Ending support of the current system version by 2027 is a key challenge for your company. Migration to SAP S/4HANA is an integral part of the development of implementation projects.
Are you assured that your company is adequately prepared to achieve a successful migration to SAP S/4HANA and avoid delays and errors?
Migrating to SAP S/4HANA requires specialized knowledge and experience. Lack of adequate internal resources can be a major challenge. Trust top-quality consulting services to help you adjust the solution to your business.
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SAP S/4 HANA is a modern tool for effective business management, developed by SAP, a leading solutions provider for digital transformation of medium and large companies.
Its most popular version, SAP ECC, is based on technologies developed more than 30 years ago. SAP decided to respond to the latest technological developments and create a completely new version of the system, just S/4 Hana!
SAP S/4 HANA, introduced in 2015, offers numerous benefits, including very fast data processing and a more accessible support using SAP Fiori in a web browser.
With the planned discontinuation of support for the previous version of the system as of 2027, many companies are choosing to migrate to SAP S/4HANA now, with a rapid increase in implementation projects.
Due to the length of the migration, it's worth planning now, but the timing should depend most on how it fits into your organization's strategy and when it will bring tangible benefits. We can help you assess this.
SAP HANA is characterized by extremely fast and efficient data analysis.
Thanks to in-memory computing and a greatly simplified architecture inside SAP, data is stored in memory, allowing instant access to information and processing of large amounts of data and advanced analysis in real-time (Real-time analytics).
Data is available in one central location, facilitating information sharing and ensuring data consistency across the organization, which speeds up business processes, enables rapid decision-making and improves operational efficiency, reduces waste such as: manual data extraction to external tools and parallel analysis. An additional advantage is the elimination of the need to maintain separate database systems and analytical tools, which leads to simplification of IT infrastructure and savings of resources (human, cost, infrastructure, energy, etc.).
SAP HANA based on SAP Best Practices offers more optimized business processes, leading to increased operational efficiency. With faster data processing and better information management, companies can eliminate unnecessary delays, optimize resources and improve their operations.
SAP HANA makes it easy to scale resources according to business needs. This allows companies to adapt the system to changing requirements and expand it as the business grows using SAP on-prem, cloud and hybrid solutions. That gives you more flexibility and the ability to respond quickly to changing market conditions and as we all know 'Accelerating change is the only constant'.
With the combination of SAP S/4 HANA and SAP Fiori, users get the ability to use better personalized, nicer and more intuitive dashboards in a web browser and on a smartphone. Some of the simple actions can be performed right away without necessity to log into the computer and SAP system in the traditional way.
SAP HANA enables advanced predictive analysis techniques such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. It allows companies to forecast trends, identify potential threats or discover new business opportunities, and increasingly automate processes which gives them a competitive advantage.
S/4HANA is a great tool, even an entire concept based on SAP company's years of experience and enhanced to meet modern requirements now and in the future.
Obviously the tool itself will not deliver business benefits if it won't be well aligned with the customer's business strategy. After all: "tools are following the process and process is following the strategy." That's why it's so important to spend enough time and resources to review current processes and having robust discussion with transformation specialists to get a good understanding of the project goals and clearly define expectations.
At BPX, we prefer that approach when we talk with our clients. Transformation for companies using SAP software is often a unique once-in-10-20-year opportunity to streamline processes based on industry best market practices. Obviously the year 2027 (the end of support for the current version of SAP, and even earlier for some components) is quite a limitation, but in my opinion, the approach should be primarily related to the added value of the project for the customer.
At BPX, the priority for us is precisely to build that value and implement the solution when the customer is ready for it.
Every stage of the transformation is carefully monitored, and our solutions are designed to the highest standards. Therefore, you can be sure that when you work with us, you not only receive the highest quality, but also comprehensive support and professionalism at every step.
Unlike the corporate giants, at BPX we have the ability to adapt to your needs faster and more efficiently. Our processes are more dynamic, which means we can provide you solutions faster and more efficiently than large corporations. This saves you valuable time and allows you to focus on what really matters to your business. We are not limited by bureaucracy and overly complicated structures, which allows us to operate with greater flexibility and speed.
We are by your side at every stage of the migration, providing you with full, on-time support and advice. You don't waste time on unnecessary customizations or modifications, because we are committed to understanding your requirements from the very beginning. This saves you time and resources, and you get a solution that is perfectly tailored to your needs.
Step 1 - Discovery
At BPX - we align with you on your immediate requirements and your long-term goals
Step 2 - Plan
Together we map out a plan with you to secure sustainable benefits for your company over the next years
Step 3 - Derive long-term benefits
BPX is at your side, providing full support during and after the implementation.
Making sure you get the benefits from your investment
It will allow you to achieve new level of productivity without renouncing SAP compliance.
