ASAP (Accelerated SAP) methodology

Phase I: Project Preparation

- Decision makers define clearly Project objectives and an effective decision making process.

- Define Project organization and Roles.

- Implementation scope is finalized

- System Landscape and technical requirements are finalized

- Infrastructure (Hardware/Interfaces)

- High level Strategies for client

- Archiving strategy

- Issues of Data bases

- Other issues like

- Unanticipated tasks

- Normal tasks that can not be completed

- External factors that need to be dealt with

Phase II: Blue Print Phase

- Scope of R/3 implementation is defined.

- Business blue print is created.

a) Tools used for this is

- ASAP Implementation assistant

- Question and Answer Data Base (Q&A dB)

- Business Process Master List (BPML)

- R/3 Structure Modules

- Business Navigator and External Modeling tools

- Project Management (Activities like…)

- Conducting Status Meeting for Project Meeting

- Conducting Steering committee meetings

- Addresses the issues like Organizational Change Management

- Other Activities Like

- Project Team Training

- Developing the system environment

- Defining Org Structure

- Define Business Process

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Phase III: Realization Phase

• Configuring the R/3 System

• Defining the Authorizations in R/3

• Defining the work flow

• Creating Use Documentation

• System manager procedures

- Developing the System Test plans

- Define the Service level Commitment

- Establishing the System Administration function

- Setting up the Quality Assurance environment

Phase IV: Testing and Final Preparation

• Testing, user Training, System management and Cutover activities

• Test Plan has the activities of:

- Testing the conversion procedures and programs

- Total Interface programs

- Volume and Stress testing

- Final User acceptance testing

- Developing a Final Go-Live strategy

• Redirection to Go-Live

• Preparation of End-user documentation

• Training for the End Users

• Technical environment installation on Production system and testing

• Transfer of Legacy data and preparation plan for Go-Live

Phase V: GO-Live Phase

- Production support facilities are carried out

- Validations of Business process and their configuration

- Follow up training for End Users

- Sign–Off