SAP installations to efficiently manage business processes
A decision to employ a new enterprise system such as SAP is strategic and can have a very high impact on a company and all its international subsidiaries. A major part of the respective companies’ business success depends on the smooth, efficient and productive operation of this new system. The journey to implement takes a considerable amount of time and resources and is typically a multi-step process. Multinational or globally operating companies face significant additional complexity during the implementation of an SAP enterprise solution in their headquarters and international operations due to localization challenges. Following a global template definition, regional/local rollouts require careful planning and preparation in various areas. Below are major rollout issues to consider. They are applicable for each region, country, and individual location: We at Suneratech can make this transition to a global template as smooth as possible with our vast experience in defining the global template, implementation and subsequent rollout to different geographies.
Each country is a legal entity; therefore, local G/L and local fiduciary financial reporting need to be considered
- Local tax issues
- Payroll integration
- HR integration
- Local currency
- Local language on orders, shipping papers, and invoices
- Mandatory local customs/processes
- Local modifications from “Global Template” require configuration, testing, and approval
A ‘global template with local rollouts’ strategy approaches the global implementation and use of SAP in a much more coherent fashion. This methodology needs to accommodate the overall planning phase, the template development phase, the pilot implementation phase, and a series of subsequent rollout projects.
We adopted SAP’s ‘GlobalASAP’ as a methodology and tool-set to implement SAP. It incorporates and takes advantage of the ‘standard ASAP/Activate’ to be used in the realization phase as a local rollout roadmap. ASAP/Activate and the GlobalASAP implementation methodology is part of the SAP Solutions Manager, the framework that offers specialized functionality to better implement and operate the SAP Solution. For running the solution, SAP Solutions Manager provides functionality to monitor systems and processes. Furthermore, it provides a support desk for the handling of messages and transports. Other examples include functionality for e-Learning Management, for Upgrades, for Changes Request Management, and interaction with SAP Support.