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SAP University Alliances recognizes SAP related books which add value to classrooms and the community. Please contact us if there are other books we should consider in this showcase!

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Concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning, 4th Edition

Ellen Monk, Bret Wagner

Show your students how to master and maximize enterprise resource planning (ERP) software -- which continues to become more critical in business today –- with the latest edition of Monk/Wagner's successful CONCEPTS IN ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING. Equip students to use ERP tools to increase growth and productivity as they learn how to effectively combine an organization's numerous functions into one comprehensive, integrated system.


SAP HANA: An Introductions

Bjarne Berg and Penny Silvia

With any new product, it’s not always easy to get straightforward information. Is SAP HANA a database or an appliance? Can you use it with non-SAP BI tools? How do you build views and replicate data? In this book, get the information you need with advice and instruction from SAP HANA experts who have demonstrable knowledge, practical experience, and no agenda. Here’s your chance: Separate the hype from the facts, and the roadmap from the reality.

Processes, Systems, and Information: An Introduction to MIS

David Kroenke & Earl McKinney

A business process approach. David M. Kroenke and Earl McKinney's textbook Processes, Systems, and Information: An Introduction to MIS is the first introductory MIS textbook to emphasize business processes while also presenting the key topics usually associated with an intro course.

In-Memory Data Management: Technology and Applications
Hasso Plattner, Alexander Zeier
In the last fifty years the world has been completely transformed through the use of IT. We have now reached a new inflection point. This book presents, for the first time, how in-memory data management is changing the way businesses are run. Today, enterprise data is split into separate databases for performance reasons. Multi-core CPUs, large main memories, cloud computing and powerful mobile devices are serving as the foundation for the transition of enterprises away from this restrictive model. This book provides the technical foundation for processing combined transactional and analytical operations in the same database. In the year since we published the first edition of this book, the performance gains enabled by the use of in-memory technology in enterprise applications has truly marked an inflection point in the market. The new content in this second edition focuses on the development of these in-memory enterprise applications, showing how they leverage the capabilities of in-memory technology.

 The book is intended for university students, IT-professionals and IT-managers, but also for senior management who wish to create new business processes.

SAP HANA Essentials [Free download code: 0FED1038]

Jeff Word

This book provides readers with either business or technical backgrounds a broad overview of the architecture, tools, capabilities and use cases for SAP® HANATM and shows how it enables organizations to analyze their business operations using huge volumes of detailed information instantly. Each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of SAP® HANATM and includes numerous links to additional resources and technical details.

Maximizing Return on Investment Using ERP Applications
Arthur J. Worster, Thomas R. Weirich, Frank J. C. Andera
Step-by-step guidance to achieving maximum return on investment for your company
Written by industry experts at the forefront of the business processes arena, Maximizing Return on Investment Using ERP Applications provides accountants, IT executives, and finance professionals with a new way of looking at enterprise resource planning (ERP)-driven business improvement programs. This timely book explores how leadership can view its organization as an integrated enterprise and what this change in perception might suggest. It considers various aspects of running a business and how a different approach may present new insight.

See the John Wiley & Sons flyer for more details.


Integrated Business Processes with ERP Systems
Simha R. Magal & Jeffrey Word
Integrated Business Processes with ERP Systems covers the key processes supported by modern ERP systems. This textbook and the Wiley PLUS online course is designed for use as both a reference guide and a conceptual resource for students taking ERP-focused courses using SAP. It examines in depth the core concepts applicable to all ERP environments, and it explains how those concepts can be utilized to implement business processes in SAP systems.

SAP Basis Administration Handbook, NetWeaver Edition

Ranjit Mereddy 

Implement a powerful end-to-end SAP administration solution

Get peak performance from your SAP ERP infrastructure using the detailed implementation, maintenance, and support information in this comprehensive resource. SAP Basis Administration Handbook, NetWeaver Edition delivers integrated management strategies covering both ABAP and Java stacks. Discover how to deploy components, accurately size throughout, configure Oracle databases, back up your system, and repair performance problems. Career trends, certification requirements, and marketable SAP Basis skills are also discussed in this practical guide.


Enterprise Resource Planning: Architecture, Functions and Management of ERP Systems
Enterprise Resource Planning: Architektur, Funktionen und Management von ERP-Systemen
Norbert Gronau

A complete overview of ERP systems and supply chain management.

The information processing in companies and other organizations is largely based on scheduling and administration systems such as SAP R / 3 This Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems mainly offer planning and controlling functions in the manufacturing, logistics, finance and personnel administration. In this book, technology, construction, operation, and customizing and implementing ERP systems in detail. The description of the inter-company integration of ERP systems in supply chain management and value-added networks completes the presentation.

