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Hi,

In project prparation as a sap sd consultant what r the things we have to do.

Please give me the solution for this.

Thanks,

Rash.

Former Member
Former Member replied

Dear Rash,

ASAP

ASAP stands for Accelerated SAP. Its purpose is to help design SAP

implementation in the most efficient manner possible. Its goal is to effectively

optimize time, people, quality and other resources, using a proven methodology to

implementation.

ASAP focuses on tools and training, wrapped up in a five-phase process oriented

road map for guiding implementation.

The road map is composed of five well-known consecutive phases:

u2022 Phase 1 Project Preparation

u2022 Phase 2 Business Blueprint

u2022 Phase 3 Realization

u2022 Phase 4 Final Preparation

u2022 Phase 5 Go-Live and support

Phase 1 : Project Preparation

Phase 1 initiates with a retrieval of information and resources. It is an important

time to assemble the necessary components for the implementation. Some

important milestones that need to be accomplished for phase 1 include

u2022 Obtaining senior-level management/stakeholder support

u2022 identifying clear project objectives

u2022 architect an efficient decision-making process

u2022 creating an environment suitable for change and re-engineering

u2022 building a qualified and capable project team.

Senior level management support:

One of the most important milestones with phase 1 of ASAP is the full agreement

and cooperation of the important company decision-makers - key stake holders

and others. Their backing and support is crucial for a successful implementation.

Clear project objectives:

be concise in defining what your objectives and expectations are for this venture.

Vague or unclear notions of what you hope to obtain with SAP will handicap the

implementation process. Also make sure that your expectations are reasonable

considering your company's resources. It is essential to have clearly defined

ideas, goals and project plans devised before moving forward.

An efficient decision making process:

One obstacle that often stalls implementation is a poorly constructed decision-

making process. Before embarking on this venture, individuals need to be clearly

identified. Decide now who is responsible for different decisions along the way.

From day one, the implementation decision makers and project leaders from

each area must be aware of the onus placed on them to return good decisions

quickly.

Environment suitable for change and re engineering:Your team must be willing to

accept that, along with new SAP software, things are going to change, the

business will change, and information technology enabling the business will

change as well. By implementing SAP, you will essentially redesign your current

practices to model more efficient or predefined best business practices as

espoused by SAP. Resistance to this change will impede the progress of your

implementation.

I hope this will help you,

Regards,

Murali.

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