Sams Teach Yourself SAP in 24 Hours

ISBN-10: 0672335425

ISBN-13: 9780672335426

Edition: 4th 2011 (Revised)

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The #1 hands-on SAP tutorial for beginners: now fully updated and 100% refocused on two key audiences: business users and IT professionals Now easier to read and more useful, with more actionable guidance, better screenshots, and better foundational material for beginners Reflects new SAP technologies and roadmaps, including SAP in the cloud Covers the full lifecycle: project management, installation, administration, usage - even SAP careers Step-by-step instructions, case studies, exercises, and tips In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, beginning-to-intermediate-level managers and IT pro master the latest version of SAP, and learn how to use it in real business environments. You learn hands-on, step-by-step, through practical examples based on SAP's free demonstration software. This edition has been fully reorganized and updated to help business and technical readers quickly learn what they need to know, and to help absolute beginners move forward more rapidly. Each chapter is built around a real-world case study that helps you put your new knowledge to the test. Long-time SAP consultant George Anderson explains SAP's goals, functionality, roles, and implementation considerations; NetWeaver, SAP ERP, and the SAP Business Suite; SAP's user interface; core SAP business tasks; reporting and querying; extending SAP with Microsoft Duet; managing implementations; using Basis; developing new applications; day-to-day administration; enhancements, upgrades, replatforming, cloud services, and more. Each lesson builds on what you've already learned, delivering a strong real-world foundation for success with SAP in any organization.
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List price: $24.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 5/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Introduction to SAP
SAP Explained
Overview of SAP: The Company
SAP Business Applications or Components
The SAP Client Concept
Running SAP
SAP Business Basics
Business Architecture and the Business Roadmap
ASAP and Business Blueprinting
The Business Perspective
Other Perspectives: Mapping Business Needs to SAP Applications
Combining the Four Perspectives
SAP Technology Basics
SAP Technology 101: SAP Basis
SAP Hardware Basics
SAP-Supported Operating Systems
Database Basics for SAP
SAP Project Basics
SAP Project Implementation Basics
SAP Realization: Resources and Timelines
Accessing Your New SAP Systems
Typical Day-to-Day Business Processes
SAP Applications and Components
Overview of SAP Applications and Components
SAP Business Suite Components
SAP NetWeaver Components
Small and Medium Enterprises
SAP Business One
SAP Business ByDesign
SAP All-in-One
Selecting the "Best" SAP Solution
Choosing SAP SME Offerings over Business Suite
SAP NetWeaver: The Foundation for SAP
A Brief History of SAP NetWeaver
The SAP NetWeaver Umbrella: Six Areas
Strategic Benefits of NetWeaver
SAP NetWeaver Building Blocks
Bringing It All Together
SAP ERP: SAP's Core Product
The Evolution of SAP ERP
SAP ERP Business Scenarios and Modules
The SAP Business Suite and Other SAP Applications
SAP Innovations 2010
SAP Supply Chain Management
SAP Customer Relationship Management
SAP PLM: A Platform for Product Management
SAP Supplier Relationship Management
SAP Manufacturing
SAP Service and Asset Management
SAP for Business Users
A Business User's Perspective on Implementing SAP
The Business User's Role
The SAP Project Lifecycle
Logging On and Using SAP's User Interface
Logging On to Access SAP
Navigation Basics
Understanding and Using Fields
Display Fields
Screen Objects
Using the Windows Clipboard
SAP User Roles and Authorizations
What Is SAP Security?
Overview of SAP Security
SAP Authorizations
Using SAP to Do Your Job
Which SAP User Interface Is Best?
WinGUI Configuration and Tools
The Customizing of Local Layout Button
New Visual Design Selection
Clipboard Selection
Font Selection
Status Field's System Information Icon
Printing from SAP
Using Your SAPGUI
Reporting and Query Basics
Reporting Tools
General Report Selection
SAP Reporting Tools (SAP Query, InfoSet Query, Ad Hoc Query, and QuickViewer)
SAP Queries
Understanding the InfoSet (Ad Hoc) Query
Understanding the QuickViewer
Extending SAP with Microsoft and Other Products
SAP Integration with Desktop Applications
SAP Assistant
Using %pc to Download Data
Integrating SAP with Office: Quick References
Integrating SAP with Microsoft SharePoint
Introduction to Microsoft Duet
Introduction to Duet Enterprise
Using OpenText with SAP
Using SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe
Integrating Microsoft Directory with SAP
SAP for IT Professionals
A Project Manager's Perspective on Implementing SAP
SAP and the ASAP Methodology
The Project Management Office
Assembling the Project Team
SAP Project Leadership
Contemporary Tools and Methodologies
Project Closeout
A Basis Professional's Perspective on SAP
Shifting Focus: From Business to Technology
Installation Master Guides and SAP Notes
Setting the Stage: The SAP Landscape
Architecture and Sizing Considerations
SAP Technical Readiness and Security Considerations
Staffing and Operational Considerations
A Developer's Perspective on SAP
Programming Tools
Developer and SAP Methodologies
Configuration and the SAP IMG
Different Views of the IMG
Additional IMG Fundamentals
SAP Technical Installation
Installation Overview
SAP Installation Planning
Infrastructure Readiness
Performing a Real-World SAP Installation
Post-Installation Tasks
Installing the SAP Trial Version
Introducing SAP Single Sign-On
SAP and the Cloud
Introduction to the Cloud
Cloud Consumer Perspective
Cloud Service Provider Perspective
Brief History of Computing and the Cloud
Bringing Together SAP and the Cloud
SAP System Administration and Management
Administering SAP
Managing the SAP System
SAP Enhancements, Upgrades, and More
Setting the Stage: Making Changes to SAP
Enhancement and Upgrade Terminology
More on SAP Upgrades
High-Level Project Planning
SAP Careers
SAP Careers for the Business Professional
What Exactly Is an SAP Business Professional?
Where Do I Look?
More Details
Preparing for a Business Career in SAP
SAP Careers for the IT Professional
SAP, Its Partners, and Its Customers
What Types of Opportunities Are Available?
Preparing for a Career in SAP
Working on the Intangibles
Other Resources and Closing Thoughts
Professional Resources
Internet Resources
SAP Conferences
Employment and Career Opportunities
Case Study Answers
SAP Acronyms and Common Terms
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