Methodology

OVERVIEW

We approach every project as a solution to a business opportunity, not a technical implementation. We use our years of industry and functional experience to understand the business issues and craft solutions. The combination of business acumen and technical expertise sets us apart. Dickinson + Associates brings functional expertise in finance, supply chain management, human capital management and business objects / business intelligence. Our firm has experience implementing the full SAP life cycle, with core competencies in process design, software implementation and support, training, design and execution of business test cases.

METHODOLOGY

SAP implementations are not just about software and hardware. Dickinson + Associates provides advice and assistance throughout the entire life cycle of the implementation. We provide our clients with industry-specific expertise, and proven methodologies to help optimize their SAP solutions and streamline their business processes. Our team of certified SAP consultants help plan, create detailed road maps, install, configure, and test the software, tailoring it to meet the unique needs of each organization. Along the way, we help redesign business processes to maximize our client’s investment in SAP. We work side by side with client team members to establish the in-house skills and provide the necessary knowledge transfer to reach self-sufficiency. We also provide a remote help desk and support services, taking the burden off of our customers to employ their own SAP specialists in house. Dickinson + Associates combines the ASAP methodology contained in Solution Manager with experience from over 75 SAP projects in both public and private sector organizations to offer a complete set of solutions to our clients. We add value beyond ASAP in areas such as change management, project management, risk mitigation, and industry-specific requirements and best practices.

We attribute our success in SAP implementations to the following strengths:

  • An implementation methodology that supplements SAP methodologies (especially around project management, change management, process improvement, and upgrades)
  • Experienced consultants with excellent SAP consulting, project management and support skills
  • Proven experience in delivering innovative ERP solutions with minimal interruption to the business
  • A myriad of proven deliverables and examples that we tailor to each customer
  • An open corporate culture that makes us, “big enough to deliver value and small enough to care.”