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Delivering SAP Solutions with Real Added Value by cbs Consulting

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⇨ Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, particularly SAP, act as the foundational infrastructure for a wide array of businesses.

⇨ However, despite the apparent benefits, a significant hurdle remains for many businesses: the challenge of building a compelling business case for transitioning to SAP's S/4HANA.

⇨ cbs Corporate Business Solutions combines end-to-end business process solutions, SELECTIVE S/4HANA transition, and the standard software cbs Enterprise Transformer® for SAP S/4HANA®, to deliver the ONE Digital Enterprise of the future.

Businesses are redefining their operations to stay competitive and agile. ERP systems like SAP play a pivotal role in this transformation, serving as the backbone of many organizations. However, customers still grapple with the challenge of building a compelling business case for transitioning to SAP S/4HANA. For this, a practical starting point lies in using the capabilities of the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). This approach offers the opportunity to initiate the journey with minimal investment and within a short timeframe. By developing applications on SAP BTP, companies can mitigate the stress and risk associated with future SAP S/4HANA implementations by addressing key activities upfront. SAP BTP serves as the uniform technology platform for deploying customized scenarios and extensions, irrespective of the standard solution being extended (e.g., ERP, CX, SAP S/4HANA on-premise, S/4HANA Public Cloud, SuccessFactors, etc.) Utilizing the power of SAP BTP, businesses can extend and personalize SAP applications, integrate and connect landscapes, and empower business users to seamlessly connect processes and experiences. This approach enables users to make decisions with confidence and drive innovation within their organizations.

cbs Corporate Business Solutions combines end-to-end business process solutions, SELECTIVE S/4HANA transition, and the standard software cbs Enterprise Transformer® for SAP S/4HANA®, to deliver the ONE Digital Enterprise of the future. With specialized expertise in SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP), SAP Cloud SDK, and User Experience, cbs enhances core ERP or S/4HANA processes with innovative features such as machine learning and image recognition, extending these capabilities to mobile devices for production employees, business partners, and end customers alike.

cbs’ methodology centers on the strategic triad of Speed, Value, and Scale, shaping the foundation of its approach. Their fast value approach empowers organizations to quickly derive business value and reduce stress associated with S4 projects by SAP BTP development that enables organizations to:

  • Identify short, and value adding innovations that address specific business challenges through targeted application development. This ensures that solutions not only solve immediate problems but also add significant value.
  • Advance or expand the scope of these solutions incrementally through short, focused sprint cycles. These cycles, lasting just 2-3 weeks—unlike the conventional 3-6 month timelines—facilitate the swift delivery of applications. This pace not only accelerates the deployment but also allows organizations to swiftly benefit from their investment.
  • Prioritize immediate value delivery over postponing innovation for large-scale initiatives (e.g., SAP S/4HANA), ensuring businesses gain from their efforts without delay.
  • Ease the transition to future S/4HANA upgrades by adopting a gradual digital transformation approach. This strategy simplifies change management, minimizes the complexity and extent of more significant projects, lowers risks, and enhances user acceptance and engagement.
  • Incorporate automation into business processes to further increase speed and efficiency, enabling organizations to optimize operations and achieve productivity improvements.
  • Develop simplified user interfaces and crafting solutions tailored to specific business issues, ensuring the applications provide real, measurable value to users.

As businesses grow and transform, the ability to scale both operational processes and IT infrastructure is crucial. SAP BTP stands out by supporting this scalability, allowing for the effortless integration of third-party partners through self-service portals and application extensions. This capability enables external partners to directly engage with the ERP system, promoting collaboration and boosting the agility of the entire business network. Adopting SAP BTP for application development offers organizations a robust foundation for a smooth transition to SAP S/4HANA, while also providing immediate advantages in efficiency, innovation, and scalability. This strategic approach ensures businesses are well-equipped to handle growth and change, fostering a dynamic and responsive business environment.

cbs’ approach ensures organizations can navigate their SAP BTP development journey with agility, achieving significant business value while minimizing disruption and maximizing efficiency.

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