10 Tips For Successful SAP Business One Implementation
By Dattatrey R.Kulkarni Posted December 15, 2016 In Management, Project Management
Implementing SAP is a business led initiative. It is a journey which starts with building of a business case for implementing SAP, getting required internal approvals, followed by identification of the partner and several other preparatory activities before project start. Matters like identifying project team, key users, creating a detail project plan follow. Executing a project successfully is not a matter of chance but a function of several critical success factors which have a direct impact on the outcome of the project. These have been elaborated here as 10 Tips for successful implementation.
Tip 1: Choosing the Right Partner
This can be the most important decision which can potentially make or break your project. You need to choose a partner who can guide you through the implementation smoothly. There are certain criteria that you should be considering at the time of choosing your implementation partner as mentioned below.
Good business knowledge
SAP solution is drive by business processes and hence it is important that your partner has good knowledge of real world industry processes and practices. In case they have experience of working in your specific industry vertical – even better.
Expertise in SAP Business One
Your partner needs to have expertise on the product capabilities (different business modules and inherent process flows etc.) & flexibilities and should have technical skills in order to ensure that the product is leveraged to its fullest while delivering the business solution.
Approach towards implementation project
It is very important that both you and your partner look at the SAP project as a business initiative and not a software project. The project team (though part time) needs to be made up of employees who are experts in their respective business processes.