The migration from ECC to S/4HANA is a high-impact and costly process. It influences the entire organization; a new way of working can arise, and with it a completely new mindset. At the same time, a successful migration saves a lot of time and reduces costs in the long run. The initial investment will always cost money. But an organization with a sound vision, a successful implementation and good optimization will get a lot of added value from its SAP investments.
User-friendly design means more efficiency
One of the first things users will notice is the user-friendly design of SAP S/4HANA for desktop, tablet and mobile devices. The interfaces are intuitive, and data is easily accessible; very important for efficient management and IT administration.
Faster data processing and streamlined business processes
SAP S/4HANA offers greater scalability to better support the need for data storage and analysis. Planning, executing, analyzing and generating reports on live data can be accomplished at high speeds. This increased speed helps organizations make data-driven decisions much faster than before. And the standardized platform makes it easier for organizations to streamline their workflows.
Optimized Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
The benefits of a simplified IT infrastructure are numerous. Larger amounts of data can be processed more quickly. In other words, companies can do more with less, reducing current operational costs. Implementation options such as cloud, on-premise or hybrid further streamline the IT landscape, reduce unnecessary infrastructure investments and optimize the TCO.
Better overall performance
Since SAP S/4HANA runs on SAP’s in-memory database HANA, it promises companies improved performance for complex and time-critical business processes. This includes real-time powerful supply chain applications that support forecasting, planning, and timely decision making. SAP regularly releases new features and apps to make the systems even more competent, efficient and intelligent. SAP also promises that each S/4HANA cloud release will offer more functionality.
Whether it’s a brand-new greenfield S/4HANA rollout or a brownfield migration, companies migrating to S/4HANA have the flexibility to add new business acquisitions, proactively monitor assets, and eliminate annoying tasks for employees. At the same time, routine tasks that were previously done manually can be automated, such as generating reports, so that employees can focus on more productive work.
By upgrading legacy ERP platforms to SAP S/4HANA, organizations can adapt much faster to changing market dynamics. This allows you to establish a resilient company that is future-proof and responds easily to changes in the market.
Ready for the future with innovative technologies
SAP S/4HANA offers companies the latest technological developments that potentially help support their growth strategy. Elements such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and integrated, real-time predictive data analytics are in place. There are also innovations with the latest technologies such as Conversational User Interface (UI), predictive accounting, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Flexible and future-proof with S/4HANA
Many organizations are facing an important choice. Do we migrate to SAP S/4HANA, and if so, when? From a technical perspective, the end of support for SAP ECC has been postponed to 2027 (and under certain conditions until 2030), but this deadline should not be the main reason for migrating. From a business perspective, there are also opportunities for transformation. And if you do transform, how do you make sure that you, as a company, get the most out of your SAP investments?
In the “Flexible and future-proof with S/4HANA" whitepaper, we discuss this, among other topics, and explain our vision on business transformation during an ERP migration.