Lynton Howes

SAP’s Rapid Deployment Solutions Suite Increases

SAP recently announced the release of its new Incident Management rapid deployment solution, which helps customers avoid dangerous and costly workplace accidents.

The new solution from SAP helps customers minimize those risks that could lead to catastrophic events and compromise business continuity, not to mention managing smaller events – similar goals to that of the existing incident management solution, which for ECC6.0 users is part of the Environment, Health and Safety module.

Successful deployment...provided there is effective change management

Successful deployment…provided there is effective change management

The standard solution is very popular with large mining companies, with it recently being rolled out by miner MMG for their sites in Queensland and Western Australia.

What’s new about the latest offering is the fact that it’s part of the SAP rapid-deployment solutions suite, which come packaged with software, pre-configured content and pre-defined services that streamline the implementation process at a fixed price and within a designated timeframe. According to SAP, companies can have a full system up and running typically within 90 days with fewer costs and risks.  This will appeal to smaller organisations who wish to enhance their OHS system capability quickly with limited resources.

Other Rapid Deployment Solutions currently available from SAP include health and safety, product and safety, stewardship, product life-cycle management and energy management.

These new SAP solutions, which offer short implementation timelines, are fantastic news for customers.  However, they make the need for effective and engaging change management, communication and training more acute than ever.  There is virtually no room for error with these timeframes, and regardless of the technology, the key remains, as always, user adoption.

Considering a project which needs to succeed under tight time pressures?  Ask us for help.

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4 Responses to SAP’s Rapid Deployment Solutions Suite Increases

  1. Shane January 24, 2013 at 7:10 am #

    I am always slightly wary of rapid solutions from SAP.

    • Lynton Howes
      Lynton Howes January 25, 2013 at 4:55 am #

      Hi Shane

      Thanks for your comment. I personally have not been involved with implementing any of these rapid deployment solutions, so I can’t comment. However, accelerated implementations (including SAP Business ByDesign) seem to be the way of the future.



  2. Lois Bruckner January 29, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Thank you for recognizing the value of SAP’s rapid-deployment solutions! A tight time frame does raise the stakes. SAP Consulting minimizes this by doing a qualification assessment first. We clarify the customer’s business drivers, expectations, plus RDS and beyond-RDS scope. We insure the customer understands what Rapid means from an implementation perspective. This keeps risk under control, and minimizes disruption in fast-moving projects.

    By involving key business users and leaders intimately in the project, SAP Consulting helps customers get a head start on change management and user adoption. No doubt that customers need to rally their troops intently. Thus far, SAP Consulting’s RDS implementations have met with success, indicating customer commitment to the process!

    • Lynton Howes
      Lynton Howes January 30, 2013 at 11:03 am #

      Hi Lois

      Thank you for taking the time to contribute. It sounds like SAP are giving clients the best chance to start well. I look forward to hearing more about RDS as uptake grows.

      Thanks again


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