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ERP MARKET

Some of the top-tier ERP vendors are SAPAG, BAAN, PeopleSoft, Oracle Application
and J.D.Edwards. These companies are
covering the major ERP market revenue.

SAP AG:COMPANY PROFILE


SAP (System Applications & Products in data
processing) . SAP is the world's leading provider of
business software, SAP delivers products and services
that help accelerate business innovation for their
customers. Today, more than 82,000 customers in
more than 120 countries run SAP applications from
distinct solutions addressing the needs of small
businesses and midsize companies to suite offerings
for global organizations.
SAP defines business software as comprising
enterprise resource planning and related applications
such as supply chain management, customer
relationship management, and supplier relationship
management

SAP AG was founded in 1972 by five German engineers


with IBM in Mannheim, Germany; and is one of the top
most ERP vendors providing the client server business
application solutions.
SAP serves as a standard in the industries like
chemicals, customer products, oil & high technology.
The SAP group has offices in more than 50 countries
worldwide & employs a workforce of over 19300.
SAPs ERP package comes in 2 versions i.e. mainframe
version (SAP R/2) & client server version (SAP R/3).(RReal)
With SAP, customers can install the core system & one
or more of the fundamental components, or purchase
the software as a complete package.

PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY


SAP has developed extensive library of more than 800
predefined business processes.
These processes may be selected from SAP library & can
be included within installed SAP application solution to
suit the user exact requirements.
SAP software has special features like, linking a
companys business processes & applications, &
supporting immediate responses to change throughout
different organizational levels & real time integration.
Also, the new technologies are available regularly to
cop-up with the changes of the new business trends.
The international standards have been considered while
designing the software like support of multiple
currencies simultaneously, automatically handles the
country specific import/export requirements
The modules of R/3 can be used individually as well as
user can expand it in stages to meet specific
requirement's

R/2 in the Late 1970s


In 1978 SAP began developing, and the
following year released, R/2 (R for "realtime"),
a
mainframe-based,
standard
business software suite in which Integrate
able modules for accounting, sales and
distribution,
and
production
enabled
customers to consolidate their financial and
operational data into a single database and
eliminate costly paperwork and data entry.
Because the modules were self-standing,
businesses could select only those they
needed, which could then be further
customized to their unique requirements.

R/3 Development in the 1980s


As R/2's potential began to peak in the mid-1980s,
Plattner and company's former employer, IBM,
announced a new "system applications architecture"
(SAA) technology Seeing the ramifications of such
integrity ability for its own products, in 1987 SAP
began developing R/3 for use in the decentralized,
non-mainframe computing environment known as
client-server. In client-server arrangements, data is
processed not by a single costly mainframe but by
many cheaper networked "server" computers, which
display their data on flexibly arrange able PCs called
"clients." While R/2 focused on providing data
processing solutions for static, individual functions of
business operations, such as inventory tracking or
shipping, R/3 was designed to allow a business to
view its entire business operation as a single
integrated process in which data entered into any
single application in the system would simultaneously
be registered in every other.

Introduction of R/3 in the 1990s


After five years in development, R/3 had
been launched with the expectation that it
would complement R/2's multinationaloriented niche by extending SAP's reach into
the mid-sized, less mainframe-dominated
business software market. Unexpectedly,
however, R/3's release coincided with a
growing trend toward corporate downsizing,
and even SAP's largest customers began
eyeing R/3 as a less labor-intensive
replacement for R/2. R/3 was suddenly hot,
and virtually overnight SAP had translated its
reputation as Germany's wunderfirma to the
global stage.

SAP R/3
SAP R/3 is a computer system that is designed to
support complete business management tasks of a
corporation, company or institution. SAP R/3 is used
in business systems to handle invoice payment,
production resource management and financial
account
control.
These
specific
tasks
are
accomplished by employing application modules,
often described with acronyms such as MM (materials
management) and SD (sales and distribution).
Modules process information through each and every
component of the organization, using one secure R/3
system to share relevant information between parts
of the organization, keeping the corporation up-todate on latest technology and data information. A
common database is employed among each of the
mid-sized to large-size corporations that utilize R/3.
R/3 may also be used by small business, allowing
business to prosper without having to worry about
changing systems.

