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Latest Trends in IT/IS

(Enterprise Resource Planning) Complementary Case Studies


By: Farhan Mir

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SAP
The World Renown Vendor for ERP Solutions

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SAP (Systems, Applications, Products)


SAP is the leading ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software package in the world. It is the first to integrate an organizations wide functions into an application.
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SAP History
Five former IBM programmers founded it in 1972 In 1972 SAP R/1 solutions was launched to provide standard software to automate processes common to most companies. In 1979 SAP R/2 was launched to provide businesses with transactional efficiency. It was the first enterprise wide software.

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In 1992 SAP R/3 client/server and mainframe business applications are used to manage enterprise-wide operations, integrate business processes, automate the supply chain and provide a better return on information.

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SAPs Growth On Time Scale

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Competitive Analysis

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SAP Software Approach


Previously companies used multiple software applications or they had a full staff of program developers
Time consuming, costly and error prone

SAP successfully integrated all business functions SAP automated organizations tasks

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It provided organizations with selected standard processes and many other optional processes and features e.g Reporting and Analysis At the back of SAP, there are 10,000 tables to execute the processes

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SAP Configuration
Configuration is the process of adjusting the setting of the tables according to business requirement It is like a radio with number of channels and you tune the desired one
Performs functions like Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Sales, Distribution, Productions planning, Purchasing, HR and many others

All the modules are tightly integrated After configuration in addition to routine activities it provides with reports, offers comparisons over time, analysis of reports and can even make recommendations and alerts
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SAP Functional Areas

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Todays SAP
SAP employs more than 33,000 employees all over the world. Is available in more than 50 countries Is available in 25 industry-specific versions Is available in 28 languages In Pakistan 52 companies are the clients of SAP

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Bahauddin Zakariya University


An Educational Institute looking to come out of traditional infrastructure and ropes of inefficiencies

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Issues at BZU
Very few proper information systems No or very limited integration Reasons
No proper Department for future IT/IS development (Lack of Expertise) Lack of Initiative (looks very difficult) Lack of Management Support (still very backward and conventional approach towards management: typical Pakistani public organization)

As a Result!
Huge paper work Access to information not possible Redundant information (same information entered repeatedly at multiple occasions) Almost every process is time consuming & Inefficient
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Current Initiative
Management Support
Looking for solutions rather getting stuck into loops of problem recognitions and inquiries

IT as Business Process Change Agent


IT a technology tool may streamline every thing and could become a solution for every issue

Multiple Vendors under querry


Oracle through Orascom SAP through Siemens
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Powerful Features for Student Support

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Questions
Cost Vs. Quality
We tend to show losses in our sheets so how we could be able to put a business (investment) case on the table

Time Factor (May require more time because of qualitative issues) Culture (awareness & consensus) & Management Support (how long they could do it) Change Management
Are we ready for it or when we will be ready?
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ERP Lessons Learned


ERP system implementations are not just technical projects Theyre strategic business decisions and major organizational changes, involving
International and business culture Corporate governance Extended enterprise issues

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