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Equipped with proven SAP project management tools and procedures, CIC makes available to customers a rich resource of roadmaps, project accelerators, and templates for various business processes--all designed to facilitate SAP implementation within the shortest possible time periods without sacrificing SAP's quality standards.

CIC uses SAP Solution Manager, ASAP (Accelerated SAP), and Global ASAP methodologies for managing enterprise solution projects and upgrades. Global ASAP is an extension of ASAP, designed to provide a uniform rollout concept for global or widely distributed implementations. SAP Solution Manager is part of SAP's ERP product suite, and is SAP's standard solution implementation methodology. A robust and centralized solution management toolset, Solution Manager provides content to accelerate implementation, and manages a client's complete solutions landscape, including interfaces to non-SAP products.

On all our consulting projects, regardless of size and scope, CIC uses in-house collaboration and project solution programmers in addition to SAP's methodologies.

Based around PMBOK recommendations, these include:

Formal kick-off procedures and responsibility/boundaries allocation;

Client interface and communication protocols using assigned information windows;

Web-based collaboration technologies to ensure that consultants in distributed teams have access to real time information;

Reporting tools for updating project team leaders, providing simultaneous seamless client updates;

After action reviews, consisting of regular live and web-based meetings so that issue-resolution is fed into CIC's project knowledge base .


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