What is SAP

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SAP is one of the world largest software producers of ERP. SAP full form is Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing. The name is the acronym from the original German name of the SAP “Systemanalyse Programmentwicklung”, which translates into System Analysis Program Development. The legal corporate name of the organization today is SAP SE — SE stands for Societas Europaea, a private-public corporation listed under European Union corporate legislation.

SAP is a client-based software that is also called R/3. (Where “R” stands for the real-time data process and 3 stands for 3-tier such as

  1. Database,
  2. Application servers
  3. Client
sap full form
Sap full form

SAP Founded in the year 1972, SAP was initially called System Analysis Program Development (System Analysis Program Development) and later abbreviated to SAP.. Since then, it has grown from a small five-person start-up to a multinational company with more than 100,000 employees. Its global headquarters are in Walldorf, Germany. Now a days , SAP is the world’s market and technology leader in business application software /Enterprises solution provider .

In 1972, five former IBM employees began working nights and weekends to develop standard software for real-time data processing. Their vision was to develop and market standard enterprise software that would integrate all business processes such as  Procurement , manufacturing , sales , finance etc . The idea came to them through their work as system consultants for IBM when they noticed that client after client were developing the same or very similar computer programs. The second part of their vision was that data should be processed interactively in real time, and that the computer screen should become the focal point of data processing.

Over the course of 25 years, SAP ‘s vision made SAP a world-class multinational business from a small regional company. Today, SAP has subsidiaries, associates and branches in nearly all industrial nations around the world and is the global market leader in corporate resource planning software.

In 1977, the company opened its headquarters in Walldorf and converted it to a public company with shares on several stock exchanges. SAP has considerably improved the capital base and has created a framework for its workers to engage more in the performance of the company by changing its structure to a public company.

In the success story of SAP, SAP enterprise Solution have played a key role. Two landmarks in this field are: the first is production and the 1979 market introduction of the R/2 mainframes software system and the second is the 1992 R/3 server / client software system. The use of R/3 Systems has explosively increased since its launch, representing the lion’s share in the sales of SAP products. More than 1,000,000 end-users worldwide already operate with the R/3 System. R/3 system quickly earned a reputation as an excellent standard package and installations expanded to 40 customers. The benefits of SAP’s integration philosophy paid off

The SAP R/3 functionality is carefully design using its own proprietary language called ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming).ABAP is a fourth-generation language designed to create simple yet powerful programs within SAP. R/3 also offers a complete development environment where developers can either modify existing SAP code to modify existing functionality or develop their own functions on customer enhancement point, be it reports or complete transactional systems within the SAP framework.

Keeping mind cloud is the future, SAP adding various Cloud base core business solution to SAP business networks such as S4/Hana, SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Fieldglass, SAP Ariba,SAP hybris, SAP CEC & many more.

Source: SAP

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