SAP SE, a global software company, is one of the largest vendors of ERP and other enterprise applications. The company is headquartered in Walldorf, Germany.

SAP  is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP is headquartered in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, with regional offices in 130 countries. The company has over 335,000 customers in 190 countries. The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50stock market index.

SAP’s ERP system enables companies to run their business processes, be they accounting, sales, production, human resources or payment, in an integrated environment. The integration ensures that information flows from one SAP component to another without the need for redundant data entry, and it helps enforce financial, process and legal controls. SAP’s ERP system also facilitates effective utilization of resources (the R in ERP), be it machines, production capacities, manpower or other assets of an enterprise (the E in ERP) through detailed planning (the P in ERP) of resources.

SAP’s functional modules include:


  • Human Capital Management (HCM)
  • Production Planning (PP)
  • Materials Management (MM)
  • Project System (PS)
  • Sales and Distribution (SD)
  • Plant Maintenance (PM)
  • Financial Accounting (FI)
  • Quality Management (QM)
  • Controlling (CO)

SAP also has cross-application components, which can be implemented with any of the main modules.

Some of the cross-application components are:

  • Document Management System
  • Classification
  • Product Lifecycle Management

SAP technical modules include:

  • Basis
  • ABAP
  • SAP NetWeaver
  • IS (Information Systems) Management
  • XI (Exchange Infrastructure)
  • Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Business Warehouse (BW)