What is SAP? • SAP is an ERP System • ERP Stands for Enterprise Resource Planning • An ERP System is a collection of software programs which ties all of an enterprises various diverse functions (such as finance, sales, manufacturing, human resources) into a cohesive data base.
Introduction to SAP - History • SAP stands for Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing • Founded in Germany by Five Former IBM Engineers in 1972 • In 1988, SAP went public and became a joint-stock company, SAP AG
Introduction to SAP - Today • Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, • The World's Largest Inter-Enterprise Software Company • The world's Third-Largest Independent Software Supplier Overall • Employs Over 23,700 People in More than 50 Countries • Additional Information can be Found on the SAP Web Site http://www.sap.com/company and http://www.sapfans.com/
Introduction to SAP • SAP Supports all Kinds of Industries and all Functions of the Industry • SAP is an Integrated System • This means that all SAP modules are designed to share information and automatically create transactions based on various business process.
Introduction to SAP • SAP R/2 is the SAP Mainframe Based Software Package • SAP R/3 is the SAP Client/ Server – 3 Tier Architecture Based Software Package
R/2 System Components • RA - Assets Accounting • RF - Financial Accounting • RK - Cost Accounting • RK-P - Projects • RM-INST - Plant Maintenance • RM-MAT - Materials Management • RM-PPS - Production Planning and Control
R/2 System Components • RM-QSS - Quality Assurance • RP - Human Resources
R/3 Business Application Modules • FI - Financial Accounting • IM - Investment Management • CO - Controlling • SD - Sales • MM - Materials Management • PP - Production Planning
R/3 Business Application Modules • QM - Quality Management • PM - Plant Maintenance • PS - Project System • HR - Human Resources
Characteristics of SAP R/3 • Consists of business application modules that can be used either individually or in combination with other modules.
Quiz • What does SAP stand for? • What does ERP stand for? • What is the difference between SAP R/2 and SAP R/3? • What business application module is the FI module? • Is the FI module an R/2 or R/3 business application module?
Quiz - Answers • System, Application, and Products in Data Processing • Enterprise Resource Planning • SAP R/2 is the SAP Mainframe Based Software Package and SAP R/3 is the SAP Client/ Server – 3 Tier Architecture Based Software Package • Financial Accounting • R/3 – the R/2 Financial Accounting model is RF