Collaboration is key when it comes to designing the best-fit solution, and the initial DEFINE phase starts with a kick-off meeting with the customer and the Westernacher project team where the “rules of engagement” are discussed. The project is planned and organized, and a project charter and timeline are detailed. Business Process Management workshops may be conducted in order to describe the existing processes and create BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) charts.
The project is formally initiated, and activity planning begins. In the hands-on DISCOVER phase, an initial health check of the customer’s actual situation and landscape is undertaken. Detailed business scenarios and project scope, business processes, process steps and the requirements of an SAP solution implementation are documented.
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Following the initial screening of the customer’s environment and requirements, a project team consisting of the customer and Westernacher will then DESIGN your solution. A sandbox environment is used to gain hands-on experience. A customized approach and enhancements are specified. Additionally, the development work packages are defined.
The new solution is built in the DEVELOP phase and the integration to other systems is prepared. Cutover-activities and go-live are prepared, and performance tests and user acceptance tests are specified. Key to this stage – and to the success of the project overall – is training and knowledge transfer to key users. Westernacher is an expert when it comes to enabling key users, businesses and IT departments to configure and run the new system, multiply the expertise and be able to specify individual requirements.
In the final DEPLOY phase, preparation and execution activities for the go-live are performed. Integration testing and bug fixing is undertaken. This is the final check before the cutover to the new system in your production environment.
Westernacher Consulting provides comprehensive training to ensure an efficient qualification of different target groups: