Scrum’s the Word: How Endeca Mastered an SAP Implementation in Just 22 Weeks

  • by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts
  • June 30, 2009
The project team responsible for implementing a new SAP ERP system at Endeca Technologies knew what it was getting into. Several team members had worked with SAP systems at prior jobs, and knew that the pain associated with a badly executed implementation could be severe.

By using a novel approach to project management and ongoing operations, the team was able to quickly implement an SAP system that has improved several of its business processes and given the high tech company an industry-leading system for automating revenue recognition.

After a 22-week implementation process that culminated with a go-live in July 2007, Endeca now runs its business on a single instance of SAP ERP 6.0 — including SAP Financials, SAP ERP Human Capital Management, Sales and Distribution (SD), and Materials Management (MM).

The results speak for themselves. The Endeca SAP implementation has reduced the company’s financial close time by 30%, supported strong revenue growth with no additional hires, and improved the accuracy of the company’s expense management.

Davin Wilfrid

Davin Wilfrid was a writer and editor for SAPinsider and SAP Experts. He contributed case studies and research projects aimed at helping the SAP ecosystem get the most out of their existing technology investments.

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