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ISBN:
978-1-59229-910-2
Author:
Bernd Welz et al.
Type:
Hardcover, 398 pages
Year:
2013

Product Description and Table of Contents

• Learn how to implement SAP solutions quickly and with predictable outcome
• Deep-dive into best practices and services in SAP Rapid Deployment solutions
• Benefit from the real experiences of a multitude of companies and industries

Learn how to take the challenge out of implementing or extending your SAP solutions in the cloud or hybrid environments. SAP’s new paradigm, SAP Rapid Deployment solutions, will change the way you deploy your software. Asking yourself about how pre-configured best practice processes can shorten your time-to-value? This book reveals the whys and hows.

A New Paradigm
Explore the origins of SAP Rapid Deployment solutions. You’ll understand the fundamentals of the new approach and the benefits it brings.

Solution Phases and Structure
Explore. Scope. Deploy. Run. Understand the phases and composition of a solution, how it simplifies the interaction between your business and IT team, and what services are available for its support.

Tools and Methodologies
What steps do you need to take to kick-start a rapid-deployment project? This book details the steps, tools, and best practices to get started.

Support Your Solutions
Learn about the available resources that will keep your business solution moving forward and help you stay ahead of the curve.

Rapid-Deployment Solutions in Action
Seeing is believing. Read how industry leaders implemented a multitude of different solutions, and understand the time-frame, results, and benefits realized.

Highlights

• SAP Best Practices
• Pre-assembled solutions
• SAP Business All-in-One
• Assemble-to-order
• Simplified Rapid-Deployment Solution Experience
• Self-service tools
• Support services
• Solution maintenance
• SAP Solution Manager
• ASAP
• SAP Partner program

The Authors

Bernd Welz is an executive vice president at SAP and global head of the Solution & Knowledge Packaging organization responsible for enabling the customer adoption of SAP innovations at scale. Over 30 other SAP experts and thought leaders contributed to this book.

