With the natural adoption of Big Data, Analytics, Cloud, and more, that SAP S/4HANA offers, businesses are increasingly moving away from ERP to digitally transform their companies with S/4HANA. However, seamlessly transitioning from the old to the new requires thorough planning and action prior to implementation.
Using SAP assessment tools alongside our profound expertise on SAP and S/4HANA, we can pinpoint the initiatives needed, both from a Greenfield and Brownfield perspective, to ensure an effective migration to S/4HANA. In this way, your organisation can benefit from the most up-to-date technological environment that is able to withstand future upgrades and changes.
Adapting to the needs of your organisation
Before implementing S/4HANA, we identify a series of preparatory projects which serve various purposes. They allow us to make key decisions that will affect the overall initiative and fully align the project with your organisation’s goals. For example, we can establish the need for historical data migration, the approach to reporting, and when innovation should be tackled. At this stage, we also can determine whether your organisation would benefit from cloud or on-premise deployment or which software is out of date and requires substitution.
Beyond facilitating decision-making and strategic understanding, these initiatives also serve to identify problems, minimize risk or get a head start with key efforts. It means we can properly organise teams as roles are set to change or resolve problems preemptively that can stem from changes to old functions and features—as well as identifying which functions need to be reengineered.
Each of these aspects are necessary prior to the migration to S/4HANA, for both technical or selective migrations, and can be summarised into six steps:
Step 1 – Preparatory technical projects
Step 2 – Preparatory operational projects
Step 3 – Preparation and strategy for data migration
Step 4 – Strategy for managing the change
Step 5 – Implementation of S/4HANA
Step 6 – Projects following implementation
Through the implementation of SAP and NTT DATA tools—Readiness Check 2.0, ATC, and readiness assessment respectively—we can indicate which preliminary technical and operational projects to carry out prior to migration. These results, combined with our experience, lead us to propose which projects are necessary.
Examples of recommended technical projects include:
Recommended operational initiatives include:
After the proposed projects have been completed, the implementation of S/4HANA can proceed efficiently.
The successful integration of S/4HANA The expertise and tools we offer here at NTT DATA enables us to help your organisation pinpoint and understand the distinct projects to accomplish before, during, and after the migration to S/4HANA. By preemptively identifying and resolving problems and risks prior to migration, we can outline an effective roadmap to S/4HANA migration, placing your company at the forefront of the digital future.
Manager and S/4HANA expert