The evolution of SAP R/3
The overriding goal of the SAP R/3 development and delivery strategy is to extend the reach of existing SAP R/3 installations thereby providing a greater return on investment to the SAP R/3 customer by extending functions and pursuing new methods of implementing new functions.
SAP R/3 continues to play a key role in the overall strategy of mySAP Business Suite. It is a component and an important building block of the mySAP Business Suite e-business platform. It provides the enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality that is a prerequisite for any successful business solution and delivers the reliability, scalability, and operability that SAP customers expect.
SAP R/3 Enterprise is a first step to e-business since it is part of nearly every mySAP Business Suite solution. So, for example in the area of HR, SAP R/3 provides functional coverage of much of the "standard" enterprise centric processes, whereas with mySAP HR, there are many additional benefits in the collaborative environment, such as E-Recruiting.