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Special Edition, Using SAP R/3, 3rd Edition

by: Asap World Consultancy

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Publisher: QUE,Dec-98

Category: SAP Level: /I/A

ISBN: 0789718219
ISBN13: 9780789718211

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  Learn how to plan for an SAP implementation, identify and apply SAP models to add value to your business process network, take advantage of a comprehensive yellow-pages section of SAP employment opportunities, and see how reliability and extensibility in an enterprise management system don't require years of planning and development. Designed to assist managerial and IT professionals interested in implementing SAP R/3 in their workplace, it discusses the critical management decisions and considerations associated with moving a company to SAP R/3. See how you can bring your unique business process into an SAP system through ABAP/4 programming. It provides business engineering information, training, implementation checklists, and module-specific information.


  Souped up to reflect the new modules and major enhancements in SAP R/3 Version 4, this 1,200-page guide covers the proverbial waterfront. You'll learn what you must do before you implement SAP R/3 -- as well as the basics of ASAP rapid implementation.

          From The Critics

  Bill Carmada

SAP R/3 is big; everything about it is big. SAP's installed base now represents more than ten thousand companies worldwide-representing a virtual 'who's who' of global enterprise. SAP R/3 modules can impact virtually every part of an enterprise, from finance to sales, human resources to supply chain management. If you're considering implementing SAP R/3-or helping others do so-where do you begin? With Special Edition Using SAP R/3, Third Edition, that's where.

Souped up to reflect the new modules and major enhancements in SAP R/3 Version 4, this 1,200-page guide covers the proverbial waterfront. You'll learn what you must do before you implement SAP R/3 - as well as the basics of ASAP rapid implementation. There's practical coverage of SAP vertical market offerings - and how smaller companies can now benefit from SAP R/3. You'll also find six chapters full of advice and strategies for getting into the lucrative SAP R/3 consulting market.

  I won't tell you this is the only SAP book you'll ever need-if it were, you wouldn't be able to lift it! But you won't find a better starting place.

  Bill Carmada @ Cyberian Express


Designed to assist managerial and IT professionals interested in implementing SAP R/3, the book discusses the critical management decisions and considerations associated with moving a company to the system. The third edition records additions to the complexity of the SAP range of products in terms of the business processes that can be carried by these systems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


  ASAP World Consultancy is an SAP implementation firm specializing in all areas of SAP and writing documentation for companies that implement it. There will also be a team of nine authors coordinated by AWC that are the top-level international consultants for SAP. AWC is the pre-eminent team of authors writing on SAP, including Special Edition Using SAP R/3 (editions 1 and 2), Administering SAP R/3: MM-Materials Management Module, Administering SAP R/3: FI-Financial Accounting & CO-Controlling Modules, and the forthcoming Administering SAP R/3: HR-Human Resources Module.

          Special Edition Using SAP R/3, Third Edition


System Identification Codes

The Scope of This Book

What Will Be Gained from This Book

Intended Readers

Intended Outcomes of Publishing

The Business Territory

Some Procedures for Using This Book

Errors in Decision-Making

Looking at the Business

The Orientation of the SAP R/3 System

Part I - Introducing SAP

Chapter 1 - Reviewing the SAP Corporation

Introducing SAP

Corporate Goals


SAP's Markets

      Chapter 2 - Interacting with the SAP Systems

Exploring the Interface Between System and User

Interpreting the Document Principle

Interpreting the SAP Style Guide to Screen Design

Part II - Reviewing the Technical Background

Chapter 3 - Exploring R/3 Architecture

Reviewing Basic Principles

Provisions for Continuous Business Development

Client/Server Multitier Architecture

Client/Server Communications

Application Methodology

Runtime Environment

System Management

Open Interfaces to Third-Party Products

Database Services

Distributed Applications

Distributed Satellite Systems

Reliability and Security

      Chapter 4 - Introducing R/3 Software

A Method and a Means to Implement SAP

System Identification


The ABAP/4 Data Dictionary

The BASIS System

System Parameters

SAP R/3 Software Architecture Advantages

Components of the Main SAP R/3 Applications

Future Developments in SAP Software

      Chapter 5 - Consulting the R/3 Reference Model

The Data Object Structure of the R/3 System

An Enterprise Model for Reference

The Concept of an Event-Driven Process Chain (EPC)

