Implementation

Why LFC for your SAP Implementation?

A Strong Portfolio of Integrated Solutions.

SAP's ERP solutions contain integrated functionality for financials, sales orders, purchasing, and operations. There are also best-in-class operational add-on products that expand the breadth and depth of the solution for further capabilities.

A Clear Roadmap for Solutions.

SAP is continually investing in their ERP solutions with a solid roadmap on current, upcoming and future features and enhancements. A variety of local and worldwide events are held where customers and users are invited to share experiences and learn the latest news and updates.

A Commitment to Understanding.

With solutions for the small, midsize and large business we realize that one size does not fit all. We take the time to understand your requirements and processes before deciding the best fit solution to your requirement.

A Clear ERP Buying Journey.

At LFC, we help you on your SAP ERP buying journey. We will align you with a local account manager, provide a good solution overview from our experts, and document a path for implementation, go live, and support.

A Promise of Transparency.

Through your ERP evaluation project, we want to provide timely information on product, pricing, demonstrations and proposals so you can make a good decision on a software investment.

How do we do it?

SDLC is a process followed for a software project, within a software organization. It consists of a detailed plan describing how to develop, maintain, replace and alter or enhance specific software. The life cycle defines a methodology for improving the quality of software and the overall development process.

Software Development Cycle

A typical Software Development Life Cycle consists of the following stages

  • Stage 1: Planning and Requirement Analysis

    Requirement analysis is the most important and fundamental stage in SDLC. It is performed by the senior members of the team with inputs from the customer, the sales department, market surveys and domain experts in the industry. This information is then used to plan the basic project approach and to conduct product feasibility study in the economical, operational and technical areas.
    Planning for the quality assurance requirements and identification of the risks associated with the project is also done in the planning stage. The outcome of the technical feasibility study is to define the various technical approaches that can be followed to implement the project successfully with minimum risks.

  • Stage 2: Defining Requirements

    Once the requirement analysis is done the next step is to clearly define and document the product requirements and get them approved from the customer or the market analysts. This is done through an SRS (Software Requirement Specification) document which consists of all the product requirements to be designed and developed during the project life cycle.

  • Stage 3: Designing the Product Architecture

    SRS is the reference for product architects to come out with the best architecture for the product to be developed. Based on the requirements specified in SRS, usually more than one design approach for the product architecture is proposed and documented in a DDS - Design Document Specification.
    This DDS is reviewed by all the important stakeholders and based on various parameters as risk assessment, product robustness, design modularity, budget and time constraints, the best design approach is selected for the product.
    A design approach clearly defines all the architectural modules of the product along with its communication and data flow representation with the external and third party modules (if any). The internal design of all the modules of the proposed architecture should be clearly defined with the minutest of the details in DDS.

  • Stage 4: Building or Developing the Product

    In this stage of SDLC the actual development starts and the product is built. The programming code is generated as per DDS during this stage. If the design is performed in a detailed and organized manner, code generation can be accomplished without much hassle.
    Developers must follow the coding guidelines defined by their organization and programming tools like compilers, interpreters, debuggers, etc. are used to generate the code. Different high level programming languages such as C, C++, Pascal, Java and PHP are used for coding. The programming language is chosen with respect to the type of software being developed.

  • Stage 5: Testing the Product

    This stage is usually a subset of all the stages as in the modern SDLC models, the testing activities are mostly involved in all the stages of SDLC. However, this stage refers to the testing only stage of the product where product defects are reported, tracked, fixed and retested, until the product reaches the quality standards defined in the SRS.

  • Stage 6: Deployment in the Market and Maintenance

    Once the product is tested and ready to be deployed it is released formally in the appropriate market. Sometimes product deployment happens in stages as per the business strategy of that organization. The product may first be released in a limited segment and tested in the real business environment (UAT- User acceptance testing).
    Then based on the feedback, the product may be released as it is or with suggested enhancements in the targeting market segment. After the product is released in the market, its maintenance is done for the existing customer base.