Here are 5 key steps to follow when designing your SAP enterprise roll-out strategy.
Seek management buy-in at the highest level. Management must commit to and communicate the strategic decision of standardizing on a consistent set of tools for analyzing data for process improvements.
Set a reasonable timetable. Depending on the size of your operations, the timetable can range dramatically, but it is imperative to your success to set realistic expectations with management and the organization.
Devote adequate manpower and budget resources for necessary implementation and training.
Form a group of champions who can get the job done. Getting the job done means convincing others of the “benefits” of standardization for the individual, as well as for the company.
Develop and utilize a “standard” data structure to serve as a backbone across all the sites to enable analysis sharing.