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What You Read Most: Top Five SAP Insights from 2021

As we move ahead into the new year, here are Protiviti’s most popular SAP insights from 2021. Our subject matter experts addressed many pressing issues, and the topics covered promise to remain important throughout 2022. The top five most-read pieces are listed below. 

#1. Common Pitfalls of ERP Implementations: A Project Risk Management Perspective 

Industry research reports have shown that 70% or more of ERP implementations fail. Poorly executed projects can create many risks which can negatively impact financial performance. This blog discusses how project management can assist your organization, and common pitfalls companies need to be aware ahead of beginning an ERP implementation.  

#2. Series: Why Now is the Best Time to Move to HANA 2.0  

In this two-part series, we explore the factors organizations should consider before making the decision to upgrade to SAP HANA 2.0. In Part 1, we review what can be gained from the move. Part 2 covers the migration itself and what options are available when deciding whether to convert XSC content to XSA during a HANA 2.0 upgrade. 

#3. What to Know About Design-In Security and Controls for SAP S/4HANA (and What Auditors Care About) 

As many companies are planning or have started their journey to SAP S/4HANA, now is the time to ensure certain considerations are incorporated into the project and discussed with key stakeholders early on. Without these discussions, companies may find themselves having to retrofit an area after the initial upgrade, which will end up costing significantly more time, money, and end-user disruption.  

#4. How to Manage Data Challenges of Globalization with SAP Data Quality Management 

With business growing rapidly and increasing use of new technologies and applications, many of our clients have struggled to maintain the uniqueness and quality of their data. Maintaining data quality ensures companies can paint the full picture of a customer’s journey, subsequently gaining valuable business insight and facilitating better decision-making. 

#5. 3 Critical Deployment, Implementation Decisions on the S/4HANA Journey 

As more companies begin to develop plans for their SAP S/4HANA journey, it is becoming evident that there are several decisions that need to be made to lay the groundwork for establishing an executable plan. In this post, we outline three critical decisions that must be made with respect to implementation and deployment strategies. 

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