Factors to consider before moving on to SAP S/4HANA Cloud

There is no one size fits all solution in an ERP infrastructure. Every business is unique. Hence they have to adapt to and ERP system that would cater to their cost and flexibility in terms of deployment. there are endless customers who are planning to move on to SAP S/4HANA complete SaaS solution. This consumer driven solution can onboard latest technologies for competing in the market and also allowing you to do so.

It’s a tough decision to move to S/4HANA. Every organization consists of a unique way to balance the challenges put forth by the modern technologies against the ERP investment as well as changes in the business priorities. Because of that, you need to identify the right strategy for which you can take your business through S/4HANA migration. Here are a few factors which you need to consider:

Define a crystal clear value proposition

You should always look up on what business benefits S/4HANA would provide. Hence it’s vital that you optimize the existing business processes while you enable newer version of operating models with a vision towards quality and quantity. Even though pure technology as well as it benefits might seem real and quantifiable you need to view them as an additional bonus. When a customer runs sophisticated and customized landscapes the key operational processes might end up dependent upon SAP. In that case you need to be careful about the disruption to the core systems.

 

Think of an intelligent migration approach

You need to adopt the right migration strategies to envision all the benefits of the business solution. Every customer has to come up with an intelligent approach for the purpose of implementation and evaluation of SAP S/4HANA. For this, the customer should be able to optimize their IT and business value. Make sure that the migration road map and adoption lifecycle are value driven and flexible.
Every organization should take up a detailed readiness assessment of their SAP solution as well as analyze how they can convert to SAP S/4HANA quite effectively. This should include these factors:
• Reviewing the present custom code as well as a recommendation for the custom code element in case of ECC to S/4HANA Cloud conversion
• Leveraging automated analytic tools for discovering ‘as-is’ solution as well as extra bulleting to the future solution
• Analyzing what new business processes you need to adopt
• Determining optimal functional and technical steps for S/4HANA migration
• Coming up with the right deployment timeframe as well as conversion pricing

Derive new business models

There has been quite a lot of changes in the business landscape. Customers are forever evolving with the new technologies. There are a lot of disruptive market players at present. You can name a number of scenarios where SAP S/4HANA can offer advantageous solutions that include:
Dealing with the customers directly: Every inducer of product can order their goods online in such a way that offers insight into buying behavior and preferences. This way of providing direct access to core system is quite flexible with low transactional risks. This would cause the response time to reduce on S/4HANA system.
Latest supply chain and network models: After business disruption related to COVID-19, it is important for an organization to be extremely flexible while reacting to the local demands of the customer with real time processing capabilities.
Flexibility in cloud based services: SAP comes up with its own SaaS platforms and products ecosystem, enabling third party software vendors to right there on enhancements or applications to SAP cloud platform. You can integrate these components into your business processes easily.

Be aware of the cloud deployment benefits

SAP S/4HANA adoption will allow organizations to enable cloud migrations. SAP’s public cloud, which is a subscription based model of SAP S/4HANA, it’s capable of providing you with all the cloud benefits. This can include rapid and large scalability, better software integration options as well as ‘pay as you go’ pricing.
Every company taking advantage of the opportunity for modernizing themselves can understand that the transformational advantages of reliable scalable and automated cloud infrastructure abound.
This way, you can remove the complexity and cost from your shoulders.
Are you looking forward to SAP S/4HANA Cloud migration? iQuantM is here to help you out. Contact us for more information.

FAQs

Yes, of course. Over 17,500 customers trusted S/4HANA Cloud as of mid-2021.

It’s extremely popular owing to its flexibility and scalability. It’s considered as the most popular SAP product in the 48 years history of SAP.

It’s essential to move on to SAP S/4HANA cloud since SAP would cease its support on SAP ECC by 2027.

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