What is an SAP Implementation?

SAP implementation is a collection of practices and workflows intended to design, build and tune an SAP landscape. SAP landscapes are all unique, so SAP implementations are seldom the same. Each has its own organization-specific requirements based on distinctive SAP configurations, customization and combinations of SAP and third-party modules. Unique adaptations aside, an SAP implementation is always about taking a vision for SAP in the business and turning it into a reality. It’s a multi-step process, with distinct phases.

Installation vs. Migration vs. Upgrades

SAP implementation work arises in three main settings. The first is installation, such as with a product like SAP S/4HANA. New or old customers need installations. With an existing customer, the implementation may occur because the customer has such an extensively customized landscape that it’s better in the long-run to build a new system from scratch.

Migrations, in contrast, involve moving an SAP product between hosted environments. A migration might also mean moving SAP from one database to another. Migrations usually occur in multiple phases. They are by nature, complex and require frequent testing. An SAP upgrade is an implementation project that moves an SAP instance to a newer version. This could be something relatively simple, like adding enhancement packs. Some upgrades are challenging, however, requiring a great deal of planning and testing to successfully implement.

An SAP implementation has five basic steps:

  • Project preparation
  • Business blueprint
  • Realization
  • Final preparation
  • Go Live support

Key Pointers

  • Mapping of details related to business process i.e. whether to use standard configuration or customization method.
  • Considering the statutory requirements while mapping the business process such as: declaring company inventory valuation
    methodology to the statutory authority. The same is vital because in case you fail to deliver.
  • Validation of details, substitution, alerts and workflow should be captured against existing, well defined and approved business
  • Various reporting requirements should be duly defined with standard details or else customized attributes against each process.
  • Various integration points should be identified and defined such as: direct integration (Integration with PLC), database integration
    (SFC automated system like DCS), enterprise application integration (web services, API) and custom integration with any legacy
    application or third party software.
  • Authorization and access control should be defined at each and every step based upon the approved business policy as well as

Utilize an intelligent ERP system to address today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities with flexibility, speed, and insight.

Digitize your finance processes

Understand financial performance in real time, so you can optimize finance processes – from planning and analysis to period end close and treasury management.

Manage product lifecycles more effectively

Develop a fully-aligned product portfolio that allows you to manage lifecycles, control production costs, and deploy resources effectively from across your organization and beyond.

Take control of your supply chain

Increase visibility and agility across your digital supply chain by leveraging machine learning for logistics, manufacturing, and asset management.

Achieve insights across your business

Get a complete picture of operations and use customer insights to help marketing, sales, and service teams work more productively, grow revenue, and accelerate opportunities.

Stay ahead of your procurement needs

Use intelligent applications with machine learning to improve supplier management, streamline purchasing, and deploy collaborative sourcing and contract management.


Delivering the Power of SAP

Given SAP’s evolving nature, SAP customers evaluate and implement new SAP products to improve their business by staying one step ahead of their competitors. With the increased benefits of moving to newer releases of SAP, upgrade schedules have also become more aggressive requiring customers to turn to consulting firms for assistance. Many SAP customers draw upon Cyret’s proven SAP track record, experienced consultants, and on-time, on-budget projects to improve their ROI, lower their total cost of ownership, and ensure successful projects.

Seamless Implementations

Cyret’s experience implementing SAP core (FI/CO, MM, SD, PP, HR, etc) and emerging technology modules (PLM, CRM, SEM, SRM, BW, etc) coupled with our holistic systems approach, allows for the seamless integration of new functionality into your environment.

Efficient, Risk-Free Upgrades

SAP’s aggressive upgrade path necessitates strategy development on when and how to accomplish your migration to newer SAP releases. Cyret’s understanding of the functional enhancements and technical requirements of each new release, as well as our long history of successful SAP projects, provides our Customers with systematic, low-risk upgrades.

SAP Extension Services

In certain SAP architecture designs, structured upgrade plans often include the upgrade of components (i.e. BW, SRM, etc) separately from your SAP ERP upgrade. However, with time and resources at a premium, turning to Cyret’s experience to facilitate these module upgrades quickly and effectively increases your return on investment and lowers your total project costs while securing your competitive advantage with a better end product.