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Sams Teach Yourself SAP™ in 24 Hours, Second Edition

Book Description

A new edition of this book is now available, ISBN-10: 0137142846  ISBN:13  9780137142842

Sams Teach Yourself SAP in 24 Hours, Second Edition is the perfect tool for learning one of the most sophisticated enterprise solutions available today. Designed to being with the basics, you will become acquainted with the entire SAP system, from navigation to creating your own reports. You'll also cover:

  • Implementation tools and methodologies

  • NetWeaver

  • ECC 5.0

  • Designing Screens and menus

  • Reporting

  • Integration with Microsoft Office

  • And more

  • Written by leading SAP consultants with over 20 years of combined experience, this easy-to-understand tutorial is ideal for getting up and running with SAP quickly and efficiently.

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. About the Author
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. We Want to Hear from You!
    5. Introduction
    6. SAP Introduction
      1. Introduction to SAP NetWeaver and ECC
        1. Overview of SAP
        2. SAP System Architecture and WebAS
        3. ESA and mySAP ERP
        4. SAP ECC
        5. Summary
        6. Workshop
      2. SAP Basics
        1. Session Basics
        2. SAP GUI Basics
        3. Summary
        4. Workshop
      3. Database Basics
        1. Database Structure
        2. Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
        3. Database Concepts
        4. Summary
        5. Workshop
      4. Customizing Your SAP Display
        1. Which SAP GUI Is Right?
        2. The Customizing of Local Layout Button
        3. New Visual Design Selection
        4. Clipboard Selection
        5. Font Selection
        6. Status Field’s System Information Icon
        7. Summary
        8. Workshop
      5. Navigation in SAP
        1. Performing Tasks Using Menu Paths
        2. Performing Tasks Using Transaction Codes
        3. Using the Clipboard
        4. Creating Screen Prints from SAP
        5. Printing in SAP
        6. Summary
        7. Workshop
      6. Screen Basics
        1. Understanding and Using Fields
        2. Screen Objects
        3. Summary
        4. Workshop
    7. Implementing SAP
      1. Implementing SAP: Resources and Timelines
        1. Assembling the Project Team
        2. Training the Project Team
        3. Summary
        4. Workshop
      2. Implementation Tools, Methodologies, and the IMG
        1. ASAP—AcceleratedSAP
        2. Newer SAP Implementation Tools and Methodologies
        3. The SAP Implementation Guide (IMG)
        4. Different Views of the IMG
        5. IMG Basics
        6. Summary
        7. Workshop
      3. Implementation Lessons Learned
        1. Strategic Business Lessons Learned
        2. End User Lessons Learned
        3. Technology Lessons Learned
        4. Implementation Process Lessons Learned
        5. Summary
        6. Workshop
    8. SAP Products and Components
      1. SAP NetWeaver
        1. SAP NetWeaver—A Working Definition
        2. SAP NetWeaver Past and Present
        3. The Evolution of SAP NetWeaver
        4. Summary
        5. Workshop
      2. SAP ECC and R/3
        1. SAP R/3 Versus ECC
        2. Core SAP Business Modules
        3. mySAP ERP Financials
        4. mySAP ERP Human Capital Management
        5. mySAP ERP Operations
        6. mySAP ERP Corporate Services
        7. Summary
        8. Workshop
      3. SAP BI, KW, and MDM
        1. SAP Business Intelligence
        2. SAP Knowledge Warehouse
        3. SAP Master Data Management
        4. Summary
        5. Workshop
      4. Other Enabling Technologies
        1. SAP Enterprise Portal
        2. SAP Exchange Infrastructure
        3. SAP Mobile Infrastructure
        4. SAP xApps
        5. Summary
        6. Workshop
    9. SAP Technical Guide
      1. Technology Overview
        1. Application Architecture
        2. Basis Tools
        3. Work Processes
        4. Summary
        5. Workshop
      2. System Administration
        1. Monitoring the System
        2. SAP Authorization Concepts
        3. Summary
        4. Workshop
      3. Systems and Performance Management
        1. What Is Performance Management?
        2. Sources of Performance Data
        3. Specific CCMS Transactions for Managing Performance
        4. Analyzing Performance Data
        5. Summary
        6. Workshop
      4. ABAP Dictionary and Repository
        1. Database Tables
        2. Structures and Includes in the ABAP Dictionary
        3. Exploring the ABAP Dictionary
        4. Client Dependence and Independence
        5. What Table and Field Is This Stored In?
        6. SAP Repository Information System
        7. The Repository Information System Window
        8. Summary
        9. Workshop
      5. Designing Screens and Menus
        1. SAP Screen Painter
        2. SAP Menu Painter
        3. Menu Painter Object Components
        4. Summary
        5. Workshop
    10. Using SAP
      1. Reporting Basics
        1. Reporting Tools
        2. General Report Selection
        3. Summary
        4. Workshop
      2. Reporting Tools in SAP (SAP Query, InfoSet Query, Ad Hoc Query, and QuickViewer)
        1. The Structure of the Query Reporting Tools
        2. Query Groups
        3. InfoSets
        4. Administrative Decisions
        5. SAP Queries
        6. Understanding the InfoSet (Ad Hoc) Query
        7. Understanding the QuickViewer
        8. Summary
        9. Workshop
      3. SAP SCM, CRM, PLM, and SRM
        1. SAP Supply Chain Management
        2. SAP Customer Relationship Management
        3. SAP Product Lifecycle Management
        4. SAP Supplier Relationship Management
        5. Summary
        6. Workshop
      4. Integration with Microsoft Office
        1. SAP and MS Office Integration Architecture
        2. Quick References
        3. Mendocino Review
        4. Summary
        5. Workshop
    11. SAP Support
      1. Support Overview
        1. SAP Solution Manager
        2. SAP Service Marketplace
        3. Accessing Extended Help
        4. The SAP Support Team
        5. Summary
        6. Workshop
      2. Additional SAP Resources
        1. Professional Resources
        2. Internet Resources
        3. SAP Conferences
        4. Employment and Career Opportunities
        5. Summary
        6. Workshop
    12. Appendixes
      1. Quiz Answers
        1. Answers to Quiz for Hour 1
        2. Answers to Quiz for Hour 2
        3. Answers to Quiz for Hour 3
        4. Answers to Quiz for Hour 4
        5. Answers to Quiz for Hour 5
        6. Answers to Quiz for Hour 6
        7. Answers to Quiz for Hour 7
        8. Answers to Quiz for Hour 8
        9. Answers to Quiz for Hour 9
        10. Answers to Quiz for Hour 10
        11. Answers to Quiz for Hour 11
        12. Answers to Quiz for Hour 12
        13. Answers to Quiz for Hour 13
        14. Answers to Quiz for Hour 14
        15. Answers to Quiz for Hour 15
        16. Answers to Quiz for Hour 16
        17. Answers to Quiz for Hour 17
        18. Answers to Quiz for Hour 18
        19. Answers to Quiz for Hour 19
        20. Answers to Quiz for Hour 20
        21. Answers to Quiz for Hour 21
        22. Answers to Quiz for Hour 22
        23. Answers to Quiz for Hour 23
        24. Answers to Quiz for Hour 24
    13. Index