Multi Country Rollout - ERP Project Challenges

Mr. Vijay R Kulkarni
Freelance Consultant - SAP
17th Feb 2011


Central Park Hotel,
47/1, Manipal Center
Dickenson Road Bangalore

Profile of Speaker:

Vijay has 17+ years of total experience. He spent initial 5 years of his career as a Marketing and Sales Executive in discrete manufacturing industry leaders like Crompton Greaves and Siemens Ltd.
In his 12+ years of subsequent career in IT, he primarily worked in ERP packages in general and SAP SD (Sales and Distribution) and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) in particular. He worked with IT giants like IBM, Wipro Technologies and L&T Infotech in the capacity of Lead Consultant, Solution Architect, Project Manager and Competency Group Head.
Currently, Vijay is working as a Freelance SAP Consultant with main focus on corporate customized training programs and niche consulting requirements.
He holds Executive Course in Management Studies degree from Singapore University. He is an active PMP member. Vijay is also Certified SAP CRM Consultant from SAP AG. He did his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering.

Topic Description:

Working with multiple countries implementation as well as rollout for ERP SAP project in APAC region, Project Manager must focus on Cultural Differences, language and communication barriers apart from other usual challenges like Data Conversion, Custom Enhancements and Change Management.
This presentation focuses on sharing some of the live project examples, typical Do’s and Don’ts, key success factors as well as importance of gaining user confidence.