SAP in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/24/2015
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

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Thoroughly updated and expanded! Includes new coverage on HANA, the cloud, and using SAP’s applications!


In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll get up and running with the latest SAP technologies, applications, and solutions. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson strengthens your understanding of SAP from both a business and technical perspective, helping you gain practical mastery from the ground up on topics such as security, governance, validations, release management, SLA, and legal issues.


Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common questions, issues, and tasks.
Quizzes and exercises help you build and test your knowledge.
Notes present interesting pieces of information.
Tips offer advice or teach an easier way to do something.
Cautions advise you about potential problems and help you steer clear of disaster.


Learn how to…

  • Understand SAP terminology, concepts, and solutions
  • Install SAP on premises or in the cloud
  • Master SAP’s revamped user interface
  • Discover how and when to use in-memory HANA databases
  • Integrate SAP Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions such as Ariba, Successfactors, Fieldglass, and hybris
  • Find resources at SAP’s Service Marketplace, Developer Network, and Help Portal
  • Avoid pitfalls in SAP project implementation, migration, and upgrades
  • Discover how SAP fits with mobile devices, social media, big data, and the Internet of Things
  • Start or accelerate your career working with SAP technologies

Author Biography

A senior director and global program executive for an arm of Microsoft's consulting business, Dr. George Anderson leads teams of program and project managers, architects, and enterprise consulting professionals tasked with deploying ERP solutions and other business applications. An SAP consultant for 15 years and IT professional for three decades, George is a certified SAP Technical Consultant, SAP NetWeaver ’04 OS/DB Migration Consultant, and more. He also holds a seat as one of several technical editors for the SAP Professional Journal alongside a PhD in leadership/organizational change, an MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management, and a Bachelor’s degree in computer science. George may be contacted at George.Anderson@Microsoft.com


Dr.-Ing. Michael Missbach is the head of the SAP Cisco Competence Center in Walldorf, Germany. With 14 years of SAP experience, his work focuses currently on HANA, and unified and stateless computing infrastructures for mission critical applications in public and private cloud scenarios. As a senior consultant he was responsible for the development of adaptive SAP infrastructures and the SAPS-meter Web service. Earlier, he worked as IT Superintendent for ALCOA and implemented outsourcing and network projects for GE. He holds a MBA in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Materials Science. He also published books on SAP hardware, SAP system operation, adaptive SAP infrastructures, SAP on Windows and SAP on the cloud

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to SAP

Hour 1. SAP Explained

Hour 2. SAP Business Basics

Hour 3. SAP Technology Basics

Hour 4. SAP Project Basics

Part II: SAP Applications and Components

Hour 5. Overview of SAP Applications and Components

Hour 6. SAP NetWeaver and HANA

Hour 7. SAP ERP and Business Suite

Hour 8: SAP on the Cloud and New SAP Solutions 

Part III: SAP for Business Users

Hour 9. A Business User’s Perspective on Using SAP

Hour 10. Using SAP’s Traditional and New User Interfaces

Hour 11. Using SAP ERP to Do Your Job

Hour 12. Using Other SAP Business Suite Applications

Hour 13. Using SAP for Reporting

Hour 14. Using Cloud-Based and Other SAP Products

Part IV: SAP for IT Professionals

Hour 15. An SAP Project Manager’s Perspective

Hour 16. A Technology Professional’s Perspective on SAP

Hour 17. An SAP Developer’s Perspective

Hour 18. SAP Installation and Implementation

Hour 19. SAP and the Cloud

Hour 20. SAP System Administration and Management

Hour 21. SAP System Maintenance and More

Part V: SAP Careers

Hour 22. SAP Careers for the Business User

Hour 23. SAP Careers for the IT Professional

Hour 24. Other Resources and Closing Thoughts

Appendix A. Case Study Answers

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