Table of Contents

  • ... Introduction ... 15
  • ... Book Overview ... 15
  • ... Reading Guidelines ... 16
  • 1 ... Why Rapid Deployment of SAP Solutions? ... 19
  • 1.1 ... Evolution of the New Paradigm ... 21
  • 1.1.1 ... From Individual Projects to ASAP ... 22
  • 1.1.2 ... From ASAP to Best Practices for the Mid-Market ... 22
  • 1.1.3 ... Introducing SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions ... 23
  • 1.1.4 ... Assemble-to-Order of Solution Landscapes with SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions ... 25
  • 1.1.5 ... From A2O to the Simplified Rapid-Deployment Solution Experience ... 27
  • 1.2 ... Key Benefits of the Rapid-Deployment Approach ... 28
  • 1.3 ... Is IT (Still) Strategic? ... 30
  • 1.4 ... Summary ... 31
  • 2 ... Smarter, Faster, Simpler: The New Implementation Paradigm ... 33
  • 2.1 ... Key Essentials to the New Implementation Paradigm ... 34
  • 2.2 ... SAP Best Practices, SAP Business All-in-One, and SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions ... 37
  • 2.2.1 ... SAP Best Practices ... 38
  • 2.2.2 ... SAP Business All-in-One ... 45
  • 2.2.3 ... Rapid-Deployment Solutions ... 47
  • 2.3 ... The Assemble-To-Order Approach ... 50
  • 2.4 ... Pre-Assembled Rapid-Deployment Solutions and the Cloud ... 51
  • 2.4.1 ... Definition of a Pre-Assembled Rapid-Deployment Solution ... 51
  • 2.4.2 ... Usage Scenarios of Pre-Assembled Rapid-Deployment Solutions ... 54
  • 2.4.3 ... Impact of Pre-Assembled Rapid-Deployment Solutions on Project Setup and Timeline ... 55
  • 2.5 ... Use-Cases and Delivery Options for Rapid-Deployment Solutions ... 56
  • 2.5.1 ... New Business Processes ... 58
  • 2.5.2 ... Infrastructure Enhancements ... 62
  • 2.5.3 ... Database Migration ... 63
  • 2.5.4 ... Evaluation of Use-Cases and Delivery Options for Rapid-Deployment Solutions ... 65
  • 2.6 ... The Simplified Rapid-Deployment Solution Experience ... 66
  • 2.6.1 ... Explore ... 68
  • 2.6.2 ... Scope ... 70
  • 2.6.3 ... Deploy ... 73
  • 2.6.4 ... Run ... 77
  • 2.7 ... Services Complementing Rapid Deployment ... 78
  • 2.8 ... The Role of SAP Partners in the New Implementation Paradigm ... 79
  • 2.9 ... Benefits ... 80
  • 2.10 ... Summary ... 83
  • 3 ... Value Case Studies around the Rapid Deployment of SAP Solutions ... 85
  • 3.1 ... Database Migration to SAP NetWeaver BW Powered by SAP HANA ... 85
  • 3.1.1 ... Background ... 87
  • 3.1.2 ... Results ... 91
  • 3.2 ... Data Migration to the SAP Business Suite Powered by SAP HANA ... 93
  • 3.2.1 ... Background ... 94
  • 3.2.2 ... Deployment ... 96
  • 3.2.3 ... Results ... 101
  • 3.3 ... Rapid Deployment of SAP ERP with SAP ERP Rapid Deployment Solutions and the Assemble-to-Order Approach ... 101
  • 3.3.1 ... Background ... 102
  • 3.3.2 ... Solution-Deployment Planning ... 103
  • 3.3.3 ... Deployment ... 104
  • 3.3.4 ... Results ... 107
  • 3.4 ... Deploying SAP CRM with SAP HANA ... 108
  • 3.4.1 ... Background ... 108
  • 3.4.2 ... Deployment ... 109
  • 3.4.3 ... Results ... 112
  • 3.5 ... Combining SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions with an Incremental Rollout Strategy to Integrate Disconnected CRM Systems ... 113
  • 3.5.1 ... Background ... 114
  • 3.5.2 ... Deployment ... 117
  • 3.5.3 ... Results ... 120
  • 3.6 ... Assemble-to-Order Deployment of SAP ERP ... 120
  • 3.6.1 ... Background ... 121
  • 3.6.2 ... Deployment ... 122
  • 3.6.3 ... Results ... 123
  • 3.7 ... Telco Accelerates Billing Project Using a Rapid-Deployment Solution ... 124
  • 3.7.1 ... Background ... 125
  • 3.7.2 ... Deployment ... 127
  • 3.7.3 ... Summary ... 129
  • 3.8 ... Consumer Products Company Deploys SAP Demand Planning in Weeks ... 130
