2018-08-01T07:08:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering SAP ERP?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SAP ERP, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Real User

I would advise those wanting to implement the solution to use a good consultant. The solution has been in the market for a long time. It does what it says that is going to do but it requires a lot of knowledge of the business and stabilization takes time. Once it is stable, it does everything it should be doing. Any additional changes make it a little bit difficult, once you make a decision, that decision has to be carried out for the life cycle of the solution. I rate SAP ERP a seven out of ten.

2021-07-27T21:53:14Z
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Top 10Real User

I rate SAP ERP a nine out of ten.

2021-06-25T15:13:21Z
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Top 10Real User

This is a very, very good solution, but a very, very expensive one too. You need infrastructure, you need training, you need a lot of components and a large amount of money. SAP has a lot of functionality. I rate this solution a nine out of 10.

2021-05-12T12:24:57Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution. It is the best ERP product. We plan to keep using it in the foreseeable future. I would rate SAP ERP a seven out of ten.

2021-04-21T16:36:41Z
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Top 20Real User

I would tell potential users that the implementation could be very complex. It's key to have clarity about the company processes from the beginning before implementing SAP ERP. If you don't, the company processes will have to be adapted to the SAP standard way of working. On a scale from one to ten, I would give SAP ERP a seven.

2021-04-16T06:24:54Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution.

2021-04-13T09:33:09Z
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Top 10Real User

We are just a customer and an end-user of the solution. We don't have a business relationship with SAP. We are in the final migrating phase from SAP ERP to SAP S4 HANA. We hope to finalize it within the year. I'd recommend the solution to other users. I would rate it at a ten out of ten.

2021-03-26T17:25:30Z
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Top 20Real User

I rate this solution a nine out of 10.

2021-03-03T15:12:52Z
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Top 20Real User

I can't recommend this solution because SAP has already planned and given the notification for its discontinuation. They have already launched the next ERP version called S/4HANA, which is better than SAP ERP in terms of user-friendliness, training, complexity, and planning cycles. It seems to have all the functionality of SAP ERP, and it also has technological advancements. I would rate SAP ERP an eight out of ten. It just needs improvement in terms of user-friendliness or reporting.

2021-02-17T18:01:40Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

This is a product that I recommend for others. In summary, this is a good product but it is made by humans hands. Every product has problems, even in perfect projects. Nonetheless, this one is good enough. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2021-02-03T00:47:53Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Most customers prefer to implement SAP because of the customization it offers. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2021-01-25T17:16:21Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend SAP ERP to potential customers. On a scale from one to ten, I would give SAP ERP an eight.

2020-12-18T09:37:04Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate SAP ERP an 8.5 out of ten. Not a ten because the solution could be cheaper.

2020-11-11T23:40:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-10-14T06:37:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We're just a customer. We don't have a relationship with the organization. If a company is considering using this solution, they need to know that training is a must for new users and employees. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of a score of ten.

2020-09-23T06:10:02Z
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Top 20Real User

We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with SAP. We are using the latest version of the solution. Although it is a good product, I'd recommend that other organizations consider an alternate solution. This is due to the fact that it's a very expensive model. For us, for the very initial stage of our business, we've spent quite a lot on it. If a company has a vision for the next five years, it could prove difficult to adhere to the solution should things unexpectedly change. It might be better to have a basic application available on the market. The licensing costs are far too high on this one. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten, even though the costs are so large. In this time of COVID, people really are more cost-conscious and high licensing costs are untenable for a lot of businesses.

2020-09-23T06:10:02Z
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Top 20Real User

For larger companies, I think SAP is the best solution we have in ERP. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-09-23T06:10:01Z
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Top 20Real User

I do not think that SAP ERP fits perfectly to all industries. You have got to be careful in choosing it or other solutions. SAP is mostly good for manufacturing. It is good for certain sectors of the industry and works in our case, but it is not for every type of business. People do not have to do a lot of preparation before bringing the product onboard such as reading a lot of documentation. Mostly it is better that they see demos and project how it really works in their environment before they go for it because it is not user-friendly. If the business is within the service industry and service provision is the kind of environment they work in, I do not think I would suggest SAP ERP as a solution. If the potential client wants to use it for retail, again I would not suggest it because it is far too complicated for what they need to do and there are better solutions for that use case. It is typically good for manufacturing and those kinds of core product development industries. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate SAP ERP as around an eight-out-of-ten overall. For me the only thing that plays against it is that it could be more user friendly, that is the biggest issue I am looking at.

