Presentation on theme: "SAP Student Interest Group"— Presentation transcript:
1 SAP Student Interest Group Pennsylvania State University
2 Goals & Purposes:To educate students on the nature of ERP products (such as SAP)To impart to members a core set of marketable ERP skillsTo provide members with advice from industry professionals (through speakers)To provide students with resources to further their SAP/ERP education
3 What is SAP?SAP stands for: Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing.SAP is a type of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.ERP systems integrates all of the functional areas of business such as marketing, manufacturing, human resources, finance, logistics, and accounting.The functional areas are designed into modules that effectively manages an area of the organization.SAP was designed as a global software product engineered on a multilingual and multinational platform
4 SAP Background SAP is based in Walldorf, Germany. SAP was founded in 1972 in Mannheim, Germany by five engineers.Originally named Systemanalyse und Programmentwicklung.World’s largest enterprise software company: 79,800 installations, 1,500 partners, with 12 million users.Employs about 30,000 people in more than 50 countriesListed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol SAP.SAP website:
5 SAP R/3 System Architecture R/3 evolved from SAP’s original SAP R/2 system, which is based on a mainframe.R/3 architecture allows for the distribution of the workload to multiple PCs linked together through a network.The R/3 system architecture contains the database servers, application servers, and presentation systems.The database server is the place where the data is stored.The application server is responsible for the administrative functions of the system: background processing, printing (spool requests), and process request management.The presentation systems, or clients, display the software and screens that you will use when working with SAP.
6 Three-Tier Hierarchy The three layers include: The database layer The business logic layerThe user interface layer
7 Client/Server Environment The client/server environment is a standard in building any type of computer communication architecture.A client/server environment is one in which the client (an individual PC or workstation) is requesting information (via a connection) of the supplying machine, known as the server.The communication and interchange of data between the requesting and supplying machine is known as the client/server relationship.
8 Featured Speakers:$36 Billion in Sales108,300 Employees200 Operating CompaniesLocated in 54 Countries around the WorldSells Products in more than 175 CountriesThe world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products
9 SAP offers comprehensive industry solutions including: SAP MediaSAP Oil and GasSAP PharmaceuticalsSAP Public Sector Real EstateSAP RetailSAP Service ProviderSAP Telecommunications and TransportationSAP UtilitiesSAP Aerospace and DefenseSAP AutomotiveSAP BankingSAP ChemicalsSAP Consumer ProductsSAP Engineering and ConstructionSAP Health CareSAP High TechSAP Insurance
10 SAP Operating Regions The Americas Asia Pacific Argentina Mexico Brazil PeruCanada USAChile VenezuelaColumbiaAsia PacificChina IndiaHong Kong IndonesiaJapan MalaysiaKorea New ZealandTaiwan PhilippinesAustralia Thailand
11 Europe/ Africa/Middle East SAP Operating RegionsEurope/ Africa/Middle EastAustria Kazakhstan UkraineBelgium Poland United Arab Emirates (through partners)Bulgaria (through partners) PortugalCroatia (through partners) Romania (through partners)Czech Republic Russian FederationDenmark Saudi Arabia (through partners)Finland Slovak republicFrance SloveniaGermany South AfricaGreece (through partners) SpainHungary SwedenItaly SwitzerlandIreland Turkey (through partners)Israel (through partners) U.K.