Industry 4.0 is the biggest driving growth of our economy “says Horst Wildemann, Professor for economics at the TU Munich. He is absolutely right - speed, individuality and innovations are three of the most crucial requirements large- and mid-size enterprises will be facing in the near future. SAP S/4HANA helps to simplify business and has been developed entirely based on the high-performance In-Memory platform SAP HANA.
We will give you details about the most important questions related to SAP S/4HANA and its transition to the new application suite.
The real-time application suite SAP S/4HANA was developed as an answer to the digital transformation and its driving forces Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Mobility and Analytics. These driving forces influence modern IT systems in four crucial points: flexibility, usability, real-time analyses,and Big Data Management. SAP S/4HANA meets these requirements and assists enterprises to face the digital transformation.
Transitioning to SAP S/4HANA can be done in three different ways: following the Greenfield-approach, the Brownfield-approach or a Landscape transformation.
In applying the so-called Greenfield approach, the existing ERP system will be discharged and a completely new system is implemented. The enterprise starts at zero- or, better said, on the „green field“. Data and relevant business solutions from existing SAP and/or non-SAP ERP systems are gradually transferred. The Greenfield approach is one option when drastic changes are already on the menu: in case e.g. an enterprise operates several legacy systems which should be merged into one overall system. Enterprises therefore get a change to return to the standard version while stepping back from their highly-individualized ERP systems
The Brownfield approach is suitable for enterprises wanting to keep all their individualizations and modifications. Existing systems will get an upgrade to the new version of the business suite and are gradually transitioned to S/4HANA. The existing landscape will remain untouched in large parts but definitely profits from the new software.
Here, several ERP systems are united in one central S/4HANA system. This usually starts with the migration of SAP FI and CO to S/4HANA Central Finance.
A migration to SAP S/4HANA is a highly complex task. When companies move to S/4HANA, the focus is on the data: They must decide which data they want to Migrate and which historical data they want to archive. Downtime is also a challenge. When companies switch to S/4HANA, day-to-day operations should continue Smoothly. Projects such as a conversion to the New GL and business partners or a Chart of accounts harmonization are also necessary.
With our help, you can move to SAP S/4HANA quickly, flexibly and reliably. We can Migrate and update data while also carrying out necessary projects like a conversion To business partners or the New GL – all in a single go-live project.