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Hiring a Freelance SAP consultant

A certified SAP expert helps you to understand and address your business needs and pains in order to solve and transform them using the huge SAP solutions portfolio. Regardless of the business area your requirement comes from: finance, sales, procurement, human resources, production, logistics, or any other; a SAP consultant can find and design the best and cost effective solution according to your budget, timing, internal/subcontractor team, infrastructure, tools, methodologies, and all of the needed critical components to solve your matter.

If necessary, the SAP expert could support you through the entire project/service implementation, during the post go-live, and along your business evolution in order to monitor and validate the KPIs compliance.

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Case studies with SAP consultant

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SAP Consultant case study for a SAP ECC 6 migration process

Challenge, Context, Problems to be solved

A multi-industry Mexican company with global presence wanted to evaluate the migration from SAP ECC 6 to SAP S/4HANA, with the lower cost and timeline.

Mission, tools and methodology

  • Assessed the business processes in order to identify SAP standard alignment, SAP best practices compliance, match through all SAP implementations (7 different), gaps between SAP ECC 6 and SAP S/4HANA.
  • Evaluated current SAP infrastructure to find lacks and impact according to SAP S/4HANA requirements.
  • Analyzed the integrations between SAP and Non-SAP systems.
  • Helped to identify the best migration approach (green field, brown field, blue field or transformation) per each SAP implementation.
  • Suggested additional components (e.g. organizational change management, automated tools, agile methodologies, etc.) to complement the end-to-end approach.

Achieved results

The assessment had a duration of 3 months, as output the client got an ad-hoc approach to tackle its SAP S/4HANA migration.

3 months

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SAP Consultant case study for one of the biggest retailers worldwide

Challenge, Context, Problems to be solved

One of the biggest retailers around the world looked for a modern application, maintenance and support (AMS) service to support and modernize its human resources processes, which serveS +200,000 employees.

Mission, tools and methodology

  • Evaluated the human resources processes (payroll, personnel administration, organizational management) to be supported in order to have a deep understanding, to identify SAP standard alignment, to propose enhancements and to solve pending backlog.
  • Assessed the implementation of SAP success factors (employee central and employee central payroll) on cloud and proposed minor and major enhancements to complement and evolve the solution.
  • Conducted a solution to optimize and automate the AMS service using tools and trends like RPA/IPA, chatbots, automated testing, DevOps, etc. in order to reduce the total cost and to launch and conduct innovative solutions to the company.

Achieved results

  • After a 2-months evaluation, the service set-up and stabilization phase were started.
  • After 3 months of implementation, the company asked to add other business processes to this AMS model.

2 months

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SAP Consultant case study for an appliance manufacturer

Challenge, Context, Problems to be solved

A Mexican appliance manufacturer with global coverage asked for a B2C and B2B e-commerce solution using its on-going SAP implementations and acquired licenses.

Mission, tools and methodology

  • Evaluated in a functional perspective the end-to-end B2B and B2B processes, identifying findings, gaps and localization per country (e.g. Mexico, USA, Canada, LATAM, etc.).
  • There were many global challenges on catalog management, master data (e.g. material, provider, etc.), standard processes in SAP and country localization requirements.
  • Assessed the current SAP implementations in order to map them to each part of the process and to identify integration points and enhancements to fulfill the solution.
  • Leveraged the SAP Hybris platform (currently SAP C4C) to fit all customer requirements. There were challenges on infrastructure sizing, security, etc.

Achieved results

The assessment and project implementation had a duration of 18 months. All requirements were successfully addressed and the manufacturing company asked to extend the SAP Hybris usage to other business processes and countries.

18 months

Must have SAP Consultant Skills

  • SAP functional expertise in diverse process areas
  • SAP technical skills in topics like development, architecture, integration, etc.
  • SAP security comprehension
  • SAP infrastructure on-premise, cloud (public/private, )hybrid knowledge
  • Experience in new SAP trends or technologies related to digital solutions like IA, ML, AR/VR, RPA/IPA, etc.
  • Experience implementing end-to-end SAP projects, services
  • SAP certification in presales/sales

Other useful skills

  • BS degree in Computer
  • Experience working in different countries, initiatives, projects and/or services
  • ITIL / TOGAF familiarity / certification
  • Understanding of specific industry processes / characteristics like manufacturing, CPG, retail, pharmaceutics, automotive, finance, banking, insurance, energy, utilities, mills, high-tech, public sector, hospitality & tourism.
  • Analytical and interpersonal skills
  • SAP Products (Hybris, S/4 HANA, Ariba, CPQ, Conversational AI)

Usual responsibilities and functions of a SAP consultant

  • Help customers to shape and deliver on a strategy to build mind share and broad use of SAP´s solutions/technologies/products.
  • Create the detailed SAP IT solution/service design, based on functional/technical understanding, to meet quality and performance requirements and technical constraints.
  • Contribute in the SAP technical engagement with customers and assist technically in projects.
  • Provide the SAP architectural guidance and recommendations necessary to promote successful SAP projects.
  • Assist customers with the definition of SAP technical strategies.
  • Support customers to identify and qualify new SAP demand with overall responsibility for steering proposals through the early phases of approval, participate in establishment of budgets and investment proposals and obtain internally sponsorship and funding.
  • Share SAP best-practice knowledge with customers.
  • Conduct one-to-few and one-to-many training sessions to customers considering or already using SAP.

Challenges and hot topics for a SAP consultant

  • Create SAP solutions that meet all business requirements and standards, as well as, business and IT goals.
  • Think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges, with the ability to build and convey compelling value propositions.
  • Drive SAP technical initiatives projects with the customer.
  • Act as a SAP trusted advisor to customers.
  • Should be just as comfortable talking functional and technical matters with the project manager or consulting team or delivery team, TCO with the CFO, change management with CHRO, business process with managers or process owners or key users, and SAP IT strategy with the CIO.