SAP Project on time and under budget using IBM i

June 12th, 2003

Silveredge achieved tremendous success (and earned a great recommendation letter) by implementing SAP in an AS/400 shop.  The project went in on time, under budget, and the client is able to manage their ERP system without expensive ongoing costs.  An SAP high level project manager was engaged two months prior to cutover for a few days to verify the implementation met SAP’s project methodology and processes.  The project plan and execution were approved by SAP to reassure management the project was on track.  Silveredge handled legacy data loading, technical infrastructure, Basis and ABAP, and project management.  We stressed the need for early conversion of master data for testing, ensuring data that was meaningful for the business.  With strong existing knowledge of their business, that process was especially efficient and had early delivery.  With early and strong involvement of the customer business owners, we were able to accomplish the task in less than a year and with a small budget for this mid-size manufacturer.