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.

154 results

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

    Reading time: 1 min

    Q&A chat with BI HANA & Analytics 2019 speakers Don Loden and Bruce Labbate.

  2. Journey to a Stress-Free Intelligent Enterprise

    Reading time: 3 mins

    As businesses start to leverage the latest and greatest in intelligent technologies — from artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and digital twins to augmented reality, Internet of Things (IoT), and more — they are faced with not only the complexities of their current system landscape, but also the disparity of data across their enterprise. In a...…

  3. GRC: Case study: How Jabil applied new SAP S/4HANA security architecture and restrictions during its SAP S/4HANA rollout

    Reading time: 1 mins

    Review how Jabil, a US-based global manufacturing services company, shifted from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA. here Susan Zortea If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor.... This content is for SAPinsider Monthly Subscription, SAPinsider Annual Subscription, and SAPinsider Premium Annual Subscription…

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

    Reading time: 10 mins

    When Versum Materials was divested in 2016, it took the opportunity not only to make a fresh IT start with a greenfield SAP S/4HANA implementation, but also to do it with a big-bang approach. The newly independent business accomplished the massive change in 15 months with a painless go-live. Along the way, it discovered some…

  5. SAP S/4HANA Migration Lessons Learned

    Reading time: 6 mins

    With all the SAP ERP customers out there under the looming deadline of upgrading to SAP S/4HANA by the end of 2025, it’s not surprising that more and more of the customers that we speak with are currently planning or already undergoing migrations to SAP S/4HANA. During these conversations, we have heard many commonly recurring…

  6. A Smooth-Running SAP S/4HANA Implementation Depends on Successful Sizing

    Reading time: 2 mins

    With support for SAP Business Suite ending in 2025, the pressure to make the move to SAP S/4HANA is steadily rising, and over 2,200 SAP customers are already using the solution. While there are many important considerations involved when it comes to ensuring a successful move, there is one in particular that is crucial —…

  7. Clemens Food Group Corrals the Power of the Digital Core

    Reading time: 8 mins

    Clemens Food Group, a pork production company that raises and processes roughly five million hogs each year, knows the challenges of operating in the perishable foods industry. With profitability directly dependent on timeliness and accuracy of orders, it is imperative for the company to have clear insight into its products and warehouse activities. However, Clemens…

  8. A Foundation for Growth

    Reading time: 8 mins

    Fast-growing Vivint Smart Home realized it needed to replace its patchwork of systems if it wanted to keep on expanding. Its checklist of required functionality for future business needs led to the selection of SAP S/4HANA as the technology foundation. An early adopter of SAP S/4HANA in a cloud deployment, Vivint Smart Home has realized…

  9. SAP S/4HANA Migration – Ensure Success with User Analytics

    Reading time: 2 mins

    To ensure a successful migration to SAP S/4HANA, organizations must know where to start, which initiatives will help the business the most, and how to drive user adoption. This article explores Knoa User Experience Management (UEM) and how its unique analytics helps SAP customers build a business case for SAP S/4HANA. This content is for…

  10. Analyze Your SAP System Readiness for SAP S/4HANA

    Reading time: 13 mins

    Learn how to check your SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) system’s readiness for SAP S/4HANA using SAP’s free Readiness Check tool. Key Concept SAP S/4HANA has a large effect on organizations that implement it. Areas that SAP S/4HANA affects include the data model, user procedure changes, add-on compatibility, and business processes. Organizations implementing SAP S/4HANA...…