How Accurate Was SAP About ASAP Methodology Speeding Implementations?

Last Updated on May 28, 2021 by

Executive Summary

  • For years SAP has said that that Rapid Deployment Solutions speed implementations.
  • In this article, we review the accuracy of this claim. 

Video Introduction: What SAP Said About SAP ASAP Methodology Speeding Implementations

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SAP’s ASAP was one of the company’s broader initiatives. SAP ASAP was a project methodology whose intended purpose was to speed SAP’s implementation projects. In this article, we cover what happened with ASAP. We cover this in detail in the article Did SAP ASAP Methodology Ever Reduce Project Timelines? There were things that SAP could have done to improve the speed of the implementation of their applications. However, SAP did not do anything in these impactful areas. And instead, it simply introduced the ASAP methodology — which did not contain anything different from a multitude of previous implementation methodologies and did not address the fundamental reasons why SAP implementations took so long. You will learn how accurate SAP was in ASAP, speeding the duration of SAP implementations.

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What is the Truth About SAP’s ASAP Methodology?

ASAP was, in significant part, a type of counter-marketing. By the mid-1990s, SAP had received a well-deserved reputation for being very difficult and time-consuming to implement. What SAP wanted was a magic wand that they could use to dispel the accurate impression that SAP projects took too long and were too expensive?

Therefore they invented ASAP. And they simply asserted the opposite.

Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 0% accuracy rating on the ASAP methodology speeding implementations.

Link to the Parent Article

This is one of many research articles on a specific topic that supports a larger research calculation. For the overview of the research calculation for all of the SAP topics that were part of the study, see the following primary research A Study into SAP’s Accuracy.