An additional benefit to using SAP R/3 is


that it combines with a corporations
previously existing computer system. R/3
uses the ABAP/4 programming language
and allows for the possibility of several
computers of differing manufacturers to
conjoin into one solid working database,
operating in the open system or
client/server environments. SAP R/3 is a
Windows and Menus driven application
containing graphical objects.

R/3 APPLICATION MODULE:

The R/3 system provides a flexible


organizational structure.
It can connect all the business processes
together & every employee could have fast
access to the required information.
The in house staff can do work easily with
reference
ABAP/4R
development
workbench, which is an integral part of
R/3. R/3 application modules are either
used alone or in combination with other
solutions.

Following are some R/3 modules:


Financial Accounting: it collects & controls the data relevant
to financial accounting. It provides reports & documentations &
comprehensive information.
Treasury: this module provides a complete solution for
efficient financial management. Treasury module helps in
ensuring the liquidity of your company worldwide structures,
the asset profitability & minimizes risks.
Controlling: This module has a uniform reporting system for
company wide controlling with all procedures & controls content
of the companys internal processes.
Enterprise Controlling: This module has been designed to
monitor the companys success factors & performance
indicators on the basis of management information.
Investment Management: This module offers integrated
management & processing of investment measures. This also
participates in pre investment analysis, depreciation simulation.
Investment management monitors the projects from planning
to settlement.

Production Planning: this provides all types of


manufacturing strategies, from repetitive MTO & ATO,
through processes, lot & MTS manufacturing, to integrated
supply chain management.
Material Management: It manages the purchasing
processes with workflow driven processing functions. This
also handles warehouse management & integrates invoice
verification.
Plant Maintenance & Service Management: this allows
the planning, control & processing of the inspection,
maintenance, damages & service management.
Quality Management: this offers all processes relevant to
your quality assurance along with supply chain, co-ordinates
inspection processing & integrates laboratory information
systems.
R/3 also provides its applications in HR managements, project
management, sales & distribution with all standard business
processes & functionality.

Some of the main advantages of using SAP


R/3 are listed below:
The R/3 software package is designed to allow
businesses to effectively and efficiently operate a
variety of business processes within a single integrated
information system.
The software is customizable using SAP's proprietary
programming language, ABAP/4. R/3 is scalable and
highly suited for many types and sizes of organizations
and runs on six different platforms.
SAPs partnership with technology, service companies,
hardware manufactures & database providers helps to
provide a complete business solution.
This client/server solution is infinitely expandable & can
be used with anywhere between 30 & several thousand
end users. This ensures that R/3 can always grow with
the growing requirement of company.

BAAN :- Company profile


Baan company was founded in Netherlands in
1978 by brothers Jan and Paul Baan..
The BAAN Company is the leading global
provider of enterprise business software.
The
BAAN
company
products
reduce
complexity and cost, improve core business
processes, are faster to implement and use,
are more flexible in adapting to business
changes.
The products offered by the company
supports several business tools. The tools are
based on multi-tier architecture.

TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCTS


1. The BAAN products are having open component
architecture.
2. The special feature of BAAN product is the use of BAAN
DEM (Dynamic Enterprise Modeling).
3. Baan DEM provides a business view via a graphical
process/model based views.
4. BAAN products has multi-tiered architecture for
maximum and flexible configuration.
5. The application supports the new hardware, OS,
networks and user interfaces w/o any modification to
the application code.
6. The Baan series based products include :
- BAAN Enterprise Resource Planning.
-

BAAN Front Office.


BAAN Corporate Office Solutions.
BAAN Supply Chain Solutions.

7. The main advantages of Baan series-based family of


products are the best in class components version
independent integration and evergreen delivery.

BAAN ERP MODULES

BAAN ERP is a proven enterprise resource


planning s/w application.
It is fully integrated and provides all the
functionality which is required across the
enterprise.
BAAN ERP consists of a number of
interdependent components that can be
deployed to meet business needs.
The flexibility with BAAN ERP allows
customers to maximize the benefits of
both best in class solution and a fully
integrated high performance system.
BAAN
ERP
includes
the
following
components

1.

2.

Manufacturing Module:
This includes bills of material, cost price
calculation,
shop
floor
control,
material
requirement planning, etc.
Finance Module:

This includes accounts payable, accounts


receivable, cash management, fixed assets, etc
3. Project Module:
This includes project budget, project definition,
project estimation, project planning, etc
4. Distribution Module:
This includes sales management, purchase
management and warehouse management.

