What is SAP?

SAP stands for Systems, Applications and Products in data processing. It creates a common centralized database for all the applications running in an organization. They released three software which are used for the organization growth.

SAP R/1 - It is the software for "Financial Accounting System"

SAP R/2 - It is mainframe-based business application software. It was very popular especially with the large multinational

European companies who required soft-real-time business applications, with multi-currency and multi-language capabilities built in.

SAP R/3 - It is distributed client-server with the client-server version of the software.

R-real time data processing. 3-three tier.

What is Management BI (MS BI)?

This is the powerful suite which is composed of tools. This tool helps in providing the best solution for business
Intelligence and Data Mining Queries. The Visual studio along with the SQL Server is used in this tool. It is useful for the better decision-making process in our organization. It also offers different tools for different processes which are required in Business Intelligence (BI) solutions.

There are 3 categories in MS BI:

SSIS – SQL Server Integration Services – Integration tool.

SSAS – SQL Server Analytical Services -Analysis tool.

SSRS – SQL Server Reporting Services – Reporting tool.

Carrier In SAP

SAP as an ERP tool it provides various types of job opportunities and carriers. Here we one by one.

SAP Basis

The SAP system administrator is called SAP Basis consultant, who install and maintain SAP hardware. The other kind of SAP

Basis consultant is obtained by certification courses offered by SAP.


It is the SAP technical consultant. These are the group of people who are in charge of writing the software in a language called as "ABAP". It is a programming language and can be easily picked up to shape the carrier. Note that it is a very simple programming language. We should have a good knowledge in programming to move into SAP ABAP.

SAP Functional Consultant

As the name described, it is for the functional consultant. It is used for implementing of business processes in SAP and maps them using the SAP software. e who use this should be able to know about the system and knowledge for configuring the business process in SAP.

Microsoft BI and SAP

An organization can derive new business insights with the help of Microsoft Business Intelligence. It provides data management and accessing all types of data, across structured and unstructured data sources.

It connects with world's data through a global marketplace for curate data and services authored by Microsoft and 3rd parties. Microsoft provides complete BI solutions through Excel and office 365 which provides data discovery, analysis, and visualization capabilities to identify deeper business insights from data.

Scenarios for SAP

The "End users" can directly connect to SAP to discover business data using Power Query for Excel and to analyze data using power pivot or pivot tables in Excel.

In a data warehouse scenario, corporate IT can use SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) as we mentioned previously to extract, transform and load data into an SQL Server database.
In a more traditional scenario of operational reporting, corporate IT can use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to directly connect to data in SAP. These scenarios and connectivity solutions are useful for Discover, Analyze, Integrate, and Report categories from above. To evaluate the different solutions, consider important factors such as the location and type of your SAP data.