SAP BI functionality — from analytics, data modeling, and report creation, to maximizing the effectiveness of your company’s business intelligence tools, including SAP BW, SAP BusinessObjects, and SAP HANA.


SAP CRM functionality — including lead and sales management, security, CRM system performance, reporting, and analytics.


SAP financials functionality — including integrating with other modules and applications, SAP GRC, automating month-end closes, controlling, compliance, reporting, upgrading, and more.

Human Resources

SAP ERP HCM functionality — including personnel administration, payroll, travel management, and recruitment.


SAP SCM and SAP ERP logistics systems— including SAP APO, sales and distribution, materials management, logistics execution system, and production planning.


SAP in the cloud — including HANA, workload analysis, cloud economies and applications.


SAP HANA — including HANA platform, SAP S/4 HANA, programming and data.


SAP Development — including programming languages, data centers, SAP HANA backup and restore and disaster prevention.


SAP Administration - including SAP Solution Manager, security, data management, performance, integration, and implementations and upgrades.

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