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Learn More About Clarkston’s S/4HANA Consumer Products Accelerator

A standard SAP implementation is typically executed in 5 stages: Prepare – Explore – Realize – Deploy – Run. Given the time consuming and resource intensive nature of an SAP implementation, savings in any of those stages can be quite substantial. Over the years, Clarkston has built numerous SAP accelerators to address that very issue. Thus, resulting in average time savings of 30-40% to deliver a fully configured solution from preparation to go-live. This will dive into the SAP S/4HANA Consumer Products Accelerator, specifically.

Our record of over 500+ discreet projects and 21 takeover projects completed with a 100% success rate and deep consumer products industry knowledge has equipped us with experienced resources and time-tested methodologies.

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What is Clarkston’s S/4HANA Consumer Products Accelerator?

It is a modular, pre-packaged deployment of a complete SAP S/4HANA solution that combines SAP’s best practices with Clarkston’s experiences. Based on a S/4HANA on-premise solution with a single tenant configuration that is targeted towards new implementations or green-fields.

We can offer a tailored approach that adapts to the level of maturity and the ERP involvement that our clients want to have at that particular moment in time – ‘What you need, when you need it’. Essentially, what we want to offer our clients is a catalog of components and let them pick and choose exactly which components make sense for them. For example, if you are a smaller company, you may be interested in procurement and not a full-blown solution. If, at a later stage, a client wants to expand their scope and increase their SAP functionalities, we will be able to return and add more components that align with business requirements. Again, ‘What you need, when you need it.’

What are the building blocks of the CP Accelerator?

  1. Technical Components: Activated Configuration Sets, Technical WRICEF’s, Data Conversion Templates, Company Code Structure, Master and Transactional Data Structure
  2. Functional Components: All supporting deliverables, documents and artifacts that support the technical elements and that support the business through a successful transformation. Includes User Requirements Specifications (URS), Functional Requirements Specifications (FRS), Risk Assessment, Business Process Design Documents, Test Scenario Catalogues, Test Scripts, Security Roles and User Groups and Training Materials and lastly a Traceability Matrix (expanded upon below)
    • Traceability Matrix: Taking a leaf from our Life Sciences Practice we focus on all our technical and functional components being ‘validation-ready’. I.E, ready to be put in context and evaluated by a computer systems validation team. For that, we are anchoring all functional components in a Risk Assessment and Traceability Matrix. This matrix is a collection of user requirements correlated to functional requirements. It addresses the following questions:
      • What does the business require the system to do?
      • Through what mechanism will the system perform that action (what t-code, what fiori application or what custom object will be used)?
      • By having the functionality matrix up front, we are effectively cutting down blueprinting what the scope of the project will be. Helps determine which functional aspects are truly needed by the business as well as the identification of additional downstream deliverables.
  3. Other Supporting Tools: We have a wide portfolio of tools and accelerators to support other aspects of the project that are not necessarily related to functional requirements. These are closely aligned with Project Management, Change Management and Effort Estimation.

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