by Ronny W
“SAP, started in 1972 by five former IBM employees in Mannheim, Germany, states that it is the world’s largest inter-enterprise software company and the world’s fourth-largest independent software supplier, overall.The original name for SAP was German: Systeme, Anwendungen, Produkte, German for ‘Systems Applications and Products.'” (Payne, Roets & Schlanderer, 2006) SAP have change a lot through out the time it is released until now. SAP have been use for enterprise resource planning and supports many different kind of functions. The newest version introduced CRM and SCM in the system. The programming language started as ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming). ABAP supports dialog programs and report programs. It is aim to help to forecast and help to make business decisions easier. SAP services is aim to be competitive against other database programs. Later versions uses Java as object-oriented programming. It is to help with solving complex problems.
As I was on PC world I landed on a SAP HANA database stuff, so I did a little more research on what exactly this SAP thing is. SAP claims that it will take over Oracles and SQL servers. It sounds like a powerful system. The new HANA system uses memory to do database data retrieval and data processing instead of hard drive retrieval of data then data processing. It cuts down on a lot of time that is spend waiting for data to be processed into useful informations for the top-level managers.
In the real world, reports are requested daily, and it is important to get these reports processed immediately. Sometimes it can take multiple days to have reports process and delievered. Sometimes it takes multiple programs to do different tasks and it can be a big hassle. It seems like this SAP system covers most of the business related stuff which will be handy.
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