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Stands for Systems , applications and products in data processing SAP AG located in Germany SAP America is wholly owned sub of AG R/2 is the initial version R/3 newer 4 th behind Microsoft, Oracle (they do 1/5 the business SAP does in Application Software, most of the revenue is from their databases), and Computer Associates Significant Because it is initially German, some the of the translation is not exact The have a new product: SAP Business One: Small business First one is for retail So many large companies have small subsidiaries that are not big enough to run SAP R/3 Driven as a market decision to prevent erosion of market share. The real benefit of ERP is a single point of data entry. Linked everything that we were trying to teach students. Students finally understood why they had to take the classes they had to take. It put it all together. Nay sayers were saying only large enterprises only use SAP. If the students got hired in a large company they would be in a silo. The students who really benefited are the ones who worked in small companies because they understood the whole business process and their jobs have a broader range of duties. There are many ERP vendors. SAP is the largest and the most robust. Peoplesoft is considered the H/R Leader JD Edwards – Mid market Oracle – Technology leader Microsoft – Mediocre product, but has inertia IBM – OK product Multiple database options ERP components are standard business functions: FI (finance), MM (Materials Management), SD (Sales & Distribution), CO (Controlling), PP (Production Planning), HR (Human Resources) Many add-ons Add on focus on specific market niches or business functions. Two of the most popular are CRM and SCM 3.0d had 7,000 tables 3.8 - 11,000 tables 4.6 - 18,000 tables If you know everything about SAP, your lying. It is just too big. Your profiles dictates what you can see. This is the only time you will have access to the complete system. You can do anything, including take the system down. Audit trail – You can tell which student took it down, and they will take care of it themselves. What is Client-server Computing? The short answer: Client/server is a computational architecture that involves client processes requesting service from server processes. The long answer: Client/server computing is the logical extension of modular programming. Modular programming has as its fundamental
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assumption that separation of a large piece of software into its constituent parts ("modules") creates the possibility for easier development and better maintainability. Client/server computing takes this a step farther by recognizing that those modules need not all be executed within the same memory space. With this architecture, the calling module becomes the "client" (that which requests a service), and the called module becomes the "server" (that which provides the service). The logical extension of this is to have clients and servers running on the
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