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In order to focus on driving innovation, value, and efficiency for our customers, SAP has revolutionized its delivery approach and shifted to a “demand-centric” approach – SAP Advanced Delivery Management.  The new delivery approach enhances and expands the existing Rapid Deployment Solutions philosophy and is based on an Assemble-to-Order implementation approach, which includes a lean assembly methodology (based on ASAP), pre-packaged implementation content and lean implementation technology (supported by SAP Solution Manager). The new approach uses the following delivery models based on customers’ project scope and implementation scenario:

  • Expert-based: Highly skilled consultant engaged for services such as Quality Assurance Review Session, Expertise on Demand Service, etc. to address specific one-time project needs.
  • Design-based: Strong reliance on detailed blueprinting to understand requirements, determine to-be business processes and implementation solutions. It then utilizes different productized services as accelerators to realize the solutions with a mix of onsite and remote resources.
  • Assembled-to-order: Combining Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDSs) and other services to meet defined functional needs. Projects leverage delivered standard templates, e.g. ready-to-use business blueprint and test cases, preconfigured best practice processes and other supporting documents to minimize project implementation time and effort.
  • Industrialized: Executing individual packaged services with fixed scope and fixed price, such as RDSs, Technical Upgrade Services and Business ByDesign implementations, etc. A remote delivery approach is prevalent here.

SAP is committed to lead the industry transformation with its new delivery approach – SAP Advanced Delivery Management, by continuing to engineer common services and RDSs to provide even more options to be combined and applied to new projects. We invite you to be part of this revolutionary process and accelerate your projects and time-to-value in a dramatic way while reducing the services-to software ratio. For more information and schedules of SAP Advanced Delivery Management webinars, please visit SAP Advanced Delivery Management (Read Only Archive) or join our sessions at SAPPHIRE NOW:

2408: Tuesday May: ASUG Session: Future Trends for Business Process Management (BPM) and why BPM is the key to successful innovation                      

3809: Tuesday May 15: ASUG session: SAP Agile, Lean, and Implementation Acceleration Influence Council

7287: Tuesday May 15: Cloud Microforum ; Quickly and Affordably Run SAP CRM Sales in the Cloud

7920: Wednesday May 16: SAP Services Microforum: Beyond Rapid Deployment: SAP´s New Delivery Approach

Ann Rosenberg, Strategy and Transformation, SAP Services Delivery - SAP Mentor