Based on the survey and interpretation of data, the following are the top ten aspects of global SAP System strategy –

  1. Alignment of Future Roadmap of the Organization with Global Governance Design and Strategy
  2. Integration of Different Regions (language, currency, taxation considerations) in the Global Design
  3. Ability of the Existing Business Processes (As-Is) to operate through a Centralized Structure (To-Be)
  4. Identifying the Scalability Challenges and the respective Mitigation Strategy
  5. Alignment of Internal and External Business Partners with new Centralized Structure and proposed changes in Business Processes
  6. Ability of the Organization to sustainably manage Multi-Region Operations through a Central Global Governance with available resources (human, infrastructure and financial)
  7. Designing solution with Reusability and Scalability in focus
  8. Alignment on Rollout Strategy post implementation between Business stakeholders and IT Team
  9. Designing a strong controlled Geo-Specific Security Control Strategy and ensuring the Testing Strategy focuses on this possibility vulnerability
  10. Existing System Capability upgrade for global requirements and involved challenges


  1. The organization should keep an eye on long term goals
  2. The organization should acknowledge diversity as a major consideration in global design
  3. The organization should focus on different Infrastructure considerations
  4. The organization should have a pulse on different stakeholders’ alignment with the vision of the project


Considerations involving Global Governance, both before and after implementations, are deemed significantly more important than other considerations. The importance of Global Governance can be attributed to the financial impact and inherent instability these considerations can have on the fate of the project. Infrastructure is another significant area of concern.

Article is based on thesis worked upon by the blogger