Well, the judging for this year’s SAP Quality Awards for SAP Projects has started and I have to say that I am pleasantly, surprised by the quality and project achievements in the Nordics and Baltics region. As judges, we have reviewed the final short-listed projects in the Business Transformation category, which caters for larger projects that have had a major business impact.
Our evaluations consider each project from quality and adherence to SAP’s 10 quality principles, scope and plan management, how costs/investments were controlled and steps taken to reduce the time taken to achieving value, business benefits proposed and achieved and innovative methods used to overcome challenges to achieve the project goals. It is fair to say that the majority of the projects in the Business Transformation category are major implementations/rollouts, which run over several years. This means that generally platform and technology decisions were in favour of, tried and tested solutions at the start of the project.
The finalists in the Business Transformation category represent companies in the industrial segments of Oil & Gas, Wind Energy, Pharmaceuticals, Textiles, Local Government and Machinery and Spare parts. The surprising fact is that none of the shortlisted finalists for this year in any of the three Award categories is from Norway. We know that many of the large SAP customers in Norway are now busy with one or more major SAP projects. Here at SBN, we would like to reach out to our member companies to ask you to consider the benefits of the SAP Quality Awards and to enter your projects for next year so we have some strong Norwegian entries that are capable of being among the winners in all three categories.
Pictures from the SAP Quality Awards ceremony at the SBN Conference 2017: