SAP is an ERP system. ERP stands for Enterprise Resources Planning. ERP term used for software that controls whole organizations different departments. For example, SAP, Oracle, People soft, JD Edwards are some of the top ERP software systems.
SAP is beautifully and neatly integrated ERP software. SAP is a leader when it comes to easy integration among all the departments. It provides industry specific solutions for different industries other then its basic SAP modules. SAP suit contains SAP FI, CO, SD, MM, PP, HR, PA and other modules. It also comes with SAP PS,FSCM, CRM and BO/BI modules. Although it will be client's decision whether they want to buy all modules or some specific modules. SAP comes with some industry specific solutions as well, such as Insurance, Security, Apparel and Footwear (AFS) etc.
The reporting, analysis, and interpretation of business data is of central importance to a company in guaranteeing its competitive edge, optimizing processes, and enabling it to react quickly and in line with the market. As a core component of SAP NetWeaver, the SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) provides data warehousing functionality, a business intelligence platform, and a suite of business intelligence tools that enable businesses to attain these goals. Relevant business information from productive SAP applications and all external data sources can be integrated, transformed, and consolidated in SAP BW with the toolset provided. SAP BW provides flexible reporting and analysis tools to support you in evaluating and interpreting data, as well as facilitating its distribution. Businesses are able to make well-founded decisions and determine target-orientated activities on the basis of this analysis.
SAP HANA is the next generation of SAP’s in-memory computing technology. It is a multi-purpose, data-source agnostic, in-memory appliance that combines SAP software components optimised on hardware provided, and delivered, by SAP’s leading hardware partners.SAP HANA enables organisations to analyse business operations based on large volumes of detailed information as it develops, so the business can instantly explore and analyse all transactional and analytical data from virtually any data source in real time. Operational data is captured in memory as business happens, and flexible views expose analytic information at the speed of thought. External data can be added to analytic models to expand analysis across the entire organisation.
SAP BusinessObjects Data Services delivers a single enterprise-class solution for data integration, data quality, data profiling, and text data processing that allows you to integrate, transform, improve, and deliver trusted data to critical business processes. It provides one development UI, metadata repository, data connectivity layer, run-time environment, and management console - enabling IT organizations to lower TCO and accelerate time to value. With SAP BusinessObjects Data Services, IT organizations can maximize operational efficiency with a single solution to improve data quality and gain access to heterogeneous sources and applications.
SAP BusinessObjects BI (also known as BO or BOBJ) is a suite of front-end applications that allow business users to view, sort and analyze business intelligence data. The suite includes the following key applications:
Crystal Reports -- Enables users to design and generate reports
Xcelsius/Dashboards -- Allows users to create interactive dashboards that contain charts and graphs for visualizing data
Web Intelligence -- Provides a self-service environment for creating ad hoc queries and analysis of data both online and offline
Explorer -- Allows users to search through BI data sources using an iTunes-like interface. Users do not have to create queries to search the data and results are shown with a chart that indicates the best information match.