An Example ERP System: SAP ERP
SAP is a German company that develops business software. ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning and is the term used to describe an integrated software solution that incorporates the key business functions of an organization.
The most popular of the ERP systems is SAP ERP, developed by SAP AG, headquartered in Walldorf, Germany.
SAP AG, (Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing) started operations in Germany in 1972. It is the world’s largest vendor of standard application software, the third largest software vendor in the world, and the market leader in enterprise applications software.
SAP is one of the top software firms in the world. SAP boasts more than 95,000 customers in over 120 countries. SAP stands for Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing. It was Founded in 1972 by Wellenreuther, Hopp, Hector, Plattner and Tschira.
Today, however, if companies are interested in developing new SAP-related applications or extending SAP modules, the best option is to use SAP’s NetWeaver platform, especially SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio, to carry out the development work. SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio offers a convenient user interface and rich functionalit for developing Java 2 Enterprise Edition applications. The SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio is SAP's environment for developing Java-based, multiple-layered business applications. It is based on Eclipse, an open source product, whose open plug-In architecture not only provides a sound basis of Java development core functionality, but also a suitable platform for extending it with more specific features. In 1999, SAP launched mySAP, which was both umbrella concept for SAP’s strategy of allowing its users to work through the World Wide Web and a brand name for the new Web-enabled versions of its R/3 software. In 2007, SAP dropped the mySAP label, calling the newest version of its ERP package simply SAP...