Skip to Content
avatar image
Former Member

ASAP based Project implementation

Hi

We are following an ASAP based project implementation. Our assumption was to complete the project based on the best practices of SAP for India. However, there is a lot of opposition, specially from the Finance People. They are opposing the basic santity of SAP as a product and are asking for reports and transactions in the same way, as legacy. What should be the strategy to be followed in such a scenario?

Regards

Vaibhav

Add comment
10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Get RSS Feed

4 Answers

  • Best Answer
    avatar image
    Former Member
    Feb 23, 2009 at 08:28 AM

    Hi

    I think it is more an issue of consulting. You need to enforce on the management of the client for pushing the change management issue.

    Thanks & Regards

    Sanil K Bhandari

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Aug 26, 2010 at 06:24 AM

    Hi Vaibhav,

    As replied by Mr.Bahndari its true that its not an issue of consultant,rather management of your client company should ask HR team to go for change management.As whenever change comes resistance is a very obvious thing.

    Regards,

    Akhilesh Dubey

    SAP-HCM Consultant

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Oct 15, 2010 at 07:51 AM

    Vaibhav - One of the key requirements for a successful SAP implementation (indeed any IT implementation) is top management commitment.

    Is the Head of Finance committed to the project and to SAP? If they are, then it is through them that the rest of the Finance people should be brought on board.

    If they're not, then with other senior members of the leadership team there needs to be a meaningful discussion about why the Finance group is not supportive. Are their issues legitimate? Do they have real needs potentially not being met by SAP? Are they just uncomfortable about the change, and like their legacy reports? As others have noted, it may then be more of a short consulting intervention to align top management before continuing.

    Good luck

    G

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Oct 20, 2010 at 05:22 AM

    Yeah, Grenville Lannon, this is so true as I also keep the same thoughts. I think it is the best official way to get everyone involved too. Isnu2019t it?

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded