Although technology is moving rapidly, SAP ECC still plays a large role in many organisations, ensuring businesses have an effective way of monitoring business processes
SAP ECC is an enterprise resource planning (ERP), which is essentially a business process management software that incorporates the key business functions of an organisation. It allows organisations to manage business operations, and usually refers to a collection of modular applications such as finance, controlling, logistics, sales, HR and procurement, all which collect and integrate data from different aspects of the business.
The latest version was made available in 2006 (SAP ERP 6.0), and in 2016 SAP released the most recent Enhancement Package (EHP8) for SAP ERP 6.0.
The typical implementation phase follows a waterfall cycle model which begins with project preparation all the way to going live and post implementation support.
For the business, it is imperative to establish a model that meets its needs, and that will also allow the migration of data from one legacy system to SAP. It is also essential for consultants to understand how all SAP modules integrate with one together, the tools that are required for a successful project implementation (LSWM is used for data migration for example), and different interfaces that will allow external applications to feed into the SAP system. Together the business and technical/functional consultants will aim to bridge a gap that will ensure the requirements of the client is met.
SAP ECC provides organisations with flexibility, a customised solution to suit the requirements of a business, whilst also having industry specific modules with a deep insight. SAP also ensures continuous support through various avenues and portals which are aimed to help firms through any obstacles they have encountered.
SAP ECC is a universal language in its own right; minimising the language barriers allows firms to be comfortable in investing in the ERP software.
Large organisations find it difficult to manage the business seamlessly. This is where SAP is a perfect fit given that it covers the requirements of a Fortune 500 company with great easy. ECC accommodates organisations to understand the fundamentals concepts of understanding the company through an organisational level, master data, transactional data and reporting.
Additional Advantages of SAP ERP
- A huge selection of modules, with a vast range of functionalities which are not available at other ERP applications.
- Specific functionalities which are core competencies of SAP, unavailable in many other ERP applications, making SAP an obvious choice for some specific industries.
- SAP understanding of the demand for special processes for each industry, enabling it to come up with unique industry specific solutions.
- SAP’s continuous innovation and improvements, and ability to keep up with the latest trend in technology and business knowledge is key to why large organisation trust and invest in it.
- SAP’s huge cut of the market share, investment and longevity, gives it the creditability and assurance that most huge companies desire.
- Due to all these advantages of SAP ERP which are not evident elsewhere, SAP is the hot topic for every client who is willing to have a resilient and efficient system.
- SAP has designed capabilities which allow it to interface with several other third party software.
- SAP is unique in its own right because it has experience in a variety of sectors being a provider of ERP services. SAP has provided technology solutions for almost every industry type, from government financial institutions to small businesses, whilst optimising each respected IT resources. SAP offers step by step assistance, from initiation to testing and implementation.
No organisation can run a smooth business without an efficient software in place, and SAP ECC provides exactly that. With SAP ECC investing heavily in new technologies such as HANA, the use of ECC is still in wide use and high demand until the maturity of the new technologies is met.