Introduction to ERP and SAP

Introduction to ERP and SAP

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What you will learn

  • Overview of SAP and ERP systems
  • What is ERP and how does it work?
  • Why do we need ERP?
  • What is SAP?
  • What is SAP ERP and why is it required?
  • Difference between SAP and ERP
  • How does the SAP system works?
  • Why is SAP so important?
  • How to start my career in SAP?
  • How to become SAP consultant?


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Course Description

SAP is the leading ERP solution across the globe. This course covers ERP & SAP basics to help you start your SAP career.


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ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning.

ERP is a suite of software applications that an organization uses to integrate and manage its business activities such as finance and accounting, warehouse operations, procurement, project management, risk management and compliance, supply chain processes, transportation, distribution, quality control, along with sales and marketing.

A complete ERP system also includes enterprise performance management and software that assists in planning, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting of business activities and results.

SAP stands for Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing. SAP ERP is an enterprise resource planning software developed by the German company SAP SE founded in 1972 by Wellenreuther, Hopp, Hector, Plattner, and Tschira.

SAP ERP incorporates the key business functions of an organization.

SAP system consists of a number of fully integrated modules, covering virtually every aspect of business management. SAP is #1 in ERP market and one or more of its modules are implemented by most of the large and medium corporations across the globe.

Due to its reach and widespread implementation, SAP technology/applications provide huge career prospects across organizations. As SAP consultant, you can earn upwards of $75,000 per annum.

Introduction to ERP & SAP course curriculum

  • ERP Definition
  • Characteristics of ERP
  • Products of ERP
  • Benefits of using ERP


  • SAP History
  • SAP Product line
  • New Products of SAP
  • Relation of New SAP Products with the core product
  • Industry specific Products
  • Type of SAP Projects
  • Type of SAP Roles
  • Architecture of SAP
  • System Landscape
  • Types of data used in the SAP system


  • How to login to the SAP system
  • SAP Client / GUI
  • SAP Session - What it is
  • How to open a new Session
  • Create new Sessions
  • Navigation between Sessions
  • Transactions and Activities
  • Shortcuts or Transaction Codes
  • SAP Easy Access screen
  • SAP IMG screen
  • Difference between Easy Access and IMG screens


i. What is Enterprise Structure

ii. The different types of Enterprise Structure

iii. Company structure in real time

iv. Company structure for each process

v. MM Structure against other process structure

vi. Enterprise Structure terms in real time against those used in the SAP system

vii. Definitions of the elements of enterprise structure

viii. Creation of Enterprise Structure elements in the SAP system

    a. Group

    b. Company

    c. Plant

    d. Store

    e. Purchasing Department

    f. Valuation Area

    g. Controlling Area

ix. Assignment of the Enterprise Structure elements in the SAP system

    a. Assign Company to Group

    b. Assign Plant to Company

    c. Assign Store to Plant

    d. Assign Purchasing Departments

    e. Assign Controlling Area

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone looking to get started with SAP or wants to explore new career paths