SAP Implementation Methodology

Business Benefits of ERP
 Improve alignment of strategies and operations  Standardize the business processes in the organization.  Achieve better efficiency of operation.  Adopt best practices, processes and systems  Set up and Implement an integrated and up to date IT SAP system  Rationalize multiple non-integrated systems into one common solution  Replace a high percentage of manual tasks with an automated solution through SAP  Provide immediate access to enterprise information

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Some even claim that during the last two years. Spring 2004 Page 3 . MITSloan Management Review.S. IT projects have failed altogether. and they don’t deliver the originally stated business goals.Projects from another perspective “An estimated 68% of corporate IT projects are neither on time nor budget.” Mark Jeffery and Ingmar Leliveld: Best Practices in IT Portfolio Management. $100 billion to $150 billion of U.

it does not make people insecure and resentful.Ingredients of Success  Adequate budget  including training. Change Management:  When changes are prepared for and introduced gradually. it turns them into advocates Page 4 . Topdown control without bottom-up involvement is a recipe for disaster. it is investment in human resource.  Alignment with Business Goals:  The strategic objectives of the program should be in alignment with organization’s business goals. documentation and conversion.  Clear and concise Deliverables  End-User Involvement  People need to be involved from beginning to end.  Adequate Training:  Training is not an expense.

Typical questions when you starting the project How to best use selected solution capabilities? Do we have internal capabilities and capacity to staff the project? How to build internal expertise? How and where do we start? Who does what in this project? How expensive will this project be? How do we keep the costs low? How to manage project and business risks involved? How do we assure success? Page 5 .

accelerators and useful information to assist all team members in implementing R/3. a step-by-step guide that incorporates experience from many years of implementing R/3. Quality checks are incorporated at the end of each phase to easily monitor deliverables and critical success factors. Page 6 .Delivering Successful Solutions AcceleratedSAP Methodology Description  Accelerated SAP (ASAP) is SAP's standard implementation methodology. It contains the Roadmap.  Accelerated SAP contains a multitude of tools.

Establish the project organization and relevant committees and assign resources Implementation Sequence Define sequence in project has to be executed During this phase the team goes through initial planning and preparation for SAP project.Clarify the scope of implementation 2. Team Core team+ project team+ consultant team Sign Off At the end of phase every above steps will be documented & will be signed off with the client Page 7 .Phase 1 : Project Preparation Goal Setting Define project goals & objectives Implementation strategy 1.

the steps in Phase 1 help you to identify and plan the primary focus areas that need to be considered.Project Preparation The purpose of this phase is to provide initial planning and preparation for your SAP project. Although each SAP project has its own unique objectives. scope. Page 8 . and priorities.

Based on the input ASIS document has to be created according to module wise TO BE 1.Understanding the business Process from the core team.The GAP b/w ASIS process & TOBE process is called GAP analysis ie.GAP document has to be created SIGN OFF Each process above has to be taken sign off from client Page 9 . GAP ANALYSIS 1. 2.In this process will map the business process in SAP based on ASIS 2. The inputs or the business process which can’t mapped into standard SAP will be analyzed here 2.Phase 2 : Business Blueprint SCOPE DOCUMENT This document will consists of questionnaire of entire business process AS IS 1.. The result is the Business Blueprint. a detailed documentation of the results gathered during requirements workshops.Module wise TOBE document has to be created The purpose of this phase is to achieve a common understanding of how the company intends to run SAP to support their business.

which is detailed documentation of the results gathered during requirements workshops. the Business Blueprint documents the business process requirements of the company. With this. you can better understand how the company intends to run its business within the SAP System Page 10 .Business Blueprint The purpose of this phase is to create the Business Blueprint. Furthermore.

