At Ingeni IT, we pride ourselves on being able to deliver quality SAP projects that meet the needs of our customers.
The key to any SAP implementation is to use people who really know what they are doing. All of our consultants have extensive SAP experience (they average 10 years SAP experience and have all been through multiple project lifecycles). They also have real business experience, which allows them to develop solutions that are both pragmatic and effective.
This is crucial as it is a key determinant of how the new SAP solution is adopted and perceived by the business. Our experienced project managers work with the customer project teams to ensure appropriate governance of the project and resourcing by the business. We also promote active organisational change management in our project approach.
No project will be considered if it doesn't deliver the expected result. The key to this is all parties have the same view of the expected result. The business design / blueprint phase is crucial as it explains and clarifies the functional deliverables of the project. At the end of this phase we aim to have demonstrated and explained to a sufficient level of detail to allow our customers to fully sign up to what the project will deliver.
Control of the scope of a SAP project is a major factor in whether the SAP implementation meets its objectives, budgets and timescales. Simply put, if the scope of a project changes all the time, project costs and timescales will increase dramatically. The key to controlling scope is to get it right at the beginning of the project and then to stick to that scope. Our consultants all have experience of determining project scope – which is often a tricky exercise – helping the customer project team to decide what is really necessary for their business, rather than what would be nice to have. Of course, things do change during the lifecycle of any project; however, we mitigate the risks associated with scope change by managing it effectively. Our project managers work with customer management teams to ensure that the change control process is both rigorous and effective, and that the impact of any change is understood.
SAP software products are extremely functionally rich and are very flexible in the ways in which they can be configured, allowing then to be customised to meet the needs of most businesses. SAP also provides guidelines as to the best practice processes for a variety of industries. At Edenhouse Solutions, we endeavour to use standard functionality and these best practice processes wherever possible, avoiding the need (and expense) of developing custom code. This has major benefits in terms of the efficiency of operation of the SAP solution and also in terms of cost of ownership (the amount of custom development is a major factor in the cost of such things as software upgrades). There will, however, be occasions when custom development is required. Our consultants have the necessary experience to ensure that this development works effectively and performs well.
SAP solutions are designed to be fully integrated, however, any SAP implementation needs to focus on integration in order to gain these benefits and to produce a solution that "hangs together". We ensure that we focus on integration from the first day of the project by assigning responsibility for integration to one of our senior consultants and then by designing end-to-end (cross functional) processes. This focus is carried on throughout the project into testing and delivery. The majority of our consultants know more than one SAP functional area/module in depth, giving a better understanding of SAP integration and producing better quality results for our customers.
In order to deliver quality projects, appropriate methodologies need to be used. We use the industry best-practice methodologies for SAP project delivery: SAP's own ASAP implementation methodology