ASAP 8 Methodology for Implementation

Phase 1 - Project Preparation Phase 2 - Blueprint Phase 3 - Realization Phase 4 - Final Preparation Phase 5 - GoLive Support Phase 6 - Operate

During this phase the team goes through initial planning and preparation for SAP project.

The purpose of this phase is to achieve a common understanding of how the company intends to run SAP to support their business. In Standard ASAP 8 the result is the Business Blueprint, a detailed documentation of the results gathered during requirements workshops.In Agile ASAP 8 the result is a Baseline Build and Project Backlog reflecting the solution requirements prioritized by business value.

The purpose of this phase is to implement all the business process requirements based on the Business Blueprint or Project Backlog. The system configuration in Stnadard ASAP is done in two work packages: Baseline configuration (major scope); and Final configuration (remaining scope). In Agile ASAP project team splits Realization phase into multiple releases with number of time-boxed iterations focused on building up the functionality.

The purpose of this phase is to complete the final preparation (including testing, end user training, system management and cutover activities) to finalize your readiness to go live. The Final Preparation phase also serves to resolve all critical open issues. On successful completion of this phase, you are ready to run your business in your live SAP System.

The purpose of this phase is to move from a project-oriented, pre-production environment to live production operation.

The primary goal of this phase is to ensure the operability of the solution.


Composition of the ASAP Methodology

SAP leverages a core set of methodologies and tools designed to deliver rapid, reliable results, and to help our customers get the most from their solutions. These include the ASAP Methodology for Implementation (content the project team follows to implement SAP software efficiently), and the SAP Solution Manager application management suite.


ASAP methodology for implementation v8 delivers structured methodology content — processes, procedures, accelerators, checklists, links to standard SAP documentation, etc. necessary for the implementation of SAP solutions.

ASAP 8 for Simplified RDS Experience ASAP 8 for Assemble-to-Order Project Hana ASAP 8 Methodology Agile ASAP 8 Methodology Standard ASAP 8 Methodology

ASAP 8 for Simplified RDS Experience

The success of your SAP solution is to a large degree determined by the speed and the effectiveness of the software implementation to add value to your organization. That is why SAP has introduced the Simplified Rapid-deployment Solution Experience. It combines the ability to explore SAP solution capabilities, select the appropriate pre-assembled RDS as a starting point for your project, and implement the solution in your business with the help of structured implementation approach - ASAP 8 Methodology for Simplified Rapid-deployment Solution and integrated operation supported by SAP Solution Manager.

ASAP 8 for Assemble-to-Order Project

This methodology is built on our experience in deployment of Rapid Deployment Solutions, delivery of agile projects and ability to combine multiple RDS and engineered services in one project. This methodology provides content, tools, and best practices that help consultants to deliver consistent and successful results across industries and customer environments. ASAP for Assemble-to-Order is built on solid foundation of ASAP 8, using the iterative implementation approach represented in SCRUM methodology, widely accepted agile framework and ability to leverage pre-built solutions based on RDS or SAP Best Practices.

HANA ASAP 8 Methodology

The HANA ASAP 8 Methodology follows the Standard ASAP 8 Methodology framework, including the SAP Advanced Delivery Management model, and provides guidance for implementers of SAP HANA solutions and applications. This is the second version of the HANA Methodology (first version was released early 2012), and is a complete review and overhaul based on two full years of HANA project implementation experience by the SAP Services organization, as well as product maturity. It also contains a large number of accelerators in terms of How-to guides and technical documentation, often focused uniquely on narrow, distinct tasks, many of which were produced from within SAP's HANA Adoption Room program in the past year.

Agile ASAP 8 Methodology

Businesses and project teams are striving for achieving high speed and the effectiveness in the deployment of business software to add value to the organization. That's why SAP has introduced Agile ASAP; a new, practical implementation methodology that allows you to implement operating functionality in short iterative cycles. In each cycle the team implements the most valuable and important functionality first. This enables you to generate results faster, gain immediate insight into the value, increase the flexibility of the implementation and improve progress monitoring.

Standard ASAP 8 Methodology

ASAP 8 Standard takes a disciplined approach to project management, organizational change management, solution management, and other disciplines applied in the implementation of SAP solutions. The ASAP 8 is built around the SAP Advanced Delivery Management model and supports project teams with templates, tools, questionnaires, and checklists, including guidebooks and accelerators. ASAP 8 empower companies to exploit the power of the accelerated features and tools already built into SAP solutions.

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