The system configuration methodology is provided in two work packages: Baseline (major scope). Page 11 .Phase 3 : Realization Baseline Major scope Final Configuration Remaining scope SIGN OFF Each process above has to be taken sign off from client The purpose of this phase is to implement all the business process requirements based on the Business Blueprint. and Final configuration (remaining scope).

an overall test.Realization The purpose of this phase is to implement business and process requirements based on the Business Blueprint. In addition. Page 12 . and the release of the system for production (live) operation. the project team receives relevant knowledge. The objectives are final implementation in the system.

SIGN OFF Each process above has to be taken sign off from client Page 13 . On successful completion of this phase..Phase 4 : Final Preparation Unit Testing Testing within each module Integration Testing Integrate testing of modules ie. The Final Preparation phase also serves to resolve all critical open issues. you are ready to run your business in your live SAP System. system management and cutover activities) to finalize your readiness to go live. combine testing of all the modules User Training Cut over Strategy legacy system will be migrated to SAP system. The purpose of this phase is to complete the final preparation (including testing. end user training.

On successful completion of this phase. The Final Preparation phase also serves to resolve all crucial open issues.Final Preparation The purpose of this phase is to complete the final preparation (including testing. to finalize your readiness to go live. Page 14 . you are ready to run your business in your live SAP System. system management and cut-over activities). end user training.

Phase 5 : Go Live & Support Production Support The purpose of this phase is to move from a project-oriented. preproduction environment to live production operation. Monitor System Transactions Optimize Performance Help Desk & Competency Center Page 15 .

Go Live and Support The purpose of this phase is to cut over to live productive operation and to continuously support and improve live operations Page 16 .

NEW GlobalASAP Local Rollout Roadmap Project Preparation Setup of Local Project Organization Adaption of Strategic Framework Establish OCM Procedures + Responsibles Business Blueprint General Project Management OCM Organizational Alignment + Change Analysis Early Adoption of Best Business Practice Processes Training Planning Local Business Blueprint Documentation Security Requirements Infrastructure Planning System Operation Stategy Data Cleansing and Data Preparation Completion Check & Prepare for Next Phase Realization General Project Management OCM Early Adoption of Best Business Practice Processes Training Preparation Configuration & Development Unit / Process / Integration / Business Acceptance Testing Infrastructure Implementation Data Preparation & Data Migration Simulation Cutover Planning & Preparation Business Transition Planning for Cutover Completion Check & Prepare for Next Phase Final Preparation General Project Management OCM End User Training Cutover Management Business Simulation GoLive and Support General Project Management OCM System Support Business Support Early Adoption of Best Business Practice Proceesses Training and Documentation Strategy Infrastructure Requirements and Design Data Management Standards Implementation Data Cleansing and Data Preparation Completion Check & Prepare for Next Phase Project Closing End User Practice in the System Infrastructure Finalization Data Migration to Production Pre-Go-Live Operations Final Cutover and Controlled Process GoLive Completion Check & Prepare for Next Phase Page 17 Project Mgt OCM + Training Processes System Prep Data Cutover .

testing and operations Page 18 . documentation. configuration.Key components for success AcceleratedSAP .proven methodology Project Management expertise Management of the implementation project Aligned with industry standards and procedures (PMI PMBOK®) Specific to implementation of SAP solutions AcceleratedSAP toolset SAP Solution Composer SAP Roadmaps SAP Solution Manager Aligns customer’s business requirements to SAP solutions Offers AcceleratedSAP roadmap composed to fit specific project needs Facilitates efficient solution design.

a roadmap will provide guidance on the following: Who participates Knowledge Area Why and how you should do it What to do.Roadmap Adds Value to the Implementation When used properly. Templates Page 19 . Samples. and when to do it Accelerators.

Implementation Roadmap .2 M: Activity 1.Structure Phase Deliverable Group 1 Deliverable O: Output α.2 Deliverable consists of several outputs M: Activity 1.1 Task 1.1 Task 1.2 Task 1.1.1.2.1 O: Output α.1 Methods (activities and tasks) that create or contribute to creation of the deliverable Deliverable Group 2 Milestone A Page 20 .

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