The Relationship Between Stimulus Response Theory and EPC Methods

The Data Attributes of an Event

The Data Attributes of a Function

The Data Attributes of a Process

Views of an Information Model

The Formal Components of EPC Modeling

Combining Events and Functions

Process View

Information-Flow View

Data View

Function View

Organization View

      Chapter 6 - Optimizing Business Processing

Analyzing with the Reference Model

The Two Uses of the R/3 Analyzer

Research Studies with the R/3 Analyzer

Using the R/3 Analyzer Introductory Method to Implement R/3

Rough Survey Procedure

Technical Elaboration of a Target Concept

Revisions of Organizational Structure

Attributes for the Analysis of Models

Future Information Flows

Future Organizational Structure

Review of Required Organizational Changes

Transfer of Results for Customizing

Summary of SAP R/3 Implementation Procedure

      Chapter 7 - Customizing

Taking a Broad View of Customizing

Implementing Phase 1: Organization and Conceptual Design

Implementing Phase 2: Detailed Design and System Setup

Implementing Phase 3: Preparations for Going Live

Implementing Phase 4: Productive Operation

Customizing the Enterprise

Customizing WebRFC Applications

Part III - Managing Complex Systems

Chapter 8 - Developing Businesses on a Continuous Basis

Keeping a Business Actively Under Development

Contemplating a Transition from Traditional Accounting

Recording How Things Are Done Now

Researching the Decision to Reengineer Business Processes

Using the ABAP/4 Development Organizer

Making the Decision to Reengineer Business Processes

      Chapter 9 - Building Global Business Systems

Developing Multinational Accounting

SAP Foreign Exchange Management System

The INT-International Development Application

Foreign Trade

Special National Human Resources Features

      Chapter 10 - Developing an SAP Open Information Warehouse

Exploring the Open Information Warehouse (OIW) Concept

Reviewing the Document Management System (DMS)

Exploring the Enterprise Data Model (EDM)

