SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC)

Ensuring business continuity and resilience with your current SAP ECC investment

Business Value

Maximizing Value From Your Existing ECC Investment

What is SAP ECC?

SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) is the immediate predecessor of S/4HANA, SAP’s next-generation ERP product. SAP ECC is an on-premise enterprise resource planning system that helps