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by George Anderson, Senior Director & GPE, Microsoft Services August 15, 2014
SAP Professional Journal – 
George Anderson explains several systemic issues behind why SAP project and support teams keep re-living the same mistakes year after year and then provides several measures and actionable next steps you can take to remedy the problem.

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by George Anderson, Senior Director & GPE, Microsoft Services | John Dobbins, SAP Basis Project Lead April 11, 2014
SAP Professional Journal – 

George Anderson and John Dobbins warn against 10 mistakes they continue to see made in ERP projects.


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by George Anderson, Senior Director & GPE, Microsoft Services | John Dobbins, SAP Basis Project Lead January 17, 2013
SAP Professional Journal – 
Before you can upgrade your SAP system to enhancement package 5, you need to make sure your Solution Manager system is up to speed. Make note of these preparatory activities.

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by George Anderson, Senior Director & GPE, Microsoft Services | John Dobbins, SAP Basis Project Lead August 10, 2012
SAP Professional Journal – 
Understand the basics of installing enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 and learn important tips and tricks to smooth your upgrade.

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by Jeetendra Kumar, IT Director, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. August 11, 2011
SAP Professional Journal – 
Understand the complexities of breaking down a complex SAP project implementation into manageable chunks, reflecting a scope capable of aligning with and meeting an organization’s specific goals. Build an implementation approach and business case by understanding the advantages and disadvantages of variations of the phased approach. Finally, learn how to use the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) model to evaluate the alternatives in a scientific way, as well as perform sensitivity analysis and a head-to-head comparison of alternatives.

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SAP Professional Journal – 
Implementing or migrating between different platforms for SAP is neither cheap nor easy. The technology-specific cost is significant, not to mention the business and technical costs of analyzing SAP programs and interfaces to ensure a smooth migration, retooling and retraining staff, bringing in new servers and disk subsystems, and implementing high availability/disaster recovery solutions. And each company’s situation is unique — staffing models greatly differ, as do process and technology practices. This article presents six case studies based on real-world TCO analyses that you can use to identify a low-cost platform alternative within the constraints of your company’s particular business model.

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The process of deciding whether a migration is in order is as challenging and complex as conducting the migration itself, if not more so. While the technical migration process has a clear goal, navigating the business factors and needs involved, and marrying them to IT factors and needs, are not as clear cut. This article helps IT and business teams make the right decision on whether and how to migrate by identifying the critical areas that will make or break the success of a proposed migration. It also helps prepare you for a successful migration by pointing out commonly missed migration steps and showing you how to mitigate some of the risks involved in going live on a new platform.