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Pre Implementation of SD

Hi Experts,

Thanks for your Instant Help.

I would like to know what is the process we approach before any company wants to Implement SAP to change their Pre-existed technology?what type of questions do we get from business people ? what are the steps involved in pre implementation? Is there any documentation that is available, to follow before we run any workshop on this ?

Please help me go-through any documentation if available.

regards,

Kanna Palle.

Edited by: kanna palle on Oct 16, 2008 4:36 AM

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Hi there,

There is nothing like a specific format pf the pre implementation procedures to be follwed.

Generally, when a company wants to implement SAP, we have a through understanding of the business processes involved in the company.

We 1st decide what is the functional scope of the SAP. Like if they want to implement all modules of SAP or just basic modules like SD, MM, PP, FI. Then we also decide on the geographic scope. Like is the SAP impelmentation only for India or across the globe.

Then we analyse the business process mudule wise. Like as an SD consultant, you will try to know what is the business flow from order to invoice.

Also if there are any special processes involved like consignment, 3rd party etc.

After analysing all the business processes you will then find to know the GAPS. There are some processes which are possible to implement through stanrad SAP, then some with a few customizing (user specific progs / includes), then some which are not possible through SAP.

You will make the details of the same & then present it to the business. Accordingly you will have a signoff.

It is from there that your proj starts. From there your SAP implementation practise like ASAP or company specific processes come into picture. You will then start gathering the requirements module wise & process wise.

Regards,

Sivanand

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