Quality Awards

2016 Quality Awards categories

Find out which of the award categories best fits your implementation profile.

All SAP customers with successful implementations of any SAP product can submit a nomination for the SAP Quality Awards as long as they have gone live in 2015 or 2016 and have been in productive use for at least two months. The project size, duration and effort must be considered in order to determine the most appropriate category as well as the solution(s) in scope.

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Award Category Details

  • Fast Delivery Category


    Two of the three criteria should be met in order to apply in this category:

    • There are fewer than 600 users, including self-service users, on the system.
    • The project lasted 7 calendar months or less from kickoff to first significant go-live.
    • The estimated implementation effort for the project used fewer than 1000 person days, including external consulting days and the customer's time (excluding time for end-user training).*


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  • Business Transformation Category


    Two of the three criteria should be met in order to apply in this category:

    • There are more than 500 users, including self-service users, on the system.
    • The project lasted 6 calendar months or more from kickoff to first significant go-live.
    • The estimated implementation effort for the project used more than 900 person days, including external consulting days and the customer's time (excluding time for end-user training).*

     

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  • Innovation Category


    For projects where one or more of the following is an essential part of the nominated project:

    • SAP HANA technology projects and SAP S/4HANA projects across Industries.
    • Business Network projects such as Ariba, Concur, Fieldglass.
    • Line of Business cloud solutions projects such as Human Capital Management (SAP SuccessFactors), Customer Engagement and Commerce (C4C and hybris).
    • Mobility projects.
    • Other innovation projects in line with the SAP strategy such as Internet of Things can be accepted by discretion of Active Quality Management.

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* Estimated Effort Sample Calculations:
This metric is calculated by multiplying the number of implementation days by the number of full-time equivalent resources. Examples:
An implementation with a 3-month duration using 3 full-time and 4 half-time resources: (3 x 20 working days) x [(3 people x 100%) + (4 people x 50%)] = 300 person days
An implementation with a 9-month duration using 6 full-time and 8 half-time resources: (9 x 20 working days) x ([6 people x 100%] + [8 people x 50%]) = 1,800 person days