From the Publisher
IDG Books' Simple Guide Clarifies Complex Software
SAPs R/3 business software is the most comprehensive and widely accepted client/server solution in the world. For administrators it can also be one of the most complex. That is why IDG Books Worldwide has published SAP R/3 Administration For Dummies®. As with all
For Dummies® titles, it demystifies software, making it accessible in a clear, concise and user-friendly manner.
From human resource management to planning and distribution, a company can run its whole operation using R/3, a vast enterprise package that is individually tailored to your business through the use of specific modules. While R/3s pre-existing modules take the hassle out of setting up new systems from scratch, opportunities for fine-tuning the code for a specific business need still occur. SAP R/3 Administration For Dummies not only shows administrators how to run R/3, it also helps them utilize Workbench Organizer and Computing Center Management System to tailor a better fit to their organization. R/3 newbies and experienced users will also find information on:
* Understanding Basis and the SAP Business Framework
* Identifying and understanding the R/3 modules that fit their organization
* Utilizing the system log to find errors and correct problems
* Regulating user access with simple security techniques
* Accelerating administration and eliminating errors with Workbench Organizer
* Getting live help from other experts (and from SAP) with Online Service System
Administrators will appreciate the special
For Dummies features such as the Parts of Tens (Ten Daily Jobs and Ten Security Steps) and the information-packed appendixes (which includes a helpful glossary and an easy-to-access table of transaction codes).
From the Author
"It can be done." A book on SAP for dummies.
"It cant be done." Thats what people told us about writing an SAP book for Dummies. Not only is SAP R/3 Administration for Dummies about SAP, its about SAP R/3 Administration for Dummies. "Cant be done," they said, usually chuckling knowingly as they said it. It is true, from what I hear, that almost every other SAP book assumes before it begins that youve already had basic training in SAP. Joey Hirao and I dont think thats necessary. We start from square 1. Check out our glossary, for instance. "Binary patch." "ERP." "Hot package." We make them understandable. Honest. Or, some people think, we have to make the stuff too simple. But we do give you the real deal. Useful stuff. We talk about subjects like "performance monitoring" and "error log analysis," and "SAP security." Joeys job was to know those subjects, which he works with every day as an SAP consultant. My job, as longtime author, was to "dumb them down." Lots of ordinary people are afraid to touch their big, important SAP systems. We think that anybody can get conversant with SAP. Once launched, you might opt for training. You might opt to bring in a consultant. But after reading our book at least you can talk to that expert a bit. And you just may be able to do some things on your own . . . like get your printer to work right "It can be done." Ordinary people can understand SAP and be comfortable with it. And why not? Jim Meade, Ph.D. Author and ordinary guy