- 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
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.