Allevo Junan is the flexible Excel interface that has been integrated into the SAP GUI. You can launch Allevo Junan from within SAP with an Allevo transaction. When executing the transaction, Allevo copies the Excel template (the Allevo Master) and completely integrates the copy of the master into the SAP GUI as a planning template.
With its SAP-integrated Excel front-end, Allevo Junan has established itself on the market since 2003. You could also consider the traditional version of Allevo.
Over the years, three forms of the Allevo Junan application have been implemented that all have one thing in common — the user works using an Excel front-end that receives their active data in four steps:
- Login in SAP
- Launch an Allevo transaction
- The Allevo Engine copies the Allevo Master
- The Excel interface this creates is populated with data from SAP
The different forms of Allevo Junan therefore do not differ in principle, only in the way in which the data is derived from the Allevo Master, i.e. the copied Excel interface, is presented to the user.
Allevo Workplace is the Excel interface embedded in SAP (or in the SAP GUI). In SAP jargon, this is known as the Excel Inplace view. In fact, it is entirely fundamental technology offered by SAP in many operations.
Allevo Workplace exceeds the SAP standard in that you can design your SAP-integrated Excel interface to suit your own requirements. In practice, you will work your preferences regarding the order of rows and columns, the colors, formats, formulae and macros into the Allevo Master. Upon launching, Allevo copies this master and integrates it into the SAP interface as Excel Inplace. Subsequently, Allevo retrieves the data directly from SAP and transmits it to the SAP-integrated Excel front-end.
In simple terms, Allevo Workplace serves as your own custom workplace within the SAP GUI.
The Allevo Workbook is an Excel file that, to a certain extent, can be derived directly from the Allevo Workplace and used offline with the "Save as" function in Excel.
In fact, in the SAP-integrated Excel interface, the user can press F12 in Excel (for "Save as"), thereby saving the Excel interface as an Excel file. The user can use an Allevo Workbook created in this way to do their work, even without an online connection to SAP. Once the work is complete, this Excel file can be reuploaded to the SAP GUI. Then, the Allevo Workbook will be turned into an Allevo Workplace.
SAP postings are conducted exclusively via the bidirectional connection between SAP and the Workplace.
ABC – Allevo Business Client
The Allevo Business Client ("ABC") replaces the SAP GUI with a custom front-end we have developed for using Allevo. We developed ABC using the .NET programming language. This means that you have the option to design your own user interface and menu navigation that can increase usability compared with the SAP GUI.
The ABC is a standalone program that you can launch outside of SAP. Upon launching, our program asks for your SAP login data and based on your SAP-compliant authorizations, it will establish a bidirectional connection between SAP and the ABC.
Like with Allevo Workplace and Allevo Workbook, the ABC presents the user with an Excel interface that is an automatically generated copy of the Allevo Master.