Having knowledge of SAP is very important today, since mastering this program is increasingly necessary in the business world. Very often we receive questions from people who, like you, are considering studying SAP, so we have decided to share the most common ones and answer them to clarify some concepts and clear up doubts.
What is an ERP?
ERP for its acronym in English, Enterprise Resource Planning, is a Business Management System, a Software (Computer Program) that helps to control and manage a company to optimize decision-making processes.
What is SAP?
It is the most common question that we are usually asked. If we had to define it very simply, we would say that Sap is part of a macro-universe of information solutions for the company. Its meaning would be Systems, Applications, Products in Data Processing, that is: Systems, Applications and Products in data processing.
And this is the apparently simple purpose of this program: to contain the maximum amount of data and store it in such a way that it is fully accessible when it is needed in order to always be able to take advantage of the updated information of all the processes.
To achieve this, this highly specialized software is structured into individual modules that separately master the most critical parts of the entire business management. Thus, with good knowledge of SAP and with just this program, all business processes can be fully intervened and optimized: finance, warehouse, sales, human resources…
As you can deduce from this answer, SAP is also an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning System) and as such is named on many occasions using this nomenclature as a synonym when talking about it.
Is SAP the same as SAP Business One?
When speaking of SAP “plain”, reference is usually made to the SAP system aimed at large companies. SAP Business One (also known as SAP B1) is not the same software: it is a smaller but equally complete version.
That is to say, it is like SAP –it also works by modules- but adapted to the specific needs of medium or small businesses (SMEs). Therefore, each version includes all the necessary processes for the automated management of the company but in a very differentiated way and adapted to the users who are going to use it.
Do I have to become a Consultant to have knowledge of SAP?
Two concepts must be clearly distinguished. It is one thing to have knowledge of SAP as a user who is going to use it in his daily occupation and quite another to become a Consultant.
The end user must have SAP knowledge of the specific module in which they are going to work , since in a company that has well implemented this ERP, the departments are highly structured and diversified from one another, and work independently.
On the other hand, the SAP Consultant is a professional specialized in SAP software, who knows the entire system and is capable of configuring and adapting it to the needs of his client . He is also the one in charge of providing adequate maintenance, solving any problem that may arise.
We think that SAP training provides great value. Being a high-cost software, it makes it difficult for people interested in learning it to practice in situ with the program in order to acquire the SAP knowledge necessary to work with it.
That is why each year we directly contribute to generating the most prepared professionals in SAP on the market, and to date we have the satisfaction of obtaining 100% pass rates in the SAP Consultant course with official certification.
On a regular basis we organize courses on the different SAP modules, you can easily find out about them in the calendar that you will find in the sidebar, on our social networks or by requesting information directly by phone or through the form.
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