For seamless integrated business processes
What is SAP ERP?
SAP ERP is regarded as the market-leading software in the field of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). This software enables companies to operate business processes in a seamlessly integrated environment. Well-configured ERP software ensures a consistent flow of information, increases efficiency and promotes competitiveness. Companies worldwide rely on SAP ERP to unite all core processes that are essential for the management of a company in a single system.
Various versions of SAP ERP have been released over time: SAP R/3, SAP ECC and S/4HANA. S/4HANA is the latest version of the SAP ERP solution and differs from its predecessors primarily in terms of its cloud capability, new and enhanced processes and functionalities, the numerous mobile Fiori apps and the fast HANA database. SAP Supply Chain Management (SCM) is to be distinguished from SAP ERP. With S/4HANA, numerous SCM functionalities have been incorporated into SAP ERP.
The SAP ERP system not only aims to increase efficiency, but also supports the monitoring of and compliance with financial, process and legal controls. It facilitates the precise management of resources, including labor, machinery and production capacity. This is particularly crucial in times of growing complexity and increasing demands on corporate management.
Types of ERP systems
ERP systems can be categorized according to various criteria, including technology, source code accessibility and target industries. The delivery model is also a key feature. Here we differentiate between:
1. On-Premise ERP
The classic variant involves the local installation and operation of the ERP software on your own servers. This method is particularly suitable for companies that have pronounced data protection concerns and prefer to manage their data internally.
2. ERP in the cloud
Providing ERP systems in the cloud is an alternative option. Here, the ERP software is hosted in an external data center and financed via monthly rents. This leads to a reduction in investment in the IT infrastructure and at the same time enables a high degree of flexibility.
SAP Public Cloud
Under the SAP Public Cloud model, SAP provides the software as "Software as a Service" (SaaS) - comparable to Microsoft Office 365. This is the standardized cloud version of SAP S/4HANA. A central cloud instance is provided for several companies, which increases scalability and cost efficiency. This option is particularly suitable for companies that require faster implementation and less individual customization.
SAP Private Cloud
The SAP Private Cloud model enables companies to operate a private, dedicated cloud instance. Each company has its own instance, which offers more control and customization options. With this solution, companies can either make changes independently or have them carried out by a consulting firm. This is particularly suitable for companies with specific requirements that need a higher level of customization.
Important ERP modules
SAP ERP offers the right application for every business function. Some examples are listed below:
- SAP PP (Production Planning): Increase flexibility and speed in production.
- SAP SD (Sales and Distribution): Optimize the sales process from quotations to invoicing.
- SAP MM (Materials Management): Manage your purchasing and material movements efficiently.
- Stock Room Management / SAP WM (Warehouse Management): Optimize warehouse processes and maintain an overview.
- SAP PM (Plant Maintenance): Ensure optimal maintenance of your plants and increase plant availability.
- SAP CS (Customer Service): Improve customer service through efficient service management.
- SAP QM (Quality Management): Ensure the quality of your products and processes through effective quality management.
Finance and Controlling:
- SAP FI: Finance: Optimize your financial processes, from accounting to financial reporting, for precise and efficient financial management.
- SAP CO: Controlling: Gain a comprehensive overview of company costs and performance in order to make well-founded decisions in the controlling process.
- SAP BW (Business Warehouse): Collect, analyze and evaluate company data.
What size of company is SAP ERP suitable for?
The decision to use ERP software does not depend on the size of the company. It is often assumed that only large companies can benefit from enterprise resource planning (ERP) - but this assumption is wrong. Medium-sized and smaller companies can also derive considerable benefits from an integrated ERP solution.
The idea that small companies can manage without ERP because they rely on simple processes is a misconception. Even in a company with few employees, a manual process can quickly lead to chaos if one person is absent or important information is lost. An ERP system offers a clear efficiency gain here too.
The decisive factor is not how many employees a company has, but whether process quality and reliability can be increased through the use of ERP software.
Why SAP ERP with HPC?
SAP ERP solutions implemented by us use innovative technologies such as digital assistants and advanced analytics tools to intelligently transform business-critical processes.
With over 37 years of experience, we are constantly adapting to the latest SAP standards and are constantly evolving to provide innovative solutions.
Flexibility and scalability
We offer flexibility and scalability through the optimal use of the SAP standard and targeted customizing. If required, we enable targeted, customer-specific adaptations and developments to meet specific requirements.
SAP ERP modules for your requirements
We offer expert advice in all logistics modules as well as in the areas of finance and controlling. Our focus is on mapping end-to-end processes, and we are able to comprehensively design cross-module processes with our customers. In our consulting, we think outside the box to ensure a holistic perspective.
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SAP S/4HANA Cloud
SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a comprehensive cloud ERP system from SAP that is available in two versions: the Private Edition and the Public Edition.