History Of SAP

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SAP SAP AG is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. Their most influential product is SAP which is an ERP system. ERP stands for Enterprise Resources Planning. ERP is a term used for software that controls whole organizations different departments. SAP is the world leader in ERP systems followed by Oracle. SAP was started by five IBM engineers from the AI department (Dietmar Hopp, Klaus Tschira, Hans-Werner Hector, Hasso Plattner, and Claus Wellenreuther) who were working in an enterprise-wide system based on this software, only to be told that it would be no longer necessary. Rather than abandon the project, they decided to leave IBM and start another company. SAP is a leader when it comes to easy integration among all the departments. It provides industry specific solutions for different industries other than its basic SAP modules. A Module is a sub section of the ERP program. Many different modules can be purchased for business specific applications and industry specific solutions as well. Some of the most important sub modules in SAP are Finance, Controlling, Sales & Distribution, Material Management and Human resource. Depending upon the organization needs, a client can buy whatever modules needed. SAP mission is to help every customer become a best-run business by delivering technology innovations that they believe address today’s and tomorrow’s challenges without disrupting their customers’ business operations. Organizations around the world are entering a new era of business model innovation, made possible by the convergence of cloud, mobile, social, and big-data technologies. Markets SAP’s portfoli... ... middle of paper ... ...ourse of action. 8. Enabling the business network effect which entails leveraging solutions designed for the networked economy to ensure interaction between all stakeholders. 9. Adopting a Platform as a Service delivery model which entails managing different cloud environments with a consistent management framework. 10. Creating a hybrid cloud which entails taking a strategic approach to cloud adoption by determining what data you want to move to the cloud to avoid unnecessary business disruptions and support customers’ needs. Work Cited http://www.sap.com/bin/sapcom/en_us/downloadasset.2014-03-mar-06-14.ten-cloud-computing-trends-pdf.bypassReg.htmlurl_id=banner-us-services-ten-cloud-trends-apr14 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAP_AG http://global.sap.com/corporate-en/investors/pdf/SAP-Fact-Sheet-EN.pdf

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