SAP Pre-Implementation Reviews

Summary

SAP Pre-Implementation Review focuses on ensuring your organization has the appropriate SAP financial and operational controls prior to go-live. Our highly skilled resources leverage our sophisticated SAP audit tools and methodologies to identify high risk issues and provide actionable remediation recommendations.

Organizations implementing SAP for the first time or adding new SAP functionality to their SAP footprint often wait to perform a SAP pre-implementation review shortly before “go-live”. Frequently, the SAP pre-implementation review uncovers issues that delay “go-live” that were caused early in the implementation life-cycle. In order to identify issues in a timely manor, Winterhawk designed our pre-implementation review services to closely align with SAP’s ASAP methodology so problems can be identified and resolved quickly.

Approach

Winterhawk • Consulting • Consultant • Global • SAP • GRCWinterhawk resources leverage our SAP pre-implementation review methodology to perform specific activities in each of the ASAP phases. Some of these activities are listed below for each phase of the ASAP methodology.

  • Interview organization’s project manager
  • Interview integrator’s project manager
  • Review Project Charter
  • Review Project Plan
  • Review Other Relevant Project Documentation
  • Prepare Project Preparation Phase Findings and Recommendations Report
  • Interview organization’s key project team members
  • Interview integrator’s key project team members
  • Review as-is and to-be process models
  • Review key interface requirements
  • Review data migration requirements
  • Review final Business Blueprint
  • Review Other Relevant Requirements Documentation (testing strategy, test plan, training analysis, training plan, organization change management analysis, communications plan, etc).
  • Prepare Blueprinting Phase Findings and Recommendations Report
  • Interview organization’s members of testing team
  • Interview integrator’s development tester
  • Review configuration documentation
  • Validate configuration settings as required
  • Verify key interfaces are operating as expected
  • Verify data integrity
  • Prepare Realization Findings and Recommendations Report
  • Interview organization’s key end users
  • Verify training courses adequately prepared the end users
  • Review cutover and migration plans
  • Review go-live support plan
  • Review Other Relevant Documentation
  • Prepare Final Preparation Phase Findings and Recommendations Report

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