According to a research by Panorama Consulting in 2008, SAP is the leader of ERP global market. SAP has 35% market share, while Oracle has 28%, and Microsoft has 14%. What makes SAP better than other ERP software? I think the main reasons are:
- SAP can adopt various business processes in various industries. SAP can adopt business processes in areas such as: sales, purchasing, inventory management, maintenance, accounting, production planning, Human Resources, etc. It can be applied in various industries such as: manufacturing, retail, oil and gas, banking, service company, telecommunication, etc.
- Modular but well-integrated. SAP has several modules which can be implemented independently to each other so the company can choose what modules it will implement first, according its priority. All the modules are well-integrated to each other since they’re on the same platform and database. SAP can also integrate all the business units of a company, even a multinational one.
- Flexibility. SAP has very good flexibility. We can change the SAP configuration to adopt new change or update in the business processes or organizational structure of a company. The changes are on the SAP configuration (means that we only have to add or update the data in the SAP configuration tables); we don’t need to change any programming code of SAP.
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