Eine umfassende Darstellung zu ERP-Systemen und Supply Chain Management. 

Die Informationsverarbeitung in Unternehmen und anderen Organisationen basiert weitgehend auf Dispositions- und Administrationssystemen wie zB SAP R/3. Diese Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP-) Systeme bieten vor allem Planungs- und Controllingfunktionen in den Bereichen Fertigung, Logistik, Finanzwesen und Personaladministration. In diesem Buch werden Technologien, Aufbau, Funktionsweise sowie Customizing und Einführung von ERP-Systemen ausführlich erläutert. Die Beschreibung der zwischenbetrieblichen Integration von ERP-Systemen im Supply Chain Management und in Wertschöpfungsnetzwerken rundet die Darstellung ab.

Xcelsius – Dashboarding with SAP BusinessObjects

Xcelsius – Dashboarding mit SAP BusinessObjects

Sonja Hecht, Jörg Schmidl, Helmut Krcmar

Oft sagt eine Grafik mehr als tausend Zahlen-Kolonnen. Das ist das Prinzip hinter Dashboards, einem immer populäreren Begriff auch in der Fachpresse. In diesem Buch lernen Sie, wie Sie mit Xcelsius (jetzt: SAP Dashboard Design) aussagekräftige Dashboards und Visualisierungen erstellen, die Ihnen helfen, bessere Unternehmensentscheidungen zu treffen. Gleich in den ersten Kapiteln erstellen Sie eine komplette, lauffähige Dashboard-Anwendung. Anschließend werden alle wichtigen Komponenten und Techniken für die Entwicklung von Dashboards im Detail behandelt. Sie erfahren außerdem, wie Sie Xcelsius in Ihre BI-Landschaft integrieren: von der Anbindung verschiedener Datenquellen über die Integration mit anderen Werkzeugen bis zu Möglichkeiten für die Einbindung von Dashboards in bestehende analytische Applikationen. Als Thema für Fortgeschrittene geht das Buch auch auf die Entwicklung eigener Visualisierungskomponenten ein.

Often one picture is worth ten thousand words. This is also the principle idea of Dashboards – an increasingly popular term also in the technical press. In this book you learn how to use Xcelsius (now: SAP Dashboard Design) to create relevant Dashboards and visualizations that help you to come to better decisions. In the  first chapters, you already quick-start with creating a complete actionable Dashboard. Then, all relevant components and techniques to develop dashboards are described in detail. You also learn how to integrate Xcelsius into your BI landscape: from connecting different data sources and interoperation with other tools to possibilities of embedding your Dashboards into existing analytic applications. Addressing the needs of more advanced reads, the book also addresses the development of custom visualization components.

IT-Driven Business Models

Henning Kagermann, John M. Jordan, & Hubert Osterle

A look at business model innovation's crucial role in today's global business environment.

Showing organizations how business model innovation should be a key focus area in today's global economy, this book features cases from businesses around the globe that have developed customized business models and achieved spectacular levels of performance.

Filled with interviews with key executives, this book reveals the role of technology in driving and enabling changes to fundamental facets of a business. Companies around the world are innovating their business models with tremendous results. 


Modern ERP: Select, Implement & Use Today's Advanced Business Systems
Marianne Bradford

Modern ERP can be used in an undergraduate or graduate level ERP course or as an ERP module in Information Systems, Accounting, Operations Management and Supply Chain classes. This second edition includes all the important concepts covered in the first edition such as ERP life cycle, ERP systems architecture, business process reengineering, process mapping, ERP functionality, and auditing of ERP systems, and also expands our knowledge by incorporating changes to the ERP landscape since 2008. This unique text is not written around any particular application, but synthesizes content applicable to most ERP systems on the market today. With contributions and reviews by super-users, consultants, IT auditors and managers who work day-in and day-out with ERP systems, this book is a must read for students and practitioners alike. 

ERP: The Dynamics of Supply Chain and Process Management

Avraham Shtub, Reuven Karni

ERP: The Dynamics of Supply Chain and Process Management is a complete updating and expansion of Avraham Shtub’s award-winning 1999 text Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): The Dynamics of Operations Management. New chapters, written together with his co-author Reuven Karni, cover enterprise process modeling; design of business processes; a complete revision of the original chapter on the integrated order-fulfillment process using ERP; business process management; business process improvement; and a new appendix on simulating process life cycles: using serious games as teaching aids.

