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Difference between SAPUI5 and OpenUI5

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Difference between SAPUI5 and OpenUI5

SAPUI5 vs OpenUI5

SAP provide SAPUI5 and OpenUI5 delivery options for our UI development toolkit. Both are very closely related but also some difference. 

Below are some major differences between SAPUI5 and OpenUI5:

OpenUI5 is open source which is free for users to use whereas SAPUI5 is SAP integrated SAP product

OpenUI5 is released under the Apache 2.0 license whereas SAPUI5 does not has a separate license because it is not a separate SAP product.

SAPUI5 is integrated with the following products, for example :

  • SAP Cloud Platform
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 or higher (included in the UI technologies (SAP_UI) component)
  • User interface add-on for SAP NetWeaver Application Server 7.3x

Also, SAPUI5  provides many additional libraries such as smart controls and charts.


  • 03 Dec 2017 8:50 pm

    Thanks, you are completely right. SAPUI5 and OpenUI5 are almost the same though. If you are skilled at OpenUI5 you shouldn't have a lot of problems using SAPUI5 because it only takes you to learn these additional libraries and that's it. You can also check out a about these two technologies and developers who use them.