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Sams Teach Yourself SAP in 24 Hours, 2nd Edition


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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32822-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32822-0

A new edition of this book is now available, ISBN-10: 0137142846  ISBN:13  9780137142842

Sams Teach Yourself SAP in 24 Hours, Second Edition is the perfect tool for learning one of the most sophisticated enterprise solutions available today. Designed to being with the basics, you will become acquainted with the entire SAP system, from navigation to creating your own reports. You'll also cover:

  • Implementation tools and methodologies
  • NetWeaver
  • ECC 5.0
  • Designing Screens and menus
  • Reporting
  • Integration with Microsoft Office
  • And more
Written by leading SAP consultants with over 20 years of combined experience, this easy-to-understand tutorial is ideal for getting up and running with SAP quickly and efficiently.

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Table of Contents


What's New in This Edition.

Who Should Read This Book.

Organization of This Book.

Conventions Used in This Book.


HOUR 1: Introduction to SAP NetWeaver and ECC.

    Overview of SAP

    SAP System Architecture and WebAS

    ESA and mySAP ERP


HOUR 2: SAP Basics.

    Session Basics

    SAP GUI Basics

HOUR 3: Database Basics.

    Database Structure

    Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)

    Database Concepts

HOUR 4: Customizing Your SAP Display.

    Which SAP GUI Is Right?

    The Customizing of Local Layout Button

    New Visual Design Selection

    Clipboard Selection

    Font Selection

    Status Field's System Information Icon

HOUR 5: Navigation in SAP.

    Performing Tasks Using Menu Paths

    Performing Tasks Using Transaction Codes

    Using the Clipboard

    Creating Screen Prints from SAP

    Printing in SAP

HOUR 6: Screen Basics.

    Understanding and Using Fields

    Screen Objects


HOUR 7: Implementing SAP: Resources and Timelines.

    Assembling the Project Team

    Training the Project Team

HOUR 8: Implementation Tools, Methodologies, and the IMG.


    Newer SAP Implementation Tools and Methodologies

    The SAP Implementation Guide (IMG)

    Different Views of the IMG

    IMG Basics

HOUR 9: Implementation Lessons Learned.

    Strategic Business Lessons Learned

    End User Lessons Learned

    Technology Lessons Learned

    Implementation Process Lessons Learned


HOUR 10: SAP NetWeaver.

    SAP NetWeaver-A Working Definition

    SAP NetWeaver Past and Present

    The Evolution of SAP NetWeaver

HOUR 11: SAP ECC and R/3.

    SAP R/3 Versus ECC

    Core SAP Business Modules

    mySAP ERP Financials

    mySAP ERP Human Capital Management

    mySAP ERP Operations

    mySAP ERP Corporate Services

HOUR 12: SAP BI, KW, and MDM.

    SAP Business Intelligence

    SAP Knowledge Warehouse

    SAP Master Data Management

HOUR 13: Other Enabling Technologies.

    SAP Enterprise Portal

    SAP Exchange Infrastructure

    SAP Mobile Infrastructure

    SAP xApps


HOUR 14: Technology Overview.

    Application Architecture

    Basis Tools

    Work Processes

HOUR 15: System Administration.

    Monitoring the System

    SAP Authorization Concepts

HOUR 16: Systems and Performance Management.

    What Is Performance Management?

    Sources of Performance Data

    Specific CCMS Transactions for Managing Performance

    Analyzing Performance Data

HOUR 17: ABAP Dictionary and Repository.

    Database Tables

    Structures and Includes in the ABAP Dictionary

    Exploring the ABAP Dictionary

    Client Dependence and Independence

    What Table and Field Is This Stored In?

    SAP Repository Information System

    The Repository Information System Window

HOUR 18: Designing Screens and Menus.

    SAP Screen Painter

    SAP Menu Painter

    Menu Painter Object Components


HOUR 19: Reporting Basics.

    Reporting Tools

    General Report Selection

HOUR 20: Reporting Tools in SAP (SAP Query, InfoSet Query, _Ad Hoc Query, and QuickViewer).

    The Structure of the Query Reporting Tools

    Query Groups


    Administrative Decisions

    SAP Queries

    Understanding the InfoSet (Ad Hoc) Query

    Understanding the QuickViewer


    SAP Supply Chain Management

    SAP Customer Relationship Management

    SAP Product Lifecycle Management

    SAP Supplier Relationship Management

HOUR 22: Integration with Microsoft Office.

    SAP and MS Office Integration Architecture

    Quick References

    Mendocino Review


HOUR 23: Support Overview.

    SAP Solution Manager

    SAP Service Marketplace

    Accessing Extended Help

    The SAP Support Team

HOUR 24: Additional SAP Resources.

    Professional Resources

    Internet Resources

    SAP Conferences

    Employment and Career Opportunities


APPENDIX A: Quiz Answers.



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