SAP S/4HANA Implementation


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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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    SAP S/4HANA Selective Data Transition Explained

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    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

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    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…
  3. Cosmetics Giant Shiseido S/4HANA Digital Transformation

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  5. 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…
  6. A Frank Discussion About RISE with SAP

    A Frank Discussion About RISE with SAP

    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

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    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…
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    How to Overcome Resource, Cost, and Quality Challenges When Moving to SAP S/4HANA

    With traditional testing methodologies quickly becoming outdated, organizations are struggling to keep up with the accelerated pace of innovation. Don’t let static and time-consuming processes hold your team back from delivering a seamless SAP S/4HANA implementation. Learn how to leverage the right testing environment to ensure your project is on-time and on-budget. Watch now to…
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    Genix Pharma Chooses RISE with SAP to Modernize ERP

    Genix Pharma, a Pakistan-based pharmaceutical company, wanted to modernize its ERP system so it could handle strong business growth, an increase in the number of customers, and expanded base of operations. The local SAP team met with Genix Pharma representatives to discuss their options. They decided to use RISE with SAP to transition to SAP…
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    Genix Pharma Modernizes ERP for Future Growth

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    Pakistan-based pharmaceutical firm Genix Pharma needed to modernize its ERP system to handle strong business growth, an increase in the number of customers, an expanded base of operations, and regulatory requirements. The company wanted a state-of-the-art platform that would streamline its business processes, get more visibility into its manufacturing processes, handle the increased production volume,…
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    SAP S/4HANA To Support Supply Chain Modernization at CBS

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    A combination of changing customer and employee expectations, and an increased need for digital engagement and business agility in the healthcare industry have acted as a catalyst for an SAP S/4HANA business case at Canadian Blood Services (CBS). Shifting its interactions with hospitals and donors to an online experience and improving overall user experience for…
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    NNS Implements SAP S/4HANA to Enable Digital Shipbuilding

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    Newport News Shipbuilding Implements SAP S/4HANA to Enable Digital Shipbuilding Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) builds the ships at the heart of the U.S. Navy’s strategic force: aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines. With $5 billion in revenues and more than 25,000 employees, Va.-based NNS is the largest military shipbuilding company in the United States. As it…
  13. Consolidate Multiple SAP and Non-SAP Systems into One S/4HANA Implementation

    Navigating the journey to SAP S/4HANA but unsure how to retire old and costly applications without comprising the integrity of your data? Simplify the push towards digital transformation and cut desperate ties with aging legacy systems. Take a one-step approach and transform data from any SAP or non-SAP system onto a single unified platform. Leverage…...…
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    Business Case and Deployment Strategy for SAP S/4HANA

    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…...…
  15. Panel Discussion | Building the right culture for your SAP S/4HANA deployment

    Ensuring the success of your SAP S/4HANA deployment starts well before the deployment itself. This session provides the lens through which you can accurately access the influence and impact that you have on those you lead. You will understand with a 360 view the effect that the right culture will have on your team, and…
  16. Panel Discussion | Deployment options for SAP S/4HANA

    Choosing your SAP S/4HANA deployment method is one of the most important choices of your overall migration. For some, a new implementation, typically called a Greenfield deployment, offers the advantage of moving away from limitations of older deployments. However, since a new implementation enables a complete re-engineering and process it can be more complex. Meanwhile,…
  17. Keynote | Decisions and trends for your SAP S/4HANA deployment

    What are SAPinsiders planning for their SAP S/4HANA Deployments? Hear the current research on what deployment models, infrastructure choices, and plans the SAPinsider Community has around SAP S/4HANA. What are the current trends? How have they changed over the last 12 months? How should you address the different technology choices versus opportunity? An interactive panel…
  18. SAP S/4HANA Enabled Business Transformation in the Public Sector – Lessons Learned from the TTC

    The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) leveraged SAP S/4HANA and SAP SuccessFactors to digitally transform their back office and enable the organization to standardize, streamline, and automate many of what were previously complex, manually supported processes. The TTC has more than 15,000 salaried and unionized employees and runs the most heavily used urban mass transit system…
  19. Video: HP Focuses on Compliance during its Global SAP S/4HANA Migration

    HP Inc. launched a strategic effort in 2018 with three goals in mind: Make it easier for its customers to do business with the company, improve its internal processes for employees, and gain a competitive advantage. Migrating to SAP S/4HANA was selected as the way to simplify its sprawling corporate systems. As part of its transformation, HP set up a new governance,…
  20. HP Improves Efficiencies and Enhances Its Customer Experience

