The purpose of this SAP R/3 Style Guide is to help developing user-friendly software for the SAP R/3 Systems. It is meant to provide state-of-the-art knowledge on user interaction design.
A Brief Note on the History of this Style Guide
This style guide reflects the state of R/3 release 4.6. It includes the restructured and reworked contents of the previous SAP R/3 Style Guide (Pocket Version and Updates). The guidelines have been brought up-to-date, and new norms for the SAP user interface as well as new articles covering current design problems have been integrated; parts of them had been offered as an appendix up to now.
The previous SAP R/3 Style Guide (Pocket Version and Updates) is based on the book Getting Started with the SAP User Interface. This book is a compressed version of the official SAP R/3 Style Guide, which is part of the R/3 documentation. Both style guides reflect the state of R/3 release 3.0 (the official style guide includes some minor updates).
Note that the official SAP R/3 Style Guide has been discontinued; from now on this style guide is the only usability resource for the R/3 system. Since the reference lists are the most frequently requested section of the R/3 Mini Style Guide, they are now in a separate guideline document, the SAP Reference Lists to be found on the SAP User Experience Community.
The SAP Reference Lists offer:
August 16, 2004
This guideline can be found in SAP guidelines and resources on the SAP User Experience Community (www.experience.sap.com).
Source: SAP R/3 Style Guide