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Introduction to ERP & SAP and SAP Projects

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Uplatz offers comprehensive training on Introduction to ERP & SAP and SAP Projects. This is video-based online course (self-paced training). You will be awarded Course Completion Certificate at the end of the course.


ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning, but what does ERP mean? The simplest way to define ERP is to think about all the core business processes needed to run a company: finance, HR, manufacturing, supply chain, services, procurement, and others. At its most basic level, ERP helps to efficiently manage all these processes in an integrated system. It is often referred to as the system of record of the organisation. In essence, ERP is a software system that helps you run your entire business, including processes in finance, human resources, manufacturing, supply chain, services, procurement, and more.

Following are some key features of ERP :

  • This software is used to integrate all services which are needed to run company.
  • These applications are web-based and can be accessed through every interface.
  • ERP software is responsible to monitor growth of organization.
  • These applications are used to manage resources into an organization.

System Application and Product in Data Processing is the short used for SAP. They are called as the developers for software that manages the business processes and customer relations. SAP provides software solutions to the businesses to automate their process of distribution and logistic indexes. These processes are combined to form a module and they interact with different business aspects.
Following are some key features of SAP:

  • These are the tech-giants which makes enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.
  • These provide organizations to support for logistics, financial, and distribution.
  • It is used to integrate core business processes which are required for various functions concerning the SAP module.
  • Makes a platform to consolidate every function to process it with full performance.

SAP is the leading ERP solutions provider across the globe.

Major modules in SAP

Finance and Controlling (FICO)

SAP FICO is a combination of two ERP modules i.e Finance Accounting (FI) and Controlling (CO). SAP FI is accountable for tracking the flow of financial data across the organisation in a controlled manner. Activities involved in SAP FI: Creation of organisational structure, Financial Accounting Global Settings, General Ledger Accounting, Tax configuration, Account Payables (Creation of Vendor Master Data), Account Receivables ( Creation of Customer Master Data), Asset Accounting, Integration with SD and MM.

Sales and Distribution Management (SD)

SAP SD is one of the most important modules in SAP. It has a high level of integration with other modules. SAP SD is used by organisations to support sales and distribution activities of products and services, starting from enquiry to order and then ending with delivery and invoicing. In all these processes, multiple modules are involved such as FI, CO, MM etc. which shows complete integration among all modules.

Material Management (MM)

Material Management deals with movement of materials via other modules like logistics, supply chain management, sales and distribution, warehouse management, production and planning etc.

Activities involved in SAP MM: Quotation, Purchase Order, Goods Receipt, Invoice

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)

As the name SRM suggests, this module deals with the effective and efficient transition of products and services between suppliers and an organisation. The main process covered in this module is procurement of raw materials. This module can effectively integrate with planning, accounting and inventory system.

Acivities involved in SAP SRM: Sourcing of requirements, Purchase orders, Goods Receipt, Invoice

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

CRM deals with end-to-end customer related processes. CRM is designed to centralise the data related to all customers associated with an organisation. It helps an organisation maintain its sales, services and build marketing strategies according to market demand and customer data analysis. Remain focussed on its customers to know more about their requirements. Improve sales and services and building better relationship with customers.

Human Resource (HR)

The most important objective of human Resource Module is to enter employee-related data for administrative and payroll purposes. The HR module is a true demonstration of the strength of the SAP Product in Enterprise Resource Planning.

Activities involved in SAP HR: Recruitment, Payroll, Time Management, Workforce Planning, Training


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Enterprise resource planning systems include a variety of different modules. Each ERP module supports specific business processes – like finance, procurement, or manufacturing – and provides employees in that department with the transactions and insight they need do their jobs. Every module connects to the ERP system, which delivers a single source of truth and accurate, shared data across departments. Yet today’s ERP systems are anything but basic and have little resemblance to the ERP of decades ago. They are now delivered via the cloud and use the latest technologies – such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning – to provide intelligent automation, greater efficiency, and instant insight across the business. Modern ERP software also connects internal operations with business partners and networks around the world, giving companies the collaboration, agility, and speed they need to be competitive today. ERP is a software designed to ease an organization day to day functions from logistics to managerial. It helps in maintaining a balance with key functions of business that includes human resource, order management, accounting, and more. This software acts as a centralized system to streamline all processes and information flow within an entire organization.

