SAP (Systems, Applications & Products implementation) refers to the name of the German company [SAP], and is the whole of processes that defines a complete method to implement the SAP ERP enterprise resource planning software in an organization. The SAP implementation method described in this entry is a generic method and not a specific implementation method as such. It is based on best practices and case studies from various literature sources and presents a collection of processes and products that make up a complete implementation method to allow any organization to plan and execute the implementation of SAP software.

List of Majorly used SAP Modules

SAP Functional Modules

Below is the list of SAP Functional Modules (but not limited to)..

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 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 LO module: Logistics General.
SAP MM module: Materials Management .
SAP PLM module: Product Life Cycle Management.
SAP PM module: Plant Maintenance.
SAP PP module: Production Planning.
SAP Product Costing: Plan Costing + Actual Costing of Finish products.
SAP PS module: Project Systems.
SAP QM module: QM stands for Quality Management.
SAP RE module: Real Estate.
SAP SD module: Sales and Distribution.
SAP SM module: Service Management.
SAP TR module: Treasury.
SAP WM module: Warehouse Management.

New Dimensional Modules:

SAP APO module: Advanced Planner Optimizer.
SAP EWM module: Extended Warehouse Management.
SAP SCM module: Supply Chain Management.
SAP SEM module: STRATEGIC ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT.
CA (Cross Application Components)
PS (Project Systems)
mySAP SEM
mySAP CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
mySAP Product Life Cycle Management
SCM (SAP Supply Chain Management)
Netweaver
mySAP SRM (Supplier Relationship Management)

SAP Technical Modules

Below is the list of SAP Technical Modules (but not limited to)..

SAP ABAP module: Advanced Business Application Programming.
SAP Basis module (Basis Admin): For 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.
SAP MDM module: Master Data Management.
SAP Netweaver module: Netweaver provides technical foundation for SAP applications.
SAP Security module: Security ensures security of enterprise operations.
SAP Solution Manager module: Solution Manager facilitates technical support for distributed systems.
SAP XI module: SAP Exchange Infrastructure (SAP XI) enables you to implement cross-system processes on services.
SAP PI module: SAP Process Integration (SAP PI) is enterprise application integration (EAI)software.

SAP IS Modules

SAP IS Aerospace & Defense for Air and military industries.
SAP IS Automotive for Automobile manufacturing industries.
SAP IS Banking for Financial Industries, Banking, and Market Risk Management.
SAP IS Chemicals for Chemical industries.
SAP IS Consumer Products for Consumer product industries.
SAP IS Defense & Security for defense and security industries.
SAP IS Engineering, Construction, and Operations for Construction and engineering companies.
SAP IS Healthcare for hospitals and healthcare institutions.
SAP IS Higher Education & Research for Campus management.
SAP IS High Tech for high tech industries.
SAP IS Industrial Machinery and Components for heavy machinery manufacturing companies.
SAP IS Insurance for Insurance companies and Currency Markets.
SAP IS Life Sciences for life sciences industry.
SAP IS Media for Communication and Publishing industries.
SAP IS Mill Products for mill product industries.
SAP IS Mining for mining industries.
SAP IS Oil & Gas for Oil and Gas Industries.
SAP IS Professional Services for professional services industry.
SAP IS Pharma for Pharmaceutical industries.
SAP IS Public Sector for Public Sector and Administration.
SAP IS Retail for Supermarkets and Retail industry.
SAP IS Telecommunications for Telecommunication operators.
SAP IS Transportation & Logistics for transportation and logistics industry.
SAP IS Utilities for Utility industries.
SAP IS Wholesale Distribution for wholesale distribution industry.

SAP Implementation Methodology (ASAP)

SAP leverages a core set of methodologies and tools designed to deliver rapid, reliable results, and to help our customers get the most from their solutions. These include the ASAP Methodology for Implementation (content the project team follows to implement SAP software efficiently), and the SAP Solution Manager application management suite.

ASAP methodology for implementation v8 delivers structured methodology content — processes, procedures, accelerators, checklists, links to standard SAP documentation, etc. necessary for the implementation of SAP solutions.

ASAP, accelerated SAP implement, means to go through the SAP implementation process efficiently. Accelerated SAP Methodology is proven, repeatable and successful approach to implement SAP solutions across industries and customer environments. Accelerated SAP provides content, tools and expertise from thousands of successful implementations. Based Accelerated SAP (ASAP) Implementation Methodology, there is a timeline which includes five paths.

1. Project Preparation:

During this phase the team goes through initial planning and preparation for SAP project.

2. Business Blueprint: 

The purpose of this phase is to achieve a common understanding of how the company intends to run SAP to support their business. In Standard ASAP 8 the result is the Business Blueprint, a detailed documentation of the results gathered during requirements workshops.In Agile ASAP 8 the result is a Baseline Build and Project Backlog reflecting the solution requirements prioritized by business value.

3. Realization:

The purpose of this phase is to implement all the business process requirements based on the Business Blueprint or Project Backlog. The system configuration in Standard ASAP is done in two work packages: Baseline configuration (major scope); and Final configuration (remaining scope). In Agile ASAP project team splits Realization phase into multiple releases with number of time-boxed iterations focused on building up the functionality.

4. Final Preparation:

The purpose of this phase is to complete the final preparation (including testing, end user training, system management and cutover activities) to finalize your readiness to go live. The Final Preparation phase also serves to resolve all critical open issues. On successful completion of this phase, you are ready to run your business in your live SAP System.

5. Go Live Support: 

The purpose of this phase is to move from a project-oriented, pre-production environment to live production operation.

6. Operate: 

The primary goal of this phase is to ensure the operability of the solution.

Benefits of ASAP Methodology for Implementation:

The ASAP methodology gives you a comprehensive way to streamline the implementation, upgrade, and enhancement of SAP software. ASAP offers you the following benefits.

  • Reduced total cost of implementation by embedding the principles of SAP Advanced Delivery Management into a streamlined and modular implementation road map for ASAP
  • Choice of Agile or Standard implementation approach of your SAP Solution
  • Content-rich implementation accelerators, templates, and guides for implementation projects from strategy to operations
  • Transparent value delivery through consistent reflection of the business case
  • Efficient project governance, quality management, and guidance for Agile implementation projects, Business Process Management, and traditional implementation projects
  • Approach that combines user centric design, business processes and IT architecture
  • Coverage of the entire project lifecycle – from evaluation through delivery to post project solution management and operations