Wednesday, 28 September 2016

About SAP Modules – Introduction to SAP and it’s Modules

SAP stands for System, “Applications and Products in Data Processing” SAP is the fouth largest company in the world, providing various end to end solutions for manufacturing, financials, logistics, distribution etc.., SAP is best known for their ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software, SAP BW ( Data Warehouse Product), SAP Business Objects Software and SAP HANA(High Performance Analytic Appliance). SAP consists of two modules, each SAP module is integrated with other SAP modules, these modules are named as Functional Modules and Technical Modules.

The following are the most important modules which are used by many organisations:

1. SAP FICO (Financial & Controlling) Module
2. SAPMM (Material Management) Module
3. SAP SD (Sales & Distribution) Module
4. SAP HR (Human Resources) Module
5. SAP PP (Production Planning) Module
6. SAP Project Systems
7. SAP ABAP
8. SAP Success Factors
9. SAP Security and so on..


INDUSTRY SPECIFIC MODULES:
  • SAP IS Aerospace & Defense – Air and military industries
  • SAP IS Automotive – Automobile manufacturing industries
  • SAP IS Banking – Financial Industries, Banking, and Market Risk Management
  • SAP IS Chemicals – Chemical industries
  • SAP IS Consumer Products – Consumer product industries
  • SAP IS Defense & Security – Defense and security industries.
  • SAP IS Engineering, Construction, and Operations – Construction and engineering companies
  • SAP IS Healthcare – Hospitals and healthcare institutions
  • SAP IS Higher Education & Research – Campus management
  • SAP IS High Tech – High tech industries
  • SAP IS Industrial Machinery and Components – Heavy machinery manufacturing companies
  • SAP IS Insurance – Insurance companies and Currency Markets
  • SAP IS Life Sciences – Life sciences industry
  • SAP IS Media – Communication and Publishing industries
  • SAP IS Mill Products – Mill product industries
  • SAP IS Mining – Mining industries
  • SAP IS Oil & Gas – Oil and Gas Industries
  • SAP IS Professional Services – Professional services industry
  • SAP IS Pharma – Pharmaceutical industries
  • SAP IS Public Sector – Public Sector and Administration
  • SAP IS Retail – Supermarkets and Retail industry
  • SAP IS Telecommunications – Telecommunication operators
  • SAP IS Transportation & Logistics – Transportation and logistics industry
  • SAP IS Utilities – Utility industries
  • SAP IS Wholesale Distribution – Wholesale distribution industry
SAP Modules as a career path:

When you go for learning SAP modules, you need to have a clear picture on understanding which module relates to what and whether you better fit for the selected module or not. Select your interested module based upon your educational background, do your own research on each module so that you will get enough idea on what to work on most.

The most important thing you should keep in mind is which SAP module is high in demand now? Whether its a temporary or permanent in the market. This you’ll get to know only when you reach a certified SAP training partner. It’s not a big deal in finding a right coach to guide on factors in SAP. Now-a-days there are many institutes who are providing trainings on various SAP modules like SAP success factors, SAP ABAP etc., If you want to get clear idea on SAP trainings you can go through this SAP success factors online trainings.


Go for SAP certification program so that you can attempt for a certification exam. This certification is just a proof that your trained under this module but note that doing certification does not help you in getting a job nor it wont give 100% guarantee to obtain a job. This certification is only a point of proof to the employers that you are trained on related module. Your work experience and professional recomendations will demonstrate your proficiency with SAP modules.