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SAP Best Practices

Preconfigured Business
Expertise

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Interested in Value-Add?

How can you achieve

value-add by reducing costs for your


evaluation/implementation project?

value-add by reducing business process


costs?

value-add by increasing revenue?

questions
but only one answer.

SAP Best Practices


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What are SAP Best Practices?

SAP Best Practices are Cost


Pragmatic
the sound foundation methodology
for prepacked ready-to-
use business solutions
SAP
Best Practices
SAP Best Practices Extensive
documentation
Proven
preconfiguration
cover well-proven
business scenarios Time Risk
that help to exploit the Components
potentials of mySAP Extensive preconfiguration to set up
Business Suite a) the complete system landscape
b) end-to-end business scenarios

Flexible building block Detailed documentation on settings &


processes
technology enables
you to implement and Clear methodology: comprehensible
adapt your solution in a step-by-step approach
very flexible way
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SAP Best Practices
Traditional project
Enable fast and easy implementa-
Working prototype
tion of mySAP Business Suite
With SAP
Best Practices Demonstration of a solution that
is easy to:
identifywith
implement
adapt to specific
requirements

Get a living and fully documented


prototype within days that you
can rapidly turn into a productive
solution
Time and effort savings

Identification and anticipation of reusable business processes


and project activities

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SAP Best Practices Deliverables Structure

Documentation Preconfiguration

BP Scenario overview
Preconfiguration
settings
BP Business process procedures
Master data

Configuration
Documentation (IMG)
Best Practices Installation Guide
Step-by-step guide to be used Test catalogs
together with the installation role Installation role
Best Practices Configuration Guide

for all scenarios


Definition and documentation of Preconfigured configuration settings
integrated business processes and installation automation

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How do I get started?


Prerequisite
You have installed the software required for your solution in your system
landscape (e.g. SAP R/3, SAP CRM)


The SAP Best Practices package
contains two components:
Documentation CD with business documentation,
technical documentation, documentation
templates and conversion forms
System add-on. The Add-On contains all necessary
elements (CATT procedures, Business Configuration
Sets, programs, transactions, project IMG, test catalog)
that are needed for the installation process of
SAP Best Practices

To prepare for the installation of SAP Best Practices


GO
import the SAP Best Practices add-on into your system

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SAP Best Practices: Installation

SAP Best Practices



Choose the scenarios that you
would like to install

Business Scenario

The documentation provided with
Scenario 1 SAP Best Practices enables you to
make a profound decision
Scenario 2
Scenario overview including
Scenario 3 Scenario diagrams
....
1.
....

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SAP Best Practices Installation Guide & Installation Role

The installation role


is the counterpart of
the installation guide

2.
It supports a step-by-step Installation roles are available
approach to set up a for SAP R/3, SAP BW, SAP CRM,
prototyping environment SAP EBP, SAP APO

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Technical Information: Building Block Principle

SAP Best Practices Building Blocks


Building Blocks

are the technical methodology for the SAP Best Practices
development and delivery

provide SAP Best Practices users with small, flexible, and
transparent pieces of functionality (Building Blocks), for
example a specific scenario that can be implemented like an
add-on to an existing solution

foster inter-operability and reusability by providing the
necessary guidelines and tools to enable content developers to
create Building Blocks that follow a common structure

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SAP Best Practices Tools

SAP Best Practices takes advantage of


three tools that speed up implementation

Business Configuration Sets (BC Sets)


Computer Aided Test Tool (CATT & eCATTs)
Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW)

The installation role


comprises automated
activities. You can

Activate a BC Set
Start a CATT procedure

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Business Configuration Sets (BC-Sets) - Definition

BC-Sets are groups of configuration


settings

which are grouped according to logical, business


management criteria to a unit
for documentary, preconfiguration, quality assurance and
re-use purposes
which are independent of the original configuration
tables/views
which are accessible across the system landscape

BC Sets represent snapshots of


configuration settings

... ...

Business Configuration BC Set


Process tables/views
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Computer Aided Test Tool (CATT) General Usage


The CATT allows you to combine and
automate business processes as
repeatable test procedures.
CATTs check process transactions and transaction
chains automatically.
Check transaction results.
Check system messages.
Check database updates by performing determining
values and making target/actual comparisons.
Check reactions to changes in configuration settings.


CATTs allow to create
Sample master data
Test data
Training data

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Installation Procedure

Load user roles containing installation 3.


activities for required scenarios into
respective system and assign users to this
roles.


Work through user menu to install
required scenarios

Wherever possible, installation 4.


steps have been automated.



Simply enter your personal data
and execute the transaction

All steps are documented in the
installation guide

Your personal 5.
solution prototype
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Turn SAP Best Practices into a Live System

Preconfigured
Preconfigured
System
6.
System Define requirements
Run Run Train project team
CATTs CATTs
Pick and choose from
Activate the pre-settings
Prototype
+

BC Sets
Load them into the
development system
Automatic transfer of
Activate preconfiguration used
DEV
+

selected BC Sets as a basis for further


configuration
Export

delta Customizing
Customer-specific
QAS
SAP Best Practices are the
foundation for the entire
duration of your
Import implementation project
PROD

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Benefits of SAP Best Practices

Save time and money


and achieve predicted results
Less risks
avoid common e-Business beginners mistakes
Empowerment
through competitive business expertise
Fast track
to extending your business solution with new business processes
No trial runs
start straight off with a fully documented prototype that is fully reusable

Failure is not an option!


it works: what you see is what you get for implementation

Communication
among project team members and executives becomes more effective

Business platform for partners


evaluation, joint development, own development

Consistent approach
focusing on integrated end-to-end business processes

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Information on SAP Best Practices

More information and contact


http://www.sap.com/bestpractices (Internet)
http://service.sap.com/bestpractices (SAP Service Marketplace)
bestpractices@sap.com (e-mail)

How to order
Documentation CD only
free of charge
Order online: On the Services Marketplace www.service.sap.com from the Knowledge Shop
(Partners/Customers, only!)

Complete software package with Documentation CD and Configuration Settings CD


To be ordered from your contract department or directly on the Service Marketplace
www.service.sap.com from the Software Catalog (Partners/Customers only!)
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