What is SAP Business Suite

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Before we start let us have a small introduction about the company. This company was founded in the year 1972 by five former IBM Engineer in Mannheim, Germany. SAP stands for “Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing”. It’s a product of “SAP AG” having its head office at Walldorf, Germany. It’s shares are listed on the Frankfurt and Stuttgart stock exchanges.

The main product is SAP ERP. The current version is ERP 6.0 ( Enterprise Resource Planning 6.0) and is part of its Business Suite.

Business suite has five enterprise applications;

  • ERP
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
  • Product Lifecycle Management called (PLM).
  • Supply Chain Management called (SCM).
  • Supplier Relationship Management called (SRM).

In October 2010, This company announced the release of HANA 1.0 which is an in-memory appliance of Business intelligence allowing real-time analytics.

ERP Financials

It will address the financial requirements of a business starting from recording of a financial transaction to reporting. This module can be customized to all the financial challenges in the area of financial reporting, local and group closing and other requirements.

The key functionality of ERP Financials aims at giving support in the area of;

  1. Financial Accounting (FI Module)
  2. Management Accounting (CO Module)

Both these modules have sub modules to manage things better.

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