SAP (stands for System Application Products) is a system in which the different business functions (accounting, finance, production, supply, marketing, human resources, quality, maintenance, etc.) are interconnected through the use of an information system centrally based on a client / server configuration. SAP is the world leader in the world of ERP. This package has quickly won a major success among large businesses with a multilingual, multi-currency software package. It’s a client-server application which covers all business management functions and each module covers comprehensive management needs.
The implementation of a fully integrated system can respond accurately and in seconds you can get the result of your query.
For example, if a company receives an order for goods, you can almost instantly know the consequences of this request to production capacities, the supply needs of the staff required to accomplish this task, the required time to finish the request, financing needs, the profitability of the operation, etc. Getting such kind of answers can always make the process smooth plus in easy decisions.
SAP is a very common software today. More than 140,000 installations plus Representing more than 12 million users today. Most large enterprises have installed in order to improve profitability plus proper management. One reason for the success of this package is that it is possible to set each of its composition to adapt to the specific needs of a business. SAP is quite flexible and can be installed on Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Solaris. It can also be installed on Oracle, MS-SQL, IBM DB2, MaxDB. It has multilingual support and can be installed in over 41 international languages.
Some SAP solutions for enterprises are as below:
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
- Process Integration (PI)
- Supply Chain Management (SCM)
- Master Data Management (MDM)
- Business Warehouse (BW)
- Business Planning Consolidation (BPC)
- Business Objects (BO’s)
- Transport Management (TM)
What are the basic phases or steps of SAP implementation project?
- Phase1: Project preparation
- Phase2: Business blueprint
- Phase3: Realization
- Phase4: Final Preparation
- Phase5: Go Live & Support
- Phase6: Continues process of improvement