I am looking for help in understanding the terminology of some benchmarks for SAP applications. I have read and re-read several pages on their website, including http://www.sap.com/solutions/benchmark/index.epx
but still are not 100% clear. I would greatly appreciate if someone familiar with SAP would answer the following questions:
Q1. SD Standard Benchmark - is it correct that this is not
a single benchmark, but actually a generic term referring to all the SAP benchmarks including benchmarks for: Power, ERP, Supply Chain, Banking, Utilities, NetWeaver, Enterprise Portal, Customer Relationship Management, Product Lifecycle Management, and Retail? If not, what is it?
Q2. SAPS - is it correct that this is a unit of measurement and not a benchmark? It looks like the results of the Sales and Distribution (SD) Benchmark are reported in SAPS.
Q2b. I have seen cases where people refer to the "SAPS" benchmark. If SAPS is a unit of measurement, is it safe to say that SAPS is another way of referring to the Sales and Distribution (SD) benchmark? If yes, is it the 2-tier or 3-tier version?
Q3. I have also seen cases where people refer to the "SAP" benchmark. What are they most likely referring to?
Q4. Please confirm that the following all refer to the same benchmark: SAP-SD Two-Tier, SAP SD 2-tier, SD2 SAPS, and SAP SD2
Q5. Similarly, please confirm that the following all refer to the same benchmark: SAP-SD Three-Tier, SAP SD 3-tier, SD3 SAPS, and SAP SD3
Q6. Finally, out of all of the SAP benchmarks, which one benchmark, if any, is most widely used?
Thanks so much for your help!!!!