Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Hasso Plattner

Basics of On-premise and On-demand Enterprise Software


This course gives you an overview of most important areas and processes supported by enterprise standard software. The theoretical part of the course is supported by exercises and examples from SAP ERP Central Components portfolio. An introduction into on-premise and on-demand delivery models is given. The technical challenges and existing solutions of both options of deployment are discussed. Team:

  • Prof. Hasso Plattner
  • Oleksandr Panchenko
  • Vadym Borovskiy

Course schedule

23.10.2009 - Introduction lecture [ Slides pdf ]
30.10.2009 - Enterprise Software
06.11.2009 - Human Ressources
13.11.2009 - Logistics
20.11.2009 - Exercise: Production planning, part I
27.11.2009 - Exercise: Production planning, part II
04.12.2009 - Accounting
11.12.2009 - Software logistic
18.12.2009 - Exercise: Controlling part I
08.01.2010 - Exercise: Controlling part II
15.01.2010 - New SAP development
22.01.2010 - SaaS part I (business view and technical view)
29.01.2010 - SaaS part II (demo SAP Business ByDesign and exercise) [invited speaker]
05.02.2010 - SaaS part III (feedback meeting)
12.02.2010 - Exam, IfI, Room 0.04


Each Friday, 11:00-12:30, IfI 0.04 You need a user account for IfI. If you don't have one, please request one under this link and pick up your password by Beatrice Mix (IfI, 0.18) before 30.10.2009. Make sure you have your student ID with you.

Online course

Some chapters contain multiple choice questions to gauge your progress. Answer these questions before you continue. Select your answer from the selection list. More than one answer may be correct in multiple choice questions. The form is checked when you choose the "Answers" button. The next page informs you which questions you answered correctly. You can only proceed if you correctly answer all questions.



  1. Gerhard F. Knolmayer, Peter Mertens, Alexander Zeier, Jörg Thomas Dickersbach, Supply Chain Management Based on SAP Systems: Architecture and Planning Processes, 2009
  2. Mertens, P., Integrierte Informationsverarbeitung, 2005
  3. Knolmayer, G., Mertens, P., Zeier, A., Supply Chain Management Based on SAP Systems: Order Management in Manufacturing Companies (SAP Excellence), Springer, Berlin 2002
  4. Gadatsch, A., Frick, D., SAP-gestütztes Rechnungswesen, 2005
  5. Benz, J., Höflinger, M., Logistikprozesse mit SAP R/3, 2005
  6. Johannes Meiners, Wilhelm Nüßler, SAP-Schnittstellen-programmierung, Galileo Press, 2004
  7. Ewald Brochhausen, Jürgen Kielisch, Jürgen Scheering, Jens Staeck, mySAP HP: Technical Principles and Programming, SAP Press, 2003
  8. Frank Forndron, Thilo Liebermann, Marcus Thurner, Peter Widmayer, mySAP ERP: Geschäftsprozesse, Funktionalität, Upgrade-Strategie, Galileo Press, 2006
  9. Jörg Siebert, Martin Strohmeier, mySAP ERP Financials, Galileo Press, 2006
  10. Horst Keller, Sascha Krueger, ABAP Objects: ABAP Programming in SAP NetWeaver, Galileo Press, 2nd edition, 2007

Books are avaliable at our chair.


  1. Stefan Aulbach, Torsten Grust, Dean Jacobs, Alfons Kemper, Jan Rittinger, Multi-tenant databases for software as a service: schema-mapping techniques [ pdf ]
  2. Frederick Chong and Gianpaolo Carraro, Architecture Strategies for Catching the Long Tail [ link ]
  3. Chang Jie Guo, Wei Sun, Ying Huang, Zhi Hu Wang, Bo Gao, A Framework for Native Multi-Tenancy Application Development and Management [ link ]
  4. Geoffrey A. Moore, Strategy and Your Stronger Hand, Harvard Business Review