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More for the business professional, less for the information systems engineer
on May 3, 2012
This book presents essentially everything a business professional needs to know before deciding to adopt SAP for his/her business. It will also help the IT managers and administrators who will be managing and administrating the system within that business. What this book presents are, a discussion of the functional capabilities of SAP (including the ERP and other core business components, as well as the various foundation elements), the processes and people involved in an SAP project, a primer on the security issues regarding SAP, integration options with third-party tools, a primer on cloud-based SAP, and some administrative topics.
However, if you are an information systems engineer who is looking for a comprehensive understanding of all the elements in an SAP system, particularly with regards to technically deploying SAP, then you might want to look elsewhere (although you will still want to buy this book for your pre-deployment reference). This book does not contain details on deploying, configuring and kick-starting modules, such as FI/CO, AS, MM, HR, etc. It also does not give you the specifics of integrating all these components together to give you a full SAP installation. Nor does it give you the details on the various business configurations necessary to make a functional SAP system 'usable' (which I am still looking for in other literature).