We create a personalized approach, taking into account your individual requirements and expectations. We provide you with the flexibility and customization of SAP S/4HANA to fit your business environment.
Take your business to the next level with our SAP S/4 HANA migration offer!
Implement HANA system in your IT infrastructure, giving you full control over your data and processes.
This option gives you flexibility and customization to meet the individual requirements of your business.
Combination of local infrastructure and SAP cloud provide scalability and flexibility.
Take advantage of computing power and cloud data storage while keeping local data secure.
Fully hosted and managed in the SAP cloud, offering rapid implementation and access to the latest features.
By choosing this option, you can reduce IT infrastructure costs and focus on the strategic development of your business.
Join our group of innovators and discover the potential of SAP S/4 HANA. Together, we will guide you through a seamless migration and open the door to new opportunities for your company.
Data shows that since its launch in 2015 - eight years ago - only about 14% of existing SAP customers have fully migrated to the new platform.*
*estimates based on information contained in SAP reports and Gartner analyses
Did you know that between 2016 and 2023, only one in five SAP customers migrated to SAP S/4 HANA?
More than 7% of SAP's DE/AT/CH customers have no plans to migrate to S/4 HANA in the near future.
Here are some fascinating facts about the benefits of adapting SAP S/4 HANA:
Migration to SAP S/4HANA is inevitable due to the phasing out of earlier SAP versions, such as SAP ECC, by 2027. The transformation is necessary to maintain system functionality and receive technical support, but it is no less important to schedule it when it will bring real benefits to companies using SAP software.
Moving to SAP S/4HANA enables many new functionalities, such as system speed, better analytics, simpler user interfaces, and the ability to leverage new ready-to-use technologies, such as IoT and artificial intelligence. This increases a company's competitive advantage by improving operational efficiency, data management or customer service. However, identifying the actual benefits to the company of implementing S/4HANA is possible during a thorough analysis, which should be a part of the company's strategy.
There are several models for transformation to SAP S/4HANA. You can hire internal resources, use SAP partners services, or use external IT providers. The choice depends on the company's available resources, skills and preferences and, above all, on the difference between the baseline and the target situation after the transformation.
The time it takes to prepare for a transformation depends on a number of factors, such as the size and complexity of the system, the availability of resources and the company's readiness to migrate. It can take from a few months to several years, depending on individual factors.
The cost of a transformation to SAP S/4 HANA depends on various factors, such as the size of the company, the complexity of the system, customizations, the amount of integration, data to be converted and the method of transformation itself. When planning the cost of an S/4HANA transformation, consider not only the cost of the project itself, but also the timing (before or after 2027), licenses, etc. It is worth contacting your SAP supplier or partner to get an accurate valuation, so that you can also compare this cost with the expected benefits of using S/4HANA technology.
The transformation to SAP S/4HANA can be done using internal resources, but it is a complex process that requires SAP expertise and experience. Many companies use SAP partners or external consultants to ensure a successful and seamless migration. A frequently used model is a mixed implementation team consisting of the company's business staff, internal IT resources and experienced consultants from the partner company who support the transition process.
Migrating to the cloud can bring many benefits, such as scalability, higher availability and easier management of IT infrastructure. Moving to the cloud can also reduce maintenance costs and provide easier access to new functionalities and system updates. Migrating to the cloud is worth considering, but the decision should be based on individual needs, a costs and benefits analysis and an assessment of the company's readiness for such a step. Cloud solutions, like any other, have their pros and cons, which are worth carefully reviewing when deciding on the target software environment for managing our company.
If you fail to convert to SAP S/4HANA before 2027, you may run the risk of running out of support and system upgrades. It's worth consulting with your SAP supplier or a partner such as BPX to discuss available options and a plan of action, which allow to migrate at the right time or enable to extend support for current versions of the system.
SAP offers various migration methods, including the ability to perform a conversion with only minimal system downtime, known as "system conversion." This method allows to continue work during the migration, keeping operational downtime to a necessary minimum. Planning that conversion, however, is possible with the help of very careful planning, numerous tests, appropriate tools and SAP system migration experience.
Post-implementation support costs may vary depending upon the supplier and contract terms. It is worth to consult directly with our team of S4H experts for information on post-implementation support costs and available support options.
Transitioning to SAP S/4HANA may require adjusting or updating your custom code, as many customizations and extensions may not be compatible with the new version of the system. Analysis of these customizations also depends on the transformation method and the target environment of our system (on-premise/cloud/hybrid). In some cases, you may need to adjust or update your custom code to ensure full compatibility with the new system's version. However, S/4HANA offers a whole range of solutions, so-called 'Best Practices', for different countries and types of business, which are worth considering using to actually reap the benefits of this technology. For many companies, the S/4HANA transition can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to streamline their system and reduce the amount of program's code written over many years.
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