Before you jump into the vast world of ERP, do your homework. Although the potential rewards are big, you don't want to make the leap alone. Fortunately, help is out there, both in online and human form. For tips, insights, and SAP information, check out some of these great resources:

  • Your SAP account representative: If you are new to the SAP family or do not currently have an SAP account representative, go to to locate the closest office.

  • The SAP Web site: For up-to-the-minute information on SAP, check out The mySAP ERP section can be found in the Solutions area or by visiting; the SAP NetWeaver section (with information on ESA) is at

  • The SAP Developer Network: For information that is slightly more technology-focused, try (registration necessary).

  • The SAP Community: The SAP community Web site can be found at (registration necessary). Here you can browse and watch replays of recent SAP and SAP customer presentations on all aspects of mySAP ERP and ESA, as well as discuss issues in various forums.

  • SAP Events: There are many SAP events, from the elaborate SAPPHIRE conference and SAP TechEd to local events such as The Best of SAP World Tour. All can be found under

  • SAP Partners: Go to find out about the myriad of partners that can extend or help you with mySAP ERP.

  • SAP User Groups: Go to an SAP-owned site) for a list of user groups.