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Function documentation ASAP Roadmap

Use

The ASAP Roadmap provides the methodology for implementing and continuously optimizing your SAP System. It divides the implementation process into five phases and offers detailed Project Plans to assist you (in Microsoft Project format). The documentation stored at each level of the Roadmap tree structure contains recommendations on implementing your SAP System and links to helpful tools and accelerators.

Purpose

When you install the Implementation Assistant you can choose from several Roadmap types and flavors.

Roadmap types

Roadmap flavors

Implementation

R/3 System (Continuous Improvement)

 

BW

 

APO

 

Business-to-Business Procurement

Global ASAP

R/3 System

Upgrade

R/3 System

In your implementation project (Roadmap type: Implementation), you can bring together several Roadmap flavors in one Roadmap. The Implementation Assistant also helps you to implement a combination of software implementation projects.

Features

The implementation of your SAP System covers the following phases:

  1. Project Preparation
    In this phase you plan your project and lay the foundations for successful implementation. It is at this stage that you make the strategic decisions crucial to your project:
  1. Business Blueprint
    In this phase you create a blueprint using the
    Question & Answer database (Q&Adb), which documents your enterprise’s requirements and establishes how your business processes and organizational structure are to be represented in the SAP System. You also refine the original project goals and objectives and revise the overall project schedule in this phase.
  2. Realization
    In this phase, you configure the requirements contained in the Business Blueprint. Baseline configuration (major scope) is followed by final configuration (remaining scope), which can consist of up to four cycles. Other key focal areas of this phase are conducting integration tests and drawing up end user documentation.
  3. Final Preparation
    In this phase you complete your preparations, including testing, end user training, system management, and cutover activities. You also need to resolve all open issues in this phase. At this stage you need to ensure that all the prerequisites for your system to go live have been fulfilled.
  4. Go Live & Support
    In this phase you move from a pre-production environment to the live system. The most important elements include setting up production support, monitoring system transactions, and optimizing overall system performance.

Note

After your system has gone live, you can use a separate Roadmap with six work packages, in order to optimize your SAP System continuously.

These phases are the main milestones for your SAP System implementation project. Each phase has:

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