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New to the ERP SAP stuff.

Postby bFGlUser » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:01 am

Hi guys i am an IT student, and I'm applying for a internship program at this big enterprise company. And it is very important to me to gain some basic knowledge of ERP systems such as SAP, INFOR and others. I'm hoping that you guys could provide me with some starter guides or information as i know nothing of the matter. Anything you could share will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance !
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Re: New to the ERP SAP stuff.

Postby bFGlUser » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:24 pm

pretty please guys !
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Re: New to the ERP SAP stuff.

Postby Baz » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:13 am

why choose the area if you know nothing/very little about it?

i think you should get the job, then learn more about the system that the company has. then you can specialise.

there are too many out there to learn, and even SAP is far too much for a single person to learn! ... e_packages

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Re: New to the ERP SAP stuff.

Postby rangachary » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:25 am

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Re: New to the ERP SAP stuff.

Postby Craig » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:13 pm

There are a ton of books out there on basic ERP systems. Just query Amazon. Any student at a University in IT should have already had a course in basic ERP systems I would think.

Here's an Amazon query that I was able to run and get results back in like 3 seconds. ... %20Systems

Take your pick.

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Re: New to the ERP SAP stuff.

Postby blueteeth » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:29 pm

What? Teach ERP in a University? What does the teachers & whippersnappers know about LARGE industry? A downstream logistics processing stops due some glitch in MM, and I walk past some 200+, 50 tonne Volvo trucks waiting in line ....46 Centigrade temperature. Trust me, it is not a good experience. The angry truck drivers, the profanities and anger at the "system". Will University teach that?
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Re: New to the ERP SAP stuff.

Postby 3042517 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:05 pm

I just did a Wikipedia search using ERP Systems and got a nice overview of ERP. That would be a good start as all of them basically do the same thing.

Do you know which ERP system "Big Enterprise Company" uses? If not, do some google research to try and find out. For example google the company name and SAP, the company name and Oracle, etc. Then focus on that ERP package to try and get a basic overview of that package. The truth is that it takes years to fully learn this stuff and that knowledge is usually limited to one or two SAP modules. I'd be honest with the company you are applying to for the internship because if you try to come across like you know all about SAP they'll know you're full of crap. No kid coming out of school would be expected to understand the depth and breath of an ERP system like SAP. Try to emphasize to them that you understand the basic concepts and want to learn more through real life hands on experience. The best way to learn this stuff is to do it.

If you're going in as an IT guy I think you need to decide whether you want to be more technical from the system side (Make sure the software is up to date and running properly) technical from the development side (writing code) or functional which requires a combination of technical and business system analysis skills. If you want to be functional you need to pick a module to focus your learning because it's almost impossible to have deep knowledge of all the modules. That would depend on your specific interest (accounting, sales and distribution, manufacturing, inventory management,etc). To be a good functional consultant you need to have a good understanding of the business process (e.g. production planning) and a good understanding of how the ERP system manages that process.

Good Luck, I hope this helps.
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