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SAP Books

SAP Books

Yet Over the years I have read many SAP Books. Some good, some not so good.

Below books that I have enjoyed and found useful.  All these have a place in my bookshelf.

SAP Books from my bookshelf





Using SAP. A Guide for Beginners and End Users

SAP PRESS 392 pages, 2nd edition 2014
ISBN 978-1-59229-981-2

If you are new to SAP, this book is a very good introduction. I read some of these beginner books and liked this one most.





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Integrated business processes with ERP systems
Simha R. Magal, Jeffrey Word April 2011, ©2012 Wiley

University level text book. Best book about business processes with ERP I have ever read. Goes together with SAP Courses TERPe and TERP10 ‘Integration of Business Processess’.

The demos used in the book can be found here: http://epistemypress.com/demos/








Manish Patel: Account Determination in SAP

268 pages, 2nd edition 2012, ISBN 978-1-59229-382-7

Excellent book about Account Determination and automatic postings in SAP.
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Asset Accounting Reporting in SAP




Thomas Michael: Reporting for SAP Asset Accounting: Learn about the complete reporting solutions for Asset Accounting (2014) Amazon

A comprehensive description about reporting in Asset Accounting. A real eye-opening how to use the standard reports.






COPC Variance Analysis




John Jordan: Production Variance Analysis in SAP Controlling 2nd Edition

The name of the book is a little bit misleading. Sure the variance analysis is also covered but the book does not begin with it. It is a thorough and easy to read book about product costing in SAP.




SAP Query Reporting




Stephan Kaleske: SAP Query Reporting–Practical Guide

SAP PRESS 402 pages, 2011

SAP Query is still a useful tool especially for ad-hoc reporting. Also some of SAP’s own reports are made with SAP Query. This book offers step-by-step instructions for using Quickviewer and SAP Query with many practical examples. A good book, if you already have some prior experience of SAP QUery.



Manish Patel: Account Determination in SAP

SAP ERP is a highly integrated system. Various business processes generate automatic postings in accounting and controlling. The quality of the postings depends very much on the configuration of automatic account determination. It is very important to understand how they work. I remember well my first encounter with MM and SD account determinations. And the expectations that I should configure them. I would have loved to have this book to help me.

At first sight SAP automatic account determination is a jungle of confusing settings without any apparent logic. Manish divides them into three techniques (transaction key techniques, symbolic account techniques and condition techniques). Very useful are the transactions and tables at the end of each chapter.

Altogether an excellent FI-book. However, in SAP the FI and CO go hand in hand. This book concentrates on the automatic account determination. It only briefly mentions the CO account assignments. Yet, in every SAP implementation  you must decide,  which accounts are revenue or cost elements. And what are the consequences for these decisions. Also the role of profit center in postings is unclear to many consultants.

The chapters about sales, purchasing and inventory transactions would have benefited of the controlling aspects.

Who should buy this book: everyone who wants to understand how the posting flow to general ledger.

This second edition book has changed size. I actually liked more the SAP Essentials A4 form with large print and big images. For this new book I need glasses. Should have chosen an e-book.

268 pages, 2nd, updated and revised edition 2012, ISBN 978-1-59229-382-7