  • 3.8.1 ... Background ... 130
  • 3.8.2 ... Deployment ... 131
  • 3.8.3 ... Results ... 133
  • 3.9 ... Deploying Integrated Supply Chain Solutions Rapidly ... 133
  • 3.9.1 ... Background ... 134
  • 3.9.2 ... Deployment ... 135
  • 3.9.3 ... Results ... 136
  • 3.10 ... Integrating Multiresource Scheduling into SAP ERP and Plant Maintenance ... 137
  • 3.10.1 ... Background ... 137
  • 3.10.2 ... Deployment ... 139
  • 3.10.3 ... Results ... 140
  • 3.11 ... Assemble-to-Order Finance on SAP HANA ... 142
  • 3.11.1 ... Background ... 142
  • 3.11.2 ... Solution-Deployment Planning ... 145
  • 3.11.3 ... Deployment ... 147
  • 3.11.4 ... Results ... 148
  • 3.12 ... SAP Business Intelligence Adoption Rapid-Deployment Solution ... 151
  • 3.12.1 ... Background ... 152
  • 3.12.2 ... Deployment ... 153
  • 3.13 ... Enterprise Performance Management ... 157
  • 3.13.1 ... Background ... 158
  • 3.13.2 ... Deployment ... 159
  • 3.13.3 ... Results ... 162
  • 3.14 ... Mobile Apps and Infrastructure ... 164
  • 3.14.1 ... Background ... 165
  • 3.14.2 ... Solution-Deployment Planning ... 165
  • 3.14.3 ... Deployment ... 167
  • 3.14.4 ... Results ... 168
  • 3.15 ... SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud ... 170
  • 3.15.1 ... Background ... 170
  • 3.15.2 ... Deployment ... 170
  • 3.15.3 ... Results ... 175
  • 3.16 ... Case Study for a Rapid-Deployment Solution Implementation of SAP Fiori ... 175
  • 3.16.1 ... Background ... 176
  • 3.16.2 ... Solution-Deployment Planning ... 177
  • 3.16.3 ... Deployment ... 178
  • 3.16.4 ... Results ... 178
  • 3.17 ... Winning the Ratings War with SAP Personnel Administration and Organization Management Rapid-Deployment Solution ... 180
  • 3.17.1 ... Background ... 182
  • 3.17.2 ... Deployment ... 183
  • 3.17.3 ... Results ... 183
  • 4 ... Content Architecture: Foundation of SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions ... 185
  • 4.1 ... Content Architecture Defined ... 187
  • 4.1.1 ... Business Value of Content Architecture ... 187
  • 4.1.2 ... Objectives of Content Architecture ... 188
  • 4.1.3 ... Key Concepts of Content Architecture ... 189
  • 4.1.4 ... Content Architecture Example ... 192
  • 4.1.5 ... The Asset Type Inventory (ATI) ... 194
  • 4.2 ... Content Architecture of Rapid-Deployment Solutions ... 196
  • 4.2.1 ... Meta Model ... 197
  • 4.2.2 ... Key Entity Type Definitions ... 198
  • 4.2.3 ... Rapid-Deployment Solution Bill of Materials ... 200
  • 4.2.4 ... Layered Architecture of Implementation Building Blocks ... 208
  • 4.3 ... Rapid-Deployment Solution Domain in the Context of SAP Taxonomy ... 210
  • 4.3.1 ... Meta Model ... 210
  • 4.3.2 ... Definition of Key Entities ... 211
  • 4.4 ... Assemble-to-Order Content Architecture Principles ... 217
  • 4.4.1 ... Structure Content Around Scope Items ... 218
  • 4.4.2 ... Structuring Content around Scope Items ... 219
  • 4.4.3 ... Creating a Network of Scope items ... 221
  • 4.5 ... Summary ... 223
  • 5 ... Tools for an End-to-End Experience: From Discovery to a Running System ... 225
  • 5.1 ... Exploring SAP’s Solutions with SAP Solution Explorer ... 226
  • 5.1.1 ... Value Maps ... 228
  • 5.1.2 ... Catalog of End-to-End Solutions and Solution Capabilities ... 229
  • 5.2 ... Scoping Your Solution with the SAP Solution Configurator ... 232
  • 5.2.1 ... The SAP Solution Configurator for Customers ... 233
  • 5.2.2 ... The SAP Solution Configurator for Bidding Teams ... 238
  • 5.3 ... ASAP Methodology for Implementing SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions ... 244
  • 5.3.1 ... Overview and Benefits of ASAP 8 ... 245
  • 5.3.2 ... The Taxonomy of the ASAP 8 Methodology ... 246
  • 5.3.3 ... Agile Delivery with the ASAP Methodology ... 248
