Flya Kite Intro Chapter

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Unformatted text preview: Oracle - PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards s Microsoft – Great Plains, Axapta, Microsoft Solomon Solomon s IBM s BAAN Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction 6 Architecture Architecture s Central relational database (e.g., Oracle, Central Informix, Microsoft SQL and many others) others) s Client/Server – three-tiered s ERP Component – Oriented towards ERP common identifiable business modules business (FI, MM, SD, CO, PP, HR) (FI, s Add-ons: Add-ons: – Customer Relationship Mgmt (CRM) – Supply Chain Mgmt (SCM) – Product Lifecycle Mgmt (PLM) Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction 7 Relational Database Relational s Tables: Defines and links thousands Tables: of tables of information (33,000+) of s Advantages – Consistent and accurate data – Common definitions for terms – Eliminates data redundancy – Shared, but restricted usage (e.g., profiles) Shared, restricted profiles Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction 8 SAP R/3 Advanced Basics SAP s Instance – each install of the SAP R/3 Instance software on an individual application server server s Configurable – each instance can be distinctively configured to fit the needs distinctively and desires of the customer (within limits) limits) s Most of the infrastructure decisions, Most including configuration decisions, occur during project implementation during Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction 9 SAP R/3 Document Principle SAP s Each business transaction that writes Each data to the database creates a uniquely numbered electronic document numbered s Each document contains information Each such as such – – – Responsible person Date and time of the transaction Commercial content s Once created, a document cannot be Once deleted from the database deleted Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction 10 Business Processes s A process is a set of li...
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