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TERP01 SAP ERP Introduction

TERP01 SAP ERP Introduction

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TERP01 SAP ERP Introduction
About This Module
 Organizational Levels and Master Data is the basic framework that supports business processes. As partof this module, you will be introduced to the transition from R/3 to SAP ERP, and therefore understandhow to create the Organizational Levels and Master Data for the business processes inside SAP ERP.
Module Objectives
Understand the positioning of R/3 to SAP ERP, identify its various components, describe theOrganization Levels and Master Data, which are needed to support business processes in SAPERP, explain reporting and analysis solutions available in SAP ERP to support internal andexternal reporting needs of an organization.
Appreciate the transition from R/3 to SAP ERP.
Identify the various components of SAP ERP.
Describe the various Organization Levels and Master Data which are needed to support variousBusiness Processes in SAP ERP.
Explain Reporting and Analysis solutions available in SAP ERP, to support various internal andexternal reporting needs of an organization.
Module Content
SAP ERP Positioning
Organizational Levels
Master Data
Reporting Solutions
Target Audience
Solution architect, project managers, team members, and solution consultants who want to gaina broad fundamental understanding of the core processes, business interrelations, and integrationof the individual business applications within the SAP ERP solution.
SAP ERP Positioning
About This Topic
 This topic explains the transition from R/3 to SAP ERP. It also aims to introduce participants to thevarious components of SAP ERP.Estimated time to complete this topic: 30 minutesWhat's in it for me?
To understand the positioning of R/3 enterprise towards SAP ERP
A New Wave of Information Technology
 
 Audio Transcript  As technology grows and changes, software has to upgrade accordingly. However, SAP believes in an environment where you do not have to scrap your existing software setup. Instead, it would provide upgrades and extend the functionality of the existing software, therebyreducing costs. In this image, you can see that to begin with SAP’s technology was based on Mainframe architecture – based on ABAP and R2. Keeping pace with business requirements and integrated business processes,technology changes were made from R2 to three tier R/3 and moved from Mainframes to Client-Server  Architecture. SAP R/3 has always been an “integrated” system where business processes wereintegrated within an enterprise’s operations. Capable of e-commerce since 1996, SAP productsincorporated business technology for the future, thus paving the way for incorporating futuredevelopments. This eliminated the need for customers to change existing systems and allowed for “integration” of business processes “between” enterprises. Finally, with Technology advances and the internet revolution, you now have services catering toadaptive businesses like Web services. SAP’s Enterprise service architecture platform features Netweaver, business suites and xApps offerings, keeping pace with the business requirements of todayand the future.
Architecture of SAP ERP (Image)
 Audio Transcript  After the SAP R/1 and SAP R/2 products, SAP introduced SAP R/3. Later, in March of 2003, SAP released SAP ERP, where many other SAP components were included along with SAP R/3. Inside SAP  ERP, SAP R/3 enterprise was just a component. As you can see here, from this point on SAP ERP was more than just SAP R/3 Enterprise with SAP  NetWeaver, since it offers many functional enhancements like Self Services, self service procurement,internet sales, and SAP SEM. SAP Net Weaver also contains the SAP Web Application Server. With SAP  ERP, a new SAP solution was born.The SAP ERP Central Component or SAP ECC, is the evolutionary successor of the previously offered SAP R/3 Enterprise, and is the central core of SAP ERP.Compared to the SAP R/3 Enterprise, in SAP ECC there are architectural changes with respect to Enterprise Services Architecture, enhanced usability and new developed functionality, like the new general ledger.SAP Business Warehouse, SAP Strategic Enterprise Management, and Internet Transaction Server integrated into SAP ECC. Customers now have the option to run these components on the sameinstance that runs SAP ECC to reduce the system landscape and save costs. Running the componentson separate instances is also possible. SAP Web Application Server contains all capabilities of SAP basis as well as additional web capabilities.
SAP ERP and SAP NetWeaver
 
 Audio Transcript SAP ERP is the result of an ERP offering to SAP R/3. SAP ERP includes all the functionality of SAP  R/3 Enterprise with the large number of additional business processes like self service, strategicmanagement, and others. SAP ERP is an integrated and personalized functionality. SAP ERP is built on the NetWeaver technology. SAP NetWeaver is used as a technology platform for integration and asan application infrastructure with open connections to Microsoft .NET and IBM WebSphere.
SAP ERP is a Solution within SAP Business Suite (image)
 
 Audio Transcript SAP Business Suite comprises SAP ERP, SAP PLM, SAP CRM, SAP SCM, and SAP SRM.SAP Business Suite is built on SAP NetWeaver. As you can see from this image, the core component of the Business Suite is ERP. SAP ERP consists of:
 Life Cycle Data Management 
Quality and Asset Management 
Sales Order Management 
 Internet Sales
 Inventory Warehouse Managemen
Manufacturing and Transportation
 Purchase Order Processing.SAP ERP also supports mobile technologies featuring GPS and GSM-supported service options for collaborative businesses.
SAP ERP Solution Map (Image)
 
 Audio Transcript The slide here shows the solution map. As is the case with other SAP solutions, a solution map shows you the processes enabled by a specific solution. In the image shown here, you can see varioushighlighted areas in different colors. These areas indicate additional capabilities offered by SAP ERP as against those already available to SAP R/3. For example, you have New General Ledger in Financial Accounting, E-Learning, and E-Recruitment in Work Force Process Management, and Self-Service Procurement in Procurement.
Summary
 We now come to the end of the topic on SAP ERP Positioning.
Organizational Levels
About This Topic This topic describes the Organizational Levels which provide a framework to support Business

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