  • 5.4 ... Project Execution with the Rapid Deployment Cockpit, SAP Solution Manager, and Solution Builder Tool ... 251
  • 5.4.1 ... Collaborative Project Execution with the Rapid Deployment Cockpit ... 253
  • 5.4.2 ... Supporting Your Implementation with SAP Solution Manager ... 259
  • 5.4.3 ... Activating SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions Pre-Configuration Content with the Solution Builder ... 261
  • 5.5 ... Operating Your Solution with SAP Solution Manager ... 265
  • 5.6 ... Summary ... 269
  • 6 ... Support Services for the Rapid Deployment of SAP Solutions ... 271
  • 6.1 ... Engineered Services ... 272
  • 6.1.1 ... Why Engineered Service? ... 272
  • 6.1.2 ... Structure of Engineered Services ... 274
  • 6.1.3 ... Delivery Approach ... 275
  • 6.2 ... Services for Solution Implementation ... 276
  • 6.2.1 ... Services for Solution Implementation and Operations ... 276
  • 6.2.2 ... Reduce Implementation and Operational Costs with SAP Maintenance ... 282
  • 6.3 ... Services for Enablement ... 291
  • 6.3.1 ... SAP Ramp-Up Knowledge Transfer: Supporting SAP Solution Launches ... 292
  • 6.3.2 ... SAP Education: Accelerating Time-to-Market and Time-to-Value ... 293
  • 6.3.3 ... SAP Certifications: Key for Achieving Technology Value ... 295
  • 6.3.4 ... SAP Education Software: Improve Learning Management, Knowledge Transfer, and Performance ... 296
  • 6.3.5 ... SAP Enterprise Support Academy: Expert-to-Expert Training ... 298
  • 6.3.6 ... SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions Enablement Program ... 301
  • 6.3.7 ... SAP University Alliance and SAP Student Academy: Next-Generation SAP Experts ... 303
  • 6.3.8 ... Educating the Crowd: openSAP “Enablement of Innovation Adoption at Scale” ... 304
  • 6.3.9 ... Information and Collaboration ... 306
  • 6.4 ... Summary ... 310
  • 7 ... The Rapid Deployment Partner Program ... 311
  • 7.1 ... SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions for Partners ... 313
  • 7.1.1 ... Adopting the Methodology to Conduct State-of-the-Art Implementations ... 313
  • 7.1.2 ... Adopting the Delivery of SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions ... 314
  • 7.1.3 ... Bringing It All Together: Partner-Led Rapid-Deployment Solutions ... 315
  • 7.2 ... Getting There Fast: Enablement and Qualification ... 320
  • 7.2.1 ... Core Methodology Program ... 321
  • 7.2.2 ... Enablement ... 321
  • 7.2.3 ... Qualification ... 322
  • 7.3 ... Sample Partner Case: F.I.T. Consulting ... 323
  • 7.3.1 ... How the Engagement Started ... 323
  • 7.3.2 ... How the Qualification Went ... 324
  • 7.3.3 ... Qualifications for F.I.T. ... 324
  • 7.3.4 ... Experiences and Expectations ... 325
  • 7.4 ... Sample Partner Case: Fujitsu ... 325
  • 7.4.1 ... How the Engagement Started and Developed ... 326
  • 7.4.2 ... Experiences and Expectations ... 327
  • 7.5 ... Sample Enablement Session ... 327
  • 7.5.1 ... SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions Methodology Premium Enablement Sessions ... 328
  • 7.5.2 ... SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions Premium Enablement Workshops ... 329
  • 7.6 ... Summary ... 331
  • A ... SAP Rapid-Deployment Solutions: Packages ... 333
  • A.1 ... SAP ERP Rapid-Deployment Solutions ... 335
  • A.2 ... SAP Business Suite Powered by SAP HANA ... 336
  • A.3 ... Line-of-Business Rapid Deployment Solutions ... 340
  • A.4 ... Industry-Specific Packages ... 361
  • A.5 ... Mobile Packages ... 365
  • A.6 ... Technology Packages ... 366
  • A.7 ... SAP Business All-in-One ... 377
  • B ... The Authors ... 387
  • B.1 ... Chapter Authors ... 389
  • ... Index ... 395



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