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mySAP ERP For Dummies

mySAP ERP For Dummies

Andreas Vogel, Ian Kimbell

ISBN: 978-1-118-05481-9

Feb 2011

320 pages

$20.99

Description

  • SAP is the world's leading provider of ERP software and services, with worldwide revenue in 2004 of $9.7 billion and a 57 percent market share among major business application providers; it is one of the world's largest software companies overall
  • ERP is a flexible, open technology platform that helps businesses run more efficiently (and profitably) by providing integrated management of key operations and supply chains
  • Written for IT professionals who find it hard to get through SAP's complex documentation, our book demonstrates how ERP can cut costs, provides a clear overview of how the ESA (enterprise service architecture) model affects ERP, and shows how to implement the new ERP in the real world
  • Topics covered include reducing the cost of an existing IT backbone, using the new ERP to address a company's ""pain points"" and challenges, and proving the value of ERP through ROI (return on investment) and TCO (total cost of ownership) studies
Foreword.

Introduction,

Part I: mySAP ERP in a Services-Enabled World.

Chapter 1: ERP: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

Chapter 2: Differentiating Yourself with ERP.

Chapter 3: Raising the Bar on Productivity.

Chapter 4: Gaining Business Insight.

Chapter 5: Keeping IT Flexible.

Part II: Getting Under the Hood: The Underlying Technology.

Chapter 6: Meet SAP NetWeaver.

Chapter 7: Bringing Services to Life with SAP NetWeaver.

Chapter 8: SAP NetWeaver Up and Running.

Chapter 9: Composites: Extending mySAP ERP.

Part III: Implementing Change.

Chapter 10: Knowing What to Expect: Covering Costs and Managing Change.

Chapter 11: Building an ERP Roadmap.

Chapter 12: Following ERP into the Future.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 13: Top Ten Ways to Make People More Productive.

Chapter 14: Top Ten Ways to Enable Innovation.

Chapter 15: Top Ten ERP Resources.

Glossary.

Index.