SAP Simplified for Absolute Beginners
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SAP Simplified for Absolute Beginners

Easy to follow Introduction into SAP ERP
4.6 (209 ratings)
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Created by Ulrika Garner
Last updated 9/2016
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • To know the basic functionalities of SAP ERP
  • To navigate with ease in SAP
  • To work with transactions in SAP
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  • No requirements, everything is provided within the course

An ideal starter course into the daily office work with SAP for prospective end user. Get to know the essential parts of the system and also understand them. Make yourself familiar with the SAP system by doing some practical exercises - get your hands on SAP.

Your journey into the SAP world will start from scratch. By and by you will be aquainted with the system in a very simplified way.  The lectures always combine theory immediately with practice. Meaning that everything is also demonstrated in a live system directly. 

You will see that it is not that difficult to navigate in SAP ERP. At its heart it is a question of understanding and practice. This course offers lots of suitable opportunities. 

At the close of the course you will have a quite good understanding of SAP and thus be able to use the SAP system at work.

Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone who wants to get to know the SAP System from scratch
  • Beginners who want to consolidate their SAP knowledge
  • If you have any prior IT-knowledge, i.e. in programming, then this course is too basic and slow for you
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
Getting ready
3 Lectures 03:45

In this video the instructor and the course content will be presented.

Preview 02:30

This is a short description on how to do the Practical Exercises.

Preview 00:33

In case you have any problems in starting the exercises, here you can watch step by step what to do - from download to start the exercise. 

Preview 00:42
Getting started
10 Lectures 48:59

The term SAP will be defined. By the end of the video, you'll know what people mostly mean by those three big white letters.

Preview 02:27

After you’ve already learned that SAP ERP is a packaged Business Software, and in order to become familiar with it, you'll next see what this software looks like. By the end of the video you’ll be able to distinguish the different parts of an SAP screen.

Preview 04:39

The concept of ERP software will be shortly discussed, the SAP ERP software will be demonstrated and then the different acronyms of the product name will be explained.

Preview 05:29

You'll learn about the three main characteristics of SAP ERP, which are real-time, components and integration.

What are the main characteristics of SAP ERP?

You'll learn how Components are structured and how business tasks are performed via Transactions.

What's inside an SAP ERP Component?

It will be demonstrated how Favorite folders are created, how transactions are added as Favorites, and how Favorites are changed or deleted.

Demonstration for Practice: Favorites

At the close of this video, you'll be able to call a transaction via the navigation area or the command field. Furthermore, you'll be able to deal with multiple sessions.

How to call a Transaction in SAP?

It will be demonstrated how to call a transaction from the Navigation Area, how to call a transaction by using the Command Field, how to call a transaction in a new session and how to leave a transaction.

Demonstration for Practice: Call and leave Transactions

You'll learn why documents are needed, how they are generally structured and how to deal with them.

What's a document in SAP?

You'll be taught about the concept of the Dynpro, how the screen changes and what to bear in mind when accessing a transaction.

Why is the screen changing?

Questions on Getting Started
5 questions
Getting closer
12 Lectures 01:06:17

You'll learn about the Client-Server-Model, the SAP GUI and how to control this SAP GUI. By the end of the video you'll be familiar with the three different parts of the SAP system and the graphical user interface of SAP.  

What's the SAP GUI?

You learn about the SAP Logon and how to log on and log off from the SAP system. By the end of the video you'll know how your computer establishes a connection to the SAP server, which data you must enter on the Log-on-screen and how you can log off from the SAP system.


How to log on and off from the SAP System?

It will be demonstrated how to log on for the first time using an initial password, what happens if you log on more than once and how to log off in one or in multiple sessions.

Demonstration for Practice: Log on and log off

You learn about SAP's Demonstration system, the IDES. By the end of the video you know why a demonstration system is necessary and what SAP's model company covers.

What's the IDES?

The idea of Customizing will be outlined and then you'll throw a glance at where and how this is done. By the end of the lecture you understand what Customizing means, you get to know the Implementation Guide and you comprehend how the screen layout of the document Purchase Requistion can be customized.

What's Customizing and how is it done in SAP?

The equivalent of a company's organizational chart in SAP ERP will be discussed. By the end of the lecture you know the main organizational units in SAP ERP and you are aware of how an enterprise structure is established in the system.

