Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a category of business-management software-typically a suite of integrated applications-that an organization can use to collect, store, manage and interpret data from many business activities, including:
  • product planning, purchase.
  • manufacturing or service delivery.
  • marketing and sales
  • inventory management
  • shipping and payment


SAP implementation (Systems, Applications & Products implementation) refers to the name of the German company SAP SE, and is the whole of processes that defines a complete method to implement the SAP ERP enterprise resource planning software in an organization. The SAP implementation method described in this entry is a generic method and not a specific implementation method as such. It is based on best practices and case studies from various literature sources and presents a collection of processes and products that make up a complete implementation method to allow any organization to plan and execute the implementation of SAP software.