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The New Services Paradigm

The Challenge:  How to speed-up implementation projects and lower TCI/TCO at the same time?

As technologies evolve, our customers demand higher speed, higher value, innovation, and efficiency. When your business requires new software, you want it deployed quickly, predictably, and affordably. Yet traditional build-to-order implementation methods can be slow and costly, especially when the software requires extensive modifications. Costs and timelines spiral even further when modifying standard solutions.


Powerful software solutions deliver proven business value. But some deployment projects require extensive modifications – taking years to complete, driving up consulting costs, and increasing the total costs of ownership and investment. Consulting fees for large, customized software deployments can be five times the actual license fees.

The Solution:  How is SAP Services addressing this challenge?

To help you enhance the value and efficiency of SAP software deployments, we’ve created a modern, predictable, cost-effective new delivery approach. Our outcome-based services use a simplified delivery approach that delivers software projects in incremental steps, with a clear, prescribed outcome for each step.


Our simplified delivery approach combines one or more rapid-deployment solutions that come with tools, and high quality best practices for your industry. Leveraging the power of agile development methods, our approach breaks the software deployment into multiple smaller steps, with value and outcome delivered at each phase.

To optimise our solution (assembled out of combination of rapid-deployment solutions) even further, we now offer an innovative Pre-Assembly Service to accelerate projects, allowing to immediately jumpstart implementations in record time. Customer project can be pre-assembled and hosted in the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and then moved to its final destination any time later. The final destination might be either SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud for production, on-premise or both working alongside each other (we call it a hybrid model).


Pre-assembly will normally take a few days for project scope including 1 or 2 rapid-deployment solutions or it will take few weeks only for very complex scope. This includes pre-installed, pre-configured and fully integrated solution. This helps simplify the customers’ experience and plays a key role in reducing cost during an implementation project. Pre-assembly service enables a safe and cost effective implementation and builds customer confidence with fully functioning business processes available in record time.

The Winning combination: Outcome-based services and Pre-assembly service

By enabling faster implementation, outcome-based services from SAP help you reduce costs, simplify the IT landscape, and enhance your ability to innovate. According to research by SAP Value Engineering, our services can deliver:

  • 40%–60% Increase in deployment speed
  • 50% Decrease in project costs
  • 40% Reduction in TCI

With this new delivery model we provide customers with another flexible choice designed to accelerate their adoption of SAP innovations, reduce risk and lower your TCI/TCO

Learn more about Outcome –Based Services from SAP.

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      Author's profile photo Hermann Reiter
      Hermann Reiter

      This new Services paradigm has already shown very amazing results in numerous  Customer projects around the globe - it really matters.

      Best regards, Hermann Reiter