People who have interest in SAP training might often meet an acronym IDES. So what does these four mysterious letters actually stand for? What is SAP IDES?
The truth is that IDES means Internet Demonstration and Evaluation System and is used as SAP internal system mainly for testing and training purposes. The IDES system is run in Walldorf, the headquarter of SAP. This system has several SAP clients and contains a sample set of master data for every SAP module of the IDES model company. The IDES model company represents an organization with standardized business processes and is ideal for the purposes of demonstration and explanation of the functionality of the various SAP solutions to potential customers, SAP students, and prospects.
There are also IDES demo systems and IDES demo landscapes that can be accessed by customers. These systems are in fact just copies of the IDES system in Walldorf. Among other functions, the IDES systems are able to facilitate demos, self-study or functional evaluation or functional tests based on the pre-configured data and (or) clients. According to SAP the IDES in any case must not be used as a production system!
In SAP training courses, the IDES system is actually used, however initially SAP IDES systems do not contain training data for the SAP training courses. The training data is loaded to SAP IDES system just before the start of SAP training course.
For any additional information about SAP IDES please refer to the official IDES Info Site at the SAP Service Marketplace:
At our website, we did a review of all the companies that offer access to remote SAP servers with pre-installed IDES systems. You may find this kind service particularly useful if you need an SAP system for practice or testing purposes. SAP servers offered by these companies are running the latest SAP versions and are connected to the Internet via high-speed broadband channels. You can read our review and see what are the best providers of SAP sandbox systems (taking into account price, different features, quality, and trustworthiness) on the following page:
In case you have any questions about our rating of SAP IDES providers or your experience with a particular company, please feel free to leave your comments. It will be really valuable for other people to know which company offers the best SAP IDES service.