Introduction to SAP
ERP: Enterprise Resource Planning. Enterprise means company should have input and output. Resource means man power,furniture etc and Planning is to plan the resource in profitable manner for the enterprise
SAP: System Application and Programming.
ERP is an application can be used to automate the different. Business process like HR,Operations,Finance,Sales and Marketing,Supply chain,Customer Relationship etc.
SAP was founded in 1972 in walldorf,Germany.
R/3 – Realtime 3 tier architecture.
SAP R/3 is SAP’s integrated software solution for client/server and distributed open systems.R/3 architecture is comprised of application and database servers. The application servers house the software and the database servers handle document updates and master file databases.
IDES – the “Internet Demonstration and Evaluation System” in the R/3 System, represents a model company. IDES contains application data for various business scenarios that can be run in the SAP System. The business processes in the IDES system are designed to reflect real-life business requirements, and have access to many realistic characteristics.
SAP Standard modules
FUNCTIONAL MODULES IN SAP
Finanacial Modules: Financial Accounting (FI), Controlling (CO), Investment Management (IM), Treasury (TR), Enterprise Control (EC).
Logistics Modules: Material management (MM), Sales & distribution (SD), Production, Planning & Control (PP), Product Data Management (PDM), Quality Management (QM), Plant maintenance (PM), Service management(SM), Project systems (PS)
Human resource management Module: Personnel Management, Organizational Management, Payroll Accounting, Time Management, Personnel Development, Training & Event Management
Cross Application Module: Workflow (WF), SAP Office.
ABAP – Advanced Business Application Programming
SAP Netweaver (Business process Management)
Information Security Management
SAP Business Suite Definition
SAP Business Suite is a collection of various SAP enterprise software that ensure optimized execution of business strategies.
It consists of the following SAP Systems:
1.SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM)
2.SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP ERP)
3.SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM)
4.SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM)
5.SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM).