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

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The First Week of Go-Live

When the system is finally turned on for use by its end users, you have achieved Go-Live. This is very different than technical Go-Live, when the system was locked down and no changes were allowed from a technical perspective. Go-Live is actually synonymous with “functional” Go-Live. However, unlike its technical counterpart, it’s unlikely that the system will indeed be locked down for long after the big day of Go-Live comes and goes. Big changes will of course require downtime, and will therefore be relegated to regularly scheduled change waves. But smaller changes and tweaks to the system will continue to be made and promoted to production as usual, leveraging the transport system.

Turning the system “on” is by no ...

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