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We help you to make sound decisions about how best to apply SAP to support your business performance

Often this starts with guidance on a review or design of efficient business processes. We might then help you in shaping a new project, through Empower’s discovery phase, leading to a sound scope definition: the key is to try to get close to defining your exact requirements before you start, so that all energies are focused in the best way and the risk of wasted effort or late change is minimised. Many Clients also use us to help select the appropriate platform provider (cloud or on-premise), software or systems integrator/service provider. The experiences we’ve had help us to help you to avoid later issues and find those providers most likely to deliver your success.

A common request today is help with building or reviewing SAP roadmaps, especially with the trend towards S/4 HANA and the need to have a strategy on when or if to move that way.

Whether you’re moving toward a new project, wanting to take stock or benchmark where you are, our approach considers your business strategy, processes, SAP architecture/ platform, operational models and more, before providing any service.

Some examples of why people call us:

  • Advice on assessing what changes would be helpful to stabilise your SAP systems and improve process performance
  • Guidance on evaluating how to get back in control and improve outcomes where there have been significant business and technology changes since SAP was implemented
  • Advice on understanding SAP scope, validating proposals, getting best value and making sure a particular approach makes sense
  • Independent advice on getting to grips with SAP for new users
  • Challenge and opinion to build confidence in whether you’re doing the right things with your SAP system
  • “Edson provided leadership and coaching for the team, planned the approach and processes from the beginning, and helped our team through the delivery of the solution. This team developed a brand-new holistic business process model for us, modelled global business processes for the first time in the company, and formed an integrated solution scope”
  • “…more importantly Edson understands how to convey those processes to key business stakeholders, including senior management, and help lay the foundations for the change management process required to make a SAP implementation a success”
  • “Edson brought a number of recommendations on how to structure and drive this project. Their wealth of experience in SAP Supply Chain was invaluable in identifying risks and issues. Edson demonstrated a ‘Can Do’ attitude but were prepared to challenge us and partners in a constructive manner where necessary”
  • “Edson differentiates between what the software suppliers say and what can really be done”