Enterprise Information Systems: Contemporary Trends and Issues

David L Olson (University of Nebraska, USA) & Subodh Kesharwani (Indira Gandhi National Open University, India)

This book analyzes various aspects of enterprise information systems (EIS), including enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management systems, and business process reengineering. It describes the evolution and functions of these systems, focusing on issues related to their implementation and upgrading. Enhanced with pedagogical features, this book can be read by graduate and undergraduate students, as well as senior management and executives involved in the study and evaluation of EIS.

Essentials of Business Processes and Information Systems
Simha R. Magal & Jeffrey Word

This supplement text bridges the gap between the fundamentals of how businesses operate (processes) and the tools that business people use to accomplish their tasks (systems). The authors have developed this text for an introductory MIS or general business course to establish a fundamental understanding of business processes. Business students, regardless of their functional discipline, will be able to apply the real-world concepts discussed in this text immediately upon entering the workforce.

Business Network Transformation: Strategies to Reconfigure Your Business Relationships for Competitive Advantage
Jeffrey Word

With contributions by the biggest names in business network transformation, this book offers cutting edge research and an in-depth exploration of critical topics such as customer value, supply networks, product leadership, global processes, operations, innovation, relationship management, and IT.

The book also provides practical guidance for successfully engaging in BNT, and is filled with illustrative case studies from some of the world's largest and most successful companies. It contains the vital information business leaders need to enable their companies to deliver faster innovation to customers at lower cost by sharing investments, assets, and ideas across their business networks. An essential resource for all business leaders, Business Network Transformation shows how to transform any business network to achieve competitive advantage and increase the bottom line.  


SOA in Practice: System Design for Distributed Business Processes
SOA in der Praxis: System-Design für verteilte Geschäftsprozesse
Nicolai Josuttis

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) has become a fundamental paradigm in software development for the implementation of distributed business processes. But still practical experience significant size are rare. Nicolai Josuttis shows based on extensive practical experience of how SOA enables the creation of complex distributed technical applications.

Service-orientierte Architektur (SOA) ist inzwischen zu einem fundamentalen Paradigma in der Softwareentwicklung für die Realisierung verteilter Geschäftsprozesse geworden. Doch nach wie vor sind praktische Erfahrungen signifikanter Größe rar. Nicolai Josuttis zeigt basierend auf umfangreicher praktischer Erfahrung, wie SOA die Erstellung von komplexen verteilten fachlichen Anwendungen ermöglicht.

SAP Customer Competence Center

Boris Otto & Jorg Wolter

This book is your comprehensive guide to the building, development, and operation of an SAP Customer Competence Center. As the principal reference on SAP CCC, it brings together strategic advice, practical instruction, field-tested examples, and best practices. Each area of SAP CCC from developing and establishing an SAP CCC strategy to creating and enabling employees is addressed sequentially, as it would be in an actual project. Definitive advice regarding the operation of a CCC and numerous examples based on the authors' project experiences bring these concepts to life.  


Grundkurs SAP ERP: Business Process-oriented Implementation with Full Case Study
Grundkurs SAP ERP: Geschäftsprozessorientierte Einführung mit durchgehendem Fallbeispiel
Detlev Frick, Andreas Gadatsch, Ute G. Schäffer-Külz

The special advantage of this implementation in SAP R / 3 is the consistent focus on a specific business process. The process includes the areas of personnel management, materials management, controlling, asset management, production planning and control and distribution. The deliberately broad approach taken is to emphasize in particular the aspect of integration. The explanations of concepts, practices and relationships were - in contrast to the first edition - almost completely revised.
The case study was extended on the basis of the release 4.6C evolve and increase reporting. Also added are the case study relevant Customizing settings as well as support for initial steps in the Administration Annex.

Besonderer Vorzug dieser Einführung in SAP R/3 ist die durchgängige Orientierung an einem konkreten Geschäftsprozess. Der Prozess umfasst die Bereiche Personalwirtschaft, Materialwirtschaft, Controlling, Anlagenwirtschaft, Produktionsplanung- und -steuerung und Vertrieb. Der bewusst breit gewählte Ansatz soll insbesondere den Integrationsaspekt betonen. Die Erläuterungen zu Konzepten, Vorgehensweisen und Zusammenhängen wurden - in Abgrenzung zur ersten Auflage - nahezu vollständig überarbeitet.
Die Fallstudie wurde auf Basis des Releases 4.6C weiterentwickelt und um das Berichtswesen erweitert. Ebenfalls hinzugekommen sind die für die Fallstudie relevanten Customizing-Einstellungen sowie eine Unterstützung für erste Administrationsschritte im Anhang.