The most widely used ERP modules include:

Finance: The finance and accounting module is the backbone of most ERP systems. In addition to managing the general ledger and automating key financial tasks, it helps businesses track accounts payable (AP) and receivable (AR), close the books efficiently, generate financial reports, comply with revenue recognition standards, mitigate financial risk, and more.
Human resources management: Most ERP systems include an HR module that provides core capabilities such as time and attendance and payroll. Add-ons, or even entire human capital management (HCM) suites, can connect to the ERP and deliver more robust HR functionality – everything from workforce analytics to employee experience management.
Sourcing and procurement: The sourcing and procurement module helps businesses procure the materials and services they need to manufacture their goods – or the items they want to resell. The module centralises and automates purchasing, including requests for quotes, contract creation, and approvals. It can minimise underbuying and overbuying, improve supplier negotiations with AI-powered analytics, and even seamlessly connect with buyer networks.
Sales: The sales module keeps track of communications with prospects and customers – and helps reps use data-driven insights to increase sales and target leads with the right promotions and upsell opportunities. It includes functionality for the order-to-cash process, including order management, contracts, billing, sales performance management, and sales force support.
Manufacturing: The manufacturing module is a key planning and execution component of ERP software. It helps companies simplify complex manufacturing processes and ensure production is in line with demand. This module typically includes functionality for material requirements planning (MRP), production scheduling, manufacturing execution, quality management, and more.
Logistics and supply chain management: Another key component of ERP systems, the supply chain module tracks the movement of goods and supplies throughout an organisation’s supply chain. The module provides tools for real-time inventory management, warehousing operations, transportation, and logistics – and can help increase supply chain visibility and resilience.
Service: In an ERP, the service module helps companies deliver the reliable, personalised service customers have come to expect. The module can include tools for in-house repairs, spare parts, field service management, and service-based revenue streams. It also provides analytics to help service reps and technicians rapidly solve customer issues and improve loyalty.
R&D and engineering: Feature-rich ERP systems include an R&D and engineering module. This module provides tools for product design and development, product lifecycle management (PLM), product compliance, and more – so companies can quickly and cost-effectively create new innovations.
Enterprise asset management: Robust ERP systems can include an EAM module – which helps asset-intensive businesses minimise downtime and keep their machines and equipment running at peak efficiency. This module includes functionality for predictive maintenance, scheduling, asset operations and planning, environment, health and safety (EHS), and more.

Benefits of ERP

Higher productivity: Streamline and automate your core business processes to help everyone in your organisation do more with fewer resources.
Deeper insights: Eliminate information silos, gain a single source of truth, and get fast answers to mission-critical business questions.
Accelerated reporting: Fast-track business and financial reporting and easily share results. Act on insights and improve performance in real time.
Lower risk: Maximise business visibility and control, ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, and predict and prevent risk.
Simpler IT: By using integrated ERP applications that share a database, you can simplify IT and give everyone an easier way to work.
Improved agility: With efficient operations and ready access to real-time data, you can quickly identify and react to new opportunities.

Types of ERP Deployment

Modern ERP systems can be deployed in a number of ways: in a public or private cloud, on premise, or in various hybrid scenarios that combine environments. Here are some of the high-level benefits of each to help you identify the ERP deployment option that makes the most sense for your business.

Cloud ERP
With cloud ERP, the software is hosted in the cloud and delivered over the Internet as a service that you subscribe to. The software provider generally takes care of regular maintenance, updates, and security on your behalf. Today, cloud ERP is the most popular deployment method for many reasons – including lower upfront costs, greater scalability and agility, easier integration, and much more.

On-Premise ERP
This is the traditional model for deploying software where you control everything. The ERP software is typically installed in your data centre at the locations of your choice. The installation and maintenance of the hardware and software is your staff’s responsibility.

Many companies are modernizing and upgrading their on-premise ERP systems to cloud deployments. This requires careful planning of your ERP upgrade as well as a thoughtful process of evaluating ERP software and deployment options.

Hybrid ERP
For companies that want a mixture of both to meet their business requirements, there is the hybrid cloud ERP model. This is where some of your ERP applications and data will be in the cloud and some on premise. Sometimes this is referred to as two-tier ERP.

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Career path

  • ERP & Business Consultant
  • SAP Consultant - FICO, MM, PM, PP, WM, QM, EWM, Logistics, S4HANA, TM, HRM, SuccessFactors
  • SAP Functional Consultant
  • SAP Technical & Implementation Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • SAP Analyst
  • Data Consultant
  • ERP Business Planner
  • Warehouse Manager
  • SAP Project Lead

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