A SAP system is divided into modules like MM, SD which maps business process of that particular department or business unit.
Following is the list of module available in SAP system.
- SAP FI Module- FI stands for Financial Accounting
- SAP CO Module- CO stands for Controlling
- SAP PS Module - and PS is Project Systems
- SAP HR Module - HR stands for Human Resources
- SAP PM Module - where Plant Maintenance is the PM
- SAP MM Module - MM is Materials Management -
- SAP QM Module - QM stands for Quality Management
- SAP PP Module - PP is Production Planning
- SAP SD Module - SD is Sales and Distribution
- SAP BW Module - where BW stands for Business (Data) Warehouse
- SAP EC Module - where EC stands for Enterprise Controlling
- SAP TR Module - where TR stands for Treasury
- SAP IM Module - where IM stands for Investment Management
- SAP - IS where IS stands for Industries specific solution
- SAP - Basis
- SAP - ABAP
- SAP - Cross Application Components
- SAP - CRM where CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management
- SAP - SCM where SCM stands for Supply Chain Management
- SAP - PLM where PLM stands for Product LifeCycle Management
- SAP - SRM where SRM stands for Supplier Relationship Management
- SAP - CS where CS stands for Customer Service
- SAP - SEM where SEM stands for STRATEGIC ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT
- SAP - RE where RE stands for Real Estate
Following Video explains why SAP is divided into Modules
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- One of the principle reasons why SAP is so popular is that it is very flexible and customizable. It is said that if you have the time and money you can make SAP software to drive your car on autopilot
- One way to achieve this flexibility is to break SAP system into different Modules like HR, Finance and so on which emulate business processes of that particular department or Business Unit
- You can integrate one module with other or even third party interfaces.
- Now depending upon your organization, you can have just module, or a few, or all the modules of SAP implemented. Also you can have integration with Third Party Systems
- It is also possible to integrate modules from different ERP Vendors. So you can integrate
- PP Module from SAP ,with HR Module of PeopleSoft
- The various SAP Modules available are
- Financial Modules like Financial Accounting , Controlling etc.
- Logistics Modules like Materials , Sales etc.
- Human Resource Management Modules. Human Resource Module will emulate HR related business processes like hiring , appraisals , termination etc .
- Like wise Financial Accounting which will emulate Finance related business processes and manage financial data likewise
- Cross Application Modules, which essentially integrate SAP with other software applications
- For our learning purposes lets focus on SAP HR module. SAP- HR provides comprehensive business processes, which map all HR activities in an enterprise.
- The various sub modules or functionalities supported by SAP - HR is Recruitment
- Training & Development, Time Management, Employee Benefits, Payroll, Travel
- Cost Planning ,Reporting, ESS & MSS
- We will look into the details of the sub-modules later in the trainings