Many Polish companies face the challenge of implementing a standard SAP system while operating under a corporation. Increasingly, they are not only the recipient of the system used in the international headquarters of the corporation, but they are the owner of the template system (regardless of the fact whether they are original Polish companies or the Polish subsidiaries of international corporations).
The implementation of such a project is an organizational and communication challenge both for the parent company and for the local company, particularly if both companies are located in different countries. The parent company is interested in the maximum possible adaptation of the local company to the corporation’s processes, above all due to the requirement of process unification in accordance with the company’s best practices.
The second essential aspect is the optimization of the implementation, and hence its costs. But regardless of how much the parent company would like to see the template as a consistent whole, two types of differences will occur:
- Legal gaps – specific legal regulations, particularly in the financial, sales and human resources areas (e.g. correction invoice in Poland and credit/debit memo in ...