Using Application Information Systems as Components of the OIW

Using the SAP OIW Module

Defining SAP R/3 Business Objects

      Chapter 11 - Maintaining the Computer System

Designing a Monitoring Strategy

Monitoring the System

Controlling the System

Using Backup Services

Exploring SNMP Applications

Part IV - Steering the Corporation

Chapter 12 - Understanding the Financial Accounting Module

Introducing the SAP R/3 Financial Accounting Components

Putting Accounting into Perspective

Configuring and Customizing Financial Accounting

Exploring the General Ledger

Understanding the Extended General Ledger Component

Understanding the Accounts Receivable Component

Understanding the Accounts Payable Component

Understanding the Financial Controlling Component

Preparing for Open Financial Accounting

Understanding the Financial Assets Management Component

Understanding the Consolidation Component

  Chapter 13 - Understanding the Controlling Module

Introducing the Controlling Components

Business Planning and Control

Connecting Financial Accounting with Controlling

Integrating Controlling with R/3 Applications

Integrating Controlling with Human Resources Management

Reviewing Cost Element Accounting Principles

Cost Center Accounting with CO-CCA

Activity-Based Costing with CO-ABC

Product Cost Accounting

Analyzing Profitability with CO-PA

Using the SAP R/3 Organizational Structure

Planning Sales, Revenue, and Profit

Profit Center Accounting with CO-PCA

      Chapter 14 - Understanding the Enterprise Controlling Module

Consulting the Executive Information System

Using Additional Components for Enterprise Controlling

Challenging the Enterprise Controller

Calculating Profitability

Accessing Early-Warning Information about Business Partners

Introducing the Strategic Enterprise Management Application

      Chapter 15 - Understanding the Treasury Module

Relating Treasury and Capital Investment Management

Introducing the Treasury Module

Cash Management

Managing Investments Actively

Defining an Investment Program

Analyzing Investment Proposals

Budgeting in the Capital Investment Program

Capitalizing Assets Directly

Documenting Internal Value Flows

Using Settlement Functions for Capital Investment Measures

Customizing Final Settlement to Fixed Assets

Positive Auditing with the SAP R/3 Auditor Workstation

      Chapter 16 - Understanding the R/3 Project System

Recognizing a Project

Setting the Project Trajectory

Understanding the R/3 Standard Project System

Understanding Project Time Planning

Understanding Project Budgeting

Executing a Project

Part V - Manufacturing Applications

Chapter 17 - Understanding the Production Planning Module 387

Introducing the Production Planning Module

Integrating Supply Chain Management

Defining Basic Data for Production in the PP-BD Component

Creating Bills of Material

Exploring the BoM Data Structure

Directing the Materials

Managing Quality with the QM Module

Planning Sales and Operations in the PP-SOP Component

Master Planning in the PP-MP Component

Material Requirements Planning in the PP-MRP Component

Capacity Requirements Planning in the PP-CRP Component

Controlling Production Orders in the PP-SFC Component

Controlling Production Activity

Product Costing in the PP-PC Component

      Chapter 18 - Understanding the Production Planning for Process Industries Module

Recognizing the Process Industry as a Specialist Area

Consulting Master Recipes

Planning in Process Orders

Controlling with Cost Objects

Planning Production Campaigns and Process Capacities

Selecting Resources from the Resource Network

Managing Processes

Managing Quality

Integrating with Associated Systems

Introducing the EH&S-Environment, Health, & Safety Management Module

Introducing the Advanced Planner and Optimizer

      Chapter 19 - Understanding the Plant Maintenance Module

Building a System to Manage Plant Maintenance

Organizing the Data for Plant Maintenance

Describing the Structure of Plant Systems

Notifying Unplanned Maintenance Requirements

Carrying Out Maintenance Orders

Managing Maintenance Resources

Consulting the Maintenance History

Providing Plant Maintenance to a Customer

Anticipating Developments in Plant Maintenance Software

Part VI - Supporting Applications

Chapter 20 - Understanding the Sales and Distribution Module

Understanding the Module's Design

Establishing Organizational Structures

Specifying Master Data in the SD-MD Component

Understanding SD Transactions

Working with the SD-CAS Sales Support Component

Managing Sales with the SD-SLS Component

Controlling Shipping with the SD-SHP Component

Billing with the SD-BIL Component

Anticipating SD Enhancements in R/3 Releases 4.0 and 4.5

      Chapter 21 - Developing Electronic Commerce

Preparing for New Business Methods

SAP R/3 Components for Electronic Commerce

Using Electronic Commerce

SAP R/3 Unified Modeling Language Repository

The Attractions of Business on the Internet

Electronic Commerce Partner Applications

Networked Workflow

Open Finance

Business Partner Networking

Using Internet Application Components (IACs)

