SAP implementation is a necessary step in adding SAP software to your company’s software. However, the implementation can fail more often than not, and this is because it isn’t given its due diligence. The implementation should be seen as a project that will completely change your company, not a mere IT project. It is a serious investment that can make a lot of difference for the efficiency of your company, so it must be treated as a major project in itself.
The increase in efficiency brought on by the implementation can make data sharing smoother, production faster and reduce any recurring costs that occur due to redundancy of data.
Below we explain some of the important factors that you need to keep in mind while undertaking an sap implementation project:
- Not a mere IT project!
As we mentioned before, an implementation project is a critical investment for a company. But more often than not, senior executives are not made aware of its importance, and thus are not involved in the process of implementation.
Research has shown that in situations where the SAP implementation project has been utilized to its full potential, there has been a dramatic transformation in the efficiency of the business. There have been drastic reductions in extra costs acquired, and business has boomed. This is why senior management must be involved in the project throughout.
- Always anticipate problems
No software installation happens without issues and glitches, and the implementation project is no exception. There should be a responsible team in place, and they must always communicate any issues they are facing with the rest of the team. The team leader or project manager must always be on top of the situation and be proactive in studying problems before they even show up. Being prepared can go a long way in ensuring that the issue is solved as soon as it occurs. However, it is not as complicated as it seems.
Generally speaking, SAP implementation projects are not easy and may take a while due to the changes that the company’s different software modules must go through to integrate the software. But SAP can go a long way in increasing the efficacy of operations in the business and creates a common data pool for everyone to use. This ensures that you can access real-time data about your business, and keep on track of your growth and profits.