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Why You Need Functional SAP Consultants on a SAP BW Project

Posted by Lonnie Ayers on Fri, Jul, 29, 2016 @ 01:13 PM

Change is constant, and when you’re a SAP customer, if you’re not constantly changing, you’re getting left behind your competition. As SAP Business Warehouse implementers, we have found that on every system we work on, there is virtually always a need to make changes to the SAP ERP system that is typically driving SAP BW.

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Tags: SAP Partner, SAP Functional Consulting

10 Issues to Examine About Your Information Management Systems

Posted by Lonnie Ayers on Fri, Jul, 08, 2016 @ 04:37 PM

Does this sound familiar?  You work in a new company and no one agrees on anything?  

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Tags: BW, Diagnostic Tools, Information Management

How to Empower Your Sales Team

Posted by Lonnie Ayers on Wed, Jun, 29, 2016 @ 10:56 AM

Your sales team is currently wasting up to 40% of their time searching for or recreating sales documents that you already created.  That's money down the drain.

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Tags: Sales Processes

How You Can Estimate a SAP BW Project in Under 5 minutes

Posted by Lonnie Ayers on Mon, Jun, 20, 2016 @ 04:33 PM

Sad Fact:  About 75% of all BI projects have failed or are projected to fail.  Don't let yours be one of them! Our mission is to help you be one of the ones that succeed!

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Tags: SAP BW Project Estimation

How to Set the Scope of Your SAP REFX Project

Posted by Lonnie Ayers on Mon, Apr, 11, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Do You Know How Many Modules Your SAP REFX Solution Will Use?

There are a variety of Commercial Real Estate business process management scenarios.  That is why the SAP Flexible Real Estate or SAP REFX solution comes with a wide range of functional modules.  Some of these modules are 'stand-alone' SAP Modules specific to SAP but most are also integrated with either core ERP modules, such as Controlling or with 3rd party systems like GIS or Geographic information Systems.

SAP REFX Solution Scoping ToolSAP REFX Solution Scoping Tool

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Tags: REFX

Consulting Calculator - How to Evaluate the All-Inclusive hourly rate scenario

Posted by Doug Ayers on Mon, Apr, 11, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

Evaluating The All-Inclusive Hourly Rate Scenario

The economy seems to be improving and the SAP market also seems to be doing well.  However, the rates for SAP consultants and their standard-of-living seem to be under pressure, as always.  That is why you must become an expert negotiator, equipped with better knowledge about cost-of-living than your opponent, and believe us when we tell you, it is all negotiable.  That's why a couple of our in-house MBA's and Software Engineers got together to develop a FREE online Consulting Rate Calculator, which can be used to help you negotiate and decide:

  • What all-inclusive hourly or yearly rate should I ask for to take a particular job
  • Whether you will make any money if you do take a job at a particular rate
  • If a rate is being offered by a recruiter, whether it is a fair rate
  • Whether you should keep your current job or take the new job
  • What an acceptable percentage increase in salary is in order to take the new job
  • What is the breakeven point with your out-of-pocket expenses if you take the offered job
  • What are your out-of-pocket expenses
  • What possible expense strategy can you take to make this job work out for you


An Overview of How it Works


Here is a quick demo of how it works.

Our Consulting Rate Calculator is agnostic, can help you calculate changes in your cost of living so that you can maintain or improve your standard of living and it works with any global currency. Thousands of consultants and recruiters including both On Shore and Off Shore have already used it.

The Yearly Performance Review

In our decades of experience, we find there are a wide number of job offer scenarios, and we wanted to give you a couple scenarios with analysis to show you how to use this tool...to your advantage. The first scenario is evaluating what an equivalent All-Inclusive job offer is, and so, we walk you through the analysis below.

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Tags: consultant rates

10 Ways the Subscription Economy is Like Changing an Engine Inflight

Posted by Lonnie Ayers on Tue, Dec, 22, 2015 @ 04:06 PM

Lets take a little journey. Perhaps one we didn’t expect nor even want to go on. But I promise you, arriving at the destination is worth the trip. But first, I want you to imagine how hard it would be to change an engine on an airplane while it is inflight – while it is engaged in a dogfight.


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Tags: subscriptions, IoT

How to Avoid Project Disputes With These Key Project Plan Techniques

Posted by Lonnie Ayers on Fri, Dec, 05, 2014 @ 07:30 AM

Have you ever had a client want a discount – after the project was done?  Or had a client question whether someone was truly working 40 hours a week on his project? Having run quite a few projects over the years (SAP, Oracle, i2, Logistics of all kinds, large and small), and being an outside observer on a project where this is happening as you read this, I can tell you - these things happen, but there really is a simple way to avoid most or all of these issues – Use the project plan!

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Tags: Project Plan, Project Management

SAP BW Tutorial Best Practice on Project Management Forward Pass Analysis

Posted by Lonnie Ayers on Mon, Sep, 01, 2014 @ 09:48 AM

This is a continuation of the SAP BW Best Practice Series on SAP Project Management. In this article I review the Scheduling Forward Pass Analysis technique. As a Project Manager, sooner or later, you will have to consider how you are going to schedule your project and this blog discusses one part of the overall scheduling process. If you are in the middle of development for your next Go-Live or doing an upgrade of an existing SAP BW or Business Objects dashboard system or working on any type of greenfield or ongoing ERP project, I recommend taking a look at this Forward Pass Analysis discussion to avoid a bad start. We have worked with this method and it works fine in the field and we have discovered that what looks to be the obvious schedule in the beginning is not always the correct schedule once a proper analysis has been performed. In this Article, I present Project Forward Pass Analysis practices, a very important and necessary project management planning stage to your overall project success.—

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Tags: Project Scheduling, Reverse Pass Analysis

How to Plan Your SAP Project Resource Requirements

Posted by Lonnie Ayers on Fri, Aug, 01, 2014 @ 02:55 AM

Whether you are getting ready to do your first SAP implementation or are extending your existing SAP footprint, you will need to plan out your SAP Project Team Staffing Requirements.  Though the CFO will want to run the financials on both your SAP Project ROI and project cost, the CIO will be more focused on standing up the SAP team and determining how much it will cost.

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Tags: Project Management, SOW, Statement of Work


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