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    Aug 07, 2007 at 06:32 PM

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    Aug 07, 2007 at 11:45 AM




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    Aug 07, 2007 at 10:41 AM


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    Aug 07, 2007 at 10:57 AM

    Hi Madhu,

    To speak at macro level that is at projet manager or at senior levels. The Functional Spec (Specification) which is a comprehensive document is created after the (SRS) Software Requirements Document. It provides more details on selected items originally described in the Software Requirements Template. Elsewhre organizations combine these two documents into a single document.

    The Functional Specification describes the features of the desired functinality.. It describes the product's features as seen by the stake holders,and contains the technical information and the data needed for the design and developement.

    The Functional Specification defines what the functionality will be of a particulat area that is to be precise a transaction in SAP terminology.

    The Functional Specification document to create a detailed design document that explains in detail how the software will be designed and developed.

    The functional specification translates the Software Requirements template into a technical description which

    a) Ensures that the product feature requirements are correctly understood before moving into the next step, that is detchnical developement process.

    b) Clearly and unambiguously provides all the information necessary for the technical consultants to develop the objects.

    At the consultant level the functional spects are preapred by functinal consultants on any functionality for the purpose of getting the same functinality designed by the technical pepole as most of the times the functionalities according to the requirements of the clients are not available on ready made basis.

    Let me throw some light on documentation which is prepared before and in a project:

    1) Templates

    2) Heat Analysis -

    3) Fit Gap or Gap Analysis

    4) Business Process Design

    5) Business Process Model

    6) Business Change & Impact

    7) Configuration Design, which is just 5 % of Total SAP- have different names -

    8) Future Impact & Change Assessement

    9) Functional Design (Module Wise)

    10) Risk Assessement

    11) Process Metrics and Many More-- Which has impact on Business and its work flow

    Note * This documents are preapared in Vanilla SAP Standards -- Things differ from one implementation to another, and it always depends on the type of business which is opting for SAP.

    Role of a SAP Functional Consultant

    For those who wished to know the role of a functinal consultant. Below is one view:

    A functional consultant evaluates the demands in talking with the customer's representatives, transforms the essence into an abstract and algorithmic business model. Hence, he identifies the use cases and transforms them into logical and technical views.

    Then the main task starts: customizing the respective business area and making sure the system reacts in the manner according to the constraints of the requested use case.

    The consultant documents the settings and prepares proper guidelines that allow other consultants to do further changes or repairs with due efforts.

    The consultant takes care that proper training is given to the users and that the system is usable, performing appropriately and the business flow is complete and correct.

    During go live he assists the technical staff by testing the behaviour of the system.

    After go live he guarantees that the procedures remain usable and consistent in real live situation and proposes enhancements.

    The main duty of a consultant is to transfer external know-how to the client. It is not manpower that counts but intelligence, understanding of processes, a feeling for defects and general a common sense.

    Role of a Functional Consultant in an End To End Implementation

    When you talk about the role of a Functional consultant in an end to end implementation, I think it won't be possible for me or anybody to define everything but I will try to summarize it:

    1. Functional consultant is expected to generate knowledge about the current business process, design current business flows, study current business processes and its complication, in all we can say getting through with current business setup. Flow diagrams and DFD are prepared, most of the time in Vision format, all this forms the part of AS IS document.

    2. Everything configured has to be documented as per their categories in the form of predefined templates, these have to be then approved by the team leads or who ever the consultant is reporting to.

    3. Mapping and GAP analysis is done for each module, I have seen people defining integration after mapping, gap analysis and configuration is done, but as per my experience in implementation, it is a simultaneous process.

    4. Before starting configuring future business processes in SAP, the DFD/ERD are prepared, this documentation is called TO BE, which can be also siad as the result of mapping and gap analysis.

    5. Sometimes Functional consultants are also expected to prepare test scripts for testing the configured scenarios.

    6. End user manual and user training is also expected from F.Consultants.

    The project normally starts off with a Kick off meeting in which the team size, team members, reporting system, responsibilities, duties, methodlogy, dates and schedules, working hours which have been predicided are formally defined.

    ASAP, it won't be possible for me to explain it here, but all I can tell you about it is that it is SAP standard implementation methodology, which SAP prescribes but is not mandatory for any company to follow, such as IBM follow some blue Methodlogy, some companies follow typical SDLC steps, ASAP stands for Accerlated SAP, you can find all the steps on SAP site, through google, reading it from there won't give you a great knowledge about ASAP but will obviously get you to know the definitions of various term.

    Hope this gives you some idea.




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    Aug 07, 2007 at 11:34 AM


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    Aug 07, 2007 at 11:44 AM

    Hi Madhu Kumar,

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  • Aug 08, 2007 at 06:11 AM

    Can you pls send me those functional specs


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