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SAP Implementation Project, Rollout Project, Supporting Project, Upgrading Project

When you go to interview, you must be specific at some points as how many years u r in Support, Implementation and Rollout projects. And you must be able to explain the works you had done in the respective projects.

After reading this, you can get knowledge on Implementation Project, Rollout Project, Supporting Project, And some Key points.

SAP Has 3 types of Projects : ( I R S Simply)

1)     Implementation Project

2)     Rollout Project

3)     Supporting Project


As the word suggests, i mean, IMPLEMENTATION means implementing Business Processes. After purchasing the SAP (ERP), Companies do Study the Methodologies and various process and case studies.

In Implementation, Several People works on various functional modules listed below (can be considered as SAP BI ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS, SAP CONSULTANTS)

Every Module has its Importance and is linked to other module in one or many ways(SAP is all Tables and Table Relations)

  1. 1. Function Modules: Ex: FI CO Consultant, SD Consultant etc.
  2. 2. Technical Module ABAP Programmer.
  3. 3. Basis & security Administration
  4. 4. Others

Function Modules:

  • Financial Accounting (FI)
  • Financial Supply Chain Management (FSCM)
  • Controlling (CO)
  • Materials Management (MM)
  • Sales and Distribution (SD)
  • Logistics Execution (LE)
  • Production Planning (PP)
  • Quality Management (QM)
  • Plant Maintenance (PM)
  • Project System (PS)
  • Human Resources (HR)

Technical Module:

  • SAP Technical (ABAP Programmers)

Basis & Security Consultants:


  1. BIW (BI or BW) – Business Information Warehouse
  2. CRM – Customer Relationship Management
  3. IDES – International Demonstration and Education System
  4. KW – Knowledge Warehouse
  5. MDM – Master Data Management

You can easily find the different  SAP Types in diagram as follows:

Modules SAP.jpg

Companies follow 5 Step/Stages ASAP Methodology to Implement a Project.

  1. Project Preparation
  2. Business Blueprint
  3. Realization
  4. Final Preparation
  5. Go-Live & Support


Rollout exactly means, expanding the business after Implementation.

An Organisation whis is started in one country, expanding their services to other countries, follows Rollout.

Exactly in Rollout we can find that the Organization works accordingly to Government there in other countries like

Taxation: As the taxation will be different in other countries. Ex: Some allowances, Income Tax, etc.

Master Data: As the new employees join the organization

So many modifications should be done according to Country.

So Rollout is little tough but effective after completion.


After Implementation completed, Support is in Action.

That’s same as an exam you had written in a stipulated time of 3 Hours, lastly 10 minutes before giving the answer sheet to Examiner, you will verify for any unanswered questions, unexplained etc.

But in our scenario Implementation errors will be rectified in Support ( i.e. Answer sheet is again given to add or change) by USER by arising a Ticket to solve the bug.

*We use Remedy as a Ticketing tool for tracking the issues/tickets/calls*


SAP Upgrade means upgrading the software with a latest version which has got more advantages (i.e. Bugs fixed compared to previous version)

Example: Just think , this is out of topic but easy to describe the above concept easily. Android Phone with Version 2.2 upgraded to 4.2 will have same features but interfaces change at a great look)

we can upgrade form SAP 3 to 3.5 (Example).

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      Author's profile photo Santosh Sharma
      Santosh Sharma

      Very nice document thanks for sharing...

      Thanks & regards,

      Santosh Sharma

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      Former Member

      Hi Srikanth Muthyala,

      Very nice document............ Very help able.....

      I am recently join SAP PI Course pls give me real time details.

      1. Supporting daily activities

      2. Adapter engine working

      3. Integration engine working

      4. Developer daily activities

      5. How to work Migration project

      Please give me real time details and revert me back.

      Thanks & Regards,

      Mahesh Reddy

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      John Edwin

      Its very helpful solution.

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      Preeti Kashyap

      Nice........Helpful document.

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      Former Member

      GREAT ...................

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      Raj A

      Happy New year.

      Thank you for sharing beautifully written information. It's written in such a way that any fresher can understand too.

      Kind regards,

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      Former Member

      Thanks for sharing helps a lot.

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      Jeff Lu

      I would say it's a fantastic summary and great sharing , thanks for contribution to all ;


      Cheers ,


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      Daniel Junior

      Amazing post!

      Really helpfully.