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SAP Upgrade to ERP 6.

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Deloitte brings you expert resources to help you lead the pack and realise how your SAP upgrade project fits into the bigger picture .

If you’re not looking at and treating your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system as an investment. we believe that it should be looked at as a stepping stone to realise more business value from current investments.0 (ECC6) upgrade revolution is here and while some companies perceive an upgrade to be a painful experience.Upgrade and reap the benefits now The SAP ERP 6. then you are most likely not getting maximum benefit out of it .

0 is realised in the increased flexibility of your ERP.0 and why should it be done? ERP 6. ECC5 and earlier versions will either need to extend their maintenance agreements. If a requirement for training does arise. The competitive advantage of upgrading to ERP 6. it can usually be covered via an e-mail or training material posted on the intranet etc. • Change management is limited to basic communication to keep the business informed about the upgrade.0 sooner rather than later are driven by cost saving and gaining competitive advantage. Upgrades can take the form of a “like-for-like” upgrade with no additional functionality or components or they can include system enhancements and additional functionality. or upgrade to ERP 6. maintenance costs would be significantly higher. If by the end of 2010 you’re running an earlier version of SAP than ERP 6. whilst avoiding increased support costs. The technical upgrade creates the platform to implement new functionality to give you a competitive advantage. ”like-for-like”.0 technical upgrade is the lowest risk solution with the shortest implementation timeframe. • Virtually no training needs to be performed. and • Cut-over is limited to single days. The impact of the technical upgrade in terms of a disruption on the business and business processes is very limited in that: • Previously used business functions are retained i.0 is the latest technical upgrade to existing SAP ERP systems and many companies currently running instances of SAP R/3 4. The “like-for-like” upgrade or ERP 6. The constant changing business requirements means that a system such as SAP needs to adapt rapidly to the evolving business environment. .6c. The ERP 6.0.0 before the end of 2010.e.What is the upgrade to ERP 6. The benefits of upgrading to ERP 6.0 technical upgrade is the implementation of the new software release as the foundation for all subsequent improvements.

0 enhancements • New application interfaces • Updated role-based access • Greater use of Adobe interactive forms • Better planning and forecasting tools • Greater ability to account for investments • Improved product costing modules • Automated allocations and balancing by multiple dimensions • Segregation-of-duties testing automatically reported • Enhanced contract accounting and collections Reporting and performance management Benefits The benefit of upgrading to ERP 6. health and safety compliance management Audit management . Source: www.sap. The table indicates these enhancements and the practical functionality of having them. user exits and BADI • Audit management becomes part of the standard cross-application functionality Sales and order management Travel and expense management Corporate real estate management Environmental.Business challenges End-user productivity SAP ERP 6.0 is indicated in the enhancements the new system has on existing functionality as well as new functionality.com Accounting and financial reporting compliance Talent attraction and retention • Improved support for recruiters • Improved online learning capabilities and support for knowledge management • Enhanced performance management and objective setting capabilities Shared-services for HR Procurement • Improved ability to operate a HR shared-services centre • Improved purchasing self-services capabilities • Enhanced services procurement • Streamlined invoice management • Improve order-entry processes • Improved support for Internet sales • Enhanced pricing and configuration • Improved entry and speed of expense reporting • Better travel planning and booking • Pre-delivered support for managing corporate property and rentals • Improved ability to import rules and regulations from third-party providers • Support for occupational health documentation • Enhanced ability to monitor dangerous goods and material • Additional menu exits.

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including . sizing and the technical health of your system.Our SAP services include • Small.0 upgrade. Health and Safety - Master Data Management - Business Intelligence (SAP BW and BusinessObjects) • Upgrade services • Advisory services • Quality assessments Deloitte’s global footprint ensures that there are always suitable skilled resources placed on every assignment. Such a review typically includes an assessment of your current SAP landscape. medium and large enterprise implementations •Preconfigured solutions • Niche solutions. Other upgrade related services: Pre-upgrade evaluation Deloitte can also assist your organisation by performing a technical evaluation of your businesses readiness for a SAP ERP 6. Deloitte also offers services and expertise to assist your organisation with the following upgrade related activities: • Server upgrade to 64 bit technology • Business Intelligence (SAP BW) technical upgrade • Enterprise Portal technical upgrade • SAP XI technical upgrade .Environment. functionality.

How Deloitte has successfully delivered ERP 6. Our unparalleled experience in this area has helped us to develop an accelerated low risk approach to ensure a seamless migration to ERP 6. functionality and data.0 upgrade projects to a number of clients in various industries. Production cut-over and support Cut-over and support Cut-over of the production environment to the new upgraded ERP 6. Final preparation for cut-over Final preparation Review and resolve all open issues from the realisation phase and prepare to apply upgrade to the production environment. Upgrade realisation Realisation Execute blueprint activities and upgrade the Test and Quality Assurance environments. Our approach to upgrading is based on the ASAP™ (Accelerated SAP) upgrade methodology supported by the Deloitte project management principles. It consists of the following five phases: Upgrade preparation Preparation Initial planning and preparation for the upgrade.0.0 solution and the support thereof. . Upgrade blueprint Blueprint Detailed design and documentation of the upgrade activities per system component.

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