Monday, December 11, 2006
SAP offers companies a comprehensive solution for managing financials, human resources, operations, and corporate services -- providing the most comprehensive ERP product available today. It attempts to integrate all departments and functions across a company onto a single computer system that can serve all those different departments' particular needs.
Facts about SAP
Founded by five former IBM employees in 1972
Leading global provider of client/server business software solutions.
Number one vendor of standard business application software, with a worldwide market share of 31%.
Fourth-largest independent software supplier in the world.
Available in 14 languages.
34% of SAP's customers worldwide are under $200 million.
10 out of the top 10 US companies with the highest market value use SAP software.
8 of the top 10 largest US corporations use SAP software.
8 of the top 10 highest profit US companies use SAP software.
More than 7500 customers in over 90 countries have chosen SAP.
Reported revenues of DM 6 billion in the most recent fiscal year, a 62-percent increase over 1996 revenues.
SAP ProductsSAP products empower companies of all sizes and all industry sectors to respond quickly and decisively to dynamic market conditions, helping businesses achieve and maintain a competitive advantage. Its strategic product architecture links all areas of an enterprise. Crucial to making sure that SAP products, your legacy systems, and third-party products all work together as seamlessly as possible are the development of open interfaces to link disparate systems and provide enormous scalability and flexibility. SAP, in collaboration with its hundreds of complementary software partners and world-class hardware providers, has created this program to ensure the use of its standard implementation methodologies; and realize the solution in an accelerated time frame at least cost to the customer.SAP Industry SolutionsEntire solutions for your industry: aerospace and defense, automotive, banking, chemicals, consumer products, engineering and construction, healthcare, high tech, insurance, media, metal, paper and wood, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, public sector, real estate, retail, service provider, telecommunications, transportation, and utilities.Business SuiteThese core solutions optimize your most critical business processes. They are built on SAP NetWeaver, SAP's open application and integration platform, to ensure seamless integration with virtually any system.SAP R/3SAP R/3 applications cover accounting and controlling, production and materials management, quality management and plant maintenance, sales and distribution, human resources management, and project management.