5 reasons for your SAP S/4HANA migration

SAP is the world’s biggest provider of Enterprise Applicaton Software with 378.000 customers in over 180 countries. More than 70% of worldwide transaction revenue touches an SAP system.

In 2015, SAP has introduced a new suite called S/4HANA, running on SAP HANA. At the same time, SAP announced that mainstream maintenance for SAP Business Suite 7 (ECC) core applications will only be provided until end of 2027. SAP customers will have to switch to Hana by 2027 if they want to use Business Suite S / 4. Not an easy task, because the switch often means a fundamental change in the IT infrastructure. What at first sounds like a lot of risks and stumbling blocks, offers significant advantages.

SAP S/4HANA brings many innovations and simplifications with it and is more than just the next ERP upgrade. Here is a short overview of how companies can benefit from a migration to S4/HANA.

1. Simplified Data Model:

SAP S/4HANA focuses on a faster integration of data – no indexes, no aggregates, no redundancies. This leads to a reduced data footprint. Another massive simplification is an open in-memory platform for advanced applications predicting, recommending, and simulating.

2. Enhanced Reporting

Through simpler data model & optimized operational reporting, there is no need to build spate data aggregations. You will get instant access to data on any device. The 100 times faster reporting enables an agile decision making.

3. Advanced Analysis

Through real-time advanced analytics better forecasts and faster decisions can be made.

4. User-friendly Interface

The new interface offers a high level of user friendliness and intuitive operability. A role-based and simplified user experience can minimize the training effort and thus increase productivity.

5. Flexible deployment options

S/4HANA is providing a choice of deployment. You can choose between on premise, cloud and hybrid options. SAP offers reduced FTEs and faster implementations.

Overall, with SAP S/4HANA, companies gain an ERP tool that helps to run simple in the digital economy and adapt to the new challenges of digitization. Enterprise can simplify their processes, change them in real time and therefore, act faster & more efficient. Moreover, users can get any insight on data in real-time which allows quick decision making.

Are you planning your S4/HANA Implementation?

Cross ALM is is your registered SAP Partner. Our team advises and supports national and international companies across industries in the introduction, development and optimization of any SAP solution landscape. With our SAP Cross-Connector Jira/Solman, we are providing an opportunity of manage your migration in a more agile way. Learn more about our SAP-Jira Integration.

Do not hesitate any longer and start migrating or implementing SAP S/4HANA now. Please get in touch with us if you have any further questions.

Source:

https://blogs.sap.com/2015/11/11/sap-s4hana-frequently-asked-questions-part-8-1511-update/

https://news.sap.com/2020/01/sap-s4hana-cloud-2002-release/

https://www.sap.com/products/s4hana-erp.html

https://news.sap.com/2020/02/sap-s4hana-maintenance-2040-clarity-choice-sap-business-suite-7/

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