Your way to the digital Enterprise Management Suite from SAP: S/4 HANA

SAP S/4HANA is the latest generation of SAP Business Suite and much more than just an in-memory database.

With SAP S / 4HANA, an organization can be systematically aligned to digital processes.
New business scenarios can be effectively implemented and marketed. In this sense, SAP S / 4HANA is more than a successor to the Business Suite; the solution is a completely new product line.

It is the technological basis, the digital core for future SAP solutions and thus the new standard for SAP applications and systems. Therefore, companies should be optimally prepared for the demands of the digital world today and in the future Whether SAP users or not yet - develop their individual S / 4HANA roadmap as soon as possible.

dont forget about Rules and Processes

SAP S/4HANA is the technological driver of SAP transformation and digitization in companies. Although new ERP technologies are an essential element of digital transformation and a prerequisite for central future technologies. But with the S/4 Business Suite alone, digitization, integration and optimization is not enough.

In many companies we still find a heterogeneous process and system landscape.

Without process reengineering and standardization of master data and value flows, the investments made in ERP technologies alone do not contribute to the successful implementation of the companies' digitization strategy.

Processes and rules are forgotten again and again. SAP customers often have to deal with unsolved tasks under SAP ERP. This also has to be solved before the path to S / 4HANA is taken

The right approach for your conversion
Greenfield, Brownfield, Hybrid?
A change is therefore not a single project such as an upgrade or a database migration, but rather involves the entire IT system landscape. It is recommended to always consider the transformation from an optimal future SAP target architecture. For users, it makes this easier for the most part: just because the change starts holistically, it offers the chance, in comparison to a mere migration to SAP HANA, that replace or consolidate complex and heterogeneous IT landscapes, thus providing the basis for simpler, leaner processes and solutions. Many SAP customers are working on SAP S/4HANA and are currently investigating whether and how to implement SAP S/4HANA. It is important to distinguish the following fundamental approaches :

New implementation of existing SAP systems on the Basis of SAP S/4HANA

step-by-step migration of existing SAP systems to S/4HANA

Landscape Transformation:
Consolidation of a variety of SAP and non-SAP ERP systems using standard migration content in an SAP S/4HANA system.

Picture: 3 ways to S/4 HANA According to recent studies, around 60% of SAP customers favor the brownfield approach, while about 40% realize greenfield projects to migrate to SAP S/4HANA. However, the choice of the migration path is always dependent on the individual Situation of the SAP landscape and the business organization.
How LIMESSO converts your SAP to S/4HANA
Whether conversion or new implementation - we find out the right way together with you in a pre-check and a preparatory workshop. This is followed by the conception phase in which we develop a transformation concept and the technical architecture with you. Migration planning follows, based on our analysis of your system (s). Finally, we start with the implementation of the conversion agreed with you.

Picture: LIMES(R) Conversion Approach

Your system in the "S/4 HANA" Dress: SANDBOX Conversion
Many companies are deciding how to handle the transformation to SAP S/4HANA. Many of our clients are turning to a conversion, but it raises questions: What challenges will I have to overcome in the conversion, with which efforts and with which project duration do I have to expect? Is a conversion possible for my system at all? What will the system look like then? These questions can only be clarified in practice. Therefore, we have provided a test package: We perform the conversion on a system copy of you and provide your SAP S/4HANA for testing for 30 days. You will receive the necessary license free of charge.
On-Premise vs. Cloud?
SAP offers HANA both as an on-premise option and in the cloud (HANA Enterprise Cloud). Which option is the better choice for a company? As with the on-premise version of SAP HANA, HANA Enterprise Cloud companies have an in-memory in-memory database and many other features to help them meet their business challenges. However, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud could provide significant benefits for some companies by comparing the offer to the on-premise variant. Companies that have already invested in hardware, storage and infrastructure are likely to use the on-premise version of SAP HANA for longer to save costs and minimize potential business risks. But companies willing to use SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud as a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) can enjoy the business benefits of HANA in the short-term, and without much initial investment. Here are four reasons why the cloud offering of SAP HANA is the better choice:

Using the HANA Enterprise Cloud has the advantage over the on-premise version that a company does not have to worry about maintaining the entire infrastructure, which in turn saves costs. In addition, the data processing and compression capabilities of HANA Enterprise Cloud reduce hardware and storage requirements. Lower license costs also speak for the cloud variant.

HANA Enterprise Cloud provides easier, faster and cheaper scalability should a business need more resources. At the same time, the local memory consumption is reduced. Moving to the cloud can also reduce the demands on a business warehouse and its data repositories to create meaningful analytics.

HANA Enterprise Cloud is a good platform for testing and deploying custom applications, programs and interfaces, resulting in business improvements.

limited Risk:
Migrating to the HANA Enterprise Cloud requires a concerted approach to critically evaluate the impact on the business. If this process is effectively monitored and controlled, then there are relatively few risks associated with moving to the cloud. Since the acquisition costs for hardware and storage are manageable, the investment risk also remains low.

Although it is difficult to quantify all the pros and cons of using the cloud in the early stages of HANA deployment, HANA Enterprise Cloud has the potential to significantly improve productivity, including faster business transactions, more immediately Availability of reports and new features and tools that are only available within SAP HANA.
What is a model company?
Each SAP model company represents a specific industry or business area. It uses the SAP Digital Business Framework, the industry-specific reference architecture, and SAP Activate, and includes the following building blocks: Pre-configured solutions: All the required applications, customizing settings, and sample data for fast deployment in the cloud or as a local software solution Business Content: Consistent process models based on SAP's experience and expertise in industries and business units Accelerator: configuration and guides, test and demo scripts, and implementation tools. Services: Handover and training workshops for rapid evaluation, preparation, validation and realization With this announcement, SAP is now providing model companies to 10 businesses and industries, including retail, oil and gas, and connected manufacturing, engineering, and sustainability. SAP works with clients to support other industries throughout the year.
What can be done in the preparation for the change?

The introduction of SAP S/4HANA brings some essentials Changes with it.

companies should therefore be well prepared for the move his.
There are some preparatory activities that already, independent from the respective time of the SAP S/4HANA implementation, in Legacy SAP systems can be implemented to facilitate the subsequent change.

In the area of Finance these are in particular:


Simplification List

Use the "Simplification List" to update used functionalities are checked. The simplification list provides an overview of all changes that occur under SAP S/4HANA compared to the previous SAP ERP ECC 6.0.ƒ With the "Business Scenario Recommendations for SAP S/4HANA" SAP offers customized recommendations, based on the current productive System usage. This shows in which areas best of SAP HANA, SAP Fiori or SAP S/4HANA can be benefited.

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  • John Harmath
    Managing Partner
    Solution Expert
    SAP Finance
  • +49 69 9001 2983

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