Looking to enhance your warehouse management operations and drive efficiency in your supply chain? Deciding to read this guide is the unofficial first step, and the twelve steps contained in this blog will help you transition smoothly from SAP WM to EWM. Our supply chain experts (with 15+ years of supply chain experience) have condensed the process to help you unlock the fullest potential of your warehouse management system. Without further ado, let’s dive in!
Before embarking on the upgrade journey, it's crucial to assess your current system requirements and align them with the capabilities of SAP EWM.
A well-structured project plan is essential for a successful upgrade.
Data is a critical asset in any warehouse management system. Before proceeding with the upgrade, ensure your data is protected and backed up.
Installation is a straightforward but critical step in the upgrade process! Install the SAP EWM software on your system landscape.
To ensure a successful upgrade, you'll need to properly configure your system landscape to support SAP EWM.
Every business is different. Fine-tune the system configuration to customize SAP EWM according to your unique business needs.
To migrate your data from the existing WM system to SAP EWM in a seamless manner, you should develop a strategy that includes data extraction, transformation, and loading.
Testing is a crucial phase to ensure the functionality and stability of your upgraded system.
Optimize the performance of your SAP EWM system to ensure efficient and responsive warehouse operations.
Prepare your teams for the transition to SAP EWM through comprehensive training and change management initiatives.
Develop a detailed go-live plan to ensure a successful transition to SAP EWM.
After the go-live, establish a robust support and maintenance framework to address any post-implementation issues or user queries. Do this by:
To wrap up, upgrading from SAP WM to EWM requires careful planning, execution, and ongoing support. Following this guide will help ensure a successful transition. To maximize ROI from your SAP system and significantly enhance your upgrade process to EWM, consider leveraging the capabilities of ShipERP, a trusted longtime partner of SAP.
Want to add multi-carrier rate shopping, label printing, and proof of delivery to your warehouse processes?
ShipEWM processes shipment orders at higher transparency and better compliance. The software integrates natively 100% with SAP to drive strong connectivity.
With ShipEWM, you can rapidly pick, pack, and ship with multiple integrated carriers directly out of SAP EWM in one platform. Its architectural design allows for a seamless integration, so you’ll access your required warehouse processes as soon as possible.
What will you gain from ShipEWM in the long run?