Updated: Dec 8, 2020
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
§ 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”
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
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