Chapter 5

REASON FOR UPGRADING

Different studies held among CIOs shows that most SAP R/3 implementations are initiated to replace old homegrown software. Besides making all the software Y2K compliant, and getting rid of homegrown applications, a third reason has been to implement standard software like SAP R/3: Business Process Reengineering. A lot of companies used the implementation of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software as a mechanism for reorganizing the company.

SAP R/3 upgrades are sometimes seen as complex and difficult projects. The process is sometimes even feared. Although it can be complex and difficult, an upgrade project is like all other projects—it’s all about skills, commitment from the business, and good project planning. ...

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