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Implementing SAP R/3 The Guide for Business and Technology Managers

ISBN-10: 0672317761

ISBN-13: 9780672317767

Edition: 2000

Authors: Vivek Kale

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Implementing SAP R/3: The Guide for Business andTechnology Managers provides a framework and a complete plan that enables business and technical managers to take the optimal decisions that are necessary for the successful implementation of SAP in their organizations. It presents the details needed to plan and present confidently a case for choosing SAP, without ever asking the software vendor or involving the vendor's personnel.
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 1/10/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Introduction
Setting the Stage
The Millennium Enterprise
SAP the Company and its Product R/3
The Concept of Enterprise Resources Planning Systems
Management by Collaboration (MBC)
Why Use ERP?
Knowledge as the New Capital
Information as the New Resource
ERPs as Keepers of Organizational Knowledge Assets
The Collaborative Enterprise, or Competing by Organizational Design
Summary
ERP Evaluation
The Anatomy of an ERP System
ERP Acquisition Decision Process
Significant Issues to be Considered While Evaluating ERP
Summary
ERP Selection
SAP for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)
The ERP Selection Process
The Selection Team
ERP Core Selection Methodology
ERP Selection Report
Summary
The SAP Solution
SAP the Company
History of SAP
The Significance of SAP R/3
Other Significant Aspects of SAP R/3
Recent SAP Strategic Initiatives
Summary
The SAP Implementation Project Cycle
Mission and Objectives of the SAP Project
Project Initiation and Planning
Critical Success Factors
Implementation Strategy
SAP Implementation Project Bill of Resources (BOR)
Implementation Environment
SAP Implementation Methodologies
Project Management
SAP Implementation
SAP Support
SAP Deployment
Why SAP Projects Might Sometimes Be Less than Successful
Summary
SAP and Enterprise Reengineering
The Background of Business Process Reengineering (BPR)
BPR and AcceleratedSAP (ASAP)
An Enterprise BPR Methodology
Changeability of SAP-driven Organizations
SAP and Change Management
Summary
SAP R/3
Basis for SAP Administration
Operating System Interface
The Dispatcher and Work Processes
Computer Center Management System (CCMS)
Workbench Organizer and Transport System
Other Administration Utilities
Database Interface
Communication Interface
Presentation Interface
Summary
ABAP for Custom Development
ABAP Genesis
Object Orientation
ABAP/4 Development Workbench
Programming in ABAP/4
Reporting
Dialog Programming
ABAP/4 Query
SAPScripts
Batch Data Communication and Interfaces
Future of ABAP/4 as a General-Purpose Programming Language
SAP R/3 Application Modules
Finance and Controlling (FI-CO)
Sales and Distribution (SD)
Materials Management (MM)
Production Planning (PP)
Quality Management (QM)
Plant Maintenance (PM)
Human Resources (HR)
Industry-Specific (IS) Solutions
SAP Solution Maps
Summary
The Pre-Implementation Stage
Initiating the SAP Project
SAP Executive Sponsor
SAP Project Executive Committee
SAP Project Steering Committee
Roles of the Executive and Steering Committee Members
Mission and Objectives of the SAP Project
Deciting the Scope of the SAP Project
Starting the SAP Project
SAP Project Management Structure
Project Management Policies and Guidelines
Risk Management in a SAP Project
Change Management in a SAP Project
Roles of the SAP Project Team Members
Summary
Installing and Administering SAP
Preparing the SAP Infrastructure Plan
SAP Installation
SAP System Landscape Planning and Management
Client Administration
SAP System Administration
Job Administration
User Administration
Print Administration
Database Administration
Summary
The Implementation Stage
AcceleratedSAP (ASAP)
Why Are SAP Implementations So Complex?
Configuration through the Implementation Guide (IMG)
Computer-Aided Software Implementation (CASI)
What Is ASAP?
Advantages of ASAP
ASAP, BPR, and Change Management
ASAP for Application Consultants
Preconfigured Industry Systems
Implementation Guide (IMG)
Summary
Project Preparation
Project Planning
Project Standards and Procedures
Project Kick-Off
Infrastructure Requirements Planning
Quality Check Project Preparation Phase
Signoff Project Preparation Phase
Business Blueprint
Project Management of the Business Blueprint Phase
Organizational Change Management
Project Team Training
Establish Development System Environment
Define the Business Organization Structure
Business Process Definition
Quality Check Business Blueprint Phase
Signing off the Business Blueprint Phase
Realization
Project Management Realization Phase
Sustaining the Organization Change Management Process
Conduct Project Team Training
System Management
Baseline Configuration and Confirmation
Perform the Final Configuration and Confirmation
Perform ABAP/4 Development
Establish the Authorization Concept
Establish the Archiving Management
Conduct the Final Integration Test
Prepare End-User Documentation and Training Material
Quality Check Realization Phase
Sign Off the Business Blueprint Phase
Final Preparation
Project Management of the Final Preparation Phase
Continuing the Organization Change Management Process
End-User Training
System Management
Refine the Cutover and Production Support Plan
Cutover to the Production System
Quality Check of the Final Preparation Phase
Signoff the Final Preparation Phase
Go Live and Support
Production Support
Project End
Project Sign-Off
Success Patterns for SAP Implementation Projects
The Post-Implementation Stage
Supporting SAP
SAP Deployment
Continuous Change
SAP R/3 Upgrades
Customer Competency Centers (CCCs) Program
Help Desk
Retaining and Retraining SAP Consultants
Summary
Enhancements and Interfaces to SAP
SAP Business Workflow
SAP Business Information Warchouse
SAP Business Framework
Application Link Enabling (ALE)
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
SAP R/3 System on the Internet
Summary
SAP Implementation and Beyond
Valuing the Millennium Enterprise
Enterprise Stakeholders
Aspects of Enterprise Value
Enhancement of Measures of Performances by SAP
SAP Strategic Enterprise Management (SEM)
SAP AG's ValueSAP Program
Summary
Beyond the Enterprise
The Extended Collaborative Enterprise (ECE)
Supply-chain Management (SCM)
SAP Supply-chain Optimization, Planning, and Execution (SCOPE)
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
Web User Interfaces (WUI)
SAP's mySAP.com Internet Environment
The Customer-triggered Company
The Internet and the Millennium Enterprises
Appendixes
Selecting SAP Implementation Partners
SAP Consulting Partners in the U.S.
National Logo Partners
Implementation Partners
Hardware Partners
Technology Partners
SAP Third-Party Solutions
Index