First, let’s get down to the basics. SAP AG is a German company that makes business management software for enterprise level businesses. SAP AG is one of the largest software companies in the world and stands for “systems, applications, and products in data processing”. SAP AG provides end to end solutions for several business applications including manufacturing, logistics, accounting, and distribution. They are best known for their SAP ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, SAP BW (data warehouse product), SAP Business Objects software, and SAP HANA, (high performance analytic appliance). If you are interested in learning more about SAP HANA, we suggest taking this class on the basics that will introduce you to SAP HANA Studio, Reporting using BI 4.0, SAP HANA Architecture, SAP HANA Administration, and SAP HANA Modeling.
SAP AG is an innovative company because each of its solutions (aka modules) is integrated with all of their other modules. There is an incredible number of SAP modules available on the market. The SAP modules are divided into three main groups, functional modules, technical modules, and industry specific modules. The following is a list of the most popular SAP modules.
SAP APO module – Advanced Planner Optimizer
SAP CO module – Controlling
SAP CRM module – Customer Relationship Management
SAP CS module – Customer Service
SAP EC module – Enterprise Controlling
SAP EHS module – Environment, Health & Safety
SAP EWM module – Extended Warehouse Management
SAP FI module – Financial Accounting
SAP FM module – Fleet Management
SAP FSCM module -Financial Supply Chain Management
SAP HR module: – Human Resources
SAP IM module – Investment Management
SAP MM module: – Materials Management
SAP PLM module – Product Lifecycle Management
SAP PM module – Plant Maintenance
SAP PP module – Production Planning
SAP PS module – Project Systems
SAP QM module: – Quality Management.
SAP RE module – Real Estate
SAP SCM module – Supply Chain Management
SAP SD module – Sales and Distribution. SAP SD is one of the most popular SAP modules. Learn how to be a master in this module with this comprehensive SAP SD training course.
SAP SEM module – Strategic Enterprise Management
SAP SM module – Service Management
SAP TR module: – Treasury
SAP WM module – Warehouse Management
SAP LO module – Logistics General
SAP ABAP module – Advanced Business Application Programming
SAP Basis module – Basis Admin, administration of SAP
SAP BI module – Business Intelligence
SAP BPC module – Business Planning and Consolidation
SAP BODI module – Business Objects Data Integrator
SAP EP module -Enterprise Portal
SAP GRC module – Group Risk Compliance. If you are interested in earning your certification of completion for a training course in SAP GRC, take a look at this class. In this training course you will gain valuable insights into risk, compliance, and control management for an enterprise by studying GRC RAR.
SAP MDM module – Master Data Management
SAP Netweaver module – The technical foundation for SAP applications. Some may find that SAP Netweaver is a bit tricky to get the hang of at first. If this is true for you, try taking a course on SAP Netweaver training and learn from an instructor with industry experience.
SAP Security module – Security for enterprise operations
SAP Solution Manager module – Manages technical support for distributed systems
SAP XI module – Allows the implementation of cross-system processes on services
SAP PI module – Enterprise application integration (EAI)software
INDUSTRY SPECIFIC MODULES (KNOWN AS SAP IS)
SAP IS Aerospace & Defense – Air and military industries
SAP IS Automotive – Automobile manufacturing industries
SAP IS Banking – Financial Industries, Banking, and Market Risk Management
SAP IS Chemicals – Chemical industries
SAP IS Consumer Products – Consumer product industries
SAP IS Defense & Security – Defense and security industries.
SAP IS Engineering, Construction, and Operations – Construction and engineering companies
SAP IS Healthcare – Hospitals and healthcare institutions
SAP IS Higher Education & Research – Campus management
SAP IS High Tech – High tech industries
SAP IS Industrial Machinery and Components – Heavy machinery manufacturing companies
SAP IS Insurance – Insurance companies and Currency Markets
SAP IS Life Sciences – Life sciences industry
SAP IS Media – Communication and Publishing industries
SAP IS Mill Products – Mill product industries
SAP IS Mining – Mining industries
SAP IS Oil & Gas – Oil and Gas Industries
SAP IS Professional Services – Professional services industry
SAP IS Pharma – Pharmaceutical industries
SAP IS Public Sector – Public Sector and Administration
SAP IS Retail – Supermarkets and Retail industry
SAP IS Telecommunications – Telecommunication operators
SAP IS Transportation & Logistics – Transportation and logistics industry
SAP IS Utilities – Utility industries
SAP IS Wholesale Distribution – Wholesale distribution industry
SAP MODULES AS A CAREER PATH
Learning the different SAP modules can provide you with a valuable career path. Before you decide which modules you would like to specialize in, do your research. What topics are you interested in? More importantly though, which SAP modules are in high demand? Is this a temporary demand, or a demand that will last throughout your career? You also need to decide whether you are going to learn under an authorized SAP training partner or not. This is only important if you plan on participating in SAP’s consultant certification program. You can only sit for the certification exam if you have trained under SAP’s authorized training partners or if a partner company or your employer (as a SAP customer) registers you for the exam. Please note, you do not need a SAP certification to get a job pertaining to SAP nor will obtaining this certification guarantee you employment. This certification serves as a proof point of your knowledge to would-be employers. Your work experience and professional recommendations can also demonstrate your proficiency with SAP modules.
SAP AG has many modules that provide end to end solutions for business enterprises. There are also many sub-modules within each general SAP module. Learning and mastering these modules can help you secure a career in the business industry and give you a professional advantage. SAP AG is always creating new modules and solutions for emerging business environments and new industries all the time.