CASE STUDY SAP ERP Configuration Case Phase I – Financial Accounting This case desribes in detail the first phase of the SAP ERP configuration curriculum based on the Global Bike model company. It explains the basic enterprise structure and processes for Financial Accounting. Product MOTIVATION PREREQUISITES SAP ERP GBI Release 6.04 In the initial GBI configuration case you have identified and analyzed problems as well as developed and discussed possible solutions. Before you use this case, you should be familiar with navigation in the SAP system. Level Undergraduate Graduate Advanced Focus Financial Accounting Managerial Accounting Authors Simha Magal Stefan Weidner Tom Wilder Version …show more content…
The Search Tool At times in this document, the instructions will ask you to search for something to put in a field. When it does this, simply click on the field itself and click on the icon to the right of it. Clicking on it will bring up another window and you have will search from there. You may also search other field by clicking on the downward arrow that may be on the left or right of the field. It will bring up a drop down menu that have options to choose from and click. How do I proceed to the Implementation Guide (IMG)? IMG is a menu within the system which lists everything on how to customize it. Just like the main menu for transactional data in SAP, this menu is the main menu for configuration data. There are two ways to proceed to the IMG menu. The first is to simply type “SPRO” in the transaction field at the top of the SAP Easy Access menu or (what every step says to do) proceed through the path to get there. The path consists of the following: (In the main menu of SAP, click on the black arrows on the left of these names) SAP menu ► Tools ► Customizing ► IMG ► Execute Project (double-click on “Execute Project”) In the “Customizing: Execute Project” screen, click on the “SAP Reference IMG” icon. Please specifically note that when it says “SAP menu” in the navigation, it is referring to “SAP Easy Access Menu”. This menu is where all of the transactional and master data
This process reduced not just customer’s satisfaction but also profit; there is a need for a financial information management to integrate all their business processes. SAP (System Applications Program) was introduced to the company to ensure efficient communication among the different modules of the business process.
The authors of “Why ERP?: A Primer On SAP Implementation” discussed the reasons of the successful installation in one facility and the failure in other. Regardless of the nature of the business SAP R/3 has been successful in many organizations such as Ohio plant. The system works very well in organizations that have multiple locations of operations, in” firms for which the change costs are small and in plants which require low flexibility and high centralization (Jacobs & Whybark, 2000, p.126). In contrast, there are many reasons that SAP R/3 might not be successful. SAP R/3 is not appropriate in firms with low turnover and low profitability. Additionally, in some companies manufacturing customized products, SAP R/3 are not appropriate. For instance, the Ohio and North Carolina products are not the same; Ohio’s is in mass production while the other manufactures customized products.
1.Authentication: It has to do with the process of identifying one’s self into the application. For a user to be authenticated into the SAP system he needs to have a valid user I.D. and a password.
The IT staffs were certain that the existing SAP software will provide all necessary computer support. They believed that even if the SAP would not fit their business processes precisely, it may be an investment that provides greater long-term flexibility and better solutions to the company’s problem.
In September 1993, FoxMeyer contracted with SAP, Andersen Consulting and Arthur Andersen & Co. (AA), the parent company of Anderson Consulting, to implement the R/3 software. This multi-million dollar project covered the entire supply chain--warehouses, inventory control,
In reference to SAP under a CRM package for Bandon Group, the CRM package that could be used to meet the company 's needs is the "SAP 360 Customer" package. The SAP 360 Customer package is a CRM-based package that would enable Bandon Group to gain a competitive advantage by allowing them to engage with their customers anywhere at any given time; whether it 's online, in person, or even on a mobile device such as a phone, laptop, or tablet. Not only would the company be able to keep track of all its customers, but it gives them the opportunity to provide the ultimate customer service as they would immediately be available for the customers to answer any questions or inquiries on
The project was conducted into four large phases, preparation, analysis, design and implementation. IS teams were capable of building scripting tools to assist with the project. NIBCO team members learned to apply an R/3 big bang implementation because IBM changed management approach was not ERP-specific. NIBCO’s also faced some problems implementing ERP SAP.
SAP Americas is a subsidiary of SAP AG, overseeing the company's business operations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. SAP has 115 companies with research and development facilities in Germany, Turkey, Canada, China, Hungary, India, Israel, Bulgaria and North America. In addition, SAP have laboratory centers in France, Sofia, Hungary, Sao Leopoldo, Brazil, Palo Alto, California, Bangalore and Gurgaon, India, Ra' Anana and Karmiel, Israel, Vancouver, Canada and Shanghai, China. SAP targets six industry sectors including consumer industries, discrete industry, financial services, process industries, public services, and service industries. SAP focuses on vertical industries, such as media, which helps provide growth as these industries expand. A potentially large area of growth could come in the relatively new services-oriented architecture (SOA), which enables the customers to link and connect its various applications. SAP expects its SOA, called NetWeaver, to be well received by its large installed customer base. Many of the industries SAP operates in are fragmented in terms of the software brands used. SAP offers more than two dozen industry solution portfolios and more than 550 resolutions for small and mid-size companies. SAP primary marketing areas are products, consultation and training. A significant part of SAP AG's success is making it easy for customers, partners, vendors, and the