Implementation Guide (IMG)
The Implementation Guide (IMG) is the tool which adjusts the R/3 System to the requirements of a company. You use the implementation guide to structure and organize the implementation of the R/3 System in your company.
Implementation Guide structure
The implementation guide is a hierarchical structure of the application areas in the component hierarchy. It contains all the work steps required for the implementation with documentation.
There are three implementation guide variants:
The SAP Reference IMG
SAP delivers an Implementation Guide, the SAP Reference IMG, that contains the work steps for all applications as IMG activities in the R/3 System.
SeeSAP Reference IMG.
To reduce the complexity of the configuration process in the SAP Reference IMG, you generally create separate implementation projects. In the implementation projects, you choose only those functions that you need for the processes in your project. You generate separate project IMGs for each implementation project and for release updates.
Project view IMGs
You can generate views to structure your project activities by selecting attributes by specified criteria. For example, the mandatory activities view contains only those activities that are required.
SeeCustomizing project views.
Using the implementation guide
You can use the IMG to:
The implementation project team is led through all required Customizing settings and is given the necessary system configuration documentation for all required steps.
SeeUsing the implementation guide.