As mentioned above, SAP is abbreviated as "System Application and Products", which creates a common centralized database for each organization application. The application has been compiled in a versatile way to manage all the functional classes within an organization. Today, large companies, including Microsoft and IBM, use SAP products to run their own business.
R / 2 running on a Mainframe architecture was the first SAP version. SAP products are usually focused on enterprise resource planning (ERP). SAP applications are built around the R / 3 system to handle product operations, cost accounting, tools, materials, and staff. SAP R / 3 is running on most platforms, including Windows 2000, and using the client / sever model.
SAP provides the majority of enterprise applications that include: :
1 . SAP Knowledge Base (KW)
2 . Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
3 . Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS)
4 . Supplier Contact (SRM)
5 . Supply Chain Management (SCM)
6 . Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
7 . Special Design and Optimizer (APO)
8 . Business Information Warehouse (BW)
SAP NetWeaver is the latest technology introduced by SAP. SAP's products focus primarily on large companies, which are primarily made up of Fortune 500 companies and the ERP system offers a wide range of choices around the world. SAP offers SAP Business One (SAP B1) and SAP solutions that are primarily designed for small and medium businesses. SAP products are used by millions of people worldwide and in more than 120 countries and are growing steadily. SAP employs more than 38,000 people worldwide over 50 countries and more than 36,200 customers worldwide.