Roles and Responsibility of FICO Consultant:
The SAP FICO consultant is primarily responsible for the design, construction and deployment of ERP solutions based on SAP. lead analysis and design in the SAP FICO domain, often in close collaboration with the clients' finance team; Conduct structured tests internally and with users; Ensure stabilization of the solution and continuous improvements.
What are the Stages of SAP Project Life cycle?
The functions and responsibilities of the FICO consultant include:
Understand the business requirements and chart of the organization
Blue printing preparation in order to implementation of the project.
Implementation of the project.
Validate reporting requirements
Validate the customization changes.
Provide training to the end user.
Sort the daily queries of the end users.
SAP enhancement for the end user according to the requirement
What are the Tasks which is managed by SAP FICO Consultant?
*Attend meetings with the client.
*Gather information about their current business processes and prepare a document.
*Gather information on their business needs and get ready.
*Data Mapping-Mapping the source data item for each data item in the target environment.
*Gap Analysis: Finding the gap between the processes as they are and those to come.
*Document on the needs gathered during the workshops which is nothing but
*Functional tests and integration tests.
*Configure global settings and enterprise structure settings.
*Configure G / L, A / P, A / R, Asset Accounting.
*Prepare the end user training document.
*Prepare a workflow that is nothing more than the sequence of business
*processes to complete the project within a defined scope, budget, and time.
*Production support after implementation
A typical SAP project undergoes the following stages in its life cycle −
Evaluation may be a decision to choose between different software vendors or selection of products from a single vendor.
Since a SAP implementation intends to map the organization processes to the ones defined by SAP, the implementation needs to have on-board people with complete knowledge of the organization business processes. The project preparation phase, amongst other things, aims to identify this team and the core purpose of the project planning and preparation of SAP of respective project stage
Project Preparation Requirements
• Initial Project Planning
• Project Kick off
• Technical requirement
• Quality Check
Business Blueprint Stage
A business blueprint includes what modules of a SAP ERP product would be used and the mapping of the existing business processes to the processes provided by SAP and aim of this stage to give clear picture and understanding of how the company intends to run the business based on SAP system.
Business Blue print Requirements
• Project Managements
• Develop System environments
• Organizational Change Managements
• Organizational Structure Development
• Business Process Analysts
• Business Process Environment
• Quality Check
The actual work of customizing the SAP ERP software to be in sync with the organizations business processes is done in this phase. It includes customization of existing SAP package and solution along with the development of new objects based on requirement.
Realization Stage Requirements
• Project Management
• Organizational Change Management
• Base line configuration
• System management
• Final Configuration and Confirmation
• Develop programs and interfaces
• Final Integration test
• Quality Check
The changes made in the realization phase need to be tested in isolation as well as in a consolidated manner using real-time data. This is done in the testing phase.
The production system is prepared using the changes from the realization and testing phases. Certain activities need to be done directly in the production system as well. These activities take place during the final preparation phase.
In this stage, the final product is released to the end-users. The go-live may be done in a Big Bang (all modules at one go) or in a phase-by-phase manner.
Sustain / Support
The project now moves into the “sustain and support” phase where the end-users’ issues would be resolved and ongoing maintenance of the system would be taken care of.
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