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SAP Change Management Consulting

Whether your business is new to SAP entirely or just upgrading to a new SAP environment, the change impact can’t be underestimated.

Your SAP change management plan will make or break your ERP investment.

In the journey to digital transformation with SAP, too many implementation strategies discount the critical importance of managing change efforts continuously throughout the implementation process. Sustainable, successful change tailors change management theories and best practices to your specific industry while also accommodating your organizational nuances, business objectives, and culture.


Our approach to SAP change management follows our proven Analyze-Design-Implement-Evaluate-Sustain methodology. We have a robust OCM methodology, but what is more important is the ability to navigate each organizational situation.  We call this the “art of change management.” Our philosophy is not to manage the change that is going to happen, but rather to build a strategy that helps you visualize the change, understand and articulate the future vision, and then enable the organization to embrace the change. When managing change across multiple locations, it is critical for the implementation plan to ensure these elements are instituted and evaluated based on individual site’s operations, cultures, and impact of the new technology and associated processes.

SAP Change Management Readiness

The SAP change management process begins with a coordinated effort to understand and capture the organization’s existing state and readiness for change. Leveraging the processes and tactics below creates a change management approach tailored to your business.

  • Leadership Alignment and Sponsorship Model
  • Stakeholder Assessment
  • Change Team
  • Communication Strategy
  • Organizational Readiness Analysis
  • Risk Assessment Analysis and Business Impact Mapping
  • Training Assessment Analysis

SAP Change Management Design and Execution

With the strategy in place, we engage users in the process with a detailed, executable action plan. As the plan is implemented, these users are continuously involved to instill ownership, develop expertise, and serve as change champions.

  • Change Management Plan
  • Communication and Training Plan
  • Change Network
  • Resource Alignment and Role Definitions
  • Super User Development Program
  • Training Outlines

SAP Change Management Sustainability

Each change management effort must embed the skills, processes, and resources necessary to provide continuous improvement, enable effective feedback loops, and establish metrics for measuring success.

  • Feedback and Measurement Process
  • Sustainable Training Model
  • Post-Change Assessment
  • Post-Change Communications
  • Lessons Learned Summary

What Our Clients Say

Supply Chain Consulting Client Quote

Chief Digital Officer

Consumer Products Company

“Change management was a core capability that we were looking for and we found confidence that they could help us.”

Head of the External Manufacturing and Alliance Management Team

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

“Not only do they come in, they assess, design, and implement, but they leave you with a system that’s fully operational, that you can run turn-key when they step out of the system.”

Our team of SAP change management experts come from within industry and represent a diverse and comprehensive array of experience across SAP technologies and change management practices. Reach out today to discuss how we can help.

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