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

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Let’s Give a Big Warm Welcome to the “Specialists”!

Although most any SAP-experienced or trained resource can install an SAP component (in three to five days, usually, starting with uncrating gear all the way to logging in to the new unconfigured empty system), fewer can actually configure the product to be useful to the developers (who will perform their own “configuration” and create a functional SAP environment useful to end users). In Figure 12.6, I identify some of the most common specialist roles that are staffed at this stage of the project plan.

Figure 12.6. The need for specialists like those identified here varies based on the SAP implementation at hand; note, however, that they represent all layers of the SAP Solution Stack.

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