Thoroughly Updated and Expanded!
Includes New Coverage on Cloud Computing for SAP!
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll master the latest updates on SAP, and discover how to succeed with it in real business and technical environments! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll learn through practical hands-on examples and case studies based on SAP’s free demonstration software. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a strong real-world foundation with both the business and technical sides of SAP. Leading SAP architect and consultant George Anderson starts with the absolute basics…thoroughly covers core business, reporting, and administration tasks…and takes you all the way to the cutting edge, including how the cloud might
be used to support SAP environments.
Step-by-Step instructions carefully walk you through the most common SAP tasks.
Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.
Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.
Learn how to…
- Integrate various cloud resources into your current-day SAP environments
- Understand SAP applications, components, and architecture
- Obtain and install the trial version of SAP, step by step
- Use NetWeaver, SAP ERP, the SAP Business Suite, and other SAP applications
- Select an access method and create user roles and authorizations
- Customize your user interface for maximum convenience and productivity
- Transact day-to-day business, including sample sales order transactions, personnel updates, and more
- Work through complex processes, such as “Order to Cash”
- Query from SAP and third-party business productivity tools, such as SharePoint
- Professionally tune, maintain, and monitor SAP systems
- Plan and build new SAP applications
- Prepare for SAP projects, including technical upgrades and enhancements
- Develop your career as a SAP business or technology professional
Dr. George W. Anderson, senior architect and SAP Basis Consultant for Microsoft Services, specializes in designing and optimizing mission-critical platforms for SAP and other enterprise applications. He’s passionate about developing architectural patterns and tools capable of enabling the kind of business agility that IT has been promising for years and businesses today need more than ever. A certified SAP
technical consultant, PMI PMP, and long-time MCSE, his books include SAP Implementation Unleashed and the popular SAP Planning: Best Practices in Implementation.
Category: SAP Covers: SAP User Level: Beginning–Intermediate
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About the Author
Dr. George W. Anderson and his family reside in Houston, Texas. An SAP consultant for 13 years and IT professional for 25, he has had the privilege of working on countless SAP implementations, upgrades, migrations, and other enterprise projects. George is a certified SAP Technical Consultant, SAP NetWeaver ’04 OS/DB Migration Consultant, PMI PMP, MCSE, MBA, and recent PhD. He loves to write and share with others through books, journal articles, conference sessions, and more. At Microsoft, he provides thought leadership and strategic direction around next-generation platforms and architectures for SAP and other Line of Business (LOB) applications. He also holds a seat as one of several technical editors for the SAP Professional Journal. When not spending time with his family, friends, and extended church family, he enjoys blogging on Microsoft’s TechNet site (http://www.blogs.technet.com/b/lobapps/), playing guitar, studying the Bible, trying new steakhouses, and hearing from his readers. Catch him at his best after midnight at email@example.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is an ideal starter for beginners in SAP: users, 'techies', and system admins. It gives a good introduction to SAP across a breadth of areas, including all of the different applications availabel by SAP today. Like ECC, supply chain, data warehouses, exchange, CRM and much more. I like it better than the 'Dummies' approach. It's not full of technical speak, but still provides a substantial and very broad technical background. And I like that I can read any chapter in any order without missing background informtation necessary to understand the chapter.
Reading this book makes SAP very comprehensible. It gives you insights on different branches and evolution of SAP. For a career path on SAP this serves as a bridge that will connect you to SAP dimension as if you already have access on SAP.
I have spent most of my career completely on the MSFT side and several years actually on the Compound (LC1/ Las Colinas, TX0 working in or for the the Mother Ship-Microsoft. So last year when I made the jump to the Dark Side-SAP, boy, was I a fish out of water, a sheep in dangerous pastures. From the ground up, everything was different, the language, the initials, the actual meaning of words and ways of doing things. I never thought I would make it on my own, I needed a mentor, a guide, a help to navigate whole new seas of data. George is a god-send. What a treat and treasure to help me in very manageable bites-chapter by chapter - learn and retain the skills to ensure success in the SAP world.I most heartily recommend this read if you are new to the SAP world wanting to transition over to the oldest and fastest growing ERP system in the world. Invaluable find.
As someone who comes to SAP from an Oracle and Peoplesoft perspective it was really helpful to see how Mr. Anderson adds a perspective of the SAP users that I have found to be very accurate of the prevailing opinions of SAP. If you are looking for something that gives you the relevance and working business knowledge of SAP you'll find this book invaluable. While I come from a sales perspective, I believe business and technical users can gain a broad understanding of SAP in a short investment of time. Nice job!
I just want to say thank you for the insights I learned in your book. As someone who is new to the industry, this really helped me understand the nuances of the SAP world, and helping me understand the core reasons of why many of my new employer’s targets choose SAP over alternatives, such as Oracle or legacy systems. SAP ERP is definitely intimidating to understand looking from the outside in, so it was very useful to have your book as a resource.