Definition of SAP

By: sachin K

In order to define SAP, firstly we should know the full form of SAP. ‘Systems Application Products’ is a German software company and their products allow businesses to keep a course on customers and business interactions. SAP is famous world wide for its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and information management system.

Initially started in 1972 by former IBM employees, SAP has now become the fourth largest independent software supplier in the world. The native name for SAP was System, Anwendungen, Produktein German for Systems Application Products. The main target of this German organization was to provide customers with the resource and technological ability to interact with a common corporate information database for an all-inclusive range of applications.

To define SAP applications, they provide the technology to maintain financial, asset, and cost accounting, production operations and materials, personnel, plants, and archived documents. Some of the most used e-business application in the SAP India service marketplace built by SAP labs include customer service marketplace (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM).

SAP is one of the largest publicly traded companies and has turned its attention to small and medium sized businesses and is providing SAP education worldwide.

Some of the products of SAP are listed below:
1 SAP R/3 and R/3 Enterprise
2 My SAP Business Suite
4 SAP Industry Solutions
5 SAP xApps
6 SAP Solution Manager

Some of the modules of SAP and their uses are:

 FICO – Finance & Control
SAP FICO is the imp module of ERP and both Finance and controlling modules stores the financial transactions data.

 PP – Production Planning
Used to plan and control the manufacturing activities of a company.

 MM – Material Management
Used in purchasing, goods receiving, material storage, consumption-based planning, and inventory

 SD – Sales & Distribution
The main activities of SD are sales order handling, distribution of shipments to customers, billing process, customer invoice and delivery.

 HR – Human Resources
Manages complete employee life cycle and payroll.

 ABAP – Advanced business applications programming
ABAP is a programming language created by SAP.

 Net viewer
Net viewer is a Web conferencing Solutions.

 BIW – Business Information Warehousing

BIW (Business Information and Warehousing) provides data warehousing functionality and business intelligence.
 XI – Exchange Infrastructure

SAP Exchange Infrastructure (SAP XI) enables you to implement cross-system processes. It enables you to connect systems from different vendors.

The most successful and widely used product of SAP has been the SAP R/3 software because of multiple reasons listed below:

> Ultimate processing with an integrated suite of client/server applications.

1 Multiple Currency modes.
2 Secured Information.
3 Best business Practice
4 Multiple Language modes.
5 Enterprise-Wide.

SAP implementation is the process of installing the SAP modules software in an organization. It is based on best practice and case study and presents a wide collection of processes and products to implement and execute the SAP software in a business setting. The processes involve are:

1. Project preparation
2. Business blueprint
3. Realization
4. Final Preparation
5. Live and support.

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The writer explores the internet in most of her free time and in her way she found Shivansh Solution an sap careers india .He is young and talented IT graduate who is studying for SAP modules himself. You can go sap education. It will you help you to find career in Sap.

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