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Visualise your enterprise data in geographical and 3D scenes – with SAP Visual Business

Visualise your enterprise data in geographical and 3D scenes – with SAP Visual Business

Combine and visualise your enterprise data in interactive geographical or 3D real-world scenes – with SAP Visual Business. The user interface (UI) mash-up technology lets you navigate data from multiple sources and transact with back-end systems – all on one screen. It fully integrates with major UI frameworks to provide you with maximum flexibility. 



Why SAP Visual Business?

Because the software’s rich visualisation and UI mashup features let users easily find and digest the critical information they need – without having to log into other systems or search the Internet. With SAP Visual Business, you can:

  • Communicate complex information without the need for detailed notations
  • Give business users an intuitive, tangible way to navigate business data
  • Personalise and configure maps, 3D scenes, and visualisation objects to suit your needs
  • Integrate with Web Dynpro ABAP, Floorplan Manager, SAP CRM Web UI, and other UI frameworks

Learn how SAP Visual Business can simplify the lives of business users and IT staff:

Functional Capabilities
  • Scenes and visualisation objects
    In SAP Visual Business, a scene is a graphical background realised as a 3D space, either on the basis of a map (3D geographical scene) or without a map (3D graphical scene). The scene typically contains visualisation objects (VOs) that represent objects from business scenarios, such as factories, machines, or trucks – as well as your turnover, revenues, or spending value. The actual data behind the VOs is provided by SAP back-end systems. The concept involving scenes and VOs makes the visualisation of business processes extremely flexible.
  • Properties and interactions
    The appearance and behaviour of a VO are influenced by its properties and interactions. A tooltip or the size of a VO can represent, for example, the turnover resulting from business with a particular customer – while a click or a double-click on the VO can open a callout window with an overview of a warehouse’s current capacity. A VO can also provide you with a context menu that can lead to further actions.

    As a result, VOs can be used to visualise nearly every kind of business data – and then connect it to the SAP Visual Business application. VOs also support drag and drop operations, which are completely under the application’s control.
  • Additional windows
    Take advantage of additional windows based on scenes. These windows can represent and illustrate further business data separated from data on the main scene – and provide added interaction capabilities.
  • Web Dynpro integration
    Seamlessly integrate SAP Visual Business into standard SAP functionality – using Web Dynpro. The data available within the Web Dynpro application can be used to illustrate business elements such as locations of factories, customers, or suppliers. These business elements can be directly displayed as VOs on a map in SAP Visual Business.
  • Personalisation
    Adapt SAP Visual Business applications to better suit your needs – with configurable map settings, layouts, and more. Further personalise via additional entries in the map’s context menus.  
  • Navigation and cache control
    Adjust camera positions on your main scenes with navigation controls. And use the cache tab to view actual cache location and contents – and to clear it completely. 
Technical Capabilities
  • Alert monitoring
    Rely on proactive, automated monitoring to ensure reliable operations for your SAP system environment. We’ll provide you with the infrastructure and recommendations needed to set up your alert monitoring – so you can quickly recognise critical situations for the SAP Visual Business ABAP component or the integrating application.
  • Log and trace files
    Use the SAP Visual Business client log and trace entries to identify internal program issues and events – and to help administrators detect and solve problems in the code version and installation.

System requirements for SAP Visual Business

System Requirement
SAP NetWeaver 7.0 SP04 or higher
SAP Visual Business applications must be embedded into an integrating application, for example, by way of Web Dynpro technology. They cannot run as a standalone.

Licensing and purchasing options for SAP Visual Business

Start visually presenting your business data today – and give users a simpler way to convey detailed information. Choose one of the following client implementation options to get started:
  • SAP UI5 control – restricted to a 2D map display, no installation required
  • ActiveX plugin – capable of displaying 3D maps, installation required


Contact us 


Contact your local SAP account executive for additional licensing and purchasing options


For general licensing information, consult Licensing SAP Software: A Guide for Buyers 


Ensure a successful implementation and maximise your ROI with information resources that support the different phases of SAP Visual Business – from planning and installation to operation.


Plan your installation

Refer to Master Guide: SAP Visual Business 2.1* for important information about installation and upgrade planning.

Confirm that you have a license key

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

Download the software

Visit the SAP Support Portal* to download the SAP Visual Business software installation package.


Complete the installation steps

Refer to Master Guide: SAP Visual Business* for a step-by-step overview of the installation process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.

Activate SAP Gateway OData services

Plan to use SAP Visual Business in client-side applications? Learn which OData services SAP Visual Business supports – and how to activate them:

Note: OData services are not needed if you’re running SAP Visual Business embedded in SAPGUI or WebDynpro applications.

Refer to the installation guide

Consult the SAP Visual Business Installation Guide* for detailed information, options, and procedures for installing your application.



Manage your SAP applications

Refer to Technical Operations for SAP Visual Business* to learn how to manage, maintain, and run your applications at peak performance.

Ensure the security of SAP Visual Business

Download the SAP Visual Business Security Guide* for important information on ensuring the security of your software.

Set up content in SAP Visual Business

Using SAP Visual Business in client-side applications? Learn how to upload content to the ABAP server for SAPUI5 controls.


Configure SAP Visual Business


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


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


Plan your upgrade

The Upgrade Guide contains important information about SAP Visual Business upgrade planning.

Read the guide*

Plan landscape changes

The Landscape Planner lets you visualise your existing system landscape, simulate changes, and analyse the impact.

Use the planner*

Identify dependencies

Use the Upgrade Dependency Analyser to determine if your upgrade will have an impact on your other systems.

Access the analyser


Size the implementation

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

Open the Quick Sizer tool*



Complete the upgrade steps

Refer to the SAP Visual Business Upgrade Guide for an overview of the upgrade process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.

View the guide*

Ask the community

Visit the SAP Visual Business community for the latest technology news and updates. Ask questions, post comments, and discuss issues. 

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

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