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<ul><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*</p><p>Flya KiteIntroductionto SAP</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*SAPSystems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing (SAP)Name of the companySAP AGSAP AmericaName of the softwareSAP R/2 Mainframe versionSAP R/3 Client/Server version</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*SAP AGFounded in Germany (1972)Worlds fourth largest software providerWorlds largest provider of Integrated Business Solutions softwareCompany stock trades on the Frankfurt and New York exchanges</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*SAP R/3World-wide usageDesigned to satisfy the information needs for business sizes (small local to large all international)Multi-lingualMulti-currencyDesigned to satisfy the information needs for all industries (industry solutions)</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*SAP R/3Enables a company to link its business processesTies together disparate business functions (integrated business solution)Helps the organization run smoothlyReal-time environmentScalable and flexible </p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*Integrated Business SolutionsSoftware VendorsSAPOracle - PeopleSoft, J.D. EdwardsMicrosoft Great Plains, Axapta, SolomonIBMBAAN</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*Architecture Central relational database (e.g., Oracle, Informix, Microsoft SQL and many others)Client/Server three-tieredERP Component Oriented towards common identifiable business modules (FI, MM, SD, CO, PP, HR)Add-ons: Customer Relationship Mgmt (CRM)Supply Chain Mgmt (SCM)Product Lifecycle Mgmt (PLM) </p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*Relational Database Tables: Defines and links thousands of tables of information (33,000+)AdvantagesConsistent and accurate dataCommon definitions for termsEliminates data redundancy Shared, but restricted usage (e.g., profiles) </p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*SAP R/3 Advanced Basics Instance each install of the SAP R/3 software on an individual application serverConfigurable each instance can be distinctively configured to fit the needs and desires of the customer (within limits)Most of the infrastructure decisions, including configuration decisions, occur during project implementation</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*SAP R/3 Document Principle Each business transaction that writes data to the database creates a uniquely numbered electronic documentEach document contains information such asResponsible personDate and time of the transactionCommercial contentOnce created, a document cannot be deleted from the database</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*Business ProcessesA process is a set of linked activities that transform an input into a more valuable output thus creating valueWhat the business does in doing what it doesProcesses are linkedPhysicallyPurchased raw materials used to manufacture finished goods that are sold to customers from which money is collectedData Data about physical things flows from one process to another</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*Logistics ProcessesMaterials Management (MM)Sales and Distribution (SD)Production Planning (PP)Quality Management (QM)Plant Maintenance (PM)Service Management (SM)</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*Administrative ProcessesFinancial Accounting (FI)Treasury (TR)Managerial Accounting (CO)Enterprise Controlling (EC)Investment Management (IM)Project Systems (PS)</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*Administrative ProcessHuman ResourcesThe Human Resources (HR) application component is a complete integrated system for supporting the planning and control of personnel activities</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*ClientThe highest level in an SAP R/3 instanceA self-contained unit with a separate set of master records and its own set of configuration tablesAn instance can have more than one clientTraining ClientTesting ClientProduction ClientNOT something you will be configuring or touching in any way</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*Company CodeRepresents an independent legal accounting unitBalanced set of books, as required by law, are prepared at this levelA client may have more than one company codeUnited StatesEurope</p><p>Liabilities &amp;Owners EquityAssets</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*Chart of AccountsComplete list of all accounts in the General Ledger for a company Each company code must be assigned one, and only one, chart of accounts Several company codes can use the same (i.e., identical) chart of accounts</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*PasswordsEach user has his/her own unique password On the initial login, the generic password must be changed to a users unique selectionAt least 3 characters longCannot begin with a ! Or ?First three characters must be unique and not contained in the user name</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*Roles and ProfilesRoles specify just what each user is allowed to do in SAPProfiles also restrict authorization for access to the systemEach user has his/her own role or profile that determines what the user can do in the SAP systemSupport segregation of dutiesIn Flya Kite, you have far broader roles and profiles than do typical users in a real world application of SAPNecessary since you are performing a multitude of roles across all of the modules in the case</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*Master &amp; Transaction DataMaster data is relatively fixedCustomer masterMaterial masterVendor masterGeneral LedgerPricingTransaction data is unique to a particular transactionTransaction specific</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*Material MasterContains all data required to define and manage a specific item of materialIntegrates data from:Accounting (FI and CO)Inventory Control (MM)Production Planning and Control (PP)EngineeringForecastingSales and Distribution (SD)Each user has a unique viewView is the data the user can view and change</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*Vendor Master DataControls how transaction data is posted and processed for a vendorContains all the data you require to do business with your vendors.</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*Customer MasterContains all the customer related data necessary for processing orders, deliveries, invoices and customer paymentsCustomer Master contain all relevant data regarding business partners Sold-to partyShip-to partyBill-to partyPayer</p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p></li><li><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction*Transaction DataData that apply to a unique, particular transaction and only to that transactionFor exampleQuantity being ordered, manufactured, or soldDates order date, delivery date, billing date, etc. Amounts total dollar amount for the transaction </p><p>Quarles: Flya Kite Introduction</p><p>*********************Material master screens are segmented by departmental functions to provide easier maintenance. The material type determines which views on a material master record are possible.***</p></li></ul>

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