A-Z Guide to SAP Implementation Process

SAP is just like a pocket full of goodies. You enter SAP and you would get to explore how it accommodates all unique features, robustness, and technically advanced functionality in the products. SAP has room for everything but mistakes. Yes, you get it right, implementing SAP system automation products like the most popular and trending – SAP Business One is much more affordable than we think and its implementation doesn’t involve a giant budget provided there are no mistakes involved. Mistakes can prove much costlier.

To avoid such mistakes and get your SAP implementation of SAP Business One right, take a look at this insightful blog so that you are much informed at the time of your SAP implementation.

SAP Implementation – What is it really?

SAP implementation is a set of best practices and planning involved while deploying the SAP Business One software in an organization. Now since, every organization has its unique goals, objectives, and requirements to meet; the process of implementation varies in accordance with the same. Also, it depends on the SAP partner you choose, which decides the methodology, time, and cost involved in the implementation process.

Since years, ASAP Methodology i.e., Accelerated SAP Methodology process has been adopted as the standard process of SAP implementation, however, a new SAP Activate Methodology is emerging as the new standard these days. Both of the methodologies have been approved by SAP, although the partner you choose must have a proven record and expertise on either of the two processes for implementation.

 Implementing SAP Business One

The implementation process happens either when we implement the software from scratch in an organization, or at the time of modifying the existing one. The modification of the software occurs either when the clients want to add more functionality to the software, or if they experience some glitches in the functioning of the software, and lastly due to the ‘End of Lifecycle’, EOL of the product. EOL happens when the product needs to be replaced with the new one.

“Mostly the Implementation projects are carried out for modifying the existing software.”

How is it done?

The implementation process involves a few steps for efficient working and long lifecycle of the product. The steps are as follow:

a). Project Preparation:

Objectives of an organization are identified and implementation process planning is carried out keeping all the factors in mind.

b). Business Blueprint:

Defines the business processes that will be benefited by the product after the implementation.

c). Realization:

The technical experts start building products by further refining the blueprint received

d). Go-Live Support:

The team executes the data migration process and prepares for Go-Live. Support is all about post-implementation maintenance and services required.

Cost of Implementation

You would find it vague, but the real cost of implementation varies from project to project. It depends on various factors including the SAP implementation partner you choose, add-ons you add to extend SAP Business One functionality, modifications you make in a product, etc. However, it is fairly fine to say that SAP implementation is quite affordable even for small businesses.

Originally posted 2020-05-19 10:29:50.