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  21. Panel Discussion | Customer experiences with SAP S/4HANA deployment

    With excellent quality now more or less a given, companies have shifted their energy to improving the customer experience. Excellence is the new normal. Our customers experiences with SAP S/4HANA Deployment will examine best practices and lesson learned from those with hands-on experience with the process. This session does not focus on “how-tos” or one-size-fits-all…
  22. Deployment Approaches for SAP S/4HANA Benchmark Report

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    In This Report: For organizations moving to SAP S/4HANA there are two primary decisions that must be made — where and how they will perform that deployment. Our earlier research into this topic found that nearly half the respondents (47%) favored a system conversion as their deployment model, and just over two thirds (67%) were…
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  24. Practical steps for building a proof of concept for SAP S/4HANA analytics

    This session provides all you need to know to set up a proof of concept (PoC) for SAP S/4HANA analytics assembled in one place. Explore your options for BI on SAP S/4HANA and come away with a useful checklist that will help you accelerate your PoC, including links to documentation, blogs, and SAP training offerings.…
  25. An Insider Look at Ingevity’s SAP S/4HANA Business Transformation

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    Ingevity is a specialty chemical company based in Charleston, South Carolina that current runs a 20-year-old, heavily customized version of SAP ECC 6.0. But, now for much longer — like many companies, Ingevity is focused on building a digital platform that can support technologies like analytics, automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to help the…
  26. Ask the Experts: Overcoming Challenges to Delivering on the Promise of SAP S/4HANA

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  27. Top 5 Tips to Prepare Your Organization for S/4HANA

    Organizations are struggling with their decisions around SAP S/4HANA. When should they transition? How do they embrace the new user experience and innovation capabilities of the platform? In this webinar, Kimberley Reid, VP US SAP Solutions at Hitachi Vantara, and Steve Hankins, CFO of Morgan Foods, will share strategies to help organizations prepare their organization…
  28. Workshop: Map Out and Validate Your SAP S/4HANA Journey

    You are ready to begin the journey to transition to SAP S/4HANA Cloud? Whether you are building your strategy or preparing for the transition, you will find value in validating your path and talking to others taking the same journey. Join this peer-to-peer discussion with other leaders who are at different stages of this transition.…
  29. Cloud Options for Your Mission-Critical SAP Workloads Fueled by HPE GreenLake

    As SAP customers consider how and when to approach their SAP S/4HANA migrations, they have many decisions to make and myriad options of how to architect their landscapes. A major choice they need to make is regarding what data to keep on premise and what can move to the cloud. Because many companies are deciding…
  30. Accelerate SAP S/4HANA Migration and Drive Innovation with SAP Technology Products

    SAP technology products, which includes SAP HANA, SAP Analytics, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP Leonardo and SAP EIM products accelerate your migration to SAP S/4HANA, simplifies integration with SAP and non-SAP applications and boosts innovation. However, understanding which technology products help you in which phase of SAP S/4HANA journey is key to success. Join this session…
  31. How to Chart a Fast, Safe, and Cost-Effective Path to SAP S/4HANA

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  32. How Greenskies Made the Move to SAP S/4HANA: From building the case to resulting benefits

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  33. Top 15 Lessons Learned from 20+ SAP S/4HANA Projects

    This session combines experience from 20+ projects done across various Western-European countries. They cover greenfield and brownfield, small and large, technical and transformative projects. The lessons learned shared are very concrete items (not just generic points) which make a big impact on the success of SAP S/4HANA projects. Why join this session? -Learn from the…
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  35. Expert Q&A: Affordable Ways to Move to SAP S/4HANA

    SAP S/4HANA can transform how companies function, creating flexible operating models and integrated global operations for faster and more accurate decision-making, increased efficiency, and reduced risk. How can your company move to SAP S/4HANA – and how do you justify that move? Join SAP Expert Tammy Powlas, an SAP mentor, as she shares her insights…
  36. Keynote | Key Learnings from Hilti’s Move to SAP S/4HANA

    Hilti, the leading supplier of tools, consumables, services and solutions for the construction industry, based in Liechtenstein, proved its early adopter strategy with SAP when the company kicked off the move to SAP S/4HANA back in 2017 and successfully finished the transition in November 2018. Two years later, Hilti has nearly unrivaled experience and expertise…
  37. Driving Business Transformation

