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SAP Planning: Best Practices in Implementation by George W. Anderson

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Beware—When SAP Projects Are Less Than Successful

Not all SAP implementations are roaring successes. In the following sections, I take a closer look at some “not best” practices, including in some cases what went wrong, and in other cases how the SAP project may have failed to meet the expectations of its stakeholders—end users, functional business-process-oriented organizations, and the folks controlling the financial purse strings. If you fall back on the scenario of the “car moving at 70 miles per hour,” it becomes evident here that there is truly a great deal of real risk that must be mitigated when tackling an SAP project.

“Not Best” Implementation Practices

Some of the “not best” practices my team has run into may be found in Figure 2.3 ...

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