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Implementing ERP Systems Using SAP

Implementing ERP Systems Using SAP
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Author(s): Linda K. Lau (Longwood University, USA)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 3
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch194
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


This paper commences with a brief description of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), followed by a description of SAP, the largest ERP enterprise software provider in the world. SAP’s flagship software program, the R/3 system, is portrayed in more detail. The capabilities of the R/3 system, the three-tier client/server technology it employs, its hardware and software, and several problems associated with its implementation and use are discussed. The two R/3 implementation tools – namely, the Accelerated SAP and the Ready to Run systems – are also described. Finally, the paper concludes with several important issues that managers must consider before implementing any ERP system.

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