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

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Consultants Versus Training Your Own Internal Resources

Two extremes exist in regards to staffing your SAP project. At one extreme, a horde of expensive money-hungry double-billing consultants may be brought in. You can find them quickly, and just as quickly start accruing enormous consulting fees. On the plus side, though, if they are managed and motivated properly (a really important “if”), a group of experienced consultants can take you through project preparation, planning, blueprinting, and implementation fairly quickly—many months perhaps, instead of more than a year.

On the other hand, pouring gobs of time and dropping maybe $20,000 in training on each of your high-potential, intelligent, and investment-worthy internal IT professionals ...

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