How to map a company in SAP ERP?

The concepts of Master data and Transactional data will be explained. Then it will be illustrated how business tasks in general are performed considering the Client-Server-Model. By the end of the lecture you'll know what Master data and Transactional data mean. You'll also comprehend the complete procedure of a transaction in SAP ERP.

How are data created in SAP ERP?

A customer master record will be displayed and the arrangement of data in so called views explained. By the end of the video you are able to call up a Customer Master Data Record and you are aquainted with General Data, Company Code Data and Sales Area Data of a customer.

What's in a Customer Master Data Record?

It will be demonstrated how to change a Customer Master Record. Therefore, the transaction XD02 Change Customer Centrally will be called and data changes will be made in General Data, Sales Area Data and Company Code Data.

Demonstration for Practice: Change Customer Master Record

Document types will be explained. Then forms of input help for entering data and how to complete a document will be demonstrated. By the end of the video you comprehend the usage of document types, you know how to apply simple and collective search Help for data input,  and you realize how the screen's logic guides you to make all necessary entries for completing the document.

How to create Transactional Data?

It will be demonstrated how to perform the transaction ME51N. By the end of the video you’ll be able to create a simple Purchase Requisition with one item in SAP ERP.

Demonstration for Practice: Create Purchase Requisition

The procedure of viewing and printing a document in SAP will be demonstrated. By the end of the lecture, you know what the Print Preview of a document contains, what Messages signify in printing context and how Messages are processed.

How to print a document?

Test on Getting Closer
7 questions
Getting along
7 Lectures 39:05

The difference between  Create and Change transactions will be discussed,  the customizing of document numbers will be shown and the Forward Navigation will be demonstrated. At the close of this video you realize how significant the Create Transaction is, where Document Numbers come from and how convenient Forward Navigation could be.

Why are Documents so special?

It will be demonstrated how in general a Standard report is called, executed and displayed. Ultimately, you know the term Commitment Line Items, you get to know the transaction KSB2  and you get to know the SAP List Viewer.

How to call a Report?

It will be discussed why a running SAP ERP constantly must change, what the SAP System Landscape is and how changes within that system landscape are carried out. By the end of the video you know the main factors that influence changes in the system, the different parts of the SAP System Landscape and  SAP's tool for transferring the changes.

What's an SAP System Landscape?

The term ABAP is explained, the ABAP-Editor is shown and the Error Log is displayed. By the end of the lecture you'll know what ABAP is, where to find the ABAP Workbench and what a short dump is.

What's ABAP?

The term authorization will be shortly defined, the concept of roles will be explained and it will be demonstrated how it is applied. By the end of the video you know what authorization means in SAP, what roles are and where roles are assigned to a user.

Why does Authorization matter?

This video will name the different participants of SAP ERP. At the close of the video you know who operates SAP ERP, who technically runs SAP ERP and who adjusts SAP ERP.

Who does what in SAP ERP?

A brief insight into the SAP product portfolio will be given. By the end of the video you are aquainted with SAP's Business Suite, SAP's Industry Solutions, SAP for small and midsized enterprises and the SAP Business Intelligence Suite.

What kinds of SAP's are there?
On Target
1 Lecture 01:11

In this last lecture of the course I would like to thank you and wish you all the best.

Preview 01:11
About the Instructor
Ulrika Garner
4.5 Average rating
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2,220 Students
7 Courses
Zertifizierte Beraterin für SAP MM, Hobby: Fotobearbeitung

Application Consultant Materials Management for SAP. 

Seit mehr als 15 Jahren freiberuflich in SAP Projekten tätig. / More than 15 years experience as freelancer in SAP projects.

Neben der Beratung führe ich auch Schulungen vor Ort in Unternehmen durch. Die Erfahrungen aus diesen Schulungen haben mich bewogen, eigene Online-Kurse anzubieten. Es ist mir ein Anliegen, dass diese Kurse für jeden Interessierten verständlich und nachvollziehbar sind.

Apart from consulting I also do special trainings in companies. To me it is really important, that everyone who is interested in SAP can easily follow my instructions. 

In meiner Freizeit beschäftige ich mich u.a. mit der digitalen Fotobearbeitung und nutze dazu Paint.NET, das kostenlose Bildbearbeitungsprogramm unter Windows.