BAAN ERP TOOLS


BAAN ERP Tools can be described as a computing
platform that provides independent, flexible, open
and distributed computing and development
environment.
The open architecture of the BAAN ERP Tools
make it possible to

Quickly react to the changes that take place in the


market, in-turn change the s/w configuration.
Develop the BAAN product in such a way that it is
independent of third party product such as hardware,
OS and DB.
Easily integrated with third party product.
Gives customer specific solutions.

ORCALE CORPORATION:-Company profile

Oracle Corporation was founded in the year


1977 and is the worlds largest s/w
company and the leading supplier for
enterprise information management.
This is the first s/w company to implement
internet computing model for using the
enterprise s/w across the entire product
line.
It provides databases and relational
servers, application development, decision
support tools and enterprise business
applications.

TECHNOLOGY
ORACLE software runs on the network computers, work stations &
micro computers, mini computers, etc.
ORACLE 8i is the leading database for internet computing.
ORACLE database allow the corporation to access on any data, on
any service, over any network, from any client device.
ORACLE Warehouse Technology Initiative (WIT) is one of the
fastest flowing & comprehensive programs in the data
warehousing industry which provides the customers a complete
data warehousing solution.
ORACLEs integrated Business Intelligence Solutions provides us
with a solution to deliver powerful processing capabilities to the
user anywhere in the enterprise at anytime. Oracle business
intelligence family product includes:

Oracle report
Oracle enterprise reporting tools
Oracle discoverer
Ad-Hoc Queries and analysis tools
Oracle online analytical processing engine, etc.

MODULES OF ORCALE APPLICATIONS:

Oracle application consists of 45 plus


software modules which are divided into
following categories
Oracle
Oracle
Oracle
Oracle
Oracle
Oracle

Financials
Human Resource
Projects
Manufacturing
Supply Chain
Front Office

ORACLE FINANCIAL
This application transforms a finance organization
into a strategic force and also helps to access the
financial management functions.
By working with these applications the companies
can work globally, lower the administrative cost &
improve the cash management.
It also provides strategic information to make
timely & accurate decisions.
ORACLE PROJECTS
- These
applications
improve
operational
efficiency by providing an integrated project
management
environment that supports
the
full lifecycle of a project and increases
the revenue growth and
profitability.

ORACLE SUPPLY CHAIN


This application manages the supply chain
process by providing a single integrated
environment.
It helps in effective partner collaboration &
supply chain optimization capabilities.
It helps in increasing market share while
improving customer service & minimizing the
cost.
ORACLE FRONT OFFICE
These
applications
provide
a
better
understanding for customer relationships, their
values & profitability
These applications increase top line revenues &
maintain customer satisfaction & retention
It also helps to attract and retain profitable
customers
through
deployment
channels
including mobile & call centre.

ORACLE HUMAN RESOURCES


This application helps in managing the human
resources which directly improve profitability and
contribute to competitive advantage
It also helps in the ability to hire motivate & retain
the most capable working force and also helps in
providing
comprehensive
and
up-to-date
information.
ORACLE MANUFACTURING
Oracle manufacturing application enables the
companies to achieve market leadership by
becoming more customer responsive & efficient.
This module also supports the companies to
increase revenue, profitability & customer loyalty
by capturing the demand & planning the
manufacturing process in an efficient way.o

PEOPLESOFT:- Company profile


PeopleSoft Inc. was established in 1987 to provide
innovative software solutions that meet the changing
business demands of enterprises worldwide.
It employs more than 7000 people worldwide.& the
annual revenue for the year 1998 was $ 1.3 million.
PeopleSofts mission is to provide innovative software
solutions that meet the changing business demands of
organizations worldwide.
PeopleSoft develops markets and supports enterprisewide software solutions to handle core business functions
including human resources management, accounting and
control, project management, treasury management
performance
measurement
and
supply
chain
management.
PeopleSoft provides industry-specific enterprise solutions
to
customers
in
select
markets,
including
communications,
finance
services,
healthcare,
manufacturing, higher

PeopleSoft
products
support
clients
running,
Microsoft Windows and popular Web browsers, as
well as a range of mainframe, midrange and LAN
relational database server platforms.
PeopleSoft solutions run on a variety of leading
hardware and database platforms, including Compaq,
Hewlet-Packard, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Informix,
Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, DB2 and others.
PeopleSoft
delivers
Web-enabled
applications,
workflow, online analytical processing (OLAP) etc.
The PeopleSoft application serves the whole business
management solutions, commercial solutions &
industry solutions.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS


PeopleSoft solutions extend across the
globe.
The applications help in managing a broad
set of business processes, from human
resources and finance to supply chain
management.
One can implement a single application, or
a complete enterprise-wide solution.
The flexible design lets you tailor the
applications to your specific needs.

