Hi everyone, it´s me again! It´s been more than a year since I wrote my first blog post, and I’ve regularly updated you with information about my project.
In one of my first blog posts I told you that I was assigned to a SAP Upgrade project for one of the largest retail companies in the Netherlands. After that, most of us working on the SAP Upgrade, were assigned to different projects for the same client.
Since then the number of ISC´ers working for this client has been steadily growing and we’ve joined various projects fulfilling a variety of roles. There are currently 14 ISC´ers working for this client! Through this blog I´d like to give you a bit more insight in the kind of projects we’ve been (and are still) working on.
After successfully completing the SAP Upgrade Project in June 2014, a part of the ISC team (including me) has joined the SAP Factory. In the SAP Factory, our main task is to implement changes to keep on improving the SAP Landscape. The changes can either come from problems (production issues or bugs) or wishes from users to improve the current business process.
SAP Forecasting & Replenishment
During this project, the aim is to achieve a more streamlined supply chain management process using a new SAP Module. The F&R module replaces the old way of store and DC replenishment, which will help make more accurate predictions for order placements.
SAP Automated Testing
There is also a team who is responsible for making automated test scripts, made with a tool from IBM called ‘Rational Functional Tester’. The test scripts are made for various commonly used SAP transactions and applications within the SAP Landscape, and can be used to speed up the regression testing process when needed.
Store Improvement Plan
The goal of this project is to create a Store Improvement Plan (WinkelVerbeterPlan) website. This website will be used by store owners or managers to write down points they think are necessary to keep on improving. On this website they can also do planning: which points they are going to work on and for how long. After the time has finished, they can see whether they’ve reached their goal or not. The overall managers have the option to see how each store is doing and how well they are improving.