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SAP Introduction

Updated: Feb 5, 2022

SAP Introduction

SAP is an Enterprise Resources Planning Package

SAP Stands for

S – System

A - Application

P – Product in Data Processing

History of SAP

§ Founded in Germany by five former IBM

Engineer in 1972

1. Dietmar Hopp

2. Hans-Werner Hector

3. Hasso Plattner

4. Klaus Tschira

5. Claus Wellenereuther

In 1988, SAP went public and became a joint stock company SAP AG

SAP Today

§ HQ in Walldrof Germany

§ The world’s largest Inter Enterprise Software Company

§ The world’s 3rd – Largest Independent Software Supplier Over all

§ Employs Over 51,000 People More than 50 Countries

§ More than 1,26,268 customers of all size across 25 industries and in over 120 countries

History of SAP

What is SAP R/2 System?

SAP R/2 is an older version of real-time Enterprise Resource Planning software produced by SAP AG, which was replaced by SAP R/3 System. The unique about R/2 was that it was packaged software application that processed real-time on a computer taking advantage of Time Sharing Options and integrated with all enterprise’s functions like, Accounting, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Logistics and Human Resources.

What is SAP R/3 System?

The “R’ Stand for “Real-time data processing” and “3” was for “3-tier”

1. Database

2. Application Server

3. Client (SAP GUI)

SAP R/3 System V/S S4HANA

In feb2015 launched SAP S/4HANA SAP’s next-generation ERP solution

SAP S/4HANA is a new Enterprise Resource Planning Solution with simplified

data, a simple tool design, agile, easier to use, perform complex calculations, and

greater amounts of data.

It can deployed on-premise, on-cloud, or as a hybrid system.

SAP HANA is an in-memory database technology which acts as the core

technology for lot of other SAP and Non-SAP applications.

ü SAP S/4HANA is a new generation ERP solution which run on SAP HANA

database architecture.


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