SAP vs. ERP
Posted by zieglers on August 27, 2007
Most of the time you hear the word ‘ERP’ along with SAP. So what is ERP and what is SAP?
Here is a small description for them.
*** What is ERP? ***
*ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning.
Enterprise Resource Planning systems integrate all data and processes of an organization into unified system.
The key feature of an ERP system is it uses a single or unified database to store data for the various system modules.
Various Modules which comes under ERP are listed below:
b. Supply Chain
e. Human Resources
f. Warehouse management
*** What is SAP? ***
*SAP stands for Systems Applications and Products in data processing.
SAP is the 4th largest software company in the world. It ranks after Microsoft, IBM and Oracle.
SAP Head quarters are in Walldorf, Germany. SAP was founded in 1972 by five former IBM engineers.
SAP released SAP R/2 version initially. The architecture of R/2 system is Mainframe architecture.
Later SAP R/3 is released which is different from R/2 architecture. R stands for Real time. 3 stands for 3 tier architecture.
There are over 100,800 installations at more than 28,000 companies.
SAP products are used by 12 million people in more than 120 countries.