SAP Model Company services together with SAP Value Assurance and SAP Advanced Deployment services help accelerate deployment of SAP S/4HANA by as much as 30%.
SAP has recently announced that its SAP Integrated Delivery Framework, with SAP Model Company services and SAP Value Assurance service packages acting as its foundation, maintained its momentum in streamlining the move to SAP S/4HANA for customers on partner-led projects. With SAP Integrated Delivery Framework’s capabilities to align delivery roles, methodology and timelines between SAP and its partners, customers will be able to experience the benefits of SAP S/4HANA when working with their partner of choice in no time.
Michael Kleinemeier, Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, SAP Digital Business Services, explained:
“Whether a customer chooses to deploy SAP S/4HANA through SAP directly or through one of our select global strategic services partners, we want to ensure that they’re receiving a best-in-class experience from preparation to continued success with their solution.”
“SAP Integrated Delivery Framework clearly outlines roles and responsibilities between SAP and its partners and customers along every step of the move to SAP S/4HANA, resulting in faster and more predictable adoption and deployment process,” he added.
Breaking Down the SAP Integrated Delivery Framework
SAP Integrated Delivery Framework redefines the delivery of SAP Model Company and SAP Value Assurance services, both available for partner-led projects, to perfectly complement SAP partner services such as:
- Providing aligned service plans between the partner and SAP delivery experts
- Establishing predefined frameworks for SAP Value Assurance service packages for SAP to engage both partners and customers
- Creating a uniform starting point and road map for projects for SAP S/4HANA to meet unique customer needs and capabilities
- Outlining supporting partner qualifications for SAP Model Company to ensure uniform practices
- Aligning the partner delivery methodology with the SAP Activate process to promote risk management, boost efficiencies and drive down customer cost
SAP Model Company
With the end-goal of helping customers accelerate their deployment of SAP S/4HANA, SAP has dedicated its efforts to identify and collect leading industry and line of business processes that led to the SAP Model Company. It provides ready-to-run SAP S/4HANA software, including a pre-configured content, ready-to-use reference solution that simplify and accelerate the preparation, exploration, realisation, and deployment phases of migration to SAP S/4HANA regardless who is leading the project.
The SAP Model Company content, accelerators, test scripts, project plans, and other tools can be easily integrated into any delivery methodology and plan.
SAP Value Assurance
SAP Value Assurance service packages for SAP S/4HANA provides the flexible services and valuable expertise customers need to succeed whether they choose to lead their own SAP S/4HANA deployment or use the services of a system integrator. It offers customers direct access to technical experts for SAP S/4HANA and tailored service packages across all phases of deployment.
According to the German software giant, time to value when deploying SAP S/4HANA is significantly shortened with SAP Value Assurance packages versus the traditional planning and implementation approaches. Specifically, a 40% reduction of effort for technical implementation and a 50% reduction of effort for planning were reported.
To date, customers have vouched that the incorporation of SAP Integrated Delivery Framework into their SAP partner relationships during the move to SAP S/4HANA increased their confidence in the solution to further drive business results.