S/4HANA Conversion

Move from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA – Drive Value, Reduce Risk, Get Results

S/4HANA is the core of the digital enterprise. S/4HANA provides industry best practices, out of the box business processes, robust line of business functionality, lighting fast speed, usability, accessibility, extendibility, and actionable business intelligence.

Customer Move to S/4HANA for Different Strategic Reasons

Customer Move to S/4HANA for Different Strategic Reasons

Four Reasons for Innovation at the Digital Core (S/4HANA)

Four Reasons for Innovation at the Digital Core (S/4HANA)

S/4HANA is Robust

S/4HANA is Robust

The path you take to get from SAP ECC to S/4HANA should be based on your business objectives.

The path you take to get from SAP ECC to S/4HANA should be based on your business objectives.

Business Objectives

The type of business outcomes desired must drive all the decisions going forward.

  1. Business Model Innovation. This organization wants to enable changes to their business to react to changing markets, competitors, and/or to offer new models of customer engagement.
  2. Business Process Optimization. This organization is not looking to make broad changes to their business models, but does want to improve the efficiency of existing processes or automate them.
  3. ERP Rapid Modernization. This organization wants to upgrade ERP with minimal disruption to the business.

Transition Paths

  • New implementation. The customer deploys a new instance of S/4HANA and migrates their data from their old ERP, which could be an SAP or non-SAP system. This is the best approach for customers wanting a clean start and is likely then to be used with Business Model Innovation. New Implementations can be performed in the cloud, on-premise, or hybrid.
  • System Conversion. The customer starts with an ECC 6.x system and converts it to S/4HANA, migrating the data to HANA as part of that process. This preserves the existing configuration and customization, as long as those customizations will work with S/4HANA or can be adapted to work with S/4HANA. As such, this is the approach likely to be used with ERP Rapid Modernization. System Conversions can only be done to an on-premise deployment, which includes running S/4HANA in HEC (or a partner service) or on IaaS (Azure, AWS, Google Cloud).

How Do We Get You to S/4HANA?

How Do We Get You to S/4HANA

Step 1: we help you build your business case with the Business Scenario Recommendations (BSR) tool. BSR works from your SAP usage data to identify the business processes that will be transformed with S/4HANA. This is essential information to explain the business benefits offered by S/4HANA. If you are new to SAP, you can run a similar tool called Business Value Advisor that doesn’t require any usage data.

Step 2: We help you discover your destination with Transformation Navigator. This tool builds your S/4HANA roadmap based on your SAP landscape. Now you can know exactly what components are involved when you make the move. If you are new to SAP, you can build a roadmap based simply on the ERP capabilities you require. In any case, Transformation Navigator provides detailed analysis on the right S/4HANA and S/4HANA Cloud solutions for you.

Step 3: We help you plan your move with Readiness Check. This essential tool is for those wanting to convert an existing SAP ECC 6 system to S/4HANA. Based on your SAP usage and configuration data, Readiness Check guides you through custom code adaption, add-on compatibility, HANA sizing, recommended Fiori applications, and more. This technical, detailed, guidance helps you plan with confidence and to help prepare answers for later stages, such as whether your organization should consider building up your own HANA infrastructure and resources, or to consider S/4HANA Cloud or running S/4HANA on HANA Enterprise Cloud instead.

Altivate S/4HANA Adoption Starter Engagement Introduction

This is a program that we are running with SAP to help clients decide on the best path to get to S/4HANA.

Why Altivate?

  • 10+ years of SAP experience
  • 10+ complex conversion projects globally
  • Center of Excellence (CoE) for S/4HANA delivering rich business content, use cases, accelerators, best practices templates, and frameworks
  • 120+ skilled resources on S/4HANA conversion
  • Fixed price offering through packaged approach and low impact on your internal resources
  • End-to-end project management: analysis, integration, implementation, change management, training, and support


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