1.What is an ERP ?
ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning Software and is a integrated computer based system used to manage a company’s resources effectively. It ensures smooth information amongst various departments in an enterprise or a company and manages workflows.
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2.What are the different types of ERP’s ?
JD Edwards (now acquired by Oracle)
Peoplesoft (now acquired by Oracle)
3.Tell me briefly about SAP.
SAP stands for Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing.It was Founded in 1972 by Wellenreuther, Hopp, Hector, Plattner and Tschira and is a German Company.
SAP is name of the company as well its ERP product.
SAP is #1 in the ERP market .As of 2010, SAP has more than 140,000 installations worldwide ,over 25 industry-specific business solutions, and more than 75,000 customers in 120 countries.
4. What are the different SAP products ?
SAP R/3 – It succeds SAP R/2 and is market leader in ERP. R/3 stands for three tier architecture i.e. Presentation , Logic and Data tier. It has many modules like SD , FI , HR etc which encompass almost all enterprise departments.
mySAP – It is a suite of SAP products which apart from SAP R/3 also includes SRM , PLM, CRM, SCM
5.What is NetWeaver ?
Netweaver is an integrated technology platform such that all the products in the mySAP suite can run on a single instance of netweaver known as SAP Web Application Server (SAP WEBAs).
The advantage of using Netweaver is you can access SAP data using the web (http protocol) or even mobile. Thus you can save on costs involved in training users on SAP Client side GUI.
6.List the Different Modules in SAP.
FI (Financial Accounting)
IM (Investment Management)
HR (Human Resource)
SD (Sales and Distribution)
MM (Materials Management)
PM (Plant Maintenance)
PP (Production Planning)
QM – Quality Management
BW (Business Warehousing)
There are many industry specific solutions that SAP provides apart from the list of modules above which is ever growing.
7.What is Meta data, Master data and Transaction data
Meta Data: Meta Data is data about Data. It tells you about the structure of data or MetaObjects.
Master Data: This Data is key business information like Customer information , Employee , Materials etc. This is more like a reference data. For Ex. If a customer orders 10 units of your product instead of asking customer for his shipping address 10 times , the same can be referenced from the Customer Master Data.
Transaction Data: This is data related to day to day transactions.
8.Is SAP A Database ?
NO. SAP is not a database but its an application that makes use of databases provided by other vendors like Oracle , SQL Server etc.
9. How many SAP Sessions can you work on at a given time ?
At any given time for a particular client , you can work on 6 sessions at max.
10.What is a transaction in SAP terminology ?
In SAP terminology, a transaction is series of logically connected dialog steps.