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A Sneak Peek into SAP Sourcing / SAP CLM 10.0 and a Call for Ramp-Up

It’s that time again!! We are almost ready with SAP Sourcing/SAP CLM Release 10.0 !!! SAP is looking at you, existing SAP Sourcing or SAP CLM customers, to help gauge the demand and timing of SAP Sourcing / SAP CLM 10.0. Based on your feedback, SAP will set the Ramp-Up start date accordingly.

But first, let’s address the basic question.

What does SAP Sourcing Ramp-Up give you?  It provides:

  • ·Accelerated head start on achieving business value with new leading-edge solutions

o Getting the software up to 6 months before general availability

o Support for installation and configuration

  • Benefits from intensive monitoring and support by the back office of the SAP Ramp-Up organization

o Direct channel into SAP Development Organization (via the Ramp-Up Back Office)

o Prioritized and expedited solution of your questions and error messages

  • A smooth implementation and reduced project risk

o Coaching and support for scoping and project execution

  • An opportunity to give feedback and thereby influence right where the decisions for tomorrow’s solutions are made
  • Early Training for your Key-Users and consultants
  • Access for 10 users in your company to e-learning at no additional cost
  • Project Staffing with trained consultants
  • Certified Ramp-Up Coach from SAP Consulting
  • Board attention on your project (regular reporting)
  • Provides software which was already rigorously tested

The organization and roles during ramp-up are summarized below:

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What about you, our customer? What is your commitment?

    • Assist in Project Scoping during enrollment
    • Commitment to:

o Install the new software within 2-3 weeks of receipt

o Go Live

o Apply support packages as soon as available

    • Projects must have direct involvement of SAP Consulting (Ramp-Up Coach)
    • Implementation of current default release of SAP Solution Manager
    • Regular feedback provision (via project manager to regional Ramp-Up owners)
    • Partner consultants must be trained on the new solution through Ramp-Up Knowledge Transfer
    • Act as a reference before and after going live

In addition to the above benefits of a ramp-up program, what about the release itself?  What is in release 10.0 that would compel you to upgrade from releases 5.1, 7.0, or 9.0?  Here is a summary of the key Enhancements by release:

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*Denotes features will be available in certain Service Packs in Release 7/9

Please also look for a blog from me that will provide more details of the SAP Sourcing / SAP CLM 10.0 enhancements.

If you are interested in becoming an SAP Sourcing / SAP CLM 10.0 Ramp-Up customer, or would like more information, please contact Kevin Mulligan at, or please feel freeto send me an email.

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