on 25 January 1998
The book is very good if you are interested in the technology behind client server systems. The first half of the book deals with this. In the second half SAP is explained, the technology and the business applications. Altogether a good introduction for a technical oriented person into the world of client server technology, especially the SAP r3 client server approach and possibilties for business solutions.
on 7 May 1999
Gives an overview of the technology behind SAP, does not highlight the business benefits of SAP. Long-winded writing style; full of SAP technical terms and jargon, sometimes with no clear meaning (e.g.-p. 192: "Business objects are the central business objects in the R/3 System." What does it mean?). Something might have gone lost in the translation. Not too expensive.
on 26 March 1998
This book concentrates on the design and philosophy behind SAP's R/3 system. As such, it has a more theoretical than practical focus, but it is well written and very useful to understanding how the system works. This is the English edition of a book originally published in German.