SAP CoE Leadership


The SAP CoE Leadership

is often a senior leader who is a figurehead of the CoE. This role is responsible for the lifecycle of the SAP system to ensure regular operations run smoothly. They drive innovation into the organization through controlled projects and enhancements to ensure all standards defined and adhered to. Priorities are set and controlled through this role. Typically, the role reports to corporate leadership team or board.

The SAP CoE Leadership

is often a senior leader who is a figurehead of the CoE. This role is responsible for the lifecycle of the SAP system to ensure regular operations run smoothly. They drive innovation into the organization through controlled projects and enhancements to ensure all standards defined and adhered to. Priorities are set and controlled through this role. Typically, the role reports to corporate leadership team or board.

CoE Simply Defined

The CoE (Center of Excellence) is a centralized team of skilled knowledge workers whose mission is to provide the organization with best practices around a certain area of interest. Regardless of the organizational structure or budget, it is important to have the right people with defined roles and responsibilities for the team. The goal is to sustain world-class performance and value. It is important that the CoE team builds a strong relationship with the business, to reach out to business heads when more information is needed. Generally, there are four categories of a CoE team:

  1. Leadership
  2. Core team
  3. Extended team
  4. Project team(s)

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders are:

  • Managing your SAP Projects: Case Study: Lessons in SAP Project Leadership from Lockheed Martin. Review the case study to find out how Lockheed Martin provided project managers and teams with new ways to think about their leadership skills. The case study covers group activities and observations.
  • Four Steps to Create an Effective COE. In this article David Jantzen and Dan Hayes of Deloitte discuss how to build a COE to support your SAP projects long after a go live. COE’s can vary from company to company, but setting up organizational structure to maintain, care for, and improve the lifecycle of your SAP will help you to get the most value from your investment.

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  1. Rise with SAP and the SAP Customer CoE – Virtual On-demand Track

    Recorded April 2022: Every enterprise needs to develop new business models to avoid being disrupted, gain efficiencies to fund innovation, and transform mission critical systems without business risk. The sessions included in this site provide introductions to RISE with SAP and insight into it, affects different areas and how its benefits can be used to…
  2. SAP Customer CoE Insights and Customer Cloud Success: Virtual On-demand Track

    Recorded April 2022:This track of sessions was designed to help SAP Customers gain the new practices, insights skills, and competencies you need for your organization to evolve you SAP Customer Center of Excellence to help reduce costs, improve operations and to continually drive value from SAP. There are many new SAP Technologies and Cloud Solutions for your CoE…
  3. SAP Announces Board Level Organizational Changes

    Reading time: 5 mins

    The message for SAP in 2020 has been very much one of customer focus. At their FKOM event in January, the message was “Forward Together” and the keynotes in all regions focused on customer stories and driving customer success. A week later, during the FY2019 earnings call, CFO Luka Mucic stated that, “Everyone needs to…
  4. Managing Your SAP Projects: Case study: Lessons in SAP project leadership from Lockheed Martin

    Reading time: 1 mins

    Find out how Lockheed Martin is providing project managers and teams with new ways to think about their leadership skills. Click this link to view the slides from this session — Projects_2017_Nash_Casestudylessonsinsapproject.   Jeffrey Nash If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the…...…
  5. Four Steps to Create an Effective COE

    Reading time: 9 mins

    To get the most value for their investment, many companies create a center of excellence (COE) to oversee SAP projects and ensure their lasting success. David Jantzen and Dan Haynes of Deloitte discuss how to build a COE that can support your SAP project long after go-live. An SAP center of excellence (COE) is an…...…