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ERP SYSTEMS
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WHAT IS ERP?
 Enterprise (E) Resource (R) Planning (P)
 A set of integrated software modules for supporting all of an
enterprises business processes in real-time
 Sales, Production, Logistics, Purchasing, Accounting, and Human
Resources share relevant information with each other as needed
 Uses programs (modules) and software to manage info in every area of
the business
 Uses common databases and shared management reporting tools
 Uses integration to streamline processes that occur in real-time.
 ERP is a company-wide, cross-functional, tool, that helps an
organization to be successful in its operations
FUNCTIONAL SILO VIEW OF AN ORGANIZATION
Production
Information?
ADVANTAGES OF AN ERP SYSTEM
 It breaks down the walls and barriers within a company.
IT HELPS MANAGEMENT TO MAKE BETTER DECISIONS
 ERP’s information is very visible and up to the second
 Examples: Inventory Mgmt., Financial Status, Hiring
Training, Customer Credit
Expected Sales
1st Quarter 2012
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REFERRED TO AS REAL TIME PROCESSING
ERP PROCESSES DATA INSTANTLY
 The time that it takes
for information to be
delivered within an
integrated system from
the resource to the
target is instant!
Enter Shipping
transaction
Relational Database
stores raw data
Data is
instantly
available
ERP ENABLES AND SUPPORTS BUSINESS PROCESSES
 Procurement
 Fulfillment
 Production
ERP FROM 10,000 FEET
COMPONENTS OF AN ERP SYSTEM
 Hardware
- Servers, fax machines, printers, communication networks, etc.
 People
- Who work in M/S, SCM, FI, and HR
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Software (modules/programs/logic)
Business Functions
Business Processes
Centralized Databases
Information/Raw Data
LEADING ERP VENDORS
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SAP
Microsoft Dynamics
Oracle eBusiness Suite
Epicor Software Corporation
Infor Global Solutions
Oracle JD Edwards
Oracle PeopleSoft
IFS North America
Sage North America
Activant Solutions, Inc.
GETTING DATA OUT OF ERP SYSTEMS
 Types of reports
– Routine reports/“canned”
o Weekly sales, production, expenses reports
– Ad-hoc
o Sales of product for X period of time versus X period of time last year
– Exceptions
o When certain conditions occur outside predetermined thresholds
– High-level executive summary
– Drill-down detailed
 Where does the information come from?
– Live ERP environment: data is generated in real-time from the live
environment
– Data Warehouse
GETTING DATA OUT OF ERP SYSTEMS
 Example of reporting options in an SAP environment:
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SAP Business Intelligence
SAP Business Warehouse
BEx Web
BusinessObjects Enterprise
Crystal Reports
SAP Query
InfoSet Query
AD Hoc Query
Quick Viewer
DART for tax reporting
WinShuttle
Duet for Microsoft Office
GETTING DATA OUT OF ERP SYSTEMS
 In what formats can data be generated from ERP?
– It will depend on reporting utility and technology used, but common
formats include:
o Spreadsheet
o .csv
o .pdf
 If extracting data directly from the database then additional
options may be available using database capabilities
SAP ERP
WHAT IS SAP?
 It’s an acronym:
– S A P =“Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing”
 That stands for a company: SAP AG
– Founded in Walldorf, Germany in 1972
– World’s Largest Business Software Company
– World’s Third-largest Independent Software Provider
 It’s the name of the software sold by SAP:
– SAP R/2
– SAP R/3
– SAP ERP
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Over 40,000 employees in more then 50 countries
1500 Business Partners
36,200 customers in more then 120 countries
12 million users
100,600 installations
SAP ARCHITECTURE
 Client/Server Environment
– Client – hardware/software environment that can make a request for
services for a central repository of resources
– Server – hardware/software combination that can provide services to a
group of clients in a controlled environment
 Three – Tier Structure
– GUI
o Graphical User Interface or Web Interface
– Application Server
o One or more, help distribute work load
– Database Server
o One single data repository
SAP ARCHITECTURE
Browser Client
PCs, Laptops, etc.
Network
Web Server
Internet
Transaction
Server
Presentation
Application
Application
Servers
Database
Database
SAP BUSINESS SUITE
SAP PLM
SAP
SRM
SAP
ERP ECC 6.0
SAP SCM
SAP NetWeaver
SAP
CRM
SAP BUSINESS SUITE
SD
FI
MM
SAP PLM
CO
PP
AM
SAP R/3
Client/Server
ABAP
Basis
QM
PM
HR
SAP
SRM
SAP
ECC
PS
WF
IS
SAP SCM
SAP NetWeaver
SAP
CRM
SAP SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS
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SAP ERP
SAP CRM
SAP PLM
SAP SCM
SAP SRM
SAP Analytics
SAP Manufacturing
SAP Service
SAP Mobile Solutions
SAP xApps
 Small & Medium Size Solutions
- Business One
- Business by Design
- SAP All-in-One
 Platforms
- Enterprise Services Architecture
- SAP NetWeaver Platform
SAP ERP CORE APPLICATIONS
 Accounting
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Financial Accounting
Controlling
Asset Management
Treasury
 Logistics
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Sales & Distribution
Plant Maintenance
Materials Management
Production Planning
Quality Management
 Human Resources
- Personnel Management
- Benefits
- Payroll
CASE STUDY
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Global operations, HQ in USA
6 billion sales
22,000 employees
Manufacturing and engineering
Multiple acquisitions
Mainframe based systems plus dozens of different ERP and business systems
 Started deploying SAP in 2006 (still in process of deploying!)
– Rolled out geographically and by business process
– No single retention or purging policy: are trying to determine appropriate
approach
– Infrastructure is Oracle database, SAN storage, LINUX servers
– Have 4 environments: production, sandbox, DR, and test
CASE STUDY-SAP MODULES DEPLOYED
CASE STUDY: BACKUP POLICY FOR SAP
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