SAP S/4HANA Migration Discovery

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Key Takeaways

⇨ 56% of customers plan to support digital transformation initiatives with SAP S/4HANA and provide real-time information to the business, according to a recent survey conducted by SAPInsider.

⇨ At some point customers must start evaluating potential sunk costs and future costs and ask the difficult questions that come with a system migration. When is the optimal time for migration to SAP S/4HANA?

⇨ When evaluating the move from ECC to SAP S/4HANA, regardless of industry, customers must fully understand the impacts within their enterprise and what actions can be taken early to help minimize the change and associated risks.

The decision for migration to SAP S/4HANA cannot be made in a vacuum and the business must be on-board to produce a successful outcome. When buying a home, the decision is not typically made on a whim. There are significant financial and personal elements involved in the decision. Questions surface that include loan and lifestyle choices as well as the condition of the home and neighborhood compatibility. These are all important criteria that mandate thoughtful consideration and usually require an outside perspective to make a sound decision.

With SAP’s announcement regarding extending maintenance for those on SAP’s Business Suite on HANA or SAP’s legacy ERP (ECC) to 2027 or 2030 (depending on support contract), it has somewhat alleviated the pressure for customers to make the move to SAP S/4HANA immediately. However, just like a home requires some ‘sweat equity’ to keep it up to date and functional, current ECC customers are doing the same, either from a maintenance perspective, integration with third party applications to meet innovation demands,
infrastructure improvements, or enabling capabilities that drive incremental business value. All of this is an effort to support aging legacy ERP systems and to be able to answer the tough business questions that loom in our increasingly digitized world.

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