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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger The Cost Drivers for SAP

11/04/2010 by Dieter Steiger

SAP optimization harbors great potential for lowering costs over the long term. Implementing and operating SAP applications ends up being more expensive than necessary in most cases. Interests within the SAP community ensure that the operating costs for SAP remain high. Meanwhile, many SAP customers have lost a general overview of their SAP systems, rendering them dependent on SAP itself or a consulting firm specializing in SAP. Architecture errors often require systems to be more complex than necessary, and as a result, overly expensive to operate. Licensing and operating costs sometimes accumulate as well – for systems that companies often only use in part or not at all. SAP optimization harbors great potential for lowering costs over the long term.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger SAP – costs too high by up to 30%!

11/02/2010 by Dieter Steiger

Experience shows that implementing and operating SAP applications typically costs 10-30% more than it should. SAP cleverly positions new systems on a regular basis that offer questionable benefits to customers within the overall context, and do not really contribute to an SAP optimization. Examples include Accelerated SAP (ASAP), SAP Netweaver and of course the Run SAP initiative with SAP Solution Manager.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger SAP Template – basic rules for successful rollout

06/21/2010 by Dieter Steiger

For over 15 years, I worked on the topic of SAP change and configuration management. Time and again I encounter SAP consolidation projects from SAP R/3 to SAP R/3. The motivation for such projects is familiar to everyone – reduce costs for SAP operations. Unfortunately, we have seen that SAP has scarcely learned from experience. Already after going live with the first corporate subsidiary, the company is facing a dilemma of whether to go live with additional corporate subsidiaries and operate the first live launch as a competitor.

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