ASAP Methodology As A Teaching Resource
When I first started teaching ERP implementation one of the best resources I came across was SAP’s ASAP Methodology. The ASAP methodology or often referred to ASAP Roadmap includes six implementation phases. Each phase includes a number of activities which include associated tasks. The different components of the ASAP Methodology is well documented and easy to understand. To further assist with the implementation each phase/activity/task consists of a range tools and accelerators. These could be presentations, guides, project plans, and/or how to manuals. Some these accelerators and tools are comprehensive and would be a good resource for lectures. Even lectures which are not associated with ERP Systems or SAP.
I spent a fair bit of time looking at the various documentation and resources included in the ASAP Methodology. It was certainly worth the effort. Initially we built a subject around the ASAP Methodology. This subject has now evolved to be a bit broader including some configuration and Solution Manager.
Originally the ASAP methodology was supplied on disk which enabled me to install it on my laptop. However it was moved to the web and could be downloaded. Now it appears to be only accessed online via SAP’s Self Service Marketplace. It is also accessed by customers via the Solution Manager. As part of the SAP University Alliance Program you should have been provided with a customer number. This should be able to be used to get access to the Self Service Marketplace. The link is
For example one of the resources I distribute to students, in our ERP Implementation class, is a SAP document which is a guide to Testing Strategies and Approaches. There is also another document realted to SAP System Administartion which the students find helpful.
There used to be ASAP Methodologies specific to other SAP solutions such as Business Intelligence and CRM. I don’t know if these still exist. Maybe somebody can post a link to these if they are still available.