Implementation Strategies for SAP R/3 in a Multinational Organization
Karl-Heinz Rau & Chetan S. Sankar

It is important for those in charge of implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to identify and understand the issues they face. Implementation Strategies for SAP R/3 in a Multinational Organization: Lessons from a Real-World Case Study provides readers with an instructive insight in the very complex process of ERP implementation in a global company. This book describes the issues, problems, and challenges of ERP execution as well as the strategies companies use to react to and resolve them successfully. The reader can focus on different types of issues - organizational as well as technical. It is a goldmine for instructors who can use the cases in different course settings and with different student audiences.

SAP R/3 Enterprise Software: An Introduction
Roger Hayen

This text is written by Dr. Roger Hayen, a SAP R/3 instructor at Central Michigan University, one of three universities in the U.S. to offer SAP R/3 certification for students in an SAP University Alliance program, called "Process Integration Certification Academy". Hayen's extensive familiarity with the subject provides a useful introduction to the essential concepts of the SAP R/3 System, with the opportunity for hands-on implementation of those concepts. The text's succinct, yet thorough coverage makes it versatile, so that it is appropriate for both student instruction and professional training and reference.  Visit McGraw-Hill for more information.


Cost Center Accounting with SAP ® R / 3 ® Enterprise - With Test Sample and Customizing - For Students and Practitioners
Kostenstellenrechnung mit SAP®: R/3 ® Enterprise - Mit Testbeispiel und Customizing - Für Studenten und Praktiker
Franz Klenger and Ellen Falk-Kalms

The plant has established itself within a short time as a standard work on controlling with SAP (r) R / 3 (r). It shows now in the 2nd Edition, in 14 modules, all essential steps to set up (customizing) and operating a cost center accounting with SAP (r) R / 3 (r). It serves as an introduction to the cost center accounting, as a description of the process of introducing a standard software and a guide for others who work with the SAP system. Especially helpful is an exemplary test sample that is designed as a self-study document and includes a complete data set.

Das Werk hat sich bereits nach kurzer Zeit als Standardwerk zum Thema Controlling mit SAP(r) R/3 (r) etabliert. Es zeigt, jetzt in der 2. Auflage, in 14 Modulen alle wesentlichen Schritte zur Einrichtung (Customizing) und zum Betrieb einer Kostenstellenrechnung mit SAP(r) R/3 (r). Es dient als Einführung in die Kostenstellenrechnung, als Erläuterung der Vorgehensweise bei der Einführung einer Standardsoftware und als Leitfaden zum selbständigen Arbeiten mit dem SAP-System. Besonders hilfreich ist ein exemplarisches Testbeispiel, das als Selbststudienunterlage aufgebaut ist und einen kompletten Datensatz umfasst.


ABAP/4 Programming Techniques: Step by Step
ABAP/4 Programmiertechniken: Trainingsbuch
Thomas Winkler

This training book is for those who want to quickly and yet grounded in the classical ABAP programming incorporated. It is suitable for self-study and for use in professional training services. The author, an experienced trainer, provides the basis of a consistent fictional example project, the different principles of ABAP programming. The theoretical foundations are short and concise at the beginning of each chapter, the implementation into practice step by step occurs at the sample project. Supported by numerous illustrations and screen shots, the reader is working from the start directly in the ABAP Workbench. He wins as fast routine in dealing with ABAP Dictionary, editor, debugger, Screen Painter, Menu Painter and Function Builder. Also, cross-cutting issues such as software logistics and project management, a separate section devoted. The conclusions of each chapter are control issues that facilitate the self-study or intensive study for exams.

Dieses Trainingsbuch richtet sich an alle, die sich schnell und zugleich fundiert in die klassische ABAP-Programmierung einarbeiten möchten. Es ist sowohl zum Selbststudium als auch für den Einsatz in professionellen Trainingsangeboten geeignet. Der Autor, ein erfahrener Trainer, vermittelt anhand eines durchgängigen fiktiven Beispielprojektes die unterschiedlichen Prinzipien der ABAP-Programmierung. Die theoretischen Grundlagen stehen kurz und prägnant jeweils am Anfang der einzelnen Kapitel; die Umsetzung in die Praxis erfolgt Schritt für Schritt am Beispielprojekt. Unterstützt durch zahlreiche Abbildungen und Screen-Shots arbeitet sich der Leser von Anfang an direkt in die Werkzeuge der ABAP-Workbench ein. So gewinnt er zB schnell Routine im Umgang mit ABAP Dictionary, Editor, Debugger, Screen-Painter, Menü Painter und Function Builder. Auch übergreifenden Themen wie Softwarelogistik und Projektmanagement ist je ein eigener Abschnitt gewidmet. Den Abschluss jeden Kapitels bilden Kontrollfragen, die das Selbstudium oder gezielte Vorbereiten auf Prüfungen erleichtern.


