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Advanced Business Application Programming Workbench (ABAP Workbench) is an integrated development environment provided by SAP for the development of enterprise resource management applications running in the R/3 subsystem. ABAP Workbench contains various tools used to design, implement, debug and profile ABAP programs. ABAP refers to the service advertising protocol's (SAP) high-level programming language. It originally stood for Allgemeiner Berichts-Aufbereitungs-Prozessor, which is German for general report creation processor.
ABAP Workbench contains different ABAP program tools that support the development and modification of ABAP-written R/3 client/server applications. Using these tools, one can write and modify ABAP programs, design screens and create a user interface. These tools can also test and debug an application for efficiency.
Important ABAP Workbench tools include: