The first installation in the SAP Knowledge Book Series, SAP R/3 System Administration is a first-rate reference book that's much needed, as it hones in on release 4, the latest and much anticipated version of R/3. Author Liane Will's crystalline writing style is an essential element of this book's success. As she covers topics that range from understanding SAP's graphical user interface to archiving data appropriately, her down-to-earth tone makes the complex subject matter considerably less daunting. And as is typically the case with well-constructed reference guides, the pages are generously splashed with configuration commands, screen shots, and tables. The five appendices, which include a glossary, a bibliography, and pages devoted to menu structures and profile parameters, are a useful codicil as well.In addition to the specific guidance offered on how to keep SAP R/3 running smoothly, this book is also designed to serve as a preparatory text for SAP's Certified Technical Consultant test. For example, each chapter ends with review questions similar to those that may appear on the test. You can try out the knowledge you've gleaned with the timed test engine on the bundled CD-ROM. Sarah L. Roberts-Witt --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.