You’re considering implementing SAP. Are you sure you’re ready? Learn from an industry expert what it means to implement SAP—and which changes it will bring to your company. With Michael Doane’s latest edition of The SAP Blue Book, you’ll discover how to assess your organization’s “SAP maturity,” achieve measurable business benefits, and build a Center of Excellence before you start setting up the project. 1. SAP in a Nutshell Distinguish SAP from your legacy systems and understand what makes SAP an intuitive choice. 2. SAP Maturity Learn how to assess company strategy, structure, and attitude to best prepare for an implementation. 3. Business/IT Alignment Anticipate where the realms of business and IT will overlap in your SAP implementation. 4. SAP Training Learn what you need to do to reach, teach, and train everyone involved in the SAP implementation, from executive management to end users. Testimonials: “The writing is excellent. The history of SAP is so easy to read and informative. Experienced folks will appreciate the review and novices will find it clear and entertaining.” —Jon Reed JonERP.com “A sourcebook that informs and demystifies the phenomenon of SAP. Filled with charts, tables, case studies, and more than a touch of humor.” —Nancy Bancroft Author of Implementing SAP R/3 (Prentice Hall, 1997) Highlights include: * What is SAP? * Challenges in SAP projects * Assessing an organization‘s readiness for SAP * SAP project and system life-cycle * Post-implementation pitfalls * Center of Excellence * Measuring business benefits * Selecting and managing external consultants * Management and end-user training
Michael Doane has 35 years of business and information systems experience, including 12 years of industry, 16 years in enterprise application consulting and six years as an industry analyst. Since 2001, he has been advising clients on strategies, implementation and integration strategies, service provider selection and management, and best practices and methods for deriving value from enterprise applications investments. Michael Doane has been publishing information about SAP since 1996.