The full form of SAP in German is Software, Anwendungen und produkte. In English, the full form of SAP is Software, Application and products. In the starting of SAP, the name SAP was not just the name of the company itself but also a synonym for its central software product. It means a combined standard software package called R/1and later R/2 and R/3.All these generations were familiar as just SAP or SAP ERP too.
The full form of SAP ERP is Software, Applications and Products Enterprise Resource Planning. The five former employees of IBM founded SAP in the year 1972. They were all from the AI department of IBM. They were working in an enterprise wide-system. They manifested to quit IBM and start SAP instead of renouncing the system after they have been notified that the system would no longer be necessary.
ERP stands for Enterprise Resource planning. It is the blended management of basic business activities which are usually in real-time and moderating by software and technology. There is only need of hardware and software to run a company.
Business activities involved in SAP ERP are operations (sales & distribution, materials management, production planning and quality management), financials (financial accounting, management accounting and supply chain management), human capital management and corporate services.
Benefits of ERP in SAP
- Permits easier global assimilation
- Updates only required to be done once to be implemented company-wide
- Provides real-time information
- Decreases the possibility of redundancy errors
- Create a healthy work environment for employees
- Sellers have previous knowledge and expertise on how to build and implement a system
- User interface is completely tailored allowing end users to control the operational structure of the project
- It also assist the effective use of resources includes manpower, machines and production capabilities.
- It ensures that information pass from one SAP to another properly
SAP is enterprise resource planning system software which aims to combine all the different modules of company. It is strong, secure and customize to another level. SAP provides manifest methodologies, advanced tools and best practices to obtain ERP solutions. It helps to run your business quickly and contributes to your business goals.
SAP is the world’s leading supplier of business software solutions. It involves many modules such as SD, MM, PP, FI & HR. SAP ERP is the most preferred choice of all multi-national companies.