What Is an Sap System?

by Ma Wen JieUpdated September 28, 2017
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SAP software is software that will help you manage your small, medium or large business. SAP provides software tailored to fit different aspects of your business. The software is modular, thus allowing you to implement part of the solution first, then continue implementing other parts later.


SAP offers finance modules. These modules help you manage general ledger, accounts receivable and accounts payable and support many different methods of accounting. Some modules also offer management projections and accounting analysis.

Human Resources

SAP software's management systems support many HR functions. Some supported functions include general employee administration, health care management, travel management and expense management.

Project Management

SAP software can help manage your business on a project-by-project basis by helping you manage individual projects, including project billing, accounting and execution.

Purchasing & Supply Chain

SAP has strong modules for purchasing and supply-chain management. Modules can include a variety of solutions from basic procurement to advanced shipping and logistics.

Development & Manufacturing

SAP is probably best known for its product development and manufacturing modules. These modules range from management of initial product development to modules that help manage manufacturing assets throughout your enterprise.


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About the Author

Although he grew up in Latin America, Mr. Ma is a writer based in Denver. He has been writing since 1987 and has written for NPR, AP, Boeing, Ford New Holland, Microsoft, RAHCO International, Umax Data Systems and other manufacturers in Taiwan. He studied creative writing at Mankato State University in Minnesota. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese, English and reads Spanish.

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