Single Instance ERP: What You Should Consider - Protecting Your Business Processes Implementing Changes Without Putting Your Business at Risk
The single SAP instance architecture reduces infrastructure complexity and increases standardization of processes. Yes, but many challenges and pitfalls often get forgotten. The architectural change from many instances to a single ERP instance is comparable with removing the bulkheads of a ship. Closing the bulkheads ensured in the past that the impact remains local and the ship would not sink. The benefits of the single system approach aren't for free. One has to invest in additional mechanisms: a sound change control framework with appropriate tool support.