What’s SAP Best Practices?
Figure: SAP Best Practices Library
SAP has been in the market since 1972 and according to their website today they have more than 440,000 customers in more than 180 industries.
When a new company decides to implement SAP, the chances are that SAP has already been used and implemented by many other successful companies in the same industry and that SAP has already developed a best practice solution package for this industry.
By best practice, we mean the best way to run a business process. For example, how to do purchasing or how to do sales. The best practices have been developed by SAP by working with many customers over the years in implementing SAP solutions.
When the new company decides to use SAP, they are not only getting the SAP system but also the business knowledge behind the system, and this allows the company to revisit their processes and align them with the best practices advised by SAP, which have been proved, advised and used by many other successful companies in the same industry, so usually, these are the best practices for the processes.
Another advantage the company gets when choosing SAP is that the team is not going to configure the system from scratch, as they are going to start with a pre-configured best-practice solution package for their industry that already covers about 90% of their business requirements. This reduces the complexity of the implementation project which in turn reduces risks and costs.
SAP already has standardized best practice processes that are pre-configured and fully documented. Many useful documents are available for every process: the user manuals, process flows, configuration documents that explain how to configure the system, and test scripts to test the solution.
These best practice documents are available to the project team: the SAP consultants and the business users, and this helps the SAP implementation project to be easy and successful. These documents can be displayed and downloaded from the SAP Best Practices Library, rapid.sap.com/bp/. I’ve created a video demonstrating how to use this website.
Do you use the SAP Best Practice Library in your projects? do you find it useful?
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