Roadmaps and Methodology: Get the Most Out of Your Implementations, Upgrades, and SAP Systems

  • by Brad P. Saxon, Managing Principal, SAP America, Inc.
  • October 15, 2008
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Ensure a successful SAP implementation, upgrade, or smooth-running operation: Learn about the available SAP Roadmaps, the options for accessing them, and the benefits of using them.
Key Concept

SAP Roadmaps provide you with proven, practical, comprehensive, repeatable, and rich implementation methodologies that enable speedy, focused implementations of SAP solutions. SAP Roadmaps cover the most important aspects and phases of an SAP solution’s implementation, enhancement, or upgrade following the Accelerated SAP (ASAP) principles.

When planning your SAP implementation, your upgrade project, or the maintenance of your production systems, there are proven and repeatable SAP methodologies—Roadmaps—that have been designed to reduce the overall risks of the project and enable projects to come in on budget and on schedule. They can also reduce overall implementation times while providing a framework of the tasks and activities you should follow.

These methodologies are available free of charge via the SAP Service Marketplace (http://service.sap.com/roadmaps) and through the RMMAIN transaction of your Solution Manager system. They come with a wealth of information you can use to make your projects successful and to run your SAP systems effectively. This article covers the available Roadmaps, explains the options for accessing them, and then details the benefits of accessing and using the Roadmaps in SAP Solution Manager.

Brad P. Saxon

Brad P. Saxon has been an SAP consultant since 1996 and has spent the past eight years with SAP America. In his current role, he serves as the Managing Principal for SAP Solution Manager in the South Region. Brad has achieved a “Trusted Advisor” status with more than 35 Solution Manager customers. He is also a frequent contributor to ASUG, SAPPHIRE, and several websites, including www.SolutionManagerexpert.com.

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