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Software application implementation

Prepare a paper describing a successful or unsuccessful software application implementation. Identify and describe why the implementation was successful or unsuccessful.

Create a list of best practices and lessons learned from this implementation that you can apply to future software application implementation projects.

Support your paper with research references describing best practices from an industry and application implementation perspective.

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Software Application Implementation
Prepare a paper describing a successful or unsuccessful software application implementation. Identify and describe why the implementation was successful or unsuccessful. Create a list of best practices and lessons learned from this implementation that you can apply to future software application implementation projects. Support your paper with research references describing best practices from an industry and application implementation perspective.

I am giving specific example of ERP software implemented by SAP.
Introduction
Wisdom we have lost in knowledge?"
-R.L.Stevenson

An appendage to this could be to add, "Where is the knowledge we have lost in data?" Truly with the explosion of IT the amount of data at one's disposal is enormous and the challenge is now to harness the power of knowledge hidden in the collage of data.

Computer Software - ERP (Enterprise resource planning)
Enterprise Resource Planning is the high-end solution information technology has lent to business application. The ERP solutions seek to streamline and integrate processes and information flows in the company to synergize the resources of an organization namely men, material, money and machine through information. ERP Systems is a means of using information to gain a competitive advantage
http://www.sap.com/solutions/business-suite/erp/index.epx

According to the website SAP ERP is "A modernized ERP system which can be the company's most valuable tool for leveraging next-generation enterprise services."

Enterprise Resource Planning is the latest high-end solution information technology has lent to business application. The ERP solutions seek to streamline and integrate operation processes and information flows in the company to synergies the resources of an organization namely men, material, money and machine through information.

My SAP ERP system has many modules from asset management to sales and distribution. As per the website of SAP, ERP helps in improving the business strategy, operational excellence. It is complying with the latest legal requirements and also keeps total cost of ownership low.
As per the website "my SAP ERP 2005 is the foundation for SAP's 28 industry solutions. These solutions support key industry-specific business scenarios with applications that are tailored to perform the specific job functions each organization requires. (A switch framework on the SAP NetWeaver® platform enables you to activate both generic and industry-specific functionality from within the new enterprise software.)

SAP NetWeaver is the open integration and application platform that integrates people, information, and processes. It powers not only SAP Business Suite and SAP xApps but also partner solutions and customer custom-built applications. SAP NetWeaver aligns IT with the business and lowers the total cost of ownership of your IT infrastructure. Thus it unifies technology components into a single platform, allowing organizations to reduce IT complexity and obtain more business value from their IT investments. It provides the best way to integrate
all systems running SAP or non-SAP software.

The technical functionality: With SAP NetWeaver, organization benefit from support for the following technologies and strategies:

* Java - SAP NetWeaver provides complete support for Java technology.
* Web services - SAP NetWeaver extends the syntax and standards of Web services to enable enterprise services.
* Open standards - SAP NetWeaver provides an open integration and application platform that ...

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This explains the list of best practices and lessons learned for software application implementation

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