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SAP ERP Primary Use Case

Najva Mahdzadeh - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Business Process Analyst (BPM-BPMS) at Jiring

In this company, we are using only two modules, which are for purchase and sale. There is some part of the financial process involved as well. What our company has is not an enterprise version of SAP. So in my experience with the company, when I am modeling the purchase process, is not the same as using the full SAP ERP process at all. We use a process model in which we are utilizing SAP for some stages and after that, the process goes to another BPMS (Business Process Management Solution). We use Camunda BPM for additional processing.  

The major problem that we have using SAP ERP in Iran is that we can not customize our complete process in compliance with regulations when using the full version and all its features. This has to do somewhat with the process we want to use. Customizing ERP SAP for what we need to do is very expensive and it is not within the budget of many companies in our country. So the company I work for is seeing SAP as one, two, or three parts of a larger process and using it where we can.  

It is really the most important problem for the people in my country when they are using SAP ERP. They can not model their process exactly in the standard processes of SAP. The customization is too expensive (it is not low-code). That is the reason that SAP is not more widely used in my country. It needs to be customized (coding) or it is not going to work the way it needs to for compliance. if your company is in low level of maturity, it will be hard or even impossible that processes follow the SAP default processes. 

Companies pay a lot of money for SAP ERP and large companies in Iran are paying for that and it is said that the project was a mistake due to not knowing what was needed and what SAP was providing for them. But all the people I know can not afford the cost to make it work the way it needs to.

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Ra456it - PeerSpot reviewer
Digital Business Solutions - Key Account Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Primarily, I'm the account manager for an account that has the largest SAP implementation in the world in the utility segment. It is being used by a national utility service provider, and they use everything SAP, except for SAP SuccessFactors.

We primarily have on-premises solutions being sold in this region for the utility companies. In UAE, there are a lot of data residency regulations because of which cloud solutions are not preferred. Companies prefer on-premises solutions.

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Christophe VANDEWEGHE - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Transformation SAP at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees

We are a consulting company and SAP ERP is one of the products that we implement for our customers. Our primary role is to advise them on tools and strategy, including business use cases that they want to transform.

With ERP, we are working with customers who are looking for S/4HANA transformation, mainly from a greenfield approach. For RPA, we want to add some value in the business case because the business case of the S/4HANA transformation is not so easy to find. So we use some techniques like RPA to find more money around this transformation.

Right now we try to automate some functionality, which is not yet really good, within ERP. We really want to connect via API to the RFP tool to S/4HANA in fact.

We do business consulting or IT consulting, and do not provide support. We do advise them on tools and strategy, including business cases that they have to transform. We work with them up to this point and do not do the implementation.

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Shahzad-Islam - PeerSpot reviewer
SAP Business One / Dynamics365FO / SAP ERP Implementer & Trainer at Freelance

The majority of the projects I was involved with were for production companies with huge manufacturing capabilities.

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PV
Project and Service delivery Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

It's the biggest and the most prominent ERP system in business, globally, and it can be used for almost anything. This is one of the biggest advantages of SAP - having so many modules and supporting so many different industrial sectors. Therefore, it would be hard to find what the SAP can't do.

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Usman Saleem - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager IT Business Systems Architect / SAP Project Manager at a consumer goods company with 201-500 employees

We are using the solutions from anchoring to sketching all the business processes and documentation. It can be used in everything from manufacturing to finance or even marketing. Every process you can fit inside ERP.

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JS
Development Specialist at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I work at a hospital and SAP provides core components. We're in the health industry and we use industry solutions that are designed specifically for health care. We are customers of SAP ERP and I'm a development specialist at a health institution in Colombia. 

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Mauro  Del Quondam - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Development Director at Lottomatica SpA

We use the solution primarily to manage financial business processes.

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SF
DGM HR at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

When the company merged, we decided that we wanted to continue using SAP ERP because all the processes were much more mature, especially when it came to finance. The main value was the convenience for finance to run and manage the business.

The finance team was more comfortable using SAP, so that's why it was decided not to change the solution.

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DM
EAM Executive at a educational organization with 5,001-10,000 employees

It is a centralized system to manage your business. With the inclusion of BA, you can do analytics as well as predictive analytics, which helps a business to grow because you know where you are lacking and where you are growing more. You can balance and take statistical decisions to optimize business processes and have more benefits.

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Olaf Dölz - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solution Engineer at Winshuttle

In the past, it was a pure on-premise solution. As the market has gone on, SAP is all also delivering hybrid or public and private clouds. Because you can configure SAP for huge automotive factories — like Rolls-Royce and Mercedes-Benz, for example — they do have some development inside of these kinds of software. Therefore, it's really difficult to bring everything into the cloud. 

