What is SAP IDES (International Demonstration and Evaluation System)?
SAP IDES is a normal R/3 but with lots of DEMO data.
The system that contains several sample companies typifying relevant
business processes. It is simple to use and has a variety of master
and transaction data, and is used for demos, online/classroom
training, and presentations. Potential customers use IDES to trial and
test software via Internet.
SAP IDES – the "Internet Demonstration and Evaluation System" in the
R/3 System, represents a model company. It consists of an
international group with subsidiaries in several countries. IDES
contains application data for various business scenarios that can be
run in the SAP System. The business processes in the IDES system are
designed to reflect real-life business requirements, and have access
to many realistic characteristics. IDES uses easy-to-follow business
scenarios to show you the comprehensive functions of the R/3 System.
The focal point of IDES, however, is not the functionality itself, but
the business processes and their integration.
IDES not only covers the Logistics area, but also Financials, and
Human Resources. It demonstrates how the R/3 System is able to support
practically all types of industries, from discrete production through
to process industries, from engineering-to-order to repetitive
manufacturing. However, IDES is not a sector-oriented model company.
The individual processes are based on practice-oriented data for
sectors such as Retailing or Banking. The IDES group manufactures
products as diverse as elevators, motorcycles, and paints.
IDES is managed by SAP just as any regular business enterprise. SAP
regularly updates the IDES data (master data, transaction data, and
customizing). IDES also carry out period-end closing and plan with
different time-horizons. Transaction data are generated to ensure that
the information systems in all areas have access to realistic
evaluation data. IDES are constantly implementing new, interesting
business scenarios to highlight the very latest functions available in
the R/3 System. New functions are represented and documented by IDES
Above all, IDES shows you the possibilities of the integrated
applications in the SAP System. IDES cover all aspects of a business
enterprise, including Human Resources, Financial Accounting, Product
Cost Planning, Overhead Management, Profitability Analysis, Planning,
Sales and Distribution, Materials Management, Production, and much,
much more. IDES have also integrated document administration and
third-party CAD systems within the IDES system. This means that you
can call up and display external documents, or access CAD drawings.
IDES shows you how the R/3 System supports production processes, the
supply chain, and the efficient usage of global resources. Or perhaps
you would like to increase your understanding of
just-in-time-production or the integration of the electronic KANBAN
system in an MRP II environment? IDES provides the ideal way to learn
about areas such as Product Cost Controlling, Activity-Based Costing,
or integrated Service Management and Plant Maintenance. How to manage
high inflation is just one of the ever-growing number of IDES business
scenarios that you can choose from.