Putting the Pieces Together

Putting the Pieces Together

Defining Your Business Case and Deployment Strategy for SAP S/4HANA

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While the deadline for organizations to migrate to SAP S/4HANA is not until 2027, many SAP customers have already migrated or plan to migrate in the coming years.

According to SAPinsider research the uptick in activity is driven by several factors including the need to reengineer business processes and address poor configurations as well as the increasing business demand for more innovative technology solutions. Rapid organizational change including a rise in mergers and acquisition activity are also forcing companies to consolidate and harmonize existing IT landscapes.

Recently SAPinsider sat down with Lorenz Praefcke, CEO of CBS Corporate Business Solutions America, a service provider who specializes in helping SAP customers navigate the transition to SAP S/4HANA. In this article Praefcke describes his experience working with clients on building their business case and how they start with focusing on the pain points. He also shares with readers important concepts you need to understand about the Selective Data Transition option for migrating to SAP S/4HANA.

Key Takeaways
• Company should understand their overall strategy and IT pain points before choosing an SAP S/4HANA migration method.
• Most customers often underestimate the complexity, time, and effort that goes into an SAP S/4HANA migration.
• Once the migration is complete, firms should test the functionalities and training employees on their use.

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