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    Prior to 2020, organizations were primarily moving to SAP S/4HANA because of the upcoming end of maintenance of existing ERP systems, rather than looking at how enhancements in SAP S/4HANA can help transform their organization. With the extension of mainstream maintenance, organizations are now more likely to consider moving to SAP S/4HANA due to its…
  38. SAP S/4HANA Project and Deployment

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    The SAP S/4HANA project and deployment track focuses on the deployment of SAP S/4HANA. It will cover decisions from selecting the infrastructure, choosing your deployment models, and the actual deployment itself. During these sessions you will learn about key features, best practices on making your deployment run smoothly, how to best utilize your environment and…
  39. Business Case and Strategy

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    Building the business case and strategy is one of the most difficult steps in building towards your SAP S/4HANA transformation. The SAP S/4HANA transformation is about understanding the product features, how they can be applied and used in your organization, how to plan for your deployment, and the day-to-day impact on your business. Building the…
  40. Preparing Infrastructure for SAP S/4HANA Benchmark Report

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    Planning for the transition to SAP S/4HANA continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing enterprise ERP customers today. And although SAP’s extension of mainstream maintenance to 2027 has provided a longer runway for companies to complete that move, the business challenges of the past year have caused many organizations to either delay or…...…
  41. Use Case: Packaging specialist Knüppel switches from SAP R/3 to SAP S/4HANA

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    Over the years, Knüppel’s R/3 with its connected BW had developed into a complex, heterogeneous system landscape that could no longer keep pace with growing requirements. The switch to S/4HANA:
  42. Why Greenfield is an Option You May Not Have Considered—But Should

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    By Robert Holland, VP Research, SAPinsider SAPinsider research found that 47% of those who are moving to SAP S/4HANA currently plan on performing a system conversion, while 41% plan on a new implementation. However, many organizations make this choice because they believe that their existing ECC system may be too complex, or have too much…
  43. Early SAP S/4HANA Adopter Shares Key Learnings During SAPinsider Keynote Session

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    Hilti, the leading supplier of tools, consumables, services and solutions for the construction industry, based in Liechtenstein, proved its early adopter strategy with SAP when the company kicked off the move to SAP S/4HANA back in 2017 and successfully finished the transition in November 2018. Two years later, Hilti has nearly unrivaled experience and expertise…
  44. An Executive’s Guide to Self-funding an SAP S/4HANA Migration

    Reading time: 8 mins

    To realize immediate value from an investment in SAP S/4HANA, companies must take full advantage of the SAP tools they are currently using. Due to a lack of business-wide ownership of SAP usage and exploitation, an inability to align behavior with business rules, and lack of ongoing employee education, however, many organizations don’t recognize their…
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    Attend this session to learn about the impact an SAP S/4HANA migration has on your security, including your SAP roles and authorizations. This session will deepen your understanding of the crucial differences between SAP NetWeaver ABAP and SAP S/4HANA. We will also take a deep dive into the changed data model of SAP S/4HANA and…
  46. Mohawk’s Successful Migration to SAP S/4HANA with SAP & Red Hat

    Carpeting and flooring company Mohawk Industries sought to expand its SAP HANA environment to deliver greater business value and support critical operations. To achieve this expansion, Mohawk sought a scalable, cost-effective, and supported platform to move all their systems from Oracle and Windows to SAP HANA and Red Hat. By deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux…
  47. Step-by-step Guide to Building the Business Case for SAP S/4HANA

    Do you want to evaluate your current SAP usage? Improve your business processes? Are you planning an SAP upgrade or an SAP S/4HANA implementation? This session will demonstrate how to accelerate project planning and execution, citing examples and best practices for ERP, BW, SAP S/4HANA and DSCM. You will learn how to build a business…
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    Organizations aiming to effectively manage their complex SAP systems face many business challenges including the migration to SAP S/4HANA, understanding indirect/digital access liability, and avoiding unbudgeted costs resulting from LAW report submissions or on-site audits. This session explores the risks associated with indirect access liability and offers tips for predicting the cost of moving to…
  49. Session Recap: Data Readiness and Preparation for Your SAP S/4HANA Implementation

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    On day three of the SAPinsider 2020 Virtual Conference Experience, Don Loden, Director of Data and Analytics at Protiviti, shared a host of insights in the session “Data Readiness and Preparation for Your SAP S/4HANA Implementation.” A focus on data quality during an SAP S/4HANA migration is key, according to Loden, because without quality data,…
  50. Tools to Help Solve Challenges Associated with SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA System Conversion

