SAP Modules List: Introduction to SAP and the different types of modules

sapmoduleslistFirst, 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


  • 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


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.