Trial copies of SAP Software are usually available from the SAP Developer Network. The location within the site occassionally changes, and so does what is available.
These are trial copies, and usually expire within 90 days. Don’t try to run your business on them.
These will run on reasonably modern laptops, 1GB or more of memory (maybe 2GB if you’re running the VMware installations) and require somewhere more than 20 GB of disk (depedning on the particular install you choose).
These are designed to be installed into VMware images, usually (but not always) running Linux. Please read the documentation associated with installation to ensure you have sufficient knowledge and resources to complete the restore.
You may be able to install these within a virtual environment, especially if you have access to a decent server. I have found that they are a bit more resource hungry than the VMware editions listed above, so I have always installed them directly on to ’spare’ PC’s (From experience, either make sure it REALLY is a spare machine, or back everything up before you reformat).
SAP NetWeaver 7.01 – ABAP Trial Version (2.8GB)
This package will install the SAP ABAP server on Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2) or Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista. It also includes the Web Dynpro for ABAP development environment.
SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (2004s) – Trial Version on Linux (4.8 GB)
This package will install the ABAP and Java server stacks on Linux, using SAP’s own database Max DB version 7.5 or IBM DB2 Universal Database for Linux version 8.2. It also includes Web Dynpro for ABAP, Web Dynpro for Java, SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe and NetWeaver Developer Studio (Windows Version).
SAP NetWeaver 2004 – Trial Version on Linux(3.5 GB)
This package will install the ABAP and Java server stacks on Linux, using SAP’s own database Max DB version 7.5 or IBM DB2 Universal Database for Linux version 8.2. It also includes NetWeaver Developer Studio and JavaGUI. There is also a sample application to demonstrate basic integration between JavaGUI and OpenOffice / StarOffice.