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SAP and SQL

Postby confuse » Wed, 24 Aug 2005 1:16 pm

I know this might sound stupid, but I want to know what is SAP,and how to learn it?
and what is the difference with SQL?
I know that SAP is using Oracle as engine database, and SQL is an engine database, so can you use SAP with SQL? :oops:

can anyone please give me information about what is SAP ang the use of it.

Thanks

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Postby guruvishwanath » Wed, 24 Aug 2005 3:00 pm

SAP is an ERP, MRP, Financial Accounting software made by SAP. It contains modules for materials management, inventory etc. It can store data is many databases (Oracle, Sybase, MS SQL Server etc.).

It is a highly complex set of software modules that requires very intricate knowledge of programming, database scripting and understanding the functional nature.

Honestly, my friend, if you are unable to distinguish the fundamentals between SAP and databases, you might want to reconsider learning SAP. SAP professional are highly qualified programmers and experts with YEARS of experience in implementing an SAP solution which typically costs 10's of millions of dollars and close to 100's of millions of dollars.

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Postby Bremen » Wed, 24 Aug 2005 5:26 pm

Honestly though... Have you tried a google search? You would have gotten boatloads of information on SAP.

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Postby riversandlakes » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 9:17 pm

yes, master SAP and let your future be assured...

old dogs like me can't learn new tricks anymore.

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Postby hari_krnm » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 12:09 am

Hi Aspirant,

Everything falls short in giving an Introduction or brief about SAP. SAP is an one stop solution for an Enterprise Software or Organisational software. Its a perfect solution for Integrating all the business functions into one single platform. There are many ERP Software solutions in the Market place but SAP occupies the maximum space and about 68% of Fortune MNC's embrace SAP as their Single application. Check www.sap.com
And coming to the point of learning and making a royal living, I bet SAP is the best ladder to climb. SAP is like an elephant and to make the Elephant to listen and play, one shud be well trained and ofcourse he will be payed very well!! Alas on the contrary to learn SAP one has to shell down just 13,200 SGD only!! Otherwise search for a best South Indian friend for a quick short cut learning!!! Since one astounding truth which may sound wierd to all is that the World Class SAP professionals are Indians and South Indians in particular. Thats the reason SAP has established their second largest development and design centre in South India.

Make a faster and wiser decision since now SAP market is very very hot. And strike the rod when its HOT then it will bend and design as you wish!!

Good luck buddy.
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Re: SAP

Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 9:29 am

hari_krnm wrote:Its a perfect solution for Integrating all the business functions into one single platform.


As many businesses have found, it is far from "perfect". They spend millions to buy the base software, and guess what? They have to spend milllions more customizing it because it won't do what you need.

Then you have to spend even more millions migrating legacy systems to SAP. Once done, the vendor has you by the balls, and can charge any sort of maintenance fees they want. Worse, you have this mammoth system that cannot respond quickly (and without great expense) to changes in the business environment.

Yes, a lot of large companies have SAP... and Oracle bought PeopleSoft to compete in the market. But a lot of companies are realizing the dangers and tremendous expense of getting sucked into either "solution" and are looking at multiple alternatives that integrate flexbile packages together from multiple vendors.

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Postby riversandlakes » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 4:55 pm

that's called best-of-breed solution. for sure, when scaling up, BOB solutions will introduce complexity of both manageability and technicality.

otoh, oracle and other vendors want to introduce to you vendor lock-in, where you only do their software in your enterprise environment.

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