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The SAP Blue Book

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 190 Nombre de pages
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You re considering implementing SAP. Are you sure you re ready? Learn from an industry expert what it means to implement SAP and which changes it will bring to your company. With Michael Doane s latest edition of The SAP Blue Book, you ll discover how to assess your organization s SAP maturity, achieve measurable business benefits, and build a Center of Excellence before you start setting up the project. 1. SAP in a Nutshell Distinguish SAP from your legacy systems and understand what makes SAP an intuitive choice. 2. SAP Maturity Learn how to assess company strategy, structure, and attitude to best prepare for an implementation. 3. Business/IT Alignment Anticipate where the realms of business and IT will overlap in your SAP implementation. 4. SAP Training Learn what you need to do to reach, teach, and train everyone involved in the SAP implementation, from executive management to end users. Testimonials: The writing is excellent. The history of SAP is so easy to read and informative. Experienced folks will appreciate the review and novices will find it clear and entertaining. Jon Reed JonERP.com A sourcebook that informs and demystifies the phenomenon of SAP. Filled with charts, tables, case studies, and more than a touch of humor. Nancy Bancroft Author of Implementing SAP R/3 (Prentice Hall, 1997) Highlights include: What is SAP? Challenges in SAP projects Assessing an organization s readiness for SAP SAP project and system life-cycle Post-implementation pitfalls Center of Excellence Measuring business benefits Selecting and managing external consultants Management and end-user training

Auteur
Michael Doane has 35 years of business and information systems experience, including 12 years of industry, 16 years in enterprise application consulting and six years as an industry analyst. Since 2001, he has been advising clients on strategies, implementation and integration strategies, service provider selection and management, and best practices and methods for deriving value from enterprise applications investments. Michael Doane has been publishing information about SAP since 1996.

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You're considering implementing SAP. Are you sure you're ready? Learn from an industry expert what it means to implement SAP-and which changes it will bring to your company. With Michael Doane's latest edition of The SAP Blue Book, you'll discover how to assess your organization's "SAP maturity," achieve measurable business benefits, and build a Center of Excellence before you start setting up the project.

1. SAP in a Nutshell Distinguish SAP from your legacy systems and understand what makes SAP an intuitive choice.

2. SAP Maturity Learn how to assess company strategy, structure, and attitude to best prepare for an implementation.

3. Business/IT Alignment Anticipate where the realms of business and IT will overlap in your SAP implementation.

4. SAP Training Learn what you need to do to reach, teach, and train everyone involved in the SAP implementation, from executive management to end users.



Testimonials: "The writing is excellent. The history of SAP is so easy to read and informative. Experienced folks will appreciate the review and novices will find it clear and entertaining." -Jon Reed JonERP.com

"A sourcebook that informs and demystifies the phenomenon of SAP. Filled with charts, tables, case studies, and more than a touch of humor." -Nancy Bancroft Author of Implementing SAP R/3 (Prentice Hall, 1997)

Highlights include:

  • What is SAP?
  • Challenges in SAP projects
  • Assessing an organization's readiness for SAP
  • SAP project and system life-cycle
  • Post-implementation pitfalls
  • Center of Excellence
  • Measuring business benefits
  • Selecting and managing external consultants
  • Management and end-user training

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Résumé

  • What is SAP?
  • Challenges in SAP projects
  • Assessing an organizations readiness for SAP
  • SAP project and system life-cycle
  • Post-implementation pitfalls
  • Center of Excellence
  • Measuring business benefits
  • Selecting and managing external consultants
  • Management and end-user training



Contenu

... Preface ... 11

1 ... How SAP Discovered the New World ... 15
... 1.1 ... A Quarter Century of Partial Victories ... 15
... 1.2 ... The Accelerating Failure of Traditional Information Systems ... 16
... 1.3 ... Computerize This ... 20
... 1.4 ... Discovering the New World ... 21
... 1.5 ... SAP's Rise to the Top ... 24
... 1.6 ... Keeping Technology in Context ... 25

2 ... What Is SAP? ... 27
... 2.1 ... Reading with the SAP Alphabet ... 27
... 2.2 ... Features of SAP ... 29
... 2.3 ... Core Business Applications of SAP ... 33
... 2.4 ... Work Flow Applications ... 34
... 2.5 ... Accelerated Solutions with SAP NetWeaver ... 35
... 2.6 ... And All the Rest ... 37
... 2.7 ... Critical Distinctions Between SAP and What You Know ... 38

3 ... Are You Ready for SAP? ... 45
... 3.1 ... Red Light, Green Light ... 46
... 3.2 ... Assessing Your SAP Readiness ... 48

4 ... SAP in a Microwave ... 55
... 4.1 ... A New System Lifecycle ... 55
... 4.2 ... SAP in a Microwave ... 58
... 4.3 ... Post-Implementation: The Windfall ... 78
... 4.4 ... Accelerated SAP Implementations ... 80

5 ... There's No Such Thing as Having SAP ... 85
... 5.1 ... The SAP Long Haul ... 86
... 5.2 ... Post-Implementation Excellence ... 90
... 5.3 ... Center of Excellence Maturity ... 94
... 5.4 ... Application Outsourcing ... 99

6 ... Seizing Business Benefits with SAP ... 103
... 6.1 ... Show Me the Money! ... 103
... 6.2 ... "We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us" ... 107
... 6.3 ... The Intangibles ... 109
... 6.4 ... Better, Faster, Cheaper ... 113
... 6.5 ... Postscript: Business-IT Alignment Is the Hero ... 114

7 ... Gain Sharing: A 21st Century Way to Partner ... 117
... 7.1 ... Negotiation Points for Gain Sharing ... 118
... 7.2 ... Key Performance Indicators ... 120
... 7.3 ... Advantages and Cautions ... 121

8 ... Selecting and Managing SAP Consultants ... 125
... 8.1 ... The Frenzy Is Over ... 125
... 8.2 ... Global Delivery Models ... 126
... 8.3 ... What SAP Consultants Do ... 130
... 8.4 ... Consulting Billing Methods ... 131
... 8.5 ... Choosing Your SAP Consultants Wisely ... 133
... 8.6 ... Successful Partnerships with SAP Consultants ... 138

9 ... Curves Ahead: SAP Education for All ... 141
... 9.1 ... Executives Are Not Trained--They Are Informed ... 142
... 9.2 ... Education for Middle Management ... 144
... 9.3 ... Project Team Training ... 145
... 9.4 ... End-User Training ... 148
... 9.5 ... Racing to the Expert Plane ... 154

10 ... Making the Most of Change Management ... 159
... 10.1 ... Change Management Element #1: Program Governance ... 162
... 10.2 ... Change Management Element #2: Risk/Readiness Assessment ... 164
... 10.3 ... Change Management Element #3: A Leadership Program ... 168
... 10.4 ... Change Management Element #4: A Communications Program ... 170
... 10.5 ... Change Management Element #5: A Job Alignment Approach ... 174
... 10.6 ... Change Management Element #6: A Super-User Program ... 176
... 10.7 ... Change Management Element #7: A Knowledge Transfer Process ... 180
... 10.8 ... Change Management Element #8: Role-Based Training ... 182

... The Authors ... 185

... Index ... 187

Détails sur le produit

Titre: The SAP Blue Book
Sous-titre: A Concise Business Guide to the World of SAP
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781592294121
ISBN: 159229412X
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Logiciels utilisateurs
nombre de pages: 190
Poids: 275g
Taille: H221mm x B141mm x T15mm
Parution: 01.06.2012
Année: 2012