SAP - Simplifying All Processes ?
SAP Consultants would like us to think that they belong to an Exclusive Club.
By their use of Stratospheric Jargon (Strange Acronyms that probably go above our heads - R/3, FI, CO, MM, SD, etc.)
Is SAP some Holy Cow ?
Will SAP skills make us Rocket Scientists ?
SAP happens to be perhaps the most complex and integrated Enterprise Software.
(Sometimes we wish SAP stood for 'Simplifying All Processes').
Information Processes in our organizations.
Maybe it Does Simplify.
Maybe it doesn't.
But it is just a piece of software.
Instructions in Code.
Maybe Millions of lines.
And Hundreds of Data Tables.
Written by Teams of Techies and Business Experts.
Organizations all over the world are same.
What makes an organization's Business Structures and Ideas in India different from the US or say Russia ?
Not very much.
All organizations work with the same set of resources.
Irrespective of geography, domain, function or vertical.
What are these resources ?
Every Organization is about Money.
And Men (and Women).
And Mortar-Brick. (Our Factories, Offices and other Physical Infrastructure Facilities.)
And Maybe Much More.
Markets...That should have come first !
So, every organization is about managing M-Assets. These are :
Men (& Women) Methods Money Markets Materials Mortar-Brick Machines Messages Miscellaneous.. Assets of an organization.
Maybe, certain operations are more automated in developed economies.
Perhaps, certain requirements are handled differently in India.
Maybe, certain organizations have large volume of transactions.
SAP particularly handles the above M-Assets (Money, Materials...etc) , probably better than the other ERP packages. Hence, it's global market leadership & popularity.
SAP R/3 Modules Mapped To M-Assets
And they have also realised that they need to Simplify their Products.
So that we can understand the SAP products better.
Simplify to help us Simply-Fly.
Over Our Competition ??
PS : SAP is an acronym for Systems, Applications, Products.
Some acronyms at the page beginning are described here.
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