Welcome to the second part of SAP Security for CISO series. This time, we will speak about SAP in particular and start from SAP Security for beginners. So, what is SAP? First of all, SAP is a German company that develops and sells business software. SAP is famous for its ERP system - the most widespread business application. However, SAP provides much more than just an ERP. In 2005, it introduced its SAP Business Suite – a number of integrated business applications such as ERP, CRM, PLM, SCM, and SRM. These business applications consist of different components. For example, ERP includes several basic modules such as FI/CO – finance and controlling, SD – Sales and Distribution, MM – Material Management, PP – Production Planning, HR – Human resources. SAP also delivers a scope of applications to fulfill specific industry requirements such as SAP modules for Oil, Gas or Retail companies, but basically, all those modules are just add-ons for their main platform, and they only introduce some business functionality while the platform is the same in terms of technical features. All these solutions have made SAP the world-renowned business application vendor with 250000 customers worldwide including 83% of Forbes 500.
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