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Transition from SAP Enterprise Portal to the Cloud

Overview

Thousands of customers around the world run SAP Enterprise Portal successfully to provide their employees, customers, and partners a central and intuitive access point to business applications, information, and services. With the relatively new SAP Cloud Platform Portal, you can transition your on-premise SAP Enterprise Portal and quickly create engaging business sites providing a responsive, web-based access to your business processes and content. SAP Cloud Platform Portal service combines a lightweight, low learning curve of site authoring with full power of enterprise-grade business process integration and access management. Transitioning your on-premise SAP Enterprise Portal to the SAP Cloud Platform Portal will provide you a flexible, multi-channel, modern business portal, enabling you to outperform business goals. 

 

Define Your Portal Strategy

Before you start the transition process, you should think about your portal strategy, decide for example on a full or partial transition. Or you decide to keep running your SAP Enteprise Portal for a while (check out end of maintenance for SAPNetWeaver Java in this SAP note). In the guide SAP Portal Deployment Options which is linked below, you will find recommendations for typical portal scenarios, which might help you with your decision. 

Hybrid Scenario: How to Reuse Your Legacy On-Premise SAP Enterprise Portal Content

Many SAP customers have rich implementations of on-premise SAP Enterprise Portal that include many classic UIs such as Web Dynpro ABAP, SAP GUI, BSP, and other applications. To expose their legacy on-premise SAP Enterprise Portal apps on SAP Cloud Platform Portal, customers can configure their SAP Enterprise Portal as a content provider and bypassing a full migation. Note that this feature will only be available starting with SAP Enterprise Portal 7.5 SPS11 release.

Migration Tools

SAP Enterprise Portal offers a migration tool to support the transition process (this tool is valid for SAP NetWeaver 7.3 and higher). This migration tool can be downloaded from SAP Software Download Center and it supports the following iViews types: Web Dynpro ABAP, SAP GUI Transaction, BEx Web Application and Web-Based URLs. Get also familiar with our SAP Partner Egnyte and how they support the migration of Knowledge Management content from SAP Enterprise Portal to the cloud.

Migration of Universal Worklist to My Inbox

 My Inbox is a transactional Fiori app for making important decisions via mobile or desktop devices anywhere and anytime. Using this app, you can process your standard and custom workflow tasks based on the decision options defined in the back-end system.

Collaboration with SAP Jam

SAP Jam is an enterprise social collaboration tool that brings together everything (and everyone) that you need to solve problems quickly and drive results. SAP Jam is the standard collaboration tool used in SAP Fiori launchpad on SAP Cloud Platform Portal.

SAP Business Explorer (BEx) Integration into SAP Cloud Platform Portal

SAP Business Explorer (BEx) is the traditional and native frontend for SAP BW-based reporting, analysis, and business planning. This integration involves the on-premise SAP Enterprise Portal server, so it is relevant for hybrid landscapes.
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