ELVA: Executive Lean Value Assessment (2015)

Inkl. Quick Wins, Winshuttle Licence & Training!

The Executive Lean Value Assessment (ELVA) addresses the needs of business executives requiring rapid transparency of their SAP® system utilisation. ELVA provides a resilent business case for business and IT management to make essential SAP optimization decision.

Additionally ELVA provides everything necessary to immediately implement a ”quick win” ensuring a rapid payback on the investment.


This Executive Starter Package is based on the West Trax KPI Scan® Methodology. It provides an analysis of the actual utilization of SAP® systems by the end users and highlights areas of improvement that exist in the operation and in relation to business process support.


The data evaluation is carried out offline in 6 phases:

  • As Is Analysis
  • Potential Improvements
  • Action Plans
  • Implementation Strategy
  • Quick Wins – Optimisation of Custom Code
  • Quick Win – Processes Accelerated using Winshuttle
Phase 1: As Is Analysis

The basis of the analysis is a KPI and benchmark model developed by West Trax covering the categories cost, productivity, performance and quality. This has been certified by the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Darmstadt. The continuously growing West Trax Benchmark Database contains data from of over 1,400 analyses performed in 15 sectors.

Phase 2: Potential Improvements

The results of the KPI measurements and the comparison with sector benchmark data are interpreted by experts. Weak points are made transparent and the potential for cost savings and optimization are identified.

Phase 3: Action Plans

Based on the results of phases 1 and 2, client actions are developed which will help to improve from the current situation to the best possible target state. Every action plan will be described in detail including a cost/benefit analysis. Priorities will be defined and feasibilities discussed taking the overall client situation into account.

Phase 4: Implementation Strategy

Within the implementation strategy implementation plans are developed for the defined actions, including information on how long the project will take and what skills and resources will be needed. In addition expected timing for the first positive effects and the break-even point will be provided. Detailed listings will clearly define and document all functional, operational and monetary benefits and advantages.

Phase 5: Quick Wins – Optimisation of Custom Code

Detailed analysis of Z/Y-transaction utilization and if required, programs in client namespaces. Includes usage frequency information and recommendations for improving the productive system. Results are generally provided in tables (Excel) or as an application in SAP® Lumira.

Phase 6: Quick Win – Processes Accelerated using Winshuttle

Identification of the processes that will benefit from accelerated data entry including evaluation of time-related and monetary savings. Part of the ELVA package is a Winshuttle transaction 1-Year subscription license that allows implementing and validating this Quick Win, plus an on-site Process Innovations Workshop for any number of participants in order to guarantee a smooth start. (Depending on analysis results duration 1-2 days, available within 3 months after delivery of analysis results).