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SolMan Implementation and Upgrade projects? How do you measure the benefit

Hello SolMan fans,

I am working at a customer which is starting with SolMan for their projects. I need to convince one of the top guys of the convenience of using SolMan in the upgrade project. I reviewed Value Proposition presentation, some Success Story and my own notes, showing lots of nice things you get with SolMan.

However, I need to come out with actual figures (at least percentages) of money saved, or duration reduced, or savings in resources because of the right use of SolMan in implementation and upgrade projects.

Do you have any real number you can share with my customer regarding the good opportunity they will miss if they don't use SolMan?

Any benchmark info would be greatly appreciate

Many thanks

Esteban

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    Dec 12, 2008 at 12:54 AM

    I would say this depends heavily on

    - how much expertise your project members have with upgrades and

    - how much expertise they do have with SolMan.

    If they have done only a few upgrades before and are inexperienced it´s good to have a valuable source where everything is stored and where they can learn how to use SolMan in the project itself.

    If they are experienced people they may find the additional work and documentation to be done in a SolMan inconvenient, slow and inappropriate. If long term customers do upgrades or rollouts, they usually have a "structure", a "best practice" that they have done for themselves in years of experiences.

    You may get numbers but this may not be the comparable to your project structure on your side.

    Markus

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    Dec 12, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Hello Markus,

    This is a big US organization with Latin America regional SAP Landscape. This is fhe first time they go for a big upgrade from 4.6c to 6.0. They have not used SolMan in the past, and there are some people who are very supportive.

    However, there are some guys who should be involved in the project who are not convinced of the value of using SolMan.

    I have good info and I have personally went through several projects using SolMan and I know that there are bunchs of qualitative advantages about using SolMan in upgrade projects. However, these people want to see hard numbers, at least of other organizations, that show, for example, that they save 20% of work in the testing because of the use of Testing Workbench, they save 10% of the time, because of good issue and service messages in SolMan, and so on...

    So, any actual numbers of other projects can be helpful for them to see the value.

    I know that these a tough issue, but I would like to try to get something

    Many thanks

    Esteban

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