This document is based on the video session on SAP Overview from the Learning Hub, document walks you through the SAP evolution, enterprise resource planning and implementation of SAP applications and components based on the needs of the companies, clients.
A company implementing the SAP applications and components should have the knowledge on the following,
1. Elements of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system,
2. SAP applications and components,
3. Industry applications,
4. SAP Solutions for small and midsize companies.
Integrated computer based systems used to manage internal as well as external resources including tangible financial materials.
Edge-over of ERP are
1. The flow of information between the business within the boundary,
2. Common computing platform, uniform and enterprise wide system environment,
3. Distributed across modular hardware and software servers which can be communicated on Local Area Network (LAN),
4. Distributed designs, easy adaptation which requires no need of multiple copies.
R/3 has undergone many release cycles since its inception. Release cycles has extended functions, optimized applications and enhanced components.
Different sizes - different products
SAP Products comes on in individual applications and components commonly referred as 'Suites'.
Suites are focused, flexible and comprehensive connected through SAP NetWeaver Platform which reduce cost of ownership and supports evolution of suites. This manages the organizational growth and specific functionality requirements which elevate customer service and boost integrated systems.
SAP Business Suite
Comprehensive group of suites and business application includes open integrated applications and cross company process across multiple platforms such as customers, employers and connected communities within the business application.
SAP Business All-in-One
Industry specific solutions from qualified SAP Partner solutions or solutions created within SAP.
Packages includes Marketing, Sales, Finance and Control, Human resource, Purchasing, Planning, Inventory Mgmt, Production.
Cost effective in the implementation process and specialized areas for critical facets of the business.
SAP Business ByDesign
Suitable for mid-size companies which enables transaprency and new business requirements with minimal cost and minimum time. This supports built-in service and support.
Built-in Business Analytics have the following modules
Executive Management Support Meet your company goals
Financial Management Optimize your financials
Customer Relationship Management Focus on your customers
Human Resource Management Manage your workforce
Supply Chain Management Integrate your supply chain
Project Management Drive Project success
Supplier Relationship Management Empower smarter purchasing
Compliance Management Facilitate full compliance
SAP Business One
Single affordable business management solution suited for big companies which integrates their entire business across sales, financials, services, operations. This adapts itself to unique and fast growth changing and can be implemented within few days as well as maintained easily. Readily extensible, integrated data processing with user adaptability. In this Managers are allowed to access strategic information while small industries can have streamline operations obtain instant and complete information which induces productivity increase and accelerate profitable growth.
SAP Business object portfolio
From a product perspective includes group of technologies and applications and management includes Enterprise Information Management, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management, Governance, Risk and Compliance. Combining this with SAP business process platforms allows for a closed loop business effectively and efficiently in the process change for optimization and execution can be monitored as well as business queries can be responded in real time business scenarios.
Industry specific applications which are target specific are bundled and enriched with industry process and specifications.
Note : This document handles the basic knowledge on SAP Applications and Components.
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Vivek Raj Kumar M.