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

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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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  • nitin July 15, 2015 02:18 pm

    Hello sir please suggest me which module I should do it i have done mba marketing post that I have 4 year experience of retail sales. I am interested in MM module and plz tell me the fee structure of the module.

  • B.Uma Maheswara Rao June 30, 2015 01:12 am

    That is really a Very helpful article .thanx.

  • Murali June 29, 2015 12:46 pm

    Suggest a suitable module for a graduate in law

  • M Kishore June 20, 2015 11:36 am

    dear sir I am studying mba finance but before I am WORKING job oil industry invoice deportment (SAP MM MODULE ) NOW I start my career (SAP) which module wil be good for me and what will be the fee structure and after completing module

  • Vijaysheel Nayakar June 8, 2015 12:25 pm

    Sir I am graduate in pharmacyin (2012) and after that I m working in a leading eye hospital as an executive in marketing department so which module wil be good for me and what will be the fee structure and after completing module how would I start my career in SAP kindly guide me asap my mail is vsnatvasan@gmail.com

  • kandukuri chandana June 1, 2015 02:33 pm

    I have done my MBA in marketing which module is best for MBA marketing

  • NALINIKANTA May 22, 2015 02:10 pm

    Hi, i am nalinikanta mohapatra i have did my mba and i am currently working for marketing area and i like to do some SAP course like MM,SD so please suggest me which one is good for me to make my future Bright, thanks to all

  • aspire technology May 14, 2015 05:19 pm

    SAP FI module is very intresting module. before doing this you should know the basic concepts of finanace. for more details check our link aspireit.net

  • Imran khan May 7, 2015 01:13 pm

    That's a comprehensive article. i like it. Sir please send full detail of FI & CO Certification fee.

  • Siva Kumar Reddy May 4, 2015 11:03 pm

    How much fee for sap HCM and Sap QM. Tell me sir/

 
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