SAP NetWeaver Overview

SAP NetWeaver is the #2 ranked solution in our list of top SOA Governance tools. It is most often compared to Oracle SOA Suite: SAP NetWeaver vs Oracle SOA Suite

What is SAP NetWeaver?
SAP NetWeaver is an open application platfrom that provides a comprehensive set of tools and Web services technologies that support seamless enterprise application integration, master data management (MDM), system integration, and more.

SAP NetWeaver is also known as NetWeaver.

SAP NetWeaver Buyer's Guide

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SAP NetWeaver Customers
Schaidt Innovations GmbH & Co. KG, Satellites Unlimited Inc., German Football Association, FMC Corporation, Deutscher Fu_ball-Bund
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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about SAP NetWeaver pricing:
  • "The licensing costs are on a yearly basis."
  • "It's a very expensive solution."

SAP NetWeaver Reviews

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reviewer1208820
IT Consultant at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Top 10Leaderboard
Feb 16, 2020
A versatile solution with good technical support, an accurate data history, and you can trust what it tells you

What is our primary use case?

SAP handles all of our inventory and our raw materials. We haven't found another solution that was for time and attendance all in one. We have used ShopVue for our time and attendance and we use SAP for the back end. It keeps all of the materials moving. Anything that is a product that moves, we have some way of searching for it in SAP. I take a particular product, then go into the stock requirments and I type the product name or number. That will give me the current status and everything that is happening with it from within the same SAP requirement list, which is MD04. That is SAP's internal… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "With SAP, you can trust what it tells you."
  • "SAP isn't particularly user-friendly and you have to develop a long list of favorites to be able to get around."

What other advice do I have?

Before we initiated SAP, we had to decide where ShopVue would end and where SAP would take over. The two software solutions are not compatible. ShopVue is labor and attendance, which is one thing that SAP didn't have. We had to make the two communicate together. ShopVue is easy to use. I am surprised that more companies don't invest in it. When you look at the screen, you can hit that button and it will do something. Don't give up, the answer is there somewhere. Picasso said, "Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working." Because of its versatility, I would rate this solution a nine…
reviewer1248843
Category Buyer Technology at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Dec 25, 2019
Good data analysis and allows SAP data to be more useful, but doesn't integrate well with Salesforce

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for our day to day business, and we use the solution to analyze the data and arrive at actions based on that.

Pros and Cons

  • "We strongly rely on our SAP data. We need access to the information to analyze it, so the solution allows us to make use of the data that we get from SAP. This is the most valuable aspect of the solution."
  • "The solution needs to better integrate Salesforce. It is a key player in the market and a lot of companies are looking for a lot more integration around it."

What other advice do I have?

I don't have too much experience with the solution, except from a procurement perspective. I'd advise others to try to understand the extent of how much they want to use it. If they decide to go on-premises, they need to consider how much they will use the application and for the data they will want or need. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. We're not completely satisfied, but from a procurement perspective, it's a fair rating. If the integration capabilities were better, I'd rate it a bit higher.
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AlmiroRocha
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Oct 7, 2019
Very stable and it doesn't require any extra tools to keep it running

Pros and Cons

  • "I like that I don't need any extra tools to keep the solution up and running."
  • "The initial setup was not very easy."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others would be to know what they want to implement and then to leave it in the hands of the external team. I think it's a complete solution - if you want to do something, it has that module or that solution. It is a very holistic approach. The solution is not very easy to use, though, as it takes a lot from you to understand how to do everything. It's not something that you can learn in six months or one year. It is a constant learning process. I would, therefore, like if they were to simplify the program to make it easier to use. On a scale from one to 10, I would give a nine. I…
reviewer1229226
Operations Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
May 30, 2020
The presentation is very conceptual and it has good stability

Pros and Cons

  • "The presentation is the most valuable feature. It's very conceptual. We had to follow the instructions very strictly. It's a Dutch or German product and we had to follow it step-by-step."
  • "It can always improve. It should have the ability to connect with other databases. It was a little bit tough to do that. I would like to have the ability to research certain markets and then integrate it with NetWeaver. I'd like to compare it with other databases from other companies being used in the world so we can integrate it with our own products to compare if we are still current on the market."

What other advice do I have?

It's a good product. I would recommend it because it is stable. And if you do it the right way, by following the rules, then you get what you want from it. SAP is very strict in the way you make your next step. I would rate it an eight out of ten. Not a ten because there's always room for improvement. It could be more like Informatica. They are graphic. It's very easy to put your transaction data in a graphic way to your model. In a graphic way, Informatica is better but overall I would recommend NetWeaver.
reviewer1094394
Enterprise Solutions Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Mar 12, 2020
Great customer relationship management but has a slow support response time

What is our primary use case?

My use case is on ERP systems. We run full ERP.

What is most valuable?

Finance and distribution are the most important features. There's also the CRM, Customer Relationship Management.

What needs improvement?

No, it's fine. It does what it's supposed to.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been working with SAP NetWeaver for about fifteen years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have had no issues with Stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have had no issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support for SAP NetWeaver is not too bad. The response time was slow.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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