SAP implementation is not an easy process at all. In order to implement it successfully, an organization needs to be patient and careful both. Typically, organizations go for it when they want to go for a change management from their current systems. There can be different forms of change management such as the expansion of existing business processes, acquisitions, mergers, and process re-engineering and new ERP or technology roll outs.
However, a key concern that pops up is when the introduction of SAP is so expensive and complicated, why do more and more organizations go for it?
While there is no debate over the fact that sap implementation is not a child’s play, it is a challenge worth accepting for the array of benefits offered by it. But prior to going for SAP implementation of software solutions, an organization should take out some time and find out the answers to the questions mentioned below.
* Does the business have a turnover of a million dollar that will support them purchase the SAP product and user licenses along with other requirements?
* Does the organization have easy access to skilled and experienced consultants who are experts in drafting a blueprint for SAP implementation?
* Is the company prepared for drastic changes in its business processes and are the various teams ready to accept the challenges?
* In case there is a failure after the implementation, is the organization ready to bear losses and take big risks?
* Is there a backup plan available with the company in case the primary design does not work out for whatever reasons?
When an organization gets replies for all these above questions, it can enjoy the innumerable benefits offered by SAP implementation in the business processes used on a daily basis. Organizations implement SAP to get the best out of their businesses a and to ensure that the efficiency of the manual and automated business processes involved in day-to- day operation is maximized,
There are three major priorities for the process of successful SAP implementation which are as follows.
* Processes- there should be proper sequencing and structuring of the key business processes so that they are capable of delivering the expected and desirable output. All the business processes should be efficient and inter-linked so that they are helpful in gaining bigger benefits.
* People- both the end-users as well as the professionals in the IT department who are closely involved with the process of implementation should be able to appreciate and understand the system or the updated business processes with great ease.
* Technology- There are activities like employee training, ensuring vendor and customer data security, bringing new dimensions to the business processes should be productive in such a manner that they enhance the efficiency of people as well as processes. When all the above three key components coordinate with one another, there is a high probability of the success of SAP implementation.