SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions (SAP RDS)

SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) are pre-configured applications that allow companies to deploy software in weeks or months for a set price. The applications are designed to address one area of functionality of SAP's larger enterprise applications, and address a specific function or need.

They are not one-size-fits-all applications for companies regardless of need, according to SAP.  Rather, RDS applications are designed to meet about 60% to 70% of what a customer needs -- beyond which the customer can customize and tailor to address unique requirements. 

SAP Rapid Deployment software applications provide a standardized approach through the use of such things as its Step-by-Step (SBS) guide, a tool which contains all the assets required during implementation, including accelerators and knowledge-transfer materials. The SBS guide is created specifically for each application, according to SAP, and is arranged in a specific order that mirrors the RDS implementation roadmap.

SAP has provided RDS applications for 8 industry verticals, including utilities, banking and retail, 12 different lines of business, and 17 product categories, including business intelligence and supply chain management.

This was last updated in August 2014

Continue Reading About SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions (SAP RDS)

Dig Deeper on SAP ERP software and modules