SAP, or Systems Applications and Products, is a widely-used enterprise resource planning (ERP) software SAP creates a centralized system for businesses that enables every department to access and share common data to create a better work environment for every employee in the company. SAP is the most-used ERP software on the market and contains hundreds of fully integrated modules that cover nearly every aspect of business management.
SAP has various ERP applications, all provides slightly different goals. The flagship SAP S/4HANA is perhaps the most well-known, followed by Business One and Business All-in-One. SAP Business One provides comprehensive business management capabilities for small and medium sized companies. There is also SAP Business All-in-One ERP solution designed for mid-market to enterprise size businesses. SAP ERP solutions offer a broad range of functional support for a wide variety of industry types.
SAP ERP system is commonly structured in a three-tier client/server architecture. The three-tier architecture is the recommended one because it enables high scalability and flexibility but SAP can also be deployed on two- and one-tier architectures.
Here are a few popular industries and positions where you would use SAP software and the modules and capabilities of each:
SAP provides human resources managers with every tool they need to maintain a capable HR department. HR professionals can record every piece of data about an employee from application to termination.
SAP provides project managers with every tool they need to manage projects from initiation to closure.
SAP equips warehouse managers with everything they need to manage a successful warehouse.
SAP provides a comprehensive suite of financial management and accounting systems that give companies the tools they need to keep track of their finances.