How to Understand SAP Modules in 5 minutes

SAP ERP Mindmap

SAP Module MindMap


We frequently get a very interesting question from some of the most senior level executives in the Industry:  What exactly is SAP?  Sometimes they may even have SAP installed and not really know “what’s in the box”.

Whose fault is this?  As Senior SAP Project Managers, we have to say it is our fault, the SAP consultants, for not simplifying and clarifying what SAP is.  To make it simple, we have created a mind-map of the SAP system, which is based on the SAP architecture documentation, and a great deal of general system knowledge gained over the years.  This is not a complete picture of the offering either, as we have left out the SAP partner offerings, which are another universe in and unto themselves.

Doing a quick walk-through, starting with finance and proceeding clockwise: The SAP Enterprise Resource Management  (ERP) System consist of a series of fully integrated SAP modules, which, for example, immediately reflect the impact of a purchase order on a company’s financial status.

As you can see, there is a lot to know to really understand all the different SAP modules available.


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