When I tell people about my major’s emphasis I usually get a blank stare followed by the question, what in the world is SAP? The simple answer that I usually respond with is, “SAP is business software.” However, if you’re familiar with the multinational software corporation, you know that SAP offers a wide variety of integrated business solutions to its many users. SAP (Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing) is a leading German enterprise application provider that develops enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. Many large manufacturing corporations including, Gulfstream Aerospace, The Coca-Cola Company, and BMW, use SAP’s business solutions, which contribute to each organization’s competitive strategy.
One of the most popular products from SAP is their latest ERP System, SAP R/3. ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning System. They typically integrate business process data that involves product planning, inventory management, manufacturing, and shipping and payment.