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SAP Student Interest Group. Pennsylvania State University. Goals & Purposes:. To educate students on the nature of ERP products (such as SAP) To impart to members a core set of marketable ERP skills To provide members with advice from industry professionals (through speakers)

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sap student interest group

SAP Student Interest Group

Pennsylvania State University

goals purposes
Goals & Purposes:
  • To educate students on the nature of ERP products (such as SAP)
  • To impart to members a core set of marketable ERP skills
  • To provide members with advice from industry professionals (through speakers)
  • To provide students with resources to further their SAP/ERP education
what is sap
What is SAP?
  • SAP stands for: Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing.
  • SAP is a type of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • ERP systems integrates all of the functional areas of business such as marketing, manufacturing, human resources, finance, logistics, and accounting.
  • The functional areas are designed into modules that effectively manages an area of the organization.
  • SAP was designed as a global software product engineered on a multilingual and multinational platform
sap background
SAP Background
  • SAP is based in Walldorf, Germany.
  • SAP was founded in 1972 in Mannheim, Germany by five engineers.
  • Originally named Systemanalyse und Programmentwicklung.
  • World’s largest enterprise software company: 79,800 installations, 1,500 partners, with 12 million users.
  • Employs about 30,000 people in more than 50 countries
  • Listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol SAP.
  • SAP website:
sap r 3 system architecture
SAP R/3 System Architecture
  • R/3 evolved from SAP’s original SAP R/2 system, which is based on a mainframe.
  • R/3 architecture allows for the distribution of the workload to multiple PCs linked together through a network.
  • The R/3 system architecture contains the database servers, application servers, and presentation systems.
  • The database server is the place where the data is stored.
  • The application server is responsible for the administrative functions of the system: background processing, printing (spool requests), and process request management.
  • The presentation systems, or clients, display the software and screens that you will use when working with SAP.
three tier hierarchy
Three-Tier Hierarchy
  • The three layers include:
  • The database layer
  • The business logic layer
  • The user interface layer
client server environment
Client/Server Environment
  • The client/server environment is a standard in building any type of computer communication architecture.
  • A client/server environment is one in which the client (an individual PC or workstation) is requesting information (via a connection) of the supplying machine, known as the server.
  • The communication and interchange of data between the requesting and supplying machine is known as the client/server relationship.
featured speakers
The world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products

$36 Billion in Sales

108,300 Employees

200 Operating Companies

Located in 54 Countries around the World

Sells Products in more than 175 Countries

Featured Speakers:
SAP Aerospace and Defense

SAP Automotive

SAP Banking

SAP Chemicals

SAP Consumer Products

SAP Engineering and Construction

SAP Health Care

SAP High Tech

SAP Insurance

SAP Media

SAP Oil and Gas

SAP Pharmaceuticals

SAP Public Sector Real Estate

SAP Retail

SAP Service Provider

SAP Telecommunications and Transportation

SAP Utilities

SAP offers comprehensive industry solutions including:

sap operating regions
SAP Operating Regions

The Americas

Argentina Mexico

Brazil Peru

Canada USA

Chile Venezuela


Asia Pacific

China India

Hong Kong Indonesia

Japan Malaysia

Korea New Zealand

Taiwan Philippines

Australia Thailand

sap operating regions1
SAP Operating Regions

Europe/ Africa/Middle East

Austria Kazakhstan Ukraine

Belgium Poland United Arab Emirates (through partners)

Bulgaria (through partners) Portugal

Croatia (through partners) Romania (through partners)

Czech Republic Russian Federation

Denmark Saudi Arabia (through partners)

Finland Slovak republic

France Slovenia

Germany South Africa

Greece (through partners) Spain

Hungary Sweden

Italy Switzerland

Ireland Turkey (through partners)

Israel (through partners) U.K.