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    Each SAP system and business is unique, and meeting the prerequisites for SAP S/4HANA conversion may take an unexpected amount of time, which could threaten the entire project plan. Knowing the various tools that are available and when to use them in the conversion journey provides a head start for businesses as they develop a…
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    “It’s a People Business”: How One Global CIO Describes Massive Greenfield SAP S/4HANA Implementation

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  52. Making SAP S/4HANA Secure from the Start: How to Ensure a Secure Access and Integration Infrastructure for Your SAP S/4HANA Project

    Making SAP S/4HANA Secure from the Start

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    The Important Strategic Decisions and Measures in Building the Business Plan for SAP S/4HANA

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  56. Selective Migration to SAP S/4HANA

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  57. How to Effectively Migrate Systems to SAP S/4HANA

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    IDC finds that the financial growth and profitability of digital transformation on enterprise organizations is substantial. Enterprises have choices and they must consider the essential steps shared in this white paper to ensure success when migrating to SAP S/4HANA.
  58. Best Practices for your Transition to SAP S/4HANA

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  59. How to Get the Benefits of New Implementation with a System Conversion Approach When Migrating to SAP S/4HANA

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    When migrating your existing SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) system to SAP S/4HANA, system conversation is one approach you can take. The other option, new implementation, is not exactly new for customers. They have implemented their ERP in the past using a new implementation approach. It is a difficult choice to make between system conversion…
  60. SAP S/4HANA Migration Benchmark Report

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    SAP recently announced that it would extend mainstream maintenance and support for SAP customers on SAP ERP 6 and Business Suite 7 until 2027, giving SAP customers two more years to migrate to SAP S/4HANA. This migration represents the biggest project of the decade for members of most IT departments, who must work with almost…...…
  61. Trends in SAP S/4HANA Cloud Usage – A Benchmark Study

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    Even with the extension of mainstream maintenance for existing SAP ERP systems to 2027, the topic of SAP S/4HANA migration is still a critical one for most SAP ERP customers. This is not only because the migration process can require a significant time and resource investment, but also because many customers are now leveraging the…
  62. Over One-Third of SAP Customers Do Not Have the Infrastructure They Need to Execute SAP S/4HANA Plans

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  63. Simple Ways to Get Started on Your SAP S/4HANA Journey

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  65. Choosing the right SAP S/4HANA deployment option

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    Q&A chat with BI HANA & Analytics 2019 speakers Don Loden and Bruce Labbate.
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  67. GRC: Case study: How Jabil applied new SAP S/4HANA security architecture and restrictions during its SAP S/4HANA rollout

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  68. Lessons Learned from Versum Materials’ 15-Month Greenfield SAP S/4HANA Implementation

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    SAP S/4HANA experts answered user questions during two one-hour live chat sessions. The panelists included members of the SAP Digital Business Services organization and an SAP partner organization leading digital transformation projects with customers. Questions ranged from topics such as building a business case for SAP/4HANA to custom code to BW on HANA. Read the…...…
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    Organizations across all industries are looking at implementing SAP S/4HANA. SAP S/4HANA offers a host of compelling functionality for improving business operations, but companies often have questions about how to best approach this implementation. To that end, SAP has released SAP Activate, an adoption framework designed for a smooth and efficient implementation of SAP S/4HANA,…
  82. Managing the People Side of an SAP Project: Live Q&A with Doug Whittle

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    For many project managers, managing the technical and project-based components of an SAP initiative is the easiest part of their jobs. With so many diverse personalities involved in a project, it’s no wonder that managing the human side of an SAP project often presents the greatest challenge to project managers. In a live Q&A, Managing…...…
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    Since its founding in 1960, Sabre has brought new technologies and B2B travel together to provide customers with innovative travel solutions and resources. So as its customers grew to favor digital technologies – such as software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and cloud offerings – Sabre recognized that it needed advance its own capabilities. To continue with its…
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  86. The Journey to a Successful SAP Implementation

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    There’s no denying that the process of selecting your enterprise software is important, but if you don’t implement or manage that software well, the most careful selection process is rendered in vain. Unfortunately, enterprise software implementation and administration demands a great deal of time and resources. To lessen the amount of resources an individual business…
  87. Technical Decisions and Requirements to Get to SAP S/4HANA Faster

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