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SAP Methodology

Quality Systems & Software

Methodology

SAP Upgrade MethodologyThere are various structured methodologies to implement SAPThe use of structured methodologies have been around for decades. Today, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of methodologies available for use. In SAP world, you have the most popular ASAP (Accelerated SAP) methodology. Based on the experience of multiple successful implementations, ASAP methodology is developed to ensure the successful, on-time SAP implementation. Many consulting firms claim to have their own Implementation Methodologies - but, most are simply the variations of ASAP Methodologies. We at QS&S adhere to ASAP Methodology. What makes QS&S different is that we have built many 'Accelerators' embedded within the methodology to jump-start the implementation, significantly reducing the implementation complexities and time. 'Accelerators' are predesigned configuration objects or techniques, which are required for majority of implementations

We follow ASAP Methodology enhanced with our Accelerators!QS&S

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Methodology

SAP Upgrade MethodologyWe follow ASAP implementation methodologyAccelerated SAP (ASAP) methodology utilized by QS&S is one developed originally by SAP for its customers. The key features of this methodology is that it is designed for rapid implementations with active participation by client team members. The methodology is composed of distinct phases which have a specific focus in the overall implementation. These include: Project Preparation Blueprint Realization Prepare for Production Post Go-live Support

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Methodology

Upgrade MethodologyWhy We Chose ASAP

Developed by SAP specifically for SAP implementation Available to SAP customers as part of license fee Tight integration with Solution Manager Designed for active participation by client team members Large number of accelerators provided by SAP Pre-designed configuration objects or techniques, which are required for the majority of implementations. QS&S has developed its own accelerators to jump-start the implementation, significantly reducing the implementation complexities and time.

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QS&S Approach Proprietary ToolkitWe have a developed extensive proprietary library of accelerators, methods and routines to save customer cost and timeSAP implementation accelerators Pre-configured modules and sub-routines Topical optimizers Productivity improvement frameworks Solution architecture templates SAP best practice library

We believe that our proprietary toolkit could provide significant overall cost & time savings.QS&S

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Rapid SAP Upgrade Approach

Upgrade project pre-planningAddress technical and environment requirements Conduct the assessment process Identify any high-level business process improvements Assess short-term and long-term directions Environment requirements and necessary hardware & software High-level scope and plan Completed upgrade assessment document Impact on people, their jobs, roles, and responsibilities

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Rapid SAP Upgrade Approach (cont.)

Project preparationDefine the upgrade scope and project plan Establish the project organization and standards Define new roles and responsibilities for all team members Perform technical and security requirements planning Analyze the present environment contents Perform the necessary upgrade preparations Decide on tools, templates, and documentation standards for the project

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Rapid SAP Upgrade Approach (cont.)

Business blueprintInventory a list of interfaces, reports, data conversions, and third-party tools Inventory a list of security profiles and activity groups Revisit business processes and determine which processes are within the scope of the project Review new functionality and document new functionality impacts Locate all test scripts and update as needed Identify all new, changed, and deleted transactions as a result of new release functionality Finalize the upgrade project scope

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Rapid SAP Upgrade Approach (cont.)

Realization of DEV and QAUpgrade the DEV and QA environments Perform configuration and technical changes Conduct functional and technical integration tests Delta training preparation and delivery GUI rollout/desktop deployment Implement security strategy Prepare production support Create end-user documentation and training materialsQS&S

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Rapid SAP Upgrade Approach (cont.)

Realization of productionFinalize documentation and training Revise/create documentation and training materials Perform end-user training focused on change areas Conduct stress tests Apply hot packages, OSS notes, and configuration changes Communicate the plan to end users Execute the production cutover plan

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Rapid SAP Upgrade Approach (cont.)

Go-live and supportUpgrade the production system Maintain a support organization for the short and long term Create policies and procedures for handling support calls Manage the roles and responsibilities of your support team Educate end users on the support process Obtain written signoff for the productive system

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Methodology

Upgrade MethodologyRapid SAP Upgrade - Project Stages

Project Prep

Blue Print

Realization

Go-Live

Post Go-live

Continuous Improvement Testing New System

Finalizing Business Processes Preparing Organization for Change

Plan

Build

Test Continuous Improvement

Implement

Support

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ASAP MethodologyProject Preparation The purpose of this phase is to provide initial planning and preparation for your SAP System project. Although each project has unique objectives, scope and priorities, the steps in this Phase help you to identify and plan the primary topics that need to be considered. As you prepare for your SAP System, you must address several important issues at the beginning of the project. These include: SAP Hardware Environments/Installation Team finalization Project Planning Project Kickoff meeting

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ASAP MethodologyProject PreparationMajor Activities Review Project Enterprise Charter Draft Project Team Organization Develop detailed project plan Develop Risk Management plan Develop Issue Management plan Develop Training strategy Define project strategies Define Data Conversion Strategies Define Reporting / Data warehouse strategy Roll-out Strategy Technical Architecture Strategy SAP Competency StrategyQS&S

Key Deliverables Project Charter Mission Statement, Business Case, Business Drivers Organizational Project Team Structure Project Plan Project team training schedule Project Risks / Critical Success Factors Assessment Risk Management Plan Technical Infrastructure Organization Implementation Standards and procedures14

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ASAP MethodologyBlueprint Phase This phase will be one of the most important phases. We settle on our strategy on how to build our new home! We finalize so-called blue-print. The next phase will be an execution phase. During this phase, the core business processes will be reviewed and refined and outline process flow will be configured within the SAP system. The goal is by the end of the blueprinting phase to have defined the business scenarios necessary and to have the main business flows configured within SAP for an end of blueprint walkthrough. QS&S will conduct workshops to address design of the SAP system hierarchy and other fundamental system elements that are core to the system operation and integration. We will seek validation and sign-off from the key users to ensure that the documented requirements reflect what is to be configured in the SAP system. The key deliverable in this phase is the business blueprint which represents a definition of the core processes in scope for the implementation and initial validation of the SAP core processes which will act as the base for the subsequent addition of more complexity. Key Deliverable - At the end of Business Blueprint phase, we would have a deliverable Blueprint document. This document will act as a basis for all further activities in the project.QS&S

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ASAP MethodologyBlueprintMajor Activities Set up and install SAP Sandbox environment Conduct Team SAP training Develop SAP Organization structure Define Global parameters Process requirements Perform process and functional gap analysis and resolution Define enterprise standards process Define IT/Development requirements Key Deliverables Business Process Master List (BPML) baseline IT development Scope / Requirements Global Reports Standard Interfaces List Standard Conversions List Enhancements list Preliminary Sandbox configuration for early prototyping Global Organization Structure Realization Plan

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ASAP MethodologyRealization Phase During the Realization phase, project teams will focus on configuring the SAP functionality. Specific tasks include: Configuring the SAP system (i.e., transactions, tables, screens, reports) to meet the business requirements developed during the preparation and blueprinting phases Developing interface, reporting, and enhancement programs where necessary Documenting configuration decisions as the basis for end-user training and on-going system support Developing strategies and plans to accomplish system testing and end-user training Identifying and establishing data standards The entire QS&S implementatio