So, although SAP is making a lot of business with the hybrid or private and public cloud solutions, I think there are still others who would like to use solutions other than pure cloud solutions. This is my impression.

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Samuel Hon - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Chun Wo Construction

We are using SAP ERP and the financial part and procurement part and also HR, as well.

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MS
Senior Application Delivery Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees

We are using SAP ERP for business support, business administration, and financial aid. We are also using it for quality manufacturing and logistics.

We have many applications from the SAP side. We are also using SAP BW, SAP SRM, and SAP APO.

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CJ
Vice President at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It meets our requirements for a product to help us integrate and track business requirements and processes. Within the nature of our business, it meets our requirements for what we need it to do.  

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EM
Senior SAP Solutions Analyst at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees

We use SAP ERP to support and manage our business process in areas, such as sales, manufacturing, distribution, shipping, financials, purchasing, marketing, opportunities, and quotations.

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RajPatnaik - PeerSpot reviewer
SAP Platform Advisory at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

We use SAP ERP for running the entire business enterprise. Most large companies run an ERP for their supply chains. Starting from taking orders all the processes through to delivery, such as finance.

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Azzedine Allouache - PeerSpot reviewer
GLOBAL ERP (SHIFT) Logical design and Technical Integration Lead at Sanofi

We used SAP ERP for a variety of business processes including finance, sales, credit, distribution, and more.

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MB
Associate Director at a tech company with 201-500 employees

SAP is an enterprise-wide application and we use it across all departments including finance, project management, HR and procurement.

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Anshuman Bansal - PeerSpot reviewer
Head - SAP & Digital Transformation at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The primary use case of SAP ERP is for taking care of financials, procurement, production planning, and project systems for CapEx budgeting, sales and distribution, and from there to management accounting and human capital management. I'm the head of digital transformation.

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ME
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

We implement it for customers, and we use the software internally for process management and inventory management.

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MZ
Head of ICT Infrastructure at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Almost all of our data processes are running on this platform. We use it for finance, production, logistics, and human resources.

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Shady Mogawer - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Arabian Cement Company

It is for all business processes. It is for material management, financial accounting and controlling, sales and distribution, and HR.

Our SAP version is a little bit old. It is the ACC version.

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AM
Head of Product Operations Planning at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use SAP ERP for finance, manufacturing, and purchasing.

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Veerender Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Owner at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

We are using SAP ERP in the agricultural industry and we use it mostly for finance control models.

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NP
Manager - Business Intelligence, Business Relationship Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

I'm the company manager and we are customers of SAP. 

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OA
SAP MDG Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

I am with a consulting company and we assist our clients with different solutions. SAP ERP is one of the products that I have experience with. It is primarily used for Material Management (MM) processes.

We use an SAP S/4HANA system.

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DS
Digital Transformation Manager at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are using SAP ERP mostly for production and financials.

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FH
SAP Basis Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are using this solution to help us with business processes and to run our business efficiently.

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AM
SAP Architect/ Business Analyst BPC, BW , SAC , FI at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees

We mainly use SAP ERP for business and business process improvements.

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Alaba Ayotunde O. OLUWAYIMIKA - PeerSpot reviewer
It Asset Management Lead at Dangote Industries Limited

We are a manufacturing company and customers of SAP. 

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AjayKumar7 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager, Business Analytics, BI Lead at Capgemini

I use this solution for finance and procurement.

The solution is deployed on-premises and on a private cloud, and it's running on the Azure platform.

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MA
Sr. Manager IT at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I'm the head of IT and we are customers of SAP ERP.

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Nam Doan - PeerSpot reviewer
Java Software Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

My company wants to change from the legacy system to the new system and new technology.

They also want it to be on-prem. 

Our kind of enterprise is expanding and wants to change the system to adopt a workflow. They want to improve productivity.

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TT
Associate Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are a Thai company providing system integration. We are partners of SAP and I'm an associate manager at the company. 

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KK
Manager Finance at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are using it for all of our core business processes, including finance, sales and distribution, warehousing, and HR. We have its latest version.

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MM
Head of Operations & Technology at LATAM Pass at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees

We are using this solution for enterprise resource planning.

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MR
Senior Solutions Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

I use ERP for internal solutions like selling and our customer database.

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AR
Sr. SAP Portfolio Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

All of our business transactions happen in ERP. 

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Shivdatt Patel - PeerSpot reviewer
Officer Programmer at Colourtex Ind Ltd

SAP ERP can be used in manufacturing.

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AR
Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees

Predominantly, we are using SAP as an ERP solution.

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KA
National Development Division at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

Mostly, I use ERP for engineering applications — small fry infrastructure.

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Buyer's Guide
SAP ERP
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about SAP ERP. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
621,593 professionals have used our research since 2012.