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The SAP Corporation

SAP AG sells business software. It provides client/server and mainframe-based software.
There are 7,000 SAP sites in the world. 1800 R/2 and 5200 R/3 sites.
SAP software is accepted as the standard in industries such as oil, chemicals, consumer products and electronics.

SAP AG was founded in 1972. It has its headquarters in Walldorf, Germany. It has employs 7,000 people. It has 28 subsidaries and 21 regional offices.

SAP UK is based in Feltham, Middlesex.


Why is SAP software chosen so often?

GERMAN ENGINEERING
The germanic nature of the development of the system over the last 25 years must have had an effect. The package is extremely well designed to cope with most of the possible scenarios that a business encounters.

TRANSACTION APPROACH
The basic unit of the system is a transaction. The transaction models the real life situation that occurs during a business transaction. To put it another way, a SAP transaction is like a business "event". Many companies have used this feature to help them redefine their own business processes. A direct consequence of the SAP design is that systems programming is very focused on the actual activity of the employee. Therefore programming is very efficient.


LOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF SAP MODULES




Example Project List

Eastern Group (Electricity Industry), 1996 SAP FI/CO project, Hardware provided by BULL-Integris, Software by SAP UK and consulting by 121 Consulting.

DIRECTORY OF COMPANIES WORKING WITH SAP
  1. IBS Consulting

    Supplier of SAP consultants. USA and Europe.

  2. Groupe Bull

    Systems integrator. Turnover: 1994 £263 million. UK Headquarters: Brentford, Middlesex. Other locations: Hemel Hempstead, Livingston, Birmingham, Manchester.

    Worldwide headquarters: Groupe Bull Paris. It operates in over 100 countries. Number of employees: 27,900. Worldwide revenues: 1994 29.9 billion French francs.
    BULL Integris WWW Pages

  3. Gruppo MET

    Italian Business Consultants.
    MET Home Page (in italiano)

  4. RCG Information Technology, Inc.

    http://www.rcgit.com/practice.htm
    Headquarters: 379 Thornall Street, 14th Floor
    Edison, New Jersey, USA

    Revenue: $140 million. Consultants: 1,500 US consultants(?).
    Product and application software development, Year 2000 products and services, software outsourcing, supplemental staffing, client/server solutions, as well as systems integration and implementation of complex systems such as SAP R/3 and PeopleSoft.

  5. Probis, Slovenia
    SAP Guide: PROBIS/SAP Home Page, Slovenia
    SAP Information in Slovenian!
    Poslovni Informacijski Sistemi Home Page

  6. Software AG (SAG)
    Vitamin Adabas C für SAP R/2
    Software AG Home Page

SAP Management Accounting (FI, RK)

Sub-modules:

Cost Centre Accounting (CCA/RK-F)
Project Accounting (RK-P)
Order Processing Accounting (OPA)
Profit Centre Accounting (PCA/RK-E)

Key Objects:

Cost Centre
Project
Order
Profit Centre








SAP Financial Accounting (FI, RF)

Sub-modules:

Accounts Payable/Purchase Ledger (FI-AP)
Accounts Receivable/Sales Ledger (FI-AR)
General Ledger Accounting (FI-GL, RF-GL/RG)

Key Objects:

Account - Vendor/Supplier
Account - Customer
Account - General Ledger

Key Concepts:

Client, Company, Business Area.
Posting Key


SAP and EDI






ABAP/4 KEYWORD LIST

Data Declarations

DATA
DATA BEGIN OF ... OCCURS
DATA END OF
TABLES
SEGMENTS
FIELD-SYMBOLS
INCLUDE STRUCTURE

Field-symbols

ASSIGN

Screen Processing

LOOP AT SCREEN.
ENDLOOP.
READ LINE
READ LINE ... OF PAGE
GET CURSOR
MODIFY LINE
MODIFY LINE ... OF PAGE
MODIFY LINE FIELD VALUE

Window Processing

WINDOW STARTING AT ... ENDING AT

Processing Internal Tables

LOOP AT T.
ENDLOOP.

LOOP AT T WHERE {} = [].
ENDLOOP.

SELECT * FROM T.
ENDSELECT.

SELECT * FROM T WHERE {} = [].
ENDSELECT.



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