All About SAP ERP

What is SAP ERP?

SAP ERP is an enterprise resources planning software developed by German company, SAP. SAP ERP is used for internal communication between a company’s departments and its internal functions and data. Areas of an organization that use SAP ERP are operations, finance, human resources, logistics, and technology.

SAP History

1972: SAP founded in Germany
1979: SAP R/2 introduced for the first time
1992: SAP R/3 released as a client server application
1996: SAP R/3 became partially Internet enabled
1997: Developed and launched the new dimension product line including CRM, SCM, and Data Warehousing solutions.
1999: SAP announced mySAP.com, the next generation of its Enterprise Application System
2000-2005: Introduced mySAP business Suite, NetWeaver, and XApplications.

Over the years, many other ERP solution companies have emerged such as Oracle, JD Edwards and Baan, however SAP ranks among the world’s top independents ERP suppliers. 

Who uses it?

The most common roles that require knowledge of an ERP are as follows:
Business Analyst
Business Process Analyst
ERP Systems Associate
Project Management Director
IT Director
Project Manager

What can you do with it?

There are a variety of things that can be done with SAP and it can be customized to fit the needs of the client. Some common uses include the following:

Accounting: Finance, Investment Management, Project Systems, Controlling, Financial Supply Chain Management

Logistics: Material Management, Sales and Distribution, Warehouse Management, Customer Service, Production planning

Human Resources: Organization Management, Payroll, Training and Event Management, Learning Solutions, Compensation, Benefits,

Technology: Basic Components, Programming, Security and Authorizations

Other areas: Business Warehouse, Business Intelligence, Knowledge Warehouse, Customer Relationship Management, Global Trade Services, Strategic Enterprise Management, Business Planning and Consolidation, Corporate Finance Management

Getting Started

SAP Website
The best place to learn more about SAP is through its website. Here you can utilize a wide range of materials including training courses and certification programs.

Udemy
Another option is through Udemy where you learn the basics of the SAP system and by the completion of online training courses, you will be fully versed, and capable of working with SAP systems.

 

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