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can anybody help me in explaining gap analysis with 3 real time situations.

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    Apr 24, 2007 at 09:23 AM

    Hello krishna,

    <b>GAP Analysis</b>

    Gap analysis is basically carried out at the blueprint level to identify the gaps between how the business operates and its needs against what SAP or any other software can offer.

    GAPs must be closed and therefore customised software can be developed to close the gaps. In some cases GAP must be closed but software cannot be written therefore a workaround is required i.e. in other words a business process change is recommended to the client.

    In simple terms: Gap means small cracks. In SAP world. In information technology, gap analysis is the study of the differences between two different information systems or applications( ex; existing system or legacy system with Client and new is SAP), often for the purpose of determining how to get from one state to a new state. A gap is sometimes spoken of as "the space between where we are and where we want to be." Gap analysis is undertaken as a means of bridging that space.

    Actual gap analysis is time consuming and it plays vital role in blue print stage.

    <b>Reward if helps</b>

    Regards

    Sai

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    Apr 24, 2007 at 09:26 AM

    Hi Krishna bhaskar

    GAP Analysis

    A through gap analysis will identify the gaps between how the business operates ad its needs against what the package can can't do. For each gap there will be one of three outcomes which must be recorded and actioned, GAP must be closed and customised software can be developed close the gap, GAP must be closed but software cannot be written therefore a workaround is required, GAP does not need to be closed.

    In simple terms: Gap means small cracks. In SAP world. In information technology, gap analysis is the study of the differences between two different information systems or applications( ex; existing system or legacy system with Client and new is SAP), often for the purpose of determining how to get from one state to a new state. A gap is sometimes spoken of as "the space between where we are and where we want to be." Gap analysis is undertaken as a means of bridging that space.

    Actual gap analysis is time consuming and it plays vital role in blue print stage.

    Cut Over Plans

    Detailed plans need to be developed for cutting over from the old system(s) to the new. Parallel runs of what will happen over the conversion period using test data, convert and watch for a period after wards to ensure nothing unexpected happens.

    Train Users

    Well trained users will support and defend the system on site. Unsupportive users will continually undermine the system and eventually it will be replaced. Therefore the more effort you put into helping the users master the system early the better. Fit gap means, before implementing the SAP all the business data is in the form of documents, we cannot keep this data as is in the SAP. There should be a gap. So by filling this gap, we make configuration with the help of these documents. This is called as fit gap analysis.

    GAP Analysis

    A through gap analysis will identify the gaps between how the business operates ad its needs against what the package can can't do. For each gap there will be one of three outcomes which must be recorded and actioned, GAP must be closed and customised software can be developed close the gap, GAP must be closed but software cannot be written therefore a workaround is required, GAP does not need to be closed.

    In simple terms: Gap means small cracks. In SAP world. In information technology, gap analysis is the study of the differences between two different information systems or applications( ex; existing system or legacy system with Client and new is SAP), often for the purpose of determining how to get from one state to a new state. A gap is sometimes spoken of as "the space between where we are and where we want to be." Gap analysis is undertaken as a means of bridging that space.

    Actual gap analysis is time consuming and it plays vital role in blue print stage

    The Gaps can differ from company to company. Most commonly, however, missing functionality is industry-specific.

    Examples:

    1. MGM Studios and Lycos sometime back worked with SAP to develop its new intellectual property management and media advertising management functionality, respectively.

    2. A leading Oral care product company wanted the promotion of free-goods where they wanted 'Buy one get 2 different products free'.

    <b>***reward if this helps**</b>

    regards

    AK

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    Apr 24, 2007 at 09:27 AM

    Hi Krishna,

    Gap means small cracks. In SAP world or in Information Technology world, gap analysis is the study of the differences between two different information systems or applications( ex; existing system or legacy system with Client and new is SAP), often for the purpose of determining how to get from one state to a new state. A gap is sometimes spoken of as "the space between where we are and where we want to be."

    Gap Analysis is undertaken as a means of bridging that space. Actual Gap Analysis is time consuming and it plays vital role in Business Blueprint [AS IS Process] stage.

    A through Gap Analysis will identify the gaps between how the business operates and its needs against what the package can can't do. For each gap there will be one of three outcomes which must be recorded and auctioned,

    1. GAP must be closed and customized software can be developed

    2. GAP must be closed but software cannot be written therefore a workaround is required

    3. GAP does not need to be closed.

    A point worth mentioning here is that at time people confuse between user-exits and Gap Analysis. User exits are standard gate ways provided by SAP to exit the standard code and we can write our own code with the help of ABAP workbench, its not new functionality which we are trying to build in sap but its slight enhancement within the same code.

    Gap analysis is start point of Realization and once business Blueprint is finished we have to find the realization of sap system for client requirement and there will be certain gaps when compared to system fit. Those gaps can be closed either by re-engineering of business process to fit with SAP or we have to use USER exits in case of small deviations or complete enhancements with the help of ABAP to fit with the SAP system.

    The Gaps can differ from company to company. Most commonly, however, missing functionality is industry-specific.

    Examples:

    1. MGM Studios and Lycos sometime back worked with SAP to develop its new intellectual property management and media advertising management functionality, respectively.

    2. A leading Oral care product company wanted the promotion of free-goods where they wanted 'Buy one get 2 different products free'.

    Please Reward If Really Helpful,

    Thanks and Regards,

    Sateesh.Kandula

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  • Apr 24, 2007 at 09:29 AM

    HI,

    Simply Gap is nothing but ,

    client requirement doesnt meet with the SAP application,

    the distance between actual and existing/supporting,

    eg: on purhase of Material-X, the other material will get 50% discount, which sap doesnt support,

    Commision payed to the Agent also , not supported in SAP,

    to fill this gap, we use the enhancements,

    these enhancememnts divided into exits,

    like

    Userexits,

    Field exits

    Screen Exits &

    menu exits.

    these enhancements used to update the standard program in its respective business transactions, used as a gateway to meet the client requirements.

    *Hope it adds info,

    *Reward Points

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    Apr 24, 2007 at 09:44 AM

    explanation is good. you should have eloborated more for a complete solution.

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