SAP and RFID: Incorporating RFID in ERP software

What is RFID, and is it right for my company? This guide explains the basics of RFID, what SAP doing with RFID in its products, and how you can build a business case for RFID.

In 2004, SAP rolled out its Auto-ID infrastructure, which mixes RFID technology with enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications. SAP has spent the last decade studying and developing RFID technology in an effort to enhance its supply chain management (SCM) software. In fact, SAP was the first to develop a complete RFID software package.

"SAP is certainly one of the innovators out there with the infrastructure that can deal with RFID," Woods said.

Click here to learn about SAP's R/3 RFID software:
SAP to announce new R/3 RFID technology

Or here for SAP's RFID package targeted at Wal-Mart suppliers:
SAP introduces new RFID package

For further reading on RFID and SAP, click here for a SearchSAP.com article that asks:
Can SAP win the RFID race?

View this webcast in which Marius Vermeulen, Director of New Technology for SAP Mobile Solutions, speaks about lessons learned when integrating RFID technology into SAP:
Integrating RFID into the SAP environment


HOW TO BUILD A BUSINESS CASE FOR RFID

 Home: Introduction
 Getting started: What is RFID?
 Getting started: RFID evaluation: Can RFID technology work for you?
 Getting started: Determining the benefits of RFID for your business
 Getting started: Selecting the right RFID software vendor for your business needs
  Building the case: SAP and RFID: Incorporating RFID in ERP software
 Building the case: What other companies are implementing RFID technology?
 Building the case: What factors are holding up RFID adoption?
 Building the case: How do I calculate ROI for RFID?

This was first published in May 2006

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