Implementation is one of the largest transformations that your organisation could go through so it is very important that you get a strong foundation in place prior to beginning that implementation.
What is SAP implementation readiness?
Project success is heavily dependent on your company and the things you do prior to implementation. When we look at SAP failures a lot of times the decisions were not made appropriately during the implementation readiness stage that led to problems later on. Therefore, success and failure can largely be traced back to what you do and how well you handle the implementation readiness component of your SAP project.
It is important to look at digital transformation initiatives and what are some of those transformation enablers? In this instance, SAP S4/HANA technology is a key enabler for transformation. In addition to that you also have your implementation partners, system integrators, consulting firms as well as your company and your internal resources that play a key role in this digital transformation.
Why implementation readiness is so important?
Saves you time and money
The standard SAP implantation process usually means you are going to have a system integrator that is going to come in with SAP functional technical resources. They’re probably going to send a small army of people to help deploy the software. Once they land on site, the metre is running. Every hour and day that goes by that you’re spending making decisions or trying to get to alignment within your organisation that’s costing you time and money. So the more time and money you spend upfront during the implementation readiness stage the smoother your project is going to go and the better use of your external and internal resources will be made.
Measures alignment & Mitigates Risk
One of the risks of SAP projects is not having the right level of involvement from your internal people. Also not having the business process and organisational change side of things figured out. Making sure that all detailed technological decisions that are made during the project are aligned from the executive team all the way down to the project execution makes sure that you have alignment throughout the organisation and therefore have a successful transition.
In conclusion, running a SAP S/4HANA readiness check will help you in planning your transition to SAP S/4HANA and SAP have in fact developed a programme to support companies check the readiness of their productive ERP systems. With SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check you get all the required information in just one report, merged together in an overview dashboard.
Further detailed technical information for preparation and interpretation of SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check could be found here