extended WMS.

Object-based and object-oriented programming
Get IT up and running quickly with the application’s familiar object-based and ABAP-type programming.

Single client per instance
Handle warehouses replicated within and managed by other ERP systems.

Integration approach
Communicate with components in SAP SCM, SAP ERP, or 3rd-party systems – via SAP Remote function calls, SAP ALE technology, and Web services.

Data model
The SAP EWM architecture follows the classical separation of data access, presentation, and actual functional layers.

“Radio frequency framework” for mobile UIs
Standardize mobile implementation techniques, support custom enhancements, and connect transactions to back-end systems.

Business add-in
Add specific logic via open interfaces using 16 product development standards, simple rules based on master data, and flexible condition techniques.

Application layer
Bundle available business objects, and combine them with existing components not located within individual business objects. 


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System requirements for SAP EWM 

System and software requirements vary according to specific customer scenarios – please refer to the Sizing Guide for details. Also, please see the SAP EWM Product Availability Matrix for the latest information on updates and releases.

Explore licensing and purchasing options for SAP Extended Warehouse Management

SAP Extended Warehouse Management is a traditional, on-premise application with an Engine License based on delivery-item block size. This gives you the flexibility to license and pay for only what your business needs today – and add on as your needs change. Contact your local SAP account executive for additional licensing and purchasing options.


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Consult Licensing SAP Software: A Guide for Buyers for general licensing information

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Ensure a successful implementation and maximize your ROI with information resources that support the different phases of SAP Extended Warehouse Management – from planning and installation to operation.


Plan the installation

Refer to "Master Guide SAP Extended Warehouse Management 9.5” for important information about installation and upgrade planning.

Confirm that you have a license key

To request permanent license keys, you need authorization under myProfile*. To extend your authorization, please contact an SAP user administrator in your company*.

Download the software


Consider a faster deployment option

Go live even faster. With a powerful mix of preconfigured software and services, you can quickly set up a modern warehousing system. 


Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation

Complete the installation steps
Refer to Master Guide for SAP Extended Warehouse Management  for an overview of the deployment modes, scenarios, architecture, and more.
Consider SAP Solution Manager 
Accelerate your implementation process with SAP Solution Manager*. The platform includes support services and content for your specific business scenarios.
Get technical guidance
Please refer to Software Update Manager Guides* and SAP NetWeaver 7.4 Installation Documentation* for further information.

Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation


Manage your SAP applications

Refer to Application Operations Guide for SAP Extended Warehouse Management for an overview of how to manage, maintain, and run your SAP applications.

Ensure the security of SAP EWM

See SAP Extended Warehouse Management Security Guide for information on user admin and authentication, authorizations, and data protection.


Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation


Enhance your knowledge of SAP EWM

Browse the SAP Extended Warehouse Management training and certification catalog to learn about our instructor-led courses and e-courses. 

Stay up-to-date with our learning maps

Ensure your SAP EWM expertise is up to date with role-specific learning maps – covering implementation and operation through to upgrades. 


Need help planning your SAP education? Learn how our education consulting services can help


Plan and carry out a successful upgrade to the latest release of SAP Extended Warehouse Management – so you can take advantage of the new features and capabilities right away.


Identify the upgrade paths

Learn about the upgrade paths available for SAP Extended Warehouse Management in our Product Availability Matrix.

Download the matrix*

Plan your upgrade

Get important information on installing and upgrading SAP Extended Warehouse Management 9.5 in our Master Guide.

Read the guide

View the product road map
Refer to the SAP Extended Warehouse Management road map to see how the technology is planned to progress over time.

Identify dependencies

Determine the impact an upgrade will have on your other systems – using our Upgrade Dependency Analyzer.

Access the Analyzer


Size the implementation

Use the Web-based Quick Sizer tool to help you select an SAP EWM system based on your requirements.

Open the Quick Sizer tool




Complete the upgrade steps

Refer to our Master Guide for SAP EWM to review recommended upgrade steps, tools, and documentation.

Read the guide

Get community guidance

Visit our upgrade community for SAP Extended Warehouse Management to ask and answer questions – and share your expertise.

Visit the community


Need additional help with your upgrade? Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your upgrade


Get the support you need to keep SAP Extended Warehouse Management running at peak performance. Our experts can help you maximize the value of your software, take advantage of new business models and capabilities, and more. 

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