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Pity the folks who had to implement SAP from scratch in earlier years. They had to figure it all out by themselves. Now a single book covers all you need to rapidly construct project plans and schedules, size your implementation, design for high availability, organize your team, plan for support -- even build executive “buy in.”
Longtime SAP implementer George W. Anderson covers SAP and mySAP, not only from the technical point of view but also from the business point of view, where the implementation risks are high and careers are at stake. You’ll start from the very beginning: defining business, uptime, and performance requirements; planning for manageability; even deciding whether to outsource your entire SAP implementation to an ASP. Next, he offers superb start-to-finish guidance on staffing all levels of your SAP technical organization. His approach will get you qualified people faster, reflect both technical and “soft” skills, reduce turnover -- and dramatically reduce risk.
Anderson thoroughly covers sizing and architecture, identifying drivers that impact long-term TCO, explaining why it’s critical to reflect business continuity issues early on, and showing how to do so. You’ll walk through choosing partners, building your SAP data center, and actually installing SAP components and Solution Stack layers. There’s detailed coverage of best practices for day-to-day operations, change control, and managing functional development.
This book’s CD-ROM contains complete high-level and detailed project planning templates; job descriptions, test plans, TCO analysis worksheets, sizing and architecture questionnaires, data center planning checklists, change management forms, and loads more. We’ve never seen this much SAP expertise between two covers. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.