Mendix on August 14, 2014
Earlier this week I had a conversation with Scott Azwell, Lead Consultant at Leveraging Technology Solutions, who has been working with SAP and leading SAP projects for over 20 years, about the SAP implementation lifecycle. We were discussing the role of different tools within the stages of an SAP implementation project and how a high-productivity app platform like Mendix could help.
Scott immediately recognized the value of Mendix in terms of its ability to rapidly develop applications that sit on top of SAP and help large implementation projects to be more successful. Using Mendix to supplement or replace similar efforts in ABAP or Hana Cloud Platform, would, in many cases, allow implementers to develop apps faster, more economically, and with greater agility and flexibility throughout what is usually a fairly long project lifecycle.
Looking at each stage in more detail:
The benefits of this approach are a more responsive implementation, faster implementation time and reduced project risk. By providing not only a faster route to implementation, but also a more agile approach, the end client regains a large degree of control and flexibility. Mendix gives them the power to make more changes, both pre- and post—go-live, without miring the project in massive cost or time overages common with code-based approaches. That could make a lot more projects come in on time and in budget, with resulting higher customer satisfaction for both the client and SAP consultants like Scott.
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