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SAP Modules – SAP FI, SAP CO, SAP SD, SAP HCM and more

SAP integration Modules

Overview of SAP Modules

SAP Certification exam is based on Enterprise Resource Planning solutions, typically SAP software solutions. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) that allows an enterprise to manage data bases for different processes from a single unified system. ERP system was developed initially for inventory control, however over the years; different software was developed for different processes in enterprise for better data management and work flow. In today’s world, there are many leading market providers of ERP system and SAP is one of the market and technology leaders in building business software towards structured work and data management in organizations. SAP AG is originally German multinational software who deals in software development for business management and improved customer relations in enterprises.  Systems Analysis and Program Development (SAP) was founded in June, 1972 and since then, many SAP ERP operations modules has emerged that are designed focusing on various different processes including SAP ERP sales and service, sales and distribution, customer relationship, financial management, business intelligence and more. Let’s get an overview of few of the SAP development modules in this post.

  • SAP Financial Accounting (FI)
  • SAP Controlling (CO)
  • SAP Sales and Distribution (SD)
  • SAP Production Planning (PP)
  • SAP Materials Management (MM)
  • SAP Quality Management (QM)
  • SAP Human Capital Management (HCM)

SAP Financial Accounting (FI)

SAP FI module as the term suggests deals in managing financial transactions within enterprises. This financial accounting module helps employees to manage data involved in any financial and business transactions in a unified system. This module functions very well for reporting requirements. The SAP FI module is very flexible and is functions well in any type of economic situation. Be it a smaller organization or a larger organization, SAP implementation helps in consolidating data for diverse business transactions and legal requirements. Financial Accounting module helps one to get real-time financial position of an enterprise in the market. SAP FI incorporates with other SAP modules such as SAP SD, SAP MM, SAP PP, Payroll and more for better work results.

SAP Controlling (CO)

SAP CO module is another important SAP modules offered to enterprises. The controlling module supports in the process works of planning, reporting and monitoring operations of businesses. It involves methods to view and organize costs that are required for financial reporting. Controlling module enables one to plan, track, perform and report about costs. Controlling includes managing and configuring master data that covers cost elements, cost centers, profit centers, internal orders, and functional area and so on.

SAP Sales and Distribution (SD)

SAP SD modules deal in managing all transactions ranging from enquiries, proposals, quotations and pricing and more. The sales and distribution module helps greatly in inventory control and management. SAP SD module consists of master data, system configuration and transactions.  Some of the sub-components of SAP SD module are: master data, sales support, sales, shipping and transportation, billing, credit management, sales information system and so on.

SAP Production Planning (PP)

SAP PP module is another important module that includes software designed specifically for production planning and management. This module also consists of master data, system configuration and transactions in order to accomplish plan procedure for production. SAP PP module collaborate with master data, sales and operations planning, distribution resource planning, material requirements planning, Kanban, product cost planning and so on while working towards production management in enterprises.

SAP Materials Management (MM)

SAP MM module as the term suggests manages materials required, processed and produced in enterprises. Different types of procurement processes are managed with this system. Some of the popular sub-components in SAP MM module are vendor master data, consumption based planning, purchasing, inventory management, invoice verification and so on.

SAP Quality Management (QM)

SAP QM module helps in management of quality in productions across processes in an organization. This quality management module helps an organization to accelerate their business by adopting a structured and functional way of managing quality in different processes. SAP QM module collaborates in procurement and sales, production, planning, inspection, notification, control, audit management and so on.

SAP Human Capital Management (HCM)

SAP HCM module enhances the work process and data management within HR department of enterprises. Right from hiring a person to evaluating one’s performance, managing promotions, compensations, handling payroll and other related activities of an HR is processed using this module. The task of managing the details and task flow of the most important resource i.e. human resource is managed using this SAP ERP HCM module.

These are some of the most important SAP deployment modules that develop software for efficient work in enterprises.

Get a complete overview of SAP modules including SAP FI, SAP CO, SAP SD, SAP ERP HCM and more with Simplilearn.com to enrich your knowledge on SAP.

Eshna is a writer at Simplilearn. She has done Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication and is a Gold Medalist in the same. A voracious reader, she has penned several articles in leading national newspapers like TOI, HT and The Telegraph. She loves traveling and photography.

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  • rakeshswami May 28, 2016 07:25 am

    I'm interested in learning the SAP FI and MM modules What are the course fees? and centar adreess.....only rajasthan

  • jatinder kaur May 26, 2016 05:18 pm

    I have complete my b.tech in IT . I want to learn SAP can u suggest me

  • Mohan kumari May 25, 2016 05:48 am

    i im mohan kumari i need to job in this module please suggest me

  • Ashok shah May 24, 2016 02:49 am

    I am 60 years old and want to learn co module of sap. I have worked for 25 years in costing area of composite textile mill in india. At present I am in usa and want to develop my self by learning this Pl guide me

  • Aditya deshmukh May 8, 2016 11:57 am

    What will be content of that module and what will be my work in that?

  • Aditya deshmukh May 8, 2016 11:56 am

    Hi this is Aditya,I have 2 years of experience in sales.I want to learn SAP can u suggest me which module is suitable for my profile?

  • Lokesh B S April 13, 2016 01:56 pm

    I am looking for SAP Financial Accounting (FI) and i am certified SAP FI aspirant. Real time project training, please confirm if you provide that?

  • Engr. Siddiq Akbar April 12, 2016 06:23 pm

    Hello im industrial engineer and working as a PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL manager, for that i use EXCEL which is very boring and tough. so i decide to learn and use SAP for PRODUCTION PLANNING. for that i need yours help. so kindly suggest and help me about SAP. thank you sir.

  • Mohd Shoeb April 12, 2016 02:30 am

    Hi. I have completed MBA in production and operations management and currently employed as an operations administrator (service sector). Could you help what SAP module I should be going for?

  • Sanjeev April 5, 2016 07:12 am


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