What is SAP?
SAP is the name of the company founded in 1972 under the
German name (Systems, Applications, and Products in Data
Processing) is the leading ERP (Enterprise Resource
Planning) software package.
SAP Basics feature
* Configuration of the SAP modules
o Transaction SPRO - this is the main tree for all the
* Function Key
o F1 - Help
o F4 - Possible entries or matchcode for the field you
o F5 - Selection screen
o F7 - Previous screen
o F8 - Next screen
o F9 - Technical info
o CTRL+X - Cut
o CTRL+C - Copy
o CTRL+V - Paste
o /n Skip to the next record if you are processing one
batch input session
o /bend Cancel a batch input foreground process
o /nend Close all R/3 sessions and logoff
o /nxxx x Call the transaction xxxx in the same session
o /o Generate a session list
o /oxxx x Call the transaction xxxx in an additional
o /i Delete the current session
o /h Turn the debug mode on
o /$tab Reset all buffers (for System Administrators)
o /$syn c Synchronize instances buffers (for System
In 4.x, you can have long SAP transaction code up to a
maximum of 20 character
Different types of ERP ?
SAP, BAAN, JD Edwards, Oracle Financials, Siebel,
PeopleSoft. Among all the ERP’s most of the companies
implemented or trying to implement SAP because of number
of advantages aver other ERP packages.
What is ERP?
ERP is a package with the techniques and concepts for
the integrated management of business as a whole, for
effective use of management resources, to improve the
efficiency of an enterprise. Initially, ERP was targeted
for manufacturing industry mainly for planning and
managing core business like production and financial
market. As the growth and merits of ERP package ERP
software is designed for basic process of a company from
manufacturing to small shops with a target of
integrating information across the company.
Explain the concept of “Business Content” in SAP
Business Information Warehouse?
Business Content is a pre-configured set of role and
task-relevant information models based on consistent
Metadata in the SAP Business Information Warehouse.
Business Content provides selected roles within a
company with the information they need to carry out
their tasks. These information models essentially
contain roles, workbooks, queries, InfoSources,
InfoCubes, key figures, characteristics, update rules
and extractors for SAP R/3, mySAP.com Business
Applications and other selected applications.
Why do you usually choose to implement SAP?
There are number of technical reasons numbers of
companies are planning to implement SAP. It’s highly
configurable, highly secure data handling, min data
redundancy, max data consistency, you can capitalize on
economics of sales like purchasing, tight
Can BW run without a SAP R/3 implementation?
Certainly. You can run BW without R/3 implementation.
You can use pre-defined business content in BW using
your non-SAP data. Here you simply need to map the
transfer structures associated with BW data sources (InfoCubes,
ODS tables) to the inbound data files or use 3rd part
tool to connect your flat files and other data sources
and load data in BW. Several third party ETL products
such as Acta, Infomatica, DataStage and others will have
been certified to load data in BW.
What is IDES?
International Demonstration and Education System. A
sample application provided for faster learning and
What is WF and its importance?
Business Work Flow: Tool for automatic control and
execution of cross-application processes. This involves
coordinating the persons involved, the work steps
required, the data, which needs to be processed
(business objects). The main advantage is reduction in
throughput times and the costs involved in managing
business processes. Transparency and quality are
enhanced by its use.
What is SAP R/3?
A third generation set of highly integrated software
modules that performs common business function based on
multinational leading practice. Takes care of any
enterprise however diverse in operation, spread over the
world. In R/3 system all the three servers like
presentation, application server and database server are
located at different system.
What are presentation, application and database servers
in SAP R/3?
The application layer of an R/3 System is made up of the
application servers and the message server. Application
programs in an R/3 System are run on application
servers. The application servers communicate with the
presentation components, the database, and also with
each other, using the message server. All the data are
stored in a centralized server. This server is called