SAP ® R / 3 ® as explained on: An Introduction to the Application Components, MM, PP, SD and their Integration with Notes on Implementation of Teaching
SAP® R/3® am Beispiel erklärt: Eine Einführung in die Anwendungskomponenten MM, PP, SD und ihre Integ gration mit Hinweisen zur Durchführung von Lehrveranstaltungen
Susanne Patig

The aim of the book is to present the system SAP R / 3 operating as an integrated standard software. Consider the integration of application components Materials Management (MM) is, production planning and control (PP) and distribution (SD). Existing relationships with the application components Financial Accounting (FI) and Controlling (CO) are indicated. Standard business software must be adapted to company-specific requirements (customization). The book highlights the influence of customizing the master data and processes in these application components.

Ziel des Buches ist es, das System SAP R/3 als integrierte betriebliche Standardsoftware darzustellen. Betrachtet wird die Integration der Anwendungskomponenten Materialwirtschaft (MM), Produktionsplanung und -steuerung (PP) und Vertrieb (SD). Bestehende Beziehungen zu den Anwendungskomponenten Finanzwesen (FI) und Controlling (CO) werden angedeutet.  Betriebliche Standardsoftware muß an unternehmensspezifische Anforderungen angepaßt werden (Customizing). Das Buch hebt den Einfluß des Customizing auf die Stammdaten und Abläufe in den genannten Anwendungskomponenten hervor.


ABAP. Programming the SAP R / 3
ABAP. Die Programmiersprache des SAP-Systems R/3
Bernd Matzke

Bernd Matzke gives a brief introduction to the development environment and, subsequently, the fundamentals of ABAP programming in detail. You will learn the characteristics of the language and become familiar with the SAP programming concept. A separate chapter is devoted to various tools of programming, such as the debugger.  Furthermore, important programming interfaces of the SAP system are described, for example, the interface for form generation. Description of possible programming traps and the many tips and tricks make the book particularly valuable. The conclusion is a quick reference to the current ABAP commands.

Bernd Matzke gibt eine kurze Einführung in die Entwicklungsumgebung und später die Grundlagen der ABAP-Programmierung im Detail. She lernen sterben Besonderheiten der Sprache und Kennen Werden mit SAP-DM Programmierkonzept Vertraut gemacht. Sie lernen die Eigenschaften der Sprache vertraut zu machen und mit dem SAP-Programmierung Konzept. Ein Kapitel widmet Eigenes Sich verschiedenen Hilfsmitteln der Programmierung, Wie ZB DM Debugger. Ein eigenes Kapitel ist verschiedenen Werkzeuge der Programmierung, wie der Debugger gewidmet.  Darüber hinaus wichtige Schnittstellen des SAP-Systems beschrieben werden, zum Beispiel die Schnittstelle für Form Generation. Die Beschreibung möglicher Programmierfallen Sowie sterben Vielen Tipps und Tricks Machen Das Buch besonders wertvoll. Beschreibung möglicher Programmierung Fallen und die vielen Tipps und Tricks machen das Buch besonders wertvoll. Den BASt bildet Eine Kurzreferenz der aktuellen ABAP-Kommandos. Den Abschluss bildet eine Kurzübersicht der aktuellen ABAP-Befehle.


Concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning
Ellen Monk & Bret Wagner

This complete introduction to the world of Enterprise Resource Planning provides the necessary background for success in today's marketplace.  Visit Cengage Learning for more information.  


Why ERP? A Primer on SAP Implementation
F. Robert Jacobs & D. Clay Whybark

Why ERP? is not a traditional textbook designed for a specified course, it is patterned after the wildly successful short novel "The Goal" by Eli Goldratt. "The Goal" is currently required reading in many undergraduate, MBA, and executive courses. Like "The Goal," "Why ERP?" is a short novel about a manager in a furniture manufacturing business who is charged with learning about and implementing a new ERP system-particularly SAP R/3. The story tells of his experience learning about it, his considering other installations as examples, and then his deciding the key issues and how to proceed. Incorporated into the story is a concise introduction to the basic concepts and architecture of ERP systems, including actual screen shots of R/3 modules.

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