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Implementation Expectations

Software Installation: Typically 2-4 days per environment

Solution Architecture: 2-8 weeks, depending on complexity and scope

Implementation:

  • Build EPM models:
    • Dimensions
    • Reports
    • Input templates
    • Logic
    • Business process flows
    • Security
  • Integrate EPM with source systems
    • Metadata (dimensions / hierarchies)
    • Data
    • Extraction / translation / load
    • Master data management
    • Data cleansing
    • Automation

Implementation phase typically runs 2-5 months, again depending on complexity and scope

TESTING Methodology

  • Unit Test
    • Deliverable objects are tested
    • Part of realization phase
    • Integration testing
    • Tests flow of data from source to end result
    • Validates integration of systems
    • Test cases co-developed
    • Between 1 to 3 cycles
    • Depends on volume of data, number of sources and complexity of transformations
  • User Acceptance Test
    • Users walk through a day-in-the-life test
    • Test cases co-developed
    • Deliverable objects are tested for function and usability
  • Parallel Testing
    • Usually 1 to 3 cycles
    • Post Go-Live activity

Testing cycles can run from 2 – 8 weeks, depending on scope and standards

DEPLOYMENT

  • Migration
    • BPC solution is transported through the client technical landscapes

(Dev – Test – Prod)

  • Training
  • Report Developer Training (early)
  • UAT Training
  • End User Training
  • BPC Admin Training
  • Knowledge Transfer
    • Dedicated time to educate client personnel on the tool
    • Co-development activities
  • Documentation
    • End User Training Manual
    • Functional system document
    • Technical Admin Guide
    • End User Quick Reference (2 pager)

Deployment phase runs anywhere from 2 weeks to a month to multiple months for consolidations system with multiple parallel test cycles.

Implementation