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In this chapter, we will understand the different phases of a SAP Project Lifecycle. A SAP project lifecycle consists of various stages,
startingfromevaluationtotheprojectssubsequentsupport.

SAPProjectLifecycle

StagesofSAPProjectLifecycle
AtypicalSAPprojectundergoesthefollowingstagesinitslifecycle

Evaluation
Evaluationmaybeadecisiontochoosebetweendifferentsoftwarevendorsorselectionofproductsfromasinglevendor.

ProjectPreparation
SinceaSAPimplementationintendstomaptheorganizationprocessestotheonesdefinedbySAP,theimplementationneedstohave
onboardpeoplewithcompleteknowledgeoftheorganizationbusinessprocesses.Theprojectpreparationphase,amongstotherthings,
aimstoidentifythisteam.

BusinessBlueprint
AbusinessblueprintincludeswhatmodulesofaSAPproductwouldbeusedandthemappingoftheexistingbusinessprocessestothe
processesprovidedbySAP.

Realization
TheactualworkofcustomizingtheSAPsoftwaretobeinsyncwiththeorganizationsbusinessprocessesisdoneinthisphase.Itincludes
customizationofexistingSAPpackageandsolutionalongwiththedevelopmentofnewobjectsbasedonrequirement.

Testing
Thechangesmadeintherealizationphaseneedtobetestedinisolationaswellasinaconsolidatedmannerusingrealtimedata.Thisis
doneinthetestingphase.

FinalPreparation
Theproductionsystemispreparedusingthechangesfromtherealizationandtestingphases.Certainactivitiesneedtobedonedirectly
intheproductionsystemaswell.Theseactivitiestakeplaceduringthefinalpreparationphase.

Golive
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Golive
Inthisstage,thefinalproductisreleasedtotheendusers.ThegolivemaybedoneinaBigBang(allmodulesatonego)orinaphase
byphasemanner.

Sustain/Support
Theprojectnowmovesintothesustainandsupportphasewheretheendusersissueswouldberesolvedandongoingmaintenanceof
thesystemwouldbetakencareof.

SAPMultiphaseImplementation

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