Technology focus: SAP S/4HANA business suite

For years, SAP customers have had one deployment option, on-premise. Now you can choose to continue on this path, make the move to the Cloud or do both. SAP S/4HANA can be deployed in the Cloud, on-premise or through a hybrid model. It enables you to find the right balance - embracing next generation technology, while mazimising what you've got. 

By first understanding what business outcomes you need to achieve, we’ll help you determine the best S/4HANA transition approach for your organisation. Broadly, your deployment options fall into three main categories: a new implementation; a system conversion or landscape transformation. We'll help you devise the most cost-effective and non-disruptive way forward. 

Moving to S/4HANA requires a number of prerequisites - financial, technical and functional. Understanding S/4HANA is key to ensuring you build the right business case, as well as understand the impact on your technology landscape and business operations. We can guide you through this process with industry-specific considerations and clear technical advice.


1. New implementation and business process improvement

SAP S/4HANA will give your organisation the opportunity to re-imagine its business processes, so that you can operate more efficiently and effectively. You'll be far better equipped to react to changing customer, partner and supplier dynamics - with real-time visibility and simplified interactions using intuitive digital applications. Not only can we help you with a new implementation of SAP S/4HANA, we can also work with you to develop innovative, end-to-end processes that enable you to work smarter and meet customer expectations. 


2. Migrating from SAP ECC using a system conversion approach

If you have already evaluated and are now in the midst of refining your processes, or want to do so following your technical migration from SAP ECC to S/4HANA, then we'd recommend a system conversion approach. This ensures minimal disruption to your day-to-day operations and is focused less on business process innovation and more on the technical aspects of a migration - using our pre-defined technical roadmaps and agile deployment methodology. 

3. Landscape transformation and systems rationalisation

With a landscape transformation, you'll benefit from a consolidated SAP environment, as well as the migration of your masterdata into your new SAP S/4HANA solution. This approach is especially advantageous for complex enterprises that are running disparate systems (both SAP and non-SAP). With a landscape transformation you can decide to establish single entities or processes, or migrate selected SAP applications, such as Central Finance.

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