SAP S/4HANA Implementation


What is SAP S/4HANA Implementation?

SAP S/4HANA is the current enterprise ERP solution provided by SAP. SAP S/4HANA Implementation covers the deployment and configuration of the solution. Currently deployment methods include system conversion (sometimes called a brownfield deployment), new implementation (greenfield deployment), and selective data transition.

Steps to a successful SAP S/4HANA implementation include evaluating tools, SAP Readiness Check for SAP S/4HANA, SAP Fiori, SAP S/4HANA Migration Cockpit, data volume management, custom code conversion, landscape selection, infrastructure evaluation, security overview, and performance monitoring. It is also important to determine whether extensibility or customization will be used to make modifications to the solution to support organizational needs.

What is SAP S/4HANA Implementation?

SAP S/4HANA is the current enterprise ERP solution provided by SAP. SAP S/4HANA Implementation covers the deployment and configuration of the solution. Currently deployment methods include system conversion (sometimes called a brownfield deployment), new implementation (greenfield deployment), and selective data transition.

Steps to a successful SAP S/4HANA implementation include evaluating tools, SAP Readiness Check for SAP S/4HANA, SAP Fiori, SAP S/4HANA Migration Cockpit, data volume management, custom code conversion, landscape selection, infrastructure evaluation, security overview, and performance monitoring. It is also important to determine whether extensibility or customization will be used to make modifications to the solution to support organizational needs.

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders:

  • How do you decide which of the different deployment models for SAP S/4HANA makes the most sense for your organization? SAP supports three different deployment models for SAP S/4HANA: a system conversion that takes the data and configuration from your existing SAP ECC system and moves them into SAP S/4HANA; a new implementation that brings no existing configuration information into the new system; and a selective data transition that brings configuration information from the existing system but allows data to be moved selectively into the new SAP S/4HANA implementation. This paneldiscusses the benefits of each of these approaches, so you can determine which is best for you.
  • It’s important that you prepare your data for an SAP S/4HANA implementation. When moving to SAP S/4HANA, it’s important to understand your existing data landscape. Where is your data located? How much do you need to bring into SAP S/4HANA? How do you prepare your data for the move? How do you determine whether your data is actually clean? And how can you ensure that the move is successful. This event session walks you through the process of getting your data ready for an SAP S/4HANA implementation and provides best practices for making sure that the implementation goes smoothly.
  • More than just doing the deployment, it is important to make sure that your organization has the right skills in place for your SAP S/4HANA implementation. What skills should you focus on as you prepare for the move to SAP S/4HANA? Are change management skills a necessity? What skills do you need to leverage SAP S/4HANA once it has been implemented? What are the best steps to prepare for the move to SAP S/4HANA? What does an organization need to do in the broader sense to prepare for an SAP S/4HANA implementation? This panel discussion covers these points to help you ensure that you are fully prepared for your next implementation.

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  1. SAP S/4HANA Journey

    A Checklist of Key Tasks to Streamline Your SAP S/4HANA Journey

    October 19, 2022

    The ability to easily quantify the scope and complexity of your SAP S/4HANA conversion effort is equally critical for making an effective business case and running a successful migration project. For organizations embarking on a migration program, it is important to have a clear picture of what will be involved. Join this webinar for a…
  2. SAP S/4HANA Deployment

    Deployment Approaches to SAP S/4HANA Benchmark Report 2022

    Reading time: 1 min

    For organizations that have decided to implement SAP S/4HANA, the two biggest decisions they face are where they will do their deployment and what deployment model they will use.
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    SAP S/4HANA Deployment Choices

    Reading time: 2 mins

    SAPinsider is currently running research that focuses on how organizations are planning for an SAP S/4HANA deployment. While the final report on Deployment Approaches for SAP S/4HANA will be published later this month, there are already some interesting insights that can be discussed as the survey comes to a close. If you wish to participate…
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    SAP S/4HANA Selective Data Transition Explained

    Reading time: 8 mins

    SAP has suggested three transition paths (new implementation, system conversion, and selective data transition) to SAP S/4HANA. With a new implementation, you build a fresh SAP S/4HANA system whereas with a system conversion, you turn your existing SAP ERP system into an SAP S/4HANA system. In selective data migration, you build a fresh SAP S/4HANA…
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    SAP S/4HANA Migration Project Hits Some Bumps

    Reading time: 15 mins

    Migrations to SAP S/4HANA are challenging and difficult when the overall organization must adjust to new technologies, new architectures, constant training, and more. For a corporation to transition to a new and better way of doing business with innovative and flexible tools not only requires investments, but the right personnel, not only capable of performing…
  6. Cosmetics Giant Shiseido S/4HANA Digital Transformation

    A must-see Keynote session by Sébastien Hebert, EMEA Technical Director & Global Technical Director at Shiseido, presenting his vision on test management and their key learning from their multi-year global digital transformation project.
  7. Tammy Powlas

    How to Deploy Successfully in Times of Crisis and Disruption

    Although the business environment has either changed or been significantly disrupted over the last two years, systems still have to be maintained, upgraded, and new software deployed. But how can you make that process successful in times that present uncertainty, and when project teams are often no longer able to sit down and hash out…
  8. Speed S/4HANA Delivery Without Disruption

    Shifting to SAP S/4HANA is one of the most significant transitions your IT organization will make. How can you ensure your mission-critical business processes will continue to run flawlessly? Join this session to explore how engaging automation can reduce risk and manual effort before, during, and after your S/4HANA transformation. Hear how global enterprises leaders…
  9. A Frank Discussion About RISE with SAP

    A Frank Discussion About RISE with SAP

    December 10, 2021

    Since it was released in January this year, RISE with SAP has been a subject of discussion for many SAP customers. While most are looking to learn more about what this means, what is included, and who the offering is targeting. Others are asking what impact RISE will have on their future plans for digital…
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    Digital Transformation, Cloud Computing Driving SAP S/4HANA Development

    Reading time: 4 mins

    In developing SAP S/4HANA, SAP responded to several market drivers, including digital transformation, cloud computing, and changes in the rules of business success, said Mary Sibley, head of the North American Center of Excellence for SAP S/4HANA at SAP, during her Dec. 1 keynote at SAPinsider’s Finance and SAP S/4HANA virtual conference. To address these drivers, SAP…