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Should we migrate to SAP S/4HANA? if yes, Why?

Migration to SAP S/4HANA depends on various factors, including its current IT landscape, business requirements, budget, and long-term strategic goals. Here are some considerations to help you decide:


S/4HANA offers significant advantages:

  • S/4HANA offers significant advantages in terms of functionality, performance, and real-time insights. Consider if your organization's long-term goals align with the capabilities and roadmap of S/4HANA.

S/4HANA is a business transformation not a just technical upgrade:

  • During upgrade new process can be implemented, or existing process can be improved as business now know the current pain of existing business processes.

End of Support for Current System:

  • As per current announcement from SAP. ECC support is ending in 2027 but may be extended till 2030. So, Today support end date is not near but it is good to migrate to S/4HANA to ensure continued support and receive updates and enhancements.

  • Specifically to get benefit of Digital transformation and innovation.

  • By Planning earlier can avoid last minute disruption.

  • Last minute upgrade may cost in term of high It resource cost as may not find

  • Suitable resource unavailability due to high demand in market at last minute.

  • With Realistic time lines existing resource capacity is enough to execute project.

Performance and Scalability:

  • S/4HANA's in-memory computing can significantly improve system performance, allowing for faster data processing and real-time analytics.

  • If your organization deals with large data volumes and requires real-time insights, S/4HANA may be beneficial.

Industry-Specific Functionality:

  • Evaluate if S/4HANA offers industry-specific functionalities that are essential for your business.

  • S/4 HANA offer other modules like Group reporting which can be used with S/4 HANA only. This avoid reporting time delay and additional system license cost for reporting purpose.

  • SAP Fiori- With this business on mobile concept can be implemented.

Digital Transformation and Innovation:

  • S/4HANA's architecture is designed to support innovation and provide a platform for future growth. (e.g., machine learning, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things).

Cost and Budget:

  • Avoid a double investment: if you are planning to upgrade existing infrastructure then think twice that if using this cost can migrate to S/4HANA

Huge Data house and System landscape Complexity:

  • Assess the complexity of your current data landscape and any customizations or integrations.

  • While moving to S/4 HANA you can simplify your existing architecture as by using ECC and using existing organization IT and business knowledge now you know what are problem, weakness and pain with current architecture.

In conclusion, migrating to SAP S/4HANA can bring various benefits, but it's essential to conduct a thorough analysis and consider the specific needs and circumstances of your organization. Engage key stakeholders, including IT, finance, and business units, in the decision-making process to ensure alignment and successful migration. It may be beneficial to consult with SAP experts or external consultants for guidance during the planning and execution stages of the migration.

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