System Types

The following types of SAP System exist.

PROD: Production system

A system in which the real-life business processes of a company are mapped and in which real-time data is recorded.

DEVELOP: Development system

A system in which in-house developments and Customizing settings are made.

TEST: Test system

A system that is used for prototyping and testing system settings and processes.

TRAIN: Training system

A system that is used to teach system settings and processes.

IDES

A system that is used exclusively for the SAP International Demonstration and Education System. IDES uses a model company to describe common business process and explain how they are mapped in the SAP System.

DEMO: Demonstration system

A system that is used exclusively for internal employee training or presentations for interested parties.

BACKUP

A separate backup system for a (live) system.

Backup systems were used previously to map high-availability configurations. Since December 1999, high availability configurations can be mapped correctly by requesting several license keys for one system. See also note 181543.