ISBN-10:
0201596172
ISBN-13:
9780201596175
Pub. Date:
12/09/1999
Publisher:
Pearson Education
The SAP R/3 System: An Introduction to ERP and Business Software Technology / Edition 2

The SAP R/3 System: An Introduction to ERP and Business Software Technology / Edition 2

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ISBN-13: 9780201596175
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/09/1999
Series: Sap Series
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.94(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Chapter 1Changes in Business Data Processing1
1.1Information management as deciding competitive factor1
1.2Requirements for enterprise-wide information management2
1.3Reorientation of business software development3
1.4Component software as a new solution4
1.5Business application solutions from one source5
1.6Fundamental technologies for business application systems6
1.7Topics covered in this book7
1.8Who should read this book?8
Chapter 2Client/Server Computing9
2.1Client/server computing is a software technology9
2.2Examples of client/server configurations10
2.3Use of client/server systems12
Chapter 3The Importance of Standards15
3.1What are standards?15
3.2Use of standards to benefit the user15
3.3Open systems16
Chapter 4Technical Foundations for Business Application Systems17
4.1Microprocessors and memory chips18
4.2Disk storage technologies28
4.3Networks32
4.4Operating systems52
4.5Database management systems54
4.6Transaction processing62
4.7Objects and components64
4.8Graphical user interfaces71
4.9Multimedia systems75
4.10Development tools for business application systems76
Chapter 5What is the R/3 System?81
Chapter 6The Technical Architecture of the R/3 System86
6.1Architectural principles86
6.2R/3 hardware configurations89
6.3Network communication91
6.4Presentation services93
6.5Application services102
6.6Database services112
6.7System management117
6.8Security and reliability126
Chapter 7Object-oriented Application Development with the ABAP Workbench132
7.1Dialogue programming134
7.2Application programming with ABAP137
7.3Report development using ABAP152
7.4Communication156
7.5ABAP Workbench tools163
7.6SAP Knowledge Engineer178
Chapter 8Business Framework183
8.1Evolution of the Business Framework184
8.2Business Framework basics186
8.3The components of the Business Framework194
Chapter 9R/3 Business Processes over the Internet203
9.1Consumer-to-business and business-to-business204
9.2Employee Self-Service204
9.3Internet Transaction Server205
9.4The security aspect208
9.5R/3 Internet application components210
Chapter 10Workflow, Documents and Communication213
10.1SAP Business Communication213
10.2SAP Business Documents222
10.3SAP Business Workflow224
Chapter 11An Overview of the Business Applications of the R/3 System230
11.1Basic principles of the R/3 application architecture230
11.2Accounting232
11.3Logistics234
11.4Human Resources Management238
11.5Industry solutions241
11.6Cross-application concepts and functions241
Chapter 12Process-oriented Implementation of the R/3 System in a Company244
12.1Continuous business engineering versus classic re-engineering244
12.2The AcceleratedSAP implementation method245
12.3Implementation phases249
12.4Model company IDES260
12.5Personalization of R/3261
Abbreviations262
Bibliography268
Index273

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