Sams Teach Yourself SAP in 24 Hours

Sams Teach Yourself SAP in 24 Hours

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Sams Teach Yourself SAP in 24 Hours by Tim Rhodes, John Dobbins, Jeff Davis, Andreas Jenzer

Third Edition: Thoroughly Updated and Expanded, with Extensive New Coverage!


In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll master the entire SAP project lifecycle, from planning through implementation and system administration through day-to-day operations. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll gain a strong real-world foundation in both the technology and business essentials of today’s SAP products and applications—from the ground up.


Step-by-step instructions walk you through the most common questions, issues, and tasks you’ll encounter with SAP. 

Case study-based exercises help you build and test your knowledge. 

By the Way notes present interesting pieces of information. 

Did You Know? tips offer advice or teach an easier way. 

Watch Out! cautions warn about potential problems.


Learn how to…

  • Understand SAP’s newest products for enterprises and small-to-midsize businesses, and choose the right solutions for your company
  • Discover how SAP integrates with Web services and service-oriented architecture
  • Develop an efficient roadmap for deploying SAP in your environment
  • Plan your SAP implementation from business, functional, technical, and project management perspectives
  • Leverage NetWeaver 7.0 features to streamline development and integration, and reduce cost
  • Walk through a step-by-step SAP technical installation
  • Master basic SAP system administration and operations
  • Perform essential tasks such as logon, session management, and printing
  • Build SAP queries and reports
  • Prepare for SAP upgrades and enhancements
  • Develop your own personal career as an SAP professional

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132715102
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 07/16/2004
Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

George W. Anderson is a Chief Technologist for HP’s SAP and Enterprise Applications consulting practices and a certified SAP Technical Consultant and PMI PMP.

Tim Rhodes is a seven-year veteran of SAP implementations, OS/DB migrations, and upgrades.

Jeff Davis has served as a senior BASIS/NetWeaver architect for several large SAP clients and holds global implementation and upgrade experience.

John Dobbins leads one of several HP SAP Applications consulting teams across North America.

Andreas Jenzer is a Principal Consultant specializing in SAP business technology optimization solutions.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1

Part I: Introduction to SAP

HOUR 1 What Is SAP?  9

2 SAP Basics: What It’s All About  21

3 Business Basics: Developing a Roadmap for Deploying SAP  29

4 Infrastructure Technology Basics: Hardware, Operating Systems, and Databases  41

5 Developing a Technical Roadmap for Deploying SAP  57

Part II: SAP Products and Components

HOUR 6 SAP Overview: SMB and Enterprise Products  71

7 Laying the Groundwork: SAP NetWeaver  87

8 SAP ERP: SAP’s Core Product  97

9 The SAP Business Suite  121

Part III: Implementing SAP

HOUR 10 Implementation Overview: A Project Management Perspective  139

11 Implementing SAP: A Business and Functional Perspective  157

12 Implementing SAP: A Technical Perspective  171

13 Development Tools and Methodologies  181

14 SAP and Enterprise SOA  199

Part IV: SAP Technical Considerations

HOUR 15 Technical Installation of SAP  211

16 Integrating SAP with Microsoft Office  231

17 After Go-Live: System Administration and Operations  253

18 After Go-Live: SAP Upgrades and Enhancements  265

Part V: Using SAP

HOUR 19 Logon, Session, and SAP GUI Basics  281

20 SAP GUI Screen and Printing Basics  301

21 Customizing Your SAP Display  323

22 Reporting and Query Basics  343

Part VI: Developing a Career in SAP

HOUR 23 Where Do I Start?  379

24 SAP Resources  393


APPENDIX A Case Study Answers  411

Index  427

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