The time is changing. Data now plays a pivotal role in today's business world. The huge amount of data available through various sources can however provide a competitive edge to today's businesses only if the wealth of information is tapped and used effectively. Although the data is available at your fingertips, it is still a challenge to get the right data at the right speed and in the right context. In order to manage this kind of humungous data, businesses adopt Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems customized to their needs.
SAP, one of the leading ERP software providers, delivers a comprehensive set of integrated, cross-functional business processes to its clients. It has proved itself a pioneer in the field of business process innovation, helping the clients achieve the desired insight, efficiency and flexibility in their business functions. The success stories show a huge improvement in terms of visibility and accessibility of information, aiding efficient planning of financial and management accounting functionality combined with business analytics and in effect a huge turnover in terms of profitability. Some of the clear advantages of the SAP ERP software include the fact that it provides smooth transition of overall business, facilitates quicker and better decisions, ensures reduction in costs and risks and that it caters to myriad industries.
SAP ERP software boasts of being widely scalable and easily adaptive to other interfaces. This ensures smoother launching of the SAP ERP application while maintaining the handshaking with the other legacy systems. This also promises smooth adaptability to new systems that the client may introduce in the information chain.
SAP ERP caters to the whole business process chain for more that 25 industries and thus for each of its subjects it provides a single platform into which their business process can unite. The SAP business suite provides the solutions in the Financials, human capital management, operations, and corporate services practices. Any additional functionalities or deviations from the normal industry standards are provided as custom enhancements to the clients. This proves cost effective for the customers as it rules out the cost of major upgrades even in the event of change of business requirements.
The SAP software architecture is so designed that the customer is in fact provided the super set of the functionalities that are relevant to its respective industry type. SAP experts have only to tweak the configurations to adapt the package to the customer's needs. Thus the time taken to establish the whole new solution is minimal.
SAP has over the years attracted the most competent professionals to specialize in its systems and this is indicative of the growth of the software giant.
All these advantages have helped SAP keep up with the stiff competition from Oracle, Baan, JD Edwards and Microsoft. Today, customers in more than 120 countries run SAP business applications - from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small businesses and midsize companies to suite offerings for global organizations. Trends show an increasing demand for the SAP ERP applications especially in the Asia and Africa markets. There seems to be no looking back for SAP in terms of providing the winning ERP solution.