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Wende Burgess

Wende Burgess is an Associate Partner at CCP Global. She has led multiple global SAP Ariba and SAP S/4, ECC programs related to Procure-to-Pay solutions, Supplier Management, Sourcing & Contract Management, and Change Management. Wende formerly worked for SAP Ariba, where she was tasked with ensuring the success of high-risk deployments and re-deployments of SAP Ariba.

Pre-Deployment Readiness
January 21, 2022

Are SAP Ariba Best Practices Best for You?

When one of our CCP Global consultants arrives on “Day One” to assess a new client's  current SAP Ariba environment, they often hear this, “We don’t want a deep dive into our current processes, we just want the Ariba Best Practices.” The idea of Best Practice infers a simple, uncomplicated SAP Ariba deployment, but the fact is that “best practices” are not a one-size-fits-all solution. Rather, they’re a framework for defining where you are and where you need to go.
Pre-Deployment Readiness
October 13, 2021

Creating A Procurement Roadmap

A procurement roadmap is a way to map out the journey to reach your final destination of procurement transformation. It bridges the gap between strategy and operational execution. This is the plan that is used to engage senior leadership, align enterprise goals, and communicate progress milestones.
SAP Ariba Post Deployment Success
May 21, 2021

Adoption and Stabilization: A Timeline

There are several factors that may affect how long the post-Hypercare phase of your SAP Ariba deployment lasts. Those include company size, how many modules were deployed, and if it was a big bang deployment, versus a phased go-live, etc. in this article we take a closer look at each of these non-personnel factors and how they might affect your company’s time frame for administration and support.
SAP Ariba Post Deployment Success
May 14, 2021

Hypercare + Adoption + Stabilization = Post-Deployment Success

There are a couple of important phases immediately after your SAP Ariba solution is deployed that are critical to its long-term success. The first is Hypercare, which starts on Day One of Go-Live and has critical and immediate support elements. The second is the Adoption and Stabilization phase, which, although not as immediately crucial, holds the key to long-term user adoption.
April 14, 2021

SAP Business Suite: SAP ECC, ERP and S/4HANA Explained

Anytime a potential client starts looking solution for an all-in-one application to transform their business, SAP Business Suite is usually one of the top products they explore. SAP Business Suite has all the applications necessary to perform essential business functions. Read more to understand the differences in these solutions and how S/4HANA will change them.
February 9, 2021

Why You Should Upgrade to S/4HANA Now!

If you have a current SAP ERP system, you already know what’s around the corner: you’re going to have to migrate to S/4HANA prior to the end of the standard support contract in 2027 (or extended support contract in 2030). While the thought of an ERP system upgrade can seem overwhelming, it is important that you begin your preparation sooner rather than later.

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