What is – Introduction to SAP?
SAP is an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) →
SAP, started in 1972 by five former IBM employees in Mannheim, Germany, states that it is the world’s largest inter-enterprise software company and the world’s fourth-largest independent software supplier, overall.
The original name for SAP was German: Systeme, Anwendungen, Produkte, German for “Systems Applications and Products.” The original SAP idea was to provide customers with the ability to interact with a common corporate database for a comprehensive range of applications. Gradually, the applications have been assembled and today many corporations, including IBM and Microsoft, are using SAP products to run their own businesses.
SAP → Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing
R/1 → R = Real Time , 1 = One Tier Architecture
R/2 → R = Real Time , 2= Two Tier Architecture
R/3 → R = Real Time , 3 = Three Tier Architecture
SAP launched in 1972 as Financial Software (we can call as R/1).
1979 – R/2 –
1992 – R/3 Completely redesigned as R/3 System
SAP is an ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning – Integration of HR, Finance, MM, SD, PS, SRM, CRM, PP, etc., modules