Exploring Internet Scenarios for Sales and Distribution

      Chapter 22 - Understanding the Human Resources Module

Integrating HR Management

Using National Supplements to the International HR-Human Resources System

Managing Time with the PA-TIM Component

Personnel Planning and Development

Workforce Planning with the PD-WFP Component

Administering Travel Expenses with the PA-TRV Component

      Chapter 23 - Understanding the Materials Management Module

Introducing the MM Components

Exploring the Organizational Structures

Maintaining Basic Data Master Records

Planning Material Requirements

Purchasing by Exception

Managing Inventory

Evaluating Material

Verifying Invoices

Managing Warehouses

Using Special Functions

Consulting the MM-IS Information System

Part VII - Considering Specialized Configurations

Chapter 24 - Pursuing a Vertical Market Initiative

Providing R/3 for Specific Industries

Introducing SAP R/3 Aerospace and Defense

Introducing SAP R/3 Automotive Industry

Introducing SAP R/3 Banking

Introducing SAP R/3 Consumer Products

Introducing SAP R/3 Chemical

Introducing SAP R/3 High-Tech and Electronics

Introducing SAP R/3 Insurance

Introducing SAP R/3 Construction

Introducing SAP R/3 Education

Introducing SAP R/3 Healthcare

Introducing SAP R/3 Media

Introducing SAP R/3 Metal

Introducing SAP R/3 Oil

Introducing SAP R/3 Pharmaceuticals

Introducing SAP R/3 Public Sector

Introducing SAP R/3 Real Estate

Introducing SAP R/3 Retail

Introducing SAP R/3 Service Provider

Introducing SAP R/3 Transportation

Introducing SAP R/3 IS-T Telecom

Introducing SAP R/3 IS-U Utilities

      Chapter 25 - Accelerating Implementation

Integrating R/3 with Existing Business Systems

Migrating Rapidly from R/2 to R/3

Implementing the SAP Business Framework

Reviewing Componentization and Business Solutions

Introducing ASAPˇMethodology

Introducing RRR, Ready-to-Run R/3

Part VIII - Maintaining and Enhancing the Implementation

Chapter 26 - Providing Online Documentation Support

Working with Online Documentation

The Document Management System (DMS)

R/3 System Documentation

Context-Sensitive Help

R/3 Documentation from the OSS-Online Service System

Other Documentation

Internet Information Sources

      Chapter 27 - Access Knowledge Products

Reviewing the Implementation Management Guide

Learning from the R/3 Reference Model

Reviewing the International Demonstration and Education System

Displaying R/3 Knowledge Products

Consulting the R/3 IS-Oil Downstream Knowledge Product

      Chapter 28 - Using the Online Service System

Introducing the Online Service System

Exploring R/3 Online Services

Using the SAP EarlyWatch System

Using the SAP R/3 Information Database

Accessing Information Resources

Installing the Customer Competence Center Product

      Chapter 29 - Developing ABAP/4 Programs with the R/3 Workbench

Introducing the ABAP/4 Development Workbench

Organizing the Workbench

Understanding Metadata

Programming Dialogs with Dynpro Technology

Programming Advanced Business Applications

Reviewing Elementary Business Data Types and Operations

Building Modules

Using the Development Tools


Organizing Development Work

Introducing the ABAP Objects Language

      Chapter 30 - Working with the Business Engineer

Exploring Business Engineering

Using the Business Engineer

Using Configure-to-Order Methodology

Reviewing Components for Internet and Intranet Use

Applying SAP Business Framework Architecture

      Chapter 31 - Managing R/3 Business Workflow

Relating Business Workflow to R/3

Designing a Workflow

Using Workflows with Objects

Setting Up the Workflow Manager Runtime Environment

Using Application Interfaces

Part IX - Implementation Issues

Chapter 32 - Overview of SAP Implementations

Understanding the Scale of SAP Projects

Starting an SAP Project for the Right Reasons

Creating Your Own Vision for the Future

Creating a Cash-Flow Forecast for SAP Systems

Difficulties of Quantifying Benefits and Assessing Risks

Project Initiation

Procuring SAP Services

Building a Project Team

Keys to Success

System Testing Overview

Going Live

Working with SAP Systems After Implementation

Supporting Systems and Users After Implementation

      Chapter 33 - Implementing SAP by Business Processes

Optimization of the SAP Implementation

Building the Function Hierarchy

Building the Business Processes

Job Function Matrix

Issues Around Business Process Modeling

What Portion of the Company Is Moving to SAP?

