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Enterprise organizations the world over are turning to integrated software solutions to help them realize their strategic redesign and resource planning initiatives. Of the major providers of these enabling technologies, one company, Systems, Applications and Products (SAP), stands out above the rest as offering the most comprehensive and versatile package of client/server business applications. Nine out of ten of America's largest companies now use SAP R/3 software, as do eight of America's ten most profitable companies. Analysts expect SAP to continue to dominate the world market for at least another decade. But exactly what is SAP, and is it right for your company? In what ways can SAP improve performance and increase productivity and profits? How much will an SAP implementation cost your company? What short- and long-term effects can you expect SAP R/3 to have on your organization's financial, manufacturing, distribution, sales, and human resources functions? How does one accurately assess a companys strategic information systems requirements and make a business case for SAP? Are there competing systems that might be a better fit with your organization? SAP: An Executive's Comprehensive Guide answers these and many other questions about SAP software solutions. Written by an interdisciplinary team of business, finance, and information systems professionals, all of whom have had considerable experience with SAP implementations, it covers the full range of management, strategic planning, auditing, systems planning, and implementation issues of vital concern to CEOs, CFOs, and IT executives and professionals considering the move to client/server business systems. With the help of numerous examples and real-life case studies, the authors cut through the media hype to provide an assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of SAP R/3 software and to supply top management with the information they need to make informed decisions about implementing SAP R/3 in their organizations.

Synopsis:

Increasingly, corporations are turning to client server systems to help streamline their financial reports and gain a competitive edge. The transition is invariably complex and risky. This guide introduces SAP (Systems Applications and Products) — a comprehensive set of programs for accounting, manufacturing, and sales — and helps financial managers decide if this is the right client-server system their corporation should select.

Synopsis:

* Covers all key technical SAP aspects of concern to IS professionals

Synopsis:

Crucial Help for Getting the Most from Today's Information Systems Technology Deciding what type of information systems your company will need to stay competitive into the twenty-first century is a highly complex and risky exercise. SAP: An Executive's Comprehensive Guide provides the information you need to assess your options realistically and make the most informed decisions possible. Written by a team of business, financial, and information systems professionals who have extensive experience with SAP system implementations at Fortune 500 companies, this book:

* Explores the strategic role of client/server enterprise computing now and in the next century

* Helps you to evaluate your company's long-term IS requirements

* Offers an impartial look at SAP R/3 strengths and weaknesses

* Outlines the costs and benefits involved in implementing SAP R/3

* Helps you decide whether SAP R/3 is right for your organization

* Shows you how to make SAP R/3 an integral part of process redesign

* Covers all key technical SAP aspects of concern to IS professionals

About the Author

GRANT NORRIS, BS, MBA, is a senior director in Coopers & Lybrand's National SAP practice based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has worked designing and installing enterprise systems for a variety of organizations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. He has been implementing SAP software since 1988, starting with SAP R/2. IAN WRIGHT, BS, is a manager in Coopers & Lybrand's National SAP practice based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His background is in designing and installing financial systems with C&L and other major consulting firms. He has worked with SAP software in Europe and North America since 1990. JAMES R. HURLEY, BA, MBA, CAGS, CPA, is the partner responsible for Coopers & Lybrand's National SAP practice in the United States based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has a strong background in applying technology to business with C&L and other Big 6 consultancies. He has been implementing SAP R/3 in North America since its introduction in the U.S. in 1992. JOHN DUNLEAVY, BA, MBA, ABD, CPA, is a senior partner in Coopers & Lybrand's Telecommunications, Media, and Utilities group based in Parsippany, New Jersey. He is the coauthor of Reinventing the CFO: Moving from Financial Management to Strategic Management. He has been involved in implementing SAP R/3 since 1995. ALISON GIBSON, MA, CMA, is a manager in Coopers & Lybrand's Integrated Strategic Services practice based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has experience in designing and installing information systems and now specializes in IT strategy. She has worked in the installation and selection of SAP software in Europe, North America, and the Pacific Rim since 1988.

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

THE EXECUTIVE VIEW.

Who Is SAP, and What Is R/3?

What Is the Business Case for Implementing SAP Software?

Are We Ready to Implement SAP/R3?

What Do I Need to Know About SAP R/3 Functionality?

Competitors to SAP.

THE IMPLEMENTOR'S VIEW: TOOLS AND ISSUES.

Methodologies.

Tools.

Process Redesign.

Risk Management.

Change Management.

THE IMPLEMENTOR'S VIEW: TOOLS AND ISSUES.

Methodologies.

Tools.

Process Redesign.

Risk Management.

Change Management.

THE IMPLEMENTOR'S VIEW: THE IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS.

Initiation and Planning.

Getting SAP in Place.

Deployment Options.

SAP Tools.

Third-Party Tools.

Glossary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471249924
Author:
Norris, Grant
Author:
Wright, Ian
Author:
Gibson, Alison
Author:
Dunleavy, John R.
Author:
Hurley, James R.
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Financial Applications - General
Subject:
Client-server computing
Subject:
Business Software - SAP
Subject:
Hardware - Personal Computers - Macintosh
Subject:
Financial Applications
Subject:
Business -- Computer programs.
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
Accounting Technology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
71
Publication Date:
20080502
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.51x6.42x.94 in. 1.25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Increasingly, corporations are turning to client server systems to help streamline their financial reports and gain a competitive edge. The transition is invariably complex and risky. This guide introduces SAP (Systems Applications and Products) — a comprehensive set of programs for accounting, manufacturing, and sales — and helps financial managers decide if this is the right client-server system their corporation should select.
"Synopsis" by , * Covers all key technical SAP aspects of concern to IS professionals
"Synopsis" by , Crucial Help for Getting the Most from Today's Information Systems Technology Deciding what type of information systems your company will need to stay competitive into the twenty-first century is a highly complex and risky exercise. SAP: An Executive's Comprehensive Guide provides the information you need to assess your options realistically and make the most informed decisions possible. Written by a team of business, financial, and information systems professionals who have extensive experience with SAP system implementations at Fortune 500 companies, this book:

* Explores the strategic role of client/server enterprise computing now and in the next century

* Helps you to evaluate your company's long-term IS requirements

* Offers an impartial look at SAP R/3 strengths and weaknesses

* Outlines the costs and benefits involved in implementing SAP R/3

* Helps you decide whether SAP R/3 is right for your organization

* Shows you how to make SAP R/3 an integral part of process redesign

* Covers all key technical SAP aspects of concern to IS professionals

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