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SAP: An Executive's Comprehensive Guide

SAP: An Executive's Comprehensive Guide

Grant Norris, Ian Wright, James R. Hurley, John R. Dunleavy, Alison Gibson

ISBN: 978-0-471-24992-4

Jun 1998

304 pages

Select type: Hardcover

In Stock

$170.00

Description

Crucial Help for Getting the Most from Today's Information Systems Technology Deciding what type of information systems your company will need to stay competitive into the twenty-first century is a highly complex and risky exercise. SAP: An Executive's Comprehensive Guide provides the information you need to assess your options realistically and make the most informed decisions possible. Written by a team of business, financial, and information systems professionals who have extensive experience with SAP system implementations at Fortune 500 companies, this book:
* Explores the strategic role of client/server enterprise computing now and in the next century
* Helps you to evaluate your company's long-term IS requirements
* Offers an impartial look at SAP R/3 strengths and weaknesses
* Outlines the costs and benefits involved in implementing SAP R/3
* Helps you decide whether SAP R/3 is right for your organization
* Shows you how to make SAP R/3 an integral part of process redesign
* Covers all key technical SAP aspects of concern to IS professionals
Partial table of contents:

THE EXECUTIVE VIEW.

Who Is SAP, and What Is R/3?

What Is the Business Case for Implementing SAP Software?

Are We Ready to Implement SAP/R3?

What Do I Need to Know About SAP R/3 Functionality?

Competitors to SAP.

THE IMPLEMENTOR'S VIEW: TOOLS AND ISSUES.

Methodologies.

Tools.

Process Redesign.

Risk Management.

Change Management.

THE IMPLEMENTOR'S VIEW: TOOLS AND ISSUES.

Methodologies.

Tools.

Process Redesign.

Risk Management.

Change Management.

THE IMPLEMENTOR'S VIEW: THE IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS.

Initiation and Planning.

Getting SAP in Place.

Deployment Options.

SAP Tools.

Third-Party Tools.

Glossary.

Index.
  • Only guide to SAP decision-making process written by financial professionals (including two CPAs).
  • Provides step-by-step guidance on all the facets of SAP and whether it is appropriate for the reader's corporation.
  • Provides implementation guidance.
  • Provides Coopers & Lybrand's SAP methodology.
  • Provides technical aspects of the SAP package for IS professionals.