Introduction to SAP solutions

Written by Bruce Hughes on . Posted in Computer Innovations

SAP stands for Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing and it was created in Germany in 1972 evolving over the years to become one of the most efficient and sought after client and server business solutions. The information management solutions provided by SAP systems are extraordinary in more than one way and the technology is continually evolving and improving. The latest innovation is the integration of cloud solutions that allowed SAP remote access. The ERP system of a company requires consistency of data and using SAP in this role is the only way to guarantee the highest level of integration and data sharing among individual departments and applications.

 

What is SAP?

SAP is customization software that allows the implementation and integration of various tools into a logical system that allows communication throughout departments for a better data consistency. The technology basically allows enterprises to make seamless changes in their business requirements by using a common set of tools. This table driven customization is logical, flexible and easy to use, making the implementation of new requirements truly seamless. Cost-efficient and time-saving, the SAP system is incredibly popular and is becoming more relevant in today’s business environment with each second passing.

 

The standard SAP project system

 

Generally, SAP project systems are divided into three cycles: the Development, Quality Assurance and Production environments. The development phase refers to implementation; quality assurance takes care of the testing needs, while the production system is the final stage of the project. The main purpose of the SAP system is to help with seamless software integration and leverage communication across departments to ensure consistency. The main problem companies have to face is the lack of coordination between different departments and teams with specific responsibilities. The SAP technology was developed to solve this problem by encouraging communication and coordination across the teams working on different parts of the projects. Disparity inside a company leads to waste and low quality products and services, so a system that creates a common ground between the Development, Quality Assurance and Production environments offers companies a competitive edge, boosting productivity and increasing the quality of the work. With the advent of outsourcing, the SAP remote access solution has brought a new wave of customers ready to implement a system that will streamline communication and coordination.

 

Configuration vs. Customization

 

There is a great difference between configuration and customization and a choice should be made depending on the specific needs of your company. Enterprise software should be either configurable or customizable. While configuration refers to the inherent flexibility of the software to add features, fields and change the program through built-in tools, customization refers to code changes that will develop superior functionalities and capabilities. SAP solutions are based on customization, which makes these systems more flexible. The improvements brought to SAP are focused on improving the migration to new versions and implementation of new tools.