SAP CoE Team Structure

SAP CoE Team Structure

Funding a large center of excellence may not be feasible due to budget, typically a small team is formed to start. This team builds a strong relationship with the business to collaborate and reach out when more information is needed.

SAP CoE Team Structure

Funding a large center of excellence may not be feasible due to budget, typically a small team is formed to start. This team builds a strong relationship with the business to collaborate and reach out when more information is needed.

Generally, there are four categories of a CoE team:

  1. This is the figurehead of the team that takes control of the lifecycle of the SAP system. One important aspect of this role is demand management.
  2. Core team. This team manages the day-to-day operations and small-scale enhancements. They contribute to the definition of the center of excellence methodology.
  3. Extended team. This group works alongside the core team within their subject matter expertise. When this team does not exist in an organization the roles work as part of the core team.
  4. Project team(s). This is a temporary team to deliver SAP projects to the organization. It includes a project manager, SAP architect(s), SAP analyst(s) and business process experts.

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.

Seven Steps for to Success for SAPinsiders are:

  1. Realign the business and IT after an SAP implementation
  2. Set up a governance
  3. Define functions and organize the CoE
  4. Implement post go live processes for continuous improvement
  5. Mobilize for post go live organizational change
  6. Marketing the CoE
  7. Set up your CoE

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  1. Four Steps to Create an Effective COE

    Published: 09/September/2010

    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...…

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    The Case for a Centre of Expertise

    Published: 05/September/2023

    Reading time: 4 mins

    Without a CoE, the business community might not know who to engage for addressing new business requirements. The CoE provides a single point of contact for everything from incident management to minor changes, major projects, and overall system governance. The CoE is tasked with coordinating between business and the overall IT organization to develop the…

  3. Boost the Success of Your COE by Developing the Right Metrics

    Published: 15/August/2008

    Reading time: 8 mins

    ManagementWith a little discipline and the right metrics, the SAP Center of Excellence (COE) can be transformed from an application support team into a key player in the business. See how the Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics division boosted the success of its COE, and how you can apply the same techniques in your company. SAP...…

  4. An Overview of SAP EWM Shipping Cockpit Planning and Execution

    Published: 10/May/2018

    Reading time: 10 mins

    Hein Botha and David Webb explain how to set up and configure an end-to-end outbound business process using the Shipping Cockpit inside SAP’s Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) product. They describe the two functions inside the Supply Chain Cockpit: Shipping Cockpit Planning (SCOP) and Shipping Cockpit Execution (SCOE).

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    Published: 12/August/2016

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    Discover how to activate additional quantity fields in account-based Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) so that quantities are also included in reporting. These additional quantity fields are made available in the Controlling module (CO) line-item tables, CO-PA top-down distributions, and CO-PA assessment cycles. Key Concept In SAP S/4HANA Finance, up to three additional quantities can be defined...…

  6. Create Great Custom Report Design Specs for Your ABAP Team Using Table COEP

    Published: 15/November/2002

    Reading time: 8 mins

    Sometimes the only way to meet a CO reporting requirement is to have your ABAP team generate a custom program. The integrity and performance of that program depends on the quality of the instructions you give the team. Table COEP plays an important role here, because its indexes will help ensure good report response time...…

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    Published: 07/January/2021

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    A successful business case for integration hinges on a company’s ability to start viewing it as a strategic imperative at the heart of digital transformation, which will not just save costs but generate revenue. This article uncovers what is driving the increased focus on integration today. It also shares and details some guiding principles SAP…

  8. Handle Partially Reclaimable VAT with Pro-Rata VAT Functionality in Your SAP System

    Published: 27/October/2009

    Reading time: 27 mins

    Many organizations in the EU use Value Added Tax (VAT) on certain sales. However, not all sales allow VAT charges. If you’re a company providing products that are both VAT-eligible and VAT-ineligible, how do you account for this in your system? See how to set up and customize pro-rata VAT in your SAP system. Key...…

  9. EWM Shipping Cockpit Planning and Execution: Overview

    Published: 16/April/2015

    Reading time: 7 mins

    Learn how to configure and transact with the Shipping Cockpit Framework in SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) 9.1, starting with the planning stages (Shipping Cockpit Planning [SCOP]) through execution and monitoring (Shipping Cockpit Execution [SCOE]) in the outbound processes of your warehouse operation. Key Concept The Shipping Cockpit provides a single view in which the...…

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    Published: 29/July/2014

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    Find out how to harness the ABC-XYZ functionality of SCM 7.0, enhancement package 2 to automate classification of products and optimization of statistical forecast model selection according to historical sales value and the products’ value volatility. Follow 6 steps to set up SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) Demand Planning for product classification and forecast...…