The Innovation Control Center (ICC) is the “Headquarters of the Implementation” at a customer site at which “SAP is built like a factory”. It is located in a dedicated physical room or location at the customer site. It provides the following deliverables:
- SAP Best Practice solutions: the project team has a running application to start blueprint discussions immediately
- Avoiding unnecessary modifications: the project team has the implementation knowledge to use the SAP standard to its full extent
- Accelerating “time to value” (“time to go live”) significantly, decreasing the implementation cost in the short term, and the support cost in the long term.
During the execution of implementation projects for SAP Premium Engagement customers, an innovation control center focuses on designing and creating solutions as close to the standard as possible. An innovation control center is responsible for managing any deviations from standard SAP software.