What is the difference between SAP ERP and SAP ABAP?

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What is the difference between SAP ERP and SAP ABAP?

Answer 1

Aruna Kasturi

worked at IBM India (2015-2018)

To be brief, SAP ERP is an application and SAP ABAP is a language.

SAP ERP is enterprise resource planning software developed by the German company SAP SE. SAP ERP incorporates the key business functions of an organization.

ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming, originally Allgemeiner Berichts-Aufbereitungs-Prozessor, German for “general report creation processor”) is a high-level programming language created by the German software company SAP SE.

SAP introduced products/applications according to its usage for large companies,for medium scale and small scale.

Answer 2


ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. It is a business process management tool which deals with the basic internal processes of a company by using various modules.
SAP can be used to refer to any of the products of the company SAP AG. SAP-ERP is an integrated software solution by SAP AG.
It streamlines processes across procurement, manufacturing, service, sales, finance, and human resource.

Answer 3

Akash Kumar Giri

SAP EWM Consultant at EY

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)is the name given to a suite of applications which is used to run a medium to large scale companies.
This as a whole consists of process area and may consists of

product planning, purchase.
manufacturing or service delivery

marketing and sales

inventory management

shipping and payment


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