Digital Transformation Means More than just Superficial Change.
Digital transformation means change. And change means a fundamental change of character. Superficial cosmetics are not enough; the treatment must get under the skin. It is worth emphasising this again and again, because companies that avoid this realisation are particularly susceptible to implementation errors.
To avoid the risk of error, serious transformation requires holistic action. Buying expensive software and installing it in a hurry will not suffice. If the measure cannot work optimally in an unfavorable environment, the money is not invested sensibly, but simply wasted.
In most cases, only process optimisation within the framework of in-depth change management creates the necessary conditions for the success of a digitisation project. This applies to the implementation of SAP Concur just as it does to the introduction of any other cutting-edge technology. With KPS at their side, companies can draw on the know-how and experience that are indispensable for comprehensive, swift, and future-proof transformation measures.
Strategic Rationality and Continuous Commitment: The Key to Project Success
Digital transformation requires a high degree of strategic common sense. Without intelligently chosen staffing that brings in broad-based knowledge, the implementation of high-performance software systems such as SAP Concur cannot be accomplished. This is especially true for solutions in an international context. When companies operate globally and want to roll out SAP Concur across countries, centralised project management is critical, but not sufficient.
- Business Project Manager
- IT Project Manager/IT Business Partner
- Process Owner T&E
- Subject Matter Experts within Finance/HR/Tax/Payroll
are indispensable members of the team responsible for overall project success. In addition, the participation of experienced employees in the foreign subsidiaries is essential. The steering group urgently relies on their country-specific know-how and their presence on site. The continuous availability of all those involved is essential. The success of the transformation project depends on the continuous, rather than sporadic, focus of the project participants. Believing that software platforms such as SAP Concur can be implemented on the side, as it were, and only at half power, is one of the common mistakes that literally cost money.
Documented requirements profiles for each country enable KPS to deliver the SAP Concur system suitable for each country in no time – with a pre-configuration level of 95 percent!
By taking tax and company law requirements into account at an early stage, KPS ensures that the implementation does not get bogged down at any point. This initial release strategy saves companies a lot of valuable time right from the start, which leaves even more room for the most important things: customisation and intensive training of the application on the client side.
Integration and Data Quality: Prerequisites for the Successful Implementation of SAP Concur
SAP Concur is one of the modern software platforms that integrates versatilely into its deployment environment and interacts with business applications. It is the access to HR master data in the ERP system that enables the efficient automation of travel expense management. However, the quality of the data also plays a crucial role in ensuring that the booking, accounting, and monitoring routines run smoothly. SAP Concur makes HR data quality problems immediately visible and acknowledges them with limitations in functionality. To prevent this, data cleansing is essential - before, not during, the implementation of the new platform.
The assumption that a corrective intervention in data storage while the transformation is still underway is a fallacy that can cost a lot of time and money. This will not happen if companies seek the advice of experienced integration experts in good time.