Why business leaders should care about migrating to SAP S/4HANA ?

SAP’s High-Performance Analytic Appliance or HANA is the vital platform for all SAP-based applications including the newly introduced SAP S/4HANA business suite. This application combines the synchronic SAP HANA database along with essential application functionalities.

Being a torchbearer for the digital transformation, HANA enables an organization to install applications at a faster pace making sure that requirements are all in line. This procedure gives a 360 degree view of the organization's entire business operations and making it unlikely to become obsolete. Developing an SAP S/4HANA road map prepares an organization to face future challenges.

Now the question which arises is how does an organization begin the SAP S/4HANA Transformation Journey? Is the current system landscape well-equipped to ensure that existing processes stay unhindered during the digital transformation journey?

S/4HANA Migration Scenarios

Organizations that move their ERP to S/4HANA can complete their migration process by choosing any of
the four methods: Greenfield, brownfield, RISE with SAP, and landscape transformation.

How to choose the right SAP S/4HANA migration approach?

  • Evaluate your current system to assess migration readiness
  • Review the architecture to gauge the impact of migration
  • Analyze the future state to envision what the new ERP should do

SAP S/4HANA cloud vs. on-premise deployment

The two important SAP S/4HANA deployment options are:
on-premises and SAP S/4HANA cloud.

Cloud Deployment

  • Built on SAP HANA, SAP’s high-performing, in-memory database
  • Integrates multiple business applications
  • Powered by SAP CoPilot, Machine Learning, and predictive analytics
  • Highly desirable ERP solution for small and medium businesses

On-Premise Deployment

  • Built on SAP’s in-memory database, SAP HANA
  • Can be managed internally by an organization
  • Control functions, data, HANA database, applications, systems, networks, servers, etc.
  • SAP outsourcing partner takes care of deployment and maintenance

Business imperatives to consider when migrating to SAP S/4HANA

  • A comprehensive data management strategy to support SAP workloads comprising all possible environments, workloads, and applications that the business may use.
  • The data fabric must enable data to be accessed from any infrastructure, applying the same consistent governance regardless of where the data resides.
  • Choose a data platform that is purpose-built for hybrid environments and unified in terms of its architecture, in order to ensure high performance and lower total cost of ownership.
  • A full-featured data platform that allows your data to be stored and moved anywhere it’s needed.
  • Data leveraged by SAP workloads should be flexible enough to move freely, while still ensuring the highest levels of protection.

Simplifying the migration to

  • Our SAP experts follow a set of tried and tested practices when planning our clients’ S/4HANA migration roadmap.
  • Analyze the right deployment option (On-Premise or Cloud) that fits your business requirements and budget
  • Evaluate if cleansing of data is required to avoid the risks of licensing and downtimes
  • Create a detailed business roadmap to provide end-to-end technical support for seamless data migration in S/4HANA
  • Create SAP Sandbox environment initially as a proof of concept (POC) to test the workarounds in real-time
  • Methodical and systematic execution from planning to migration, that is, successful migration of legacy SAP system to SAP S/4HANA
  • Provide ongoing support and maintenance to ensure that your SAP S/4HANA environment functions without glitches

EMC’s S/4HANA Conversion Factory

EMC’S S/4HANA Conversion factory delivers a comprehensive, risk-mitigated solution to transform your current SAP landscape into a scalable, Intelligent Enterprise-ready environment. We help enterprises migrate their legacy SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA by leveraging standardized processes tools and accelerators, and quality gates.

Shared Services
  • Variable capacity
  • Optimization of resources by design
  • Up to 40% saving in TCO
Process Automation
  • Reduce downtime by 10%-30%
  • Decrease cost by up to 15%
Standardized Processes
  • Standard templates/frameworks
  • Repeatability ensuring quality
Quality Gates
  • Checkpoints to reduce risk
  • Eliminates errors by blending in learnings over hundreds of implementations

Predefined Migration Packages

  Small Medium Large
 Qualification Criteria  SAP ECC 6.0 EHP6 DB Size upto 1 TB  SAP ECC 6.0 EHP6 DB Size upto 4 TB  SAP ECC 6.0 EHP6 DB Size greater than 4TB
 No. of Conversion Cycles  4  5  6+
 Included Simplifications  FI, CO, SD, MM  FI, CO, PS, SD, MM, PP  FI, CO, PS, SD, MM, WM, PP, PM
 ABAP (based from ATC Report)  Up to 500 Objects (200 P1, 300 P2)  Up to 1000 Objects (400 P1, 600 P2)  Up to 2500 Objects (1100 P1, 1500 P2)
 Finance  New GL, New AA  New or classic GL, New AA  New or classic GL, New AA
 Organization Scope  5 Entities in 1 country  10 Entities in 3 countries  25 Entities in 10 countries
 Integrations  5 Interfaces  10 Interfaces  20 Interfaces
 SAP FIORI  10 Standard Apps  20 Standard Apps  30 Standard Apps
 Duration  24 – 32 weeks  32 – 52 weeks  52+ weeks

EMC Proposed Migration Delivery Model

EMC’s Success Stories

SAP S/4HANA Migration

Transitioning from a traditional ERP to SAP S/4HANA

  • EMC facilitated the smooth migration for our client, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of processed food items, from their legacy system to SAP S/4HANA.
  • This transition ensured accelerated GST adaptation with full legal and statutory compliance, alongside maintaining uninterrupted business operations throughout the entire migration process.
  • The migration comprehensively addressed all taxable scenarios and regulatory requirements.
  • Migration covers all taxable scenarios and requirements

Migration from SAP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA

  • Our client, a prominent manufacturing company, improved their sales and procurement procedures and optimized their financial frameworks through the transition from SAP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA.
  • This transition facilitated effortless integration with third-party applications for supplier, vendor and payment management.
  • The upgrade from ECC to S/4HANA was undertaken to meet the evolving business demands, while also refining workflows through the transfer of catch-up transports from non-HANA to HANA systems.
  • Streamlined workflows by importing catch-up transports from non-HANA systems to HANA systems

SAP S/4HANA implementation for improved business automation

  • By implementing SAP S/4HANA, a leading business in the Exploration and Production Industry achieved a process driven solution to handle day-to-day operations with less personnel intervention, reduced paperwork and enhanced preventive maintenance.
  • Optimized resource utilization and improved user experience
  • Better analysis of costs and profitability with enhanced payroll and costing systems
  • Real-time actionable insights with accelerated financial processes
  • Single integrated system across legal entities to achieve short term revenue goals

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