SAP ECC modules
SAP ECC benefits to help lay a solid foundation for your business
When SAP moved from R/3 to SAP ECC, the documentation officially switched from the term module to the term component, but many in the industry continue to use the term module.
Components of SAP ECC have been integrated to cooperate. The terms “module” and “component” generally refer to a section of the software that was independently created to manage a specific set of business processes (see figure). Ten functional core components, or modules, and two technological components make up ECC.
The business functions covered by the frequently used functional modules that are part of SAP ECC are listed below.
The two modules that make up SAP FICO (SAP Finance and SAP Controlling) respectively handle cost planning and monitoring and financial accounting and reporting. Together, they give businesses the ability to manage, consolidate, and store all of their financial data, transaction history, and financial analytics in one location.
The SD module oversees the main sales and distribution activities. Sales of goods or services made directly to clients or via distribution channels fall under this category. Additionally, SD manages billing, credit issuance, and client returns.
Sales and Distribution (SD)
Materials Management (MM)
The MM module controls procedures linked to inventory, including physical inventory counts and reconciliation, as well as the acquisition of goods and services from vendors. Additionally, MM oversees all product issuance, receipts, and material transfers from one facility or storage place to another.
Production Planning (PP)
Businesses can more efficiently manage product production, sales, and distribution by matching demand with manufacturing capacity with the help of the PP module. PP can be used for discrete, process, repetitive, or a combination of more than one form of production, playing a crucial part in a manufacturer's supply chain.
The procurement, production, sales, and equipment maintenance operations are all deeply integrated with the QM module. Complete internal or external audit management is one of the advanced features. To assure continuing quality improvements to a company's business processes, QM can also help in identifying the fundamental causes of product failure.
Quality Management (QM)
Plant Maintenance (PM)
The PM module keeps an eye on equipment and operational areas, such a boiler room or chiller room, to make sure they are running properly. To avoid machine breakdowns and production halts, it delivers alerts when problems are found. Preventive, corrective, and refurbishment maintenance are all covered by the SAP PM component.
Customer Services (CS)
The business procedures for doing maintenance on equipment owned by customers are handled by the CS module. Additionally, CS includes the choice to charge clients for maintenance services rendered.
PS is designed to oversee large, complicated projects like establishing a new manufacturing facility or keeping track of a facility's maintenance turnaround. It is ensured that this module can accurately allocate project costs while keeping them within budget by funneling all project-specific purchases or production through PS.
Project System (PS)
Human Capital Management (HCM)
HR-related tasks are managed via the HCM module. Payroll, time management tasks including attendance and vacation time, job advancement, travel, and workplace safety are all included. Sub modules that can be used as needed are present in functional modules.