It is common for companies to jump into an SAP project without first conducting the due diligence and planning required to make the project successful. Often times, organizations select an SAP solution simply because of SAP’s longstanding, prestigious reputation and its broad industry focus. However, before the SAP implementation begins, it is necessary for an organization to analyze who they are, what they want to be in the future as well as pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses, core competencies, and areas in need of improvement.

An SAP implementation project can take a very long time, and if not managed properly, can cause the project to consume unnecessary resources. Based on the experiences of Panorama’s ERP consultants, only clear SAP requirements can guide you through the selection process and help with conducting an effective ERP implementation. By the same token, clear requirements cannot be defined until business processes are defined, and to establish the clear business processes, a clear sense of strategic direction is required.

Although a smooth SAP implementation is completely feasible, most projects face numerous challenges. In our white paper, we summarized five major challenges encountered during SAP initiatives based on our annual benchmark studies. This white paper also includes ten tips for a successful SAP implementation.

Click to download the full the white paper titled Ten Tips for a Successful SAP Implementation.

Blog entry written by Haoyan Sun, Research Analyst at Panorama Consulting Group.

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