List of Acronyms

Updated: April 29, 2011

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Here, you will find what is behind some often used acronyms in the user interface and graphic design field. We also added some SAP-related acronyms, including SAP.

Please note that this list is not a glossary. We do not explain what is behind an acronym. Please, consult the glossaries in the Goodies section or Wikipedia for this purpose.

Go For an SAP glossary, see the glossary in the SAP Help Portal; there are English and German versions of the glossary.

 

ABAP

Allgemeiner Berichts-Anwendungs-Prozessor (SAP's proprietary programming language)

ACM

Association for Computing Machinery (www.acm.org)

AG

Aktiengesellschaft (corporation)

AJAX

Asynchronous JavaScript and XML

ASUG

Americas' SAP Users' Group (www.asug.com)

BI

Business Intelligence (former reporting)

BObj

Business Objects (SAP Business Objects)

BRM

Business Rules Management

ByD

By Design (SAP By Design)

CHI

Computer-human interaction; also name of an annual conference on usability (or human-computer interaction) held by the ACM SIGCHI

CRM

Customer relationship management

DIN

Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V. (German institute for standardization) (www2.din.de)

DSAG

Deutschsprachige SAP Anwendergruppe (German-speaking SAP user group) (www.dsag.de)

EMEA

Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

EP

Enterprise portal

ERP

Enterprise resource planning

FIN

Financials (applications)

FP

Floor plan (see GAF, OIF, QAF, FPM)

FPM

Floorplan manager (for Web Dynpro ABAP)

GAF

Guided activity floorplan

GKFM

Generic key figure monitor

GRC

Governance, risk and compliance

HCI

Human-computer interaction (see also CHI)

HCM

Human capital management

HR

Human resources

HTML

Hypertext Markup Language (see XHTML)

ICP

Information consumer pattern (BI)

IFIP

International Federation for Information Processing (www.ifip.org/)

ISO

International Organization for Standardization (www.iso.ch/iso/en/ISOOnline.frontpage)

KPI

Key performance indicator

OIF

Object instance floorplan

PCD

Product Design Center (former name of SAP UX – Visual Design)

PeP

Perceived performance (project)

PLM

Product lifecycle management

POA

Performance optimization applications

POS

Point of sale

POWL

POWER list (see UWL)

QAF

Quick activity floorplan

R/3

Name of SAP's ERP software, no longer used

RSS

Really simple syndication (alternatively "rich site summary" or RDF site summary")

SAP

Stands for Systems, Applications, Products (German: Systeme, Anwendungen, Produkte) – name of the company that offers this Website (www.sap.com)

SAPPHIRE

Gem; also name of an annual SAP conference

SCM

Supply chain management

SCN

SAP Community Network (www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn)

SDN

SAP Developer Network (www.sdn.sap.com), www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn)

SIGCHI (ACM SIGCHI)

Special Interest Group of the ACM for computer-human interaction (www.sigchi.org)

SM

Solution management, solution manager

SOA

Service-oriented architecture

SRM

Supplier relationship management

UCD

User-centered design

UEC

Usability Engineering Center (former name of SAP UX)

UI

User interface

UID

User interface designer

UP

User productivity (former name of SAP UX)

UR

Unified rendering (UI rendering technology at SAP)

UWL

Universal worklist (see POWL)

UX

User experience (SAP UX = SAP User Experience)

VNSG

Vereniging Nederlandstalige SAP Gebruikers (Dutch-speaking SAP user group) (www.vnsg.nl)

VPAT

Voluntary product accessibility template (More information and VPAT template: www.itic.org/public-policy/accessibility)

W3C

World Wide Web Consortium (www.w3c.org)

WCAG

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/; www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/)

WD

Web Dynpro

WWW

World wide web

xApp

Cross application (SAP term)

XHTML

Extended HTML; HTML standard based on XML

XML

Extended Markup Language (see XHTML, HTML)

 

 

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