Optimizing Your SAP Landscape and Projects

The Profiling for SAP software solution for SAP® compliance & performance analysis, process analysis and optimization on any SAP® system or Industry Solution will lead to cost reduction, highlighting of process risks in a system review and minimized project time.

Our solution is dedicated to the complex world of SAP® systems and solutions. It has been developed on the latest SAP® products and methodologies. Profiling for SAP is the tool for SAP® customers to analyze their operational SAP® environment. The solution reveals the quality of the implementation by analyzing transaction logs, document types, interfaces, authorizations with roles and profiles, SAP® HR info types, SAP® customizing and many more configurations. It shows the overall picture of the current SAP® system and business related KPIs. Our BI approach offers web access for reporting and email subscription of the deliverables. Organization specific business process maps based on SAP® reference processes are created for blueprinting with your favorite BPM toolset with the SAP® Solution Manager.

Business Cases

Organizations require this solution for different business cases and at different stages of their SAP® application life cycle:

  • Company mergers & acquisition
  • Upgrade SAP R/3® systems to SAP® ECC
  • SAP® ERP system landscape optimization (SLO)
  • Separation and unbundling of SAP® systems
  • ERP process harmonization and streamlining
  • Compliance management and audit control
  • Licenses assessments
  • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Application Management Services (AMS)

Frequently Asked Questions

If you suspect that you are not making the most of what you have implemented, or your help desk is overrunning with issues, Profiling for SAP allows you to cut through the confusion and get to the underlying facts:

  • Which organizations are actively using ERP applications and what are they doing?
  • Is the current amount of customized reports still needed, and do they need to be maintained?
  • Are business processes efficiently supported?
  • Do we really have to upgrade all those customized Z-transactions and Z-reports to the latest ERP?
  • Do I have a segregation of duties (SoD) issue?

 Upgrade ROI Quick Example Calculation

Based on the average utilization of an SAP® R/3 system, replacing the "customized but not used" or "customized" transactions and reports by standard SAP® operations during an SAP® functional upgrade will save many project days and costs for offshore and onsite consulting services, development and testing.

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 Fig.1 High level SAP Transaction and Report overview

Solution Offerings

The solution is available as a on-premise software solution, as a deployment-free SaaS solution as well as a service only. It is fully compliant with ASAP and Run SAP methodologies and SAP® NetWeaver technologies.

Profiling for SAP can be deployed on the SAP® Solution Manager to remotely analyze the SAP® satellite systems as a non-invasive solution. As an option, it can be deployed directly on the operational SAP® system.

Understand Your Current SAP® ERP Environment

Profiling for SAP delivers ERP key indicators like utilization and standardization of SAP®.

Business process maps are generated showing which parts of SAP® are used by the business how often, and how much they have been customized.

During the design and blueprinting of new "to-be" processes you can use the deliverables for an impact analysis. It allows you to focus on areas where potential cost savings and improved efficiency can be achieved. Additionally, business related questions will be answered, e.g. how many sales orders have been processed by specific SD sales organizations, or which plant utilizes customized SAP® processes in MM to which degree.

Usage

Fig.2 Visualization of ERP utilization e.g. per plant

ERP Optimization

Over the years, existing SAP® standards may have been supplemented with customizing because the needs of the business have changed since the implementation went live.

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Fig.3 Overview of SAP modifications per SAP module

With functional ERP upgrades or enhancements, most organizations wish to adhere to SAP® standard processes as much as possible and still keep their processes as individual as needed. Profiling for SAP delivers the basis for cost efficiency and business effective decisions.

Compliance and Governance for SAP® ERP

Complex ERP systems are potentially susceptible to segregation of duties (SoD) issues. By means of Profiling for SAP, the desired responsibilities of SAP® users can be counterchecked against the real usage of SAP®. Reporting of the results can be done per job role, so you know what each role entails in terms of process activities, SAP® business blueprint process steps, SAP® roles and transactions. Key performance indicators (KPIs) can be visualized for fast navigation and exploration of information. For example ERP process utilization by organizational units like plants or sales offices.

Value Proposition

Profiling for SAP is delivered with ready-to-run, web-based report templates. It can be tailored to the scope of the actual business case. Value is delivered e.g. in various aspects:

  • Identify customizations, complexity, risks and costs which can be eliminated from SAP® upgrades
  • Develop and streamline authorizations
  • Show master data usage in business processes
  • Generation of SAP® blueprints
  • Leverage documentation to support SAP® Enterprise Support
  • Facilitate harmonization and consolidation of SAP® instances across your organization
  • Support standardization of ERP solutions.

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