Modules Definitions

  • A

    Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO)

    Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO) is a set of software applications from the German-based software company SAP for supply chain management.

  • Ariba (Ariba Network)

    Ariba is the creator and provider of the Ariba Network, a cloud-based B2B sourcing and procurement marketplace where buyers and suppliers can do business within a single networked structure.

  • AribaPay

    AribaPay is a system for electronic payments for goods and services on the SAP Ariba Network, a global business trading community. AribaPay is designed to bring visibility and a consumer-like experiences B2B e-commerce, as well as replacing complex and inefficient paper-based invoicing processes and systems.

  • D

    Direct R/3

    Direct R/3 is a partnership program between Dell Computer Corporation and the software company SAP that allows customers to use Dell's commercial Web site to order Dell products with pre-bundled, pre-configured AcceleratedSAP (ASAP) R/3 products.

  • E

    ERM (enterprise resource management)

    ERM also stands for enterprise relationship management.

  • F

    Fieldglass

    Fieldglass is a maker of cloud-based HR software used to manage non-permanent and contingent workers such as seasonal staff, consultants, contractors, or anyone else whose employment is defined by a set time or project.

  • G

    Global Available-to-Promise

    Global Available-to-Promise is the SAP Supply Chain Management (SCM) module that allows companies to aggregate demand from different sources into one central location in SAP ERP.

  • I

    inspection lots (SAP inspection lots)

    An inspection lot within the SAP Quality Management module is a formal notification of the inspection of certain materials or goods at a plant.

  • L

    Logistics Execution System (LES)

    The Logistics Execution System (LES), a major component of the supply chain management (SCM) application from SAP, allows an administrator to manage the information and processes involved in all stages of the supply chain, from procuring raw materials to distributing finished products.

  • M

    mySAP

    MySAP, a product of the German software company SAP, is an e-business software integration tool that delivers content to a user based on his or her role in an enterprise.

  • N

    NetWeaver

    NetWeaver is an application builder from SAP for integrating business processes and databases from a number of sources while exploiting the leading Web services technologies.

  • P

    point release

    A point release is a small or relatively minor software release that fixes or improves an existing software product.

  • R

    R/2

    R/2 is a set of coordinated business applications from SAP, a German company that introduced the product in 1979. R/2 gained popularity until the mid-1990s, when it was superseded by the more capable R/3 product, later updated by mySAP.com.

  • R/3

    R/3 is the comprehensive set of integrated business applications from SAP, the German company that states it is the market and technology leader in business application software.

  • repetitive manufacturing

    Repetitive manufacturing (REM) is the means of production planning and control used to produce goods and materials in a repetitive manner.

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