For over a decade, SAP has offered industry-specific applications, starting with oil and gas and utilities solutions. Media, insurance, chemicals, banking, and public sector offerings have followed, highlighting SAP's lesser-known side as a market-oriented provider of industry-tailored solutions.
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solution based on SAP ERP may represent a significant advantage—but only if SAP is the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for the prospective user, and if the prepackaged business processes fit adequately. While SAP rightly claims that the packaged solution is a more rapid, lower cost, and lower risk implementation methodology, these comparisons are mainly relative to implementing SAP without the packaged solution. Companies should thus look at the potential total cost of ownership (TOC)