The SAP Activate methodology consists of four phases.
The project is initiated and planned, including quality and risk plans. The system environment is set up, including best practices with ready-to-run processes.
The customer team explores SAP solution functionalities while the system integrator explores the customer’s business. Together, they use fit/gap workshops to identify the configuration and extensions that best meet the customer’s requirements.
Together, the teams configure and extend the system, based on prioritized requirements captured in the explore phase. Configuration and build are done in short, iterative cycles, with regular validation and feed-back from the business. Structured testing and data migration activities help ensure quality.
Final preparations before cutover to production help ensure that the system, data, and users are ready for transitioning to the production environ-ment. The transition to operations includes setting up and launching support, then handing off operations to the organization managing the environment.