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Demystifying SAP Solution Manager
Many large organizations are struggling to manage all their software systems—let alone the different software versions across departments. In his article, TEC

visual data manager  embedded in NetWeaver for visual process modeling capabilities) to existing SAP Business Suite sessions and transactions. In theory this all sounds attractive: users can create an ARIS process map for, say, the procure-to-pay cycle with all the process steps, whereby all the diagram blocks are logically linked to the respective SAP ERP transactions. When an end user clicks on the diagram’s block, it invokes a particular SAP screen—impressive, you say? Well, not that much is used in practice in the

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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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