      Chapter 34 - SAP Control and Security

Understanding the SAP Control Environment

Access Control

System Integrity Controls (Correction and Transport System)

Processing Controls

Application Controls

Data-Entry Controls

Compensating Controls

Addressing Control Issues During an SAP Implementation

Auditing SAP

      Chapter 35 - Managing Internal and External Communications

Overview of SAP Project Communications Issues

The Importance of Effective Communication in SAP Projects

Developing an SAP Project Communications Strategy

The Elements of Communications

Using Groupware in SAP Implementations

      Chapter 36 - Training for SAP

Training for Success

Project Team Training

Defining Training Requirements

Identifying Suitable Training Methods

Developing the Training Team

Preparing the Training Plan

Preparing the Training Schedule

Preparing the Training Material

Creating the Right Training Environment

Communication, Education, and Training

Controlling the Training Program

Analyzing the Effectiveness of Your Training

Developing a Long-Term Training Strategy

Computer-Based Training with SAP's Simulation CBT Tool

      Chapter 37 - The Human Issues of SAP Implementation

The Effects of Major Change in an Organization

Maintaining Sound Relationships

Managing Stress of the Project Team and Users

      Chapter 38 - Managing the Change in Organization and Job Functions

Change: One of the Few Certainties in Business

Managing Change

Elements of Change in the SAP Program

Preparing the Way for Change in Your Organization

Planning Your Change Management

Part X - SAP Employment Market

Chapter 39 - Overview of the SAP Employment Market

Main Features of the SAP Employment Market

SAP Market Facts and Figures

Growth in the SAP Employment Market

Globalization of the SAP Employment Market

Internationalist Culture

      Chapter 40 - SAP Workplaces

An Overview of the SAP Working World Structure

SAP: The Company

SAP Business Partners

Ancillary Service Providers

SAP Users

      Chapter 41 - Employment Opportunities Working with SAP

Special Skills and Experiences Required for Each SAP Function

Functions: In Producing, Selling, Implementing, and Using SAP

Skills Required to Perform Functions

How SAP Partners Describe Their Services

Job Titles in the SAP World

What It Takes to Succeed: The Personal Attributes

Levels of Pay Working with SAP

      Chapter 42 - How to Find Employment Working with SAP

Working with SAP

Self-Assessment: Know Your Realistic Options

Permanent Versus Contract Working

Preparation to Gain a Foothold

Sources of Job Opportunities

      Chapter 43 - The Outlook for the SAP Employment Market

Forming a View

Growth Forecasts and Indicators

An Increasingly Customer-Driven Market

Factors in the Supply-and-Demand Equation

Major Rewrite of SAP Core Code with Object-Oriented Codes

Summary of SAP Employment Outlook

Trends in the SAP Employment Market

      Chapter 44 - The ASAP Institute and the ASAP Standards and Assessment Board

Solutions to Current Problems

History of the ASAP Institute

ASAP Institute Mission Statement

ASAP Institute Characteristics


Constitution and Organization of the ASAP Institute

The ASAP Standards and Assessment Board: An Overview

Contact Details


Appendix A - Sample SAP-Related Job Descriptions

Looking at Real-Life Examples

Description of Jobs Carried Out in SAP Subsidiaries

Sample SAP-Related Job Descriptions Advertised on the Internet

Jobs with SAP Business Partners

Descriptions of Jobs with End Users

      Appendix B - Example Request for Quotation of SAP Services

Structure of Request for Quotation

Part A - The Quotation Process

Business and Information Technology Overview

Part B - Quotation Contents

Section 1 - Summary of Quotation

Section 2 - Supplier Profile

Section 3 - Hardware

Section 4 - System Software

Section 5 - Hardware Warranty, Maintenance, and Support

Section 6 - Software Maintenance and Support

Section 7 - Implementation Plans

Section 8 - Summary of Costs

Part C - Technical Requirements Specification

      Appendix C - SAP Glossary of Terms and Concepts

      Appendix D - Migrating from SAP R/2 to SAP R/3

SAP Release and Migration Tools

Migrating Data and Functions from SAP R/2 to SAP R/3

Varieties of Migration Strategy

Coexistence and Linkage Scenarios

Special Migration Provisions

Migration Alternatives for SAP R/2 Prior to Release 5.0

Migration Project Steps

      Appendix E - Complementary Solutions

Extending R/3 with the Complementary Software Program (CSP)

      Appendix F - Bibliography



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