2020-09-23T06:09:59Z
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Top 20Real User

When it comes to financing or accounting, SAP is quite enormous. When a company has to produce on every quarter, the numbers that would be in the SAP report, it is quite good. It has very long, long, long life behind it. Logistics, it's still okay. But for the rest, we just started G-Cloud first with a software as a service application. For HR, you have Workday, for instance. For key purchasing, maybe go to SAP Ariba. If you are looking for Salesforce automation, for instance CRM, maybe you will go to Salesforce. It really depends on which process you want to clone and you want to target, but for the core finance, S/4HANA is a good solution. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-09-15T11:13:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution but not on a large scale. They should start on a smaller scale. I would rate SAP ERP an eight out of ten.

2020-09-10T07:35:42Z
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Top 20Real User

Because we can not do customizations of SAP easily in our company and because of its cost, I can not recommend SAP ERP to people in a similar situation because I know that it would be a failure for them. But because of the issues with expenditure and because of the dollar exchange rate problems, my advice to these people is to use some opensource solution for BPMS like Bizagi, or Camunda, or Bonita. If the technical people in the company can support the Java behind it, Bonita is the best of these solutions as a choice for their company in my opinion. On the scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would still rate SAP ERP as an eight-out-of-ten. It is a good rating for a good product. I think it is one of the best in the world but it does not work in our country for very many businesses. The problem that it has for people in our country does not change the fact that it is the best at what it does.

2020-09-10T07:35:37Z
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Top 20Real User

You need to be well prepared to implement this solution. The most important thing is that there should be management involvement. It should not be left alone to the IT team or the applications team. The key to the success of any ERP is the involvement of the management. I would rate SAP ERP a six out of ten. I won't rate it more than the average scale. This rating is based on the experience with the current version, which has a lot of scope for improvement. If I use the latest version, I might move the ranking up. I have heard that the newest version has some capabilities to overcome the issues faced by the users in the present version. We are planning to implement the newer version. The industry or the current situation is holding us back. After we are out of this pandemic situation and the industry downturn, we will, of course, implement it.

2020-08-30T08:33:47Z
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Real User

We're just a customer. We don't have any kind of business relationship with SAP. We aren't consultants or resellers. We use SAP ERP, and on the other side, on the office side, and the user side, we are straight Microsoft. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. It's not exactly user-friendly and is quite a sizeable solution. If it weren't for that and the high price tag I might rate it a bit higher.

2020-07-20T05:36:57Z
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Real User

The cloud option for this solution is quite good. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

2020-07-08T09:01:00Z
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Real User

Check what features you need, which features the solution solves, and look at features are already in the product. When selecting a vendor, look at the pricing, as well as the support and their knowledge.

2019-04-02T07:02:00Z
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Real User

Check and double-check the fine print of the contract. Also, find a hardware provider that can scale to the volume of your business, and have a hardware provider that already has implemented solutions. In our case, IBM made a mistake when sizing the server that we needed and we had three months of performance problems. It wasn't the fault of SAP, it was the fault fo IBM. It was a bad way to start with a new system, but they didn't have enough experience in sizing the server for the solution. I give the solution an eight out of 10. Everything works well enough, but something that could be better is their ability to work with customer's processes in the way the customer does them. I understand that they propose best practices, but when you have been in your industry for 50 years, you know what the best practices are. So you are not always going to change your process because your ERP provider thinks there are better ways.

2018-08-20T06:37:00Z
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Real User

Think of processes as not being linear. Think of them as being three dimensional. You have to consider not just what you want to achieve out of processes, but also if there are secondary consequences. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: Whether the product is compatible with SAP.

2018-08-01T07:08:00Z
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