SAP: An Executive's Comprehensive Guide / Edition 71

SAP: An Executive's Comprehensive Guide / Edition 71

by Grant Norris, Ian Wright, James R. Hurley, John R. Dunleavy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471249920

ISBN-13: 9780471249924

Pub. Date: 06/15/1998

Publisher: Wiley

Enterprise organizations the world over are turning to integrated software solutions to help them realize their strategic redesign and resource planning initiatives. Of the major providers of these enabling technologies, one company, Systems, Applications and Products (SAP), stands out above the rest as offering the most comprehensive and versatile package of

Overview

Enterprise organizations the world over are turning to integrated software solutions to help them realize their strategic redesign and resource planning initiatives. Of the major providers of these enabling technologies, one company, Systems, Applications and Products (SAP), stands out above the rest as offering the most comprehensive and versatile package of client/server business applications. Nine out of ten of America's largest companies now use SAP R/3 software, as do eight of America's ten most profitable companies. Analysts expect SAP to continue to dominate the world market for at least another decade. But exactly what is SAP, and is it right for your company? In what ways can SAP improve performance and increase productivity and profits? How much will an SAP implementation cost your company? What short- and long-term effects can you expect SAP R/3 to have on your organization's financial, manufacturing, distribution, sales, and human resources functions? How does one accurately assess a companys strategic information systems requirements and make a business case for SAP® Are there competing systems that might be a better fit with your organization? SAP: An Executive's Comprehensive Guide answers these and many other questions about SAP software solutions. Written by an interdisciplinary team of business, finance, and information systems professionals, all of whom have had considerable experience with SAP implementations, it covers the full range of management, strategic planning, auditing, systems planning, and implementation issues of vital concern to CEOs, CFOs, and IT executives and professionals considering the move to client/server business systems. With the help of numerous examples and real-life case studies, the authors cut through the media hype to provide an assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of SAP R/3 software and to supply top management with the information they need to make informed decisions about implementing SAP R/3 in their organizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471249924
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/15/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

THE EXECUTIVE VIEW.

Who Is SAP, and What Is R/3?

What Is the Business Case for Implementing SAP Software?

Are We Ready to Implement SAP/R3?

What Do I Need to Know About SAP R/3 Functionality?

Competitors to SAP.

THE IMPLEMENTOR'S VIEW: TOOLS AND ISSUES.

Methodologies.

Tools.

Process Redesign.

Risk Management.

Change Management.

THE IMPLEMENTOR'S VIEW: TOOLS AND ISSUES.

Methodologies.

Tools.

Process Redesign.

Risk Management.

Change Management.

THE IMPLEMENTOR'S VIEW: THE IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS.

Initiation and Planning.

Getting SAP in Place.

Deployment Options.

SAP Tools.

Third-Party Tools.

Glossary.

Index.

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