Truth be told, you can never be too prepared for an SAP Success Factors implementation. Without understanding what is expected, you risk making mistakes that will only complicate things even further. Well, this is a situation you do not want to find yourself in at any particular time.

After all, it will only eat into your business finances while at the same time giving your competitors an added advantage. That’s why you need to be wary of even the slightest mistakes you might make when it comes to SAP cloud implementation. Here are some common mistakes you should avoid at all costs.

Lack of Testing

It’s without a doubt that no one else knows your business that much as you do. You know the most common ‘use cases’ that your business executes on a routine basis. For this reason, your team is in a better position to detect those common use cases after which they can document them in a test script scenario.

However, relying on consultants to get this done might end up doing more harm than good. In fact, it only results in incomplete testing and a lack of ‘buy-in’ from major stakeholders that the system will defi8nitely support their business operation. This in tun affects the performance of your business.

Incomplete Data Cleansing and Migration

Amongst the most common causes for a SAP project delay is data. Keep in mind every data has a need for data cleansing before you migrate it. That’s why legacy data must be identified, surveyed, cleansed, and then migrated to SuccessFactors. The sooner you do this, the more likely it will not slow down the project.

To ensure everything turns out the way you expect, it is highly advisable that you mobilize a team at the onset of your SAP project. Provided your team prioritizes this workstream, you stand a better chance of preventing unnecessary delays downstream. It is then that you can get done with everything within the shortest time possible.

The Bottom Line

Whether it’s your first-time implementing SAP SuccessFactors or simply want to expand your solution, you should not allow simple mistakes to get the most of you. Be sure to do your homework and understand what it takes to get the most out of SAP cloud solutions. Hopefully, this post can help you set you and your project team up for success.