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Friday, September 14, 2007

SAP Hardware Sizing and benchmarking

SAP Sizing : Business capacity benchmark in SAP usually use SAPS number. 1 SAPS means around 10 transactions/hour business hardware capacity in an SAP system. The sizing is important in SAP upgrade and new SAP installation.

List of hardware are certified and benchmarked by SAP in SAPS number:
For sizing, you can use Quick Sizer tool from SAP from

Referring to processor product, example of SAPS power per CPU and their certification from SAP (CPU saps):
SAPS in ECC (e.g. sap ecc 6 sizing, sap nw 7 sizing) will have different sizing with saps number in BW/BI and other netweaver system. SAP Netweaver sizing is very basic without considering functionality inside the platform. 

related resources for SAP sizing and hardware:
Sizing SAP Systems
SAP Hardware Solutions: Servers, Storage, and Networks for
What Every Business Needs to Know About SAP (Prima Tech's SAP Book Series)
Supporting Sap R/3
Adaptive Hardware Infrastructures for SAP
SAP(R) R/3 Implementation Guide
Anticipating Change: Secrets Behind the SAP Empire
Hardware-Lösungen für SAP-Systeme - Server, Speicher, Netzwerke in einer integrativen Sicht (SAP PRESS)
SAP Consulting and Project Management (Book/CD-ROM package)
SAP: An Executive's Comprehensive Guide
Implementing Sap R/3 : How to Introduce a Large System into a Large Organization, 2nd Edition

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