The PeopleSofts business management


solutions are in the areas given below:

Human Resources Management


Accounting and Control
Treasury Management
Performance Measurement
Project Management
Sales and Logistics
Materials Management
Supply Chain Planning
Service Revenue Management
Procurement

JD EDWARDS:COMPANY PROFILE:
On March 17, 1977 J.D. Edwards was formed, by Jack
Thompson, Dan Gregery & Ed-Mc Vaney.
In early years J.D. Edwards designed software for small &
medium sized computers.
In 1980s it focused on IBM system/38.
As the company began to out grow, its headquarter in Denver,
opened branch offices in Dallas & Newport Beach, California,
Houston, San Francisco & Bakenfield. And then internationally
expanded its Europe headquarters in Brussels & Belgium.
As it grew it became obvious that servicing a large number of
customers was creating a challenge
By the mid of 1980s, J.D Edwards was being recognizes as an
Industry-leading supplier of application software for the highly
successful IBM AS/400 computer.
Today J.D Edwards is a publicly traded company that has more
than 4700 customers with sites in over 100 countries & more
than 4200 employees.

J.D Edwards emphasizes on the following three


matters:
Solution: JD Edwards offers a balance of technology &
service options tailored by the unique industry & its
processes. This allows JD Edward to ensure timely
implementation & outgoing quality of the solution.
Relationships: With JD Edwards, you have a partner
committed to ushering you through changes in the
business & technology.
Value: JD Edwards provides with an appreciating
software asset one with the potential to increase in
value over the lift of your business.

TECHNOLOGY
As the business grew company adapted
new technology & instead for small
computer application; it started to design
enterprise-wise software.
JD Edwards is a leading provider of
integrated software for distribution, human
resource, finance, manufacturing & SCM.
These software's are operated in multiple
computing environments & also JAVA &
HTML enabled.

QAD : -Company Profile

It was found in 1979.


The
companys
products
include
MFG/PRO,
service/support management and decision support.
QAD offers a variety of supply chain and enterprise
resource planning s/w products to manufacturing
industries.
It optimizes the enterprise by increasing the speed of
internet processes and synchronizing the business
operations.

It is available in 26 languages and supports multiple


currencies.
It has an easy-to-understand graphical interface.

The MFG\PRO is one of the software, product offered


by QAD, which provides multinational organization with
integrated Global Supply Chain Management Solution.
It helps the organization to achieve and maintain
competitive advantage and synchronizes the
distributed operation which balances the supply and
demand across multiple sites.

SSA:-COMPANY PROFILE:
System Software Associates, Inc. (SSA) was
founded in 1981.
It has branches in more than 91 countries & more
than 2000 employees.
SSA has BPCS client/server V6 technology is
implemented in more than 1000 industrial sector
firms in over 4000 sites worldwide.
SSAs vision is to be the best global partner to the
worlds industrial companies.
To achieve competitive advantage for clients
through ERP system, SSAs follows its Mission
Statement 1981.
The statement has six key goals.

They are:

Best client satisfaction: this means that the company


wants their clients to achieve the greatest possible business
benefits from their relationship with SSA.
Single image worldwide: this means that the client gets
the same high level of support & expertise all around the
world.
Enterprise Solution Leadership: it means that the
company is focused on building & delivering solutions, which
bring together the entire enterprise.
Proven leading Technology: this means that every piece
of technology applied by SSA will already be proven for high
transaction volume enterprise-wide applications.
Highly skilled & motivated professional: it means that
SSA is committed on having the best professionals &
resources in the application software business.
Strong financial results: this means that SSA can
continue to invest in the improvements of its software &
professionals & will be a stable partner in the long run.