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Drunk asleep, Uwe Kalmer fishes for the vibrating cell phone. A look at the alarm clock: five o'clock. He rubs his eyes and looks at the display: an international number. "Hello, this is Uwe Kalmer!". There is a purr from the receiver. "Good Morning, Sir. That’s Mister Rajiv from the SAP Global Support who’s speaking. How are you?" The strong Indian accent wakes him up in no time. "Fine, thanks. And you? Did you get the message? " Thank God! It is he, the call that he has longingly waited for and with which everything will be cleared up. He hopes. "Yes, I did. Please give me more details, and I need access to your system", sounds again Mr. Rajiv from Bangalore.

The last few weeks have not left Kalmer without a trace. Little sleep, hardly any time for the family and repeated skepticism that the project was overdone. Kalmer was on his own, there was no rescue in sight. Nobody could explain why the parts lists were suddenly missing for 20,000 work plans. Discovered by chance during a routine test eleven days before the planned start of production. The own support department was at a loss. When SAP Germany also had to fit and handed it over to global support, Kalmer saw the end of the project. Time was running out for him.

The initial situation was favorable: Classic R / 3 implementation at a medium-sized manufacturing company, nothing can go wrong, he thought. What he didn't expect was the Swabian sluggishness of the customer. He had worked with the same software for 20 years - and was supposed to make a technological leap of several dimensions overnight. Resistance is inevitable. It took him a lot of time to convince the employees of the new solution, to make it clear to them why a process works the way it is and not the way it is best represented in the system.

... can be found in the book "Helden für den Mittelstand", edited by Herbert Vogel and Dieter Schoon, itelligence AG, 176 pages, German-English, Axel Dielmann-Verlag KG Frankfurt am Main, ISBN 978-3-86638-145 -2.

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