SAP is a vital tool for any organization. But to be effective, it must be deployed in the right manner. This is not always as straightforward as it may seem. Neither is it an implement-and-then-forget-it application. SAP projects must be managed carefully from the planning stage onwards. Proper Management ensures effective implementation and minimal disruptions. We get a software platform that is customized to the organization needs, is dynamic, productive and efficient.
At SAPHive we provide comprehensive Project Management that starts from the pre-planning stages and lasts throughout the implementation of the software. The management services can be extended with on-site consulting where our experts are available to solve problems and oversee performance in real time.
Project Life Cycle
During each SAP Project Management, the process is a carefully planned from the beginning. A typical life-cycle can be broken into three steps:
The right beginning ensures that your path will be smoother as you proceed with the implementation. Pre-implementation is a multi-layered process. It includes planning, roadmap development and procurement.
Planning: The entire process begins with data gathering. At this stage our experts carefully evaluate the organizational structure, its goals and growth patterns. What do we need? How can SAP make the organization more efficient? How can it reduce wastage, while promoting more efficiency? Planning also takes into account the manpower available on-site. No implementation can be successful without the people involved. The level of technical expertise is evaluated, teams appointed and possible leadership identified.
Roadmap development: Every life-cycle needs a roadmap. It’s a clear picture of how the SAP program will run within the organization and what will be its goals. The roadmap is intended to give everyone a direction and goal for the program. It is also an effective way of gauging its course.
Procurement: Once we have a plan and we understand what we need from it, we start the procurement process. The software is selected as per its specialization and ability to scale-up as the business grows. Our procurement executives have expertise in different business verticals and the experience of working in a wide range of industries. We are also conscious of budgetary constraints.
Impeccable execution is the key to proper system integration. Thorough planning ensures that we have a roadmap to be followed in the short-term. Our implementation team works closely with our clients to see that the software is implemented in a smooth and flawless manner. Our aim is also to see that there are minimal disruptions in the work flow. We have different delivery models that the clients can choose as per their requirements and convenience.
At SAPHive we offer both onsite and offsite services to ensure efficiency with economy. Clients can choose to go for single ‘Turnkey projects’ where development is carried out onsite or carry out a hybrid execution where onsite consulting is backed by offshore experts working on testing and improving the execution.
During the execution process we identify the teams that will implement the software and appoint leaders. These are teams within the company that will be primarily working with the software. In larger organizations, we may also have ‘experts’ who have some technical knowledge and can solves glitches as they occur. Finally, leaders or a leader may be appointed who can act as the “go to person” for all technical or business queries.
Comprehensive Project Management includes post-implementation support. SAPHive ensures post-implementation services with SAP staffing, onsite consulting and enhancement services. Many businesses choose to stay on with SAPHive even after the initial implementation is complete to ensure that expert services are available whenever required. Our advanced tech centers report on new technologies or up-gradations that can further enhance or support the client software.
Project Management is a long-standing multi-layered process, which determines the success of any SAP program. To know more about our Project Management expertise, call or mail us.