With support for SAP’s legacy ERP products due to be discontinued by 2025, many organisations are having to quickly get to grips with potential alternatives – with S/4HANA likely the leading contender. Do you know enough about SAP S/4HANA to get started?
A Guide to Better Understanding SAP’s Next-Generation ERP Solution
If you’ve done even cursory research into S/4HANA it’s likely you’ve already heard the sales pitches and seen the spec sheets. Surprisingly (they are trying to sell to you after all), there’s little hyperbole in SAP’s claims that S/4HANA will transform the way your business operates in the digital world.
However, no matter how substantial the benefits of revolutionising your business processes, there’s no disguising the fact that revolution means a lot of upheaval – which can be extremely daunting for IT leaders and their teams. Especially if you’ve been relying on the same systems for the best part of 20 years.
Our new guide, Getting Started with SAP S/4HANA, aims to ease anxiety over the move to S/4HANA by providing more information on how your business will benefit, the challenges you’ll face and how you can keep business disruption to a minimum.
It’s the perfect introduction to S/4HANA for any business that wants to:
- Future-proof its SAP solution
- Uncover the next step on its S/4HANA journey
- Learn more about S/4HANA before writing a business case
- Discover an easy to understand, jargon-free guide to S/4HANA
- Operate more effectively in the digital world
Discover a Better Approach to SAP S/4HANA Migration
Although SAP’s extensive versatility undoubtedly played a large part in its success, S/4HANA is reliant on the SAP HANA data-platform to deliver such substantial benefits to users, which means it's had to lose any compatibility with other databases.
Migrating your business systems and your database at the same time can be an overwhelming prospect, with the sheer scale of the changes enough to put many IT buyers off.
From developing the perfect solution for your growth strategy to planning employee training on the new systems, there’s a multitude of elements you’ll need to keep in mind when preparing to adopt S/4HANA.
Obviously, a one-size-fits-all approach to S/4HANA migration is impossible but building a personalised solution that fits your requirements, budget and schedule can be equally as prohibitive without the right knowledge or experience – especially when the slightest misstep is likely to cause lengthy and expensive delays.
In our guide you’ll find plenty of advice on getting started with S/4HANA, including:
- Why S/4HANA is causing such a stir
- The benefits and challenges of migrating to SAP S/4HANA
- Finding the right migration path to SAP S/4HANA for your business
- The importance of building a strategy early
- Tips for an easier migration
The road to S/4HANA isn’t always simple and it can be difficult to navigate without an experienced migration partner, especially when attempting to optimise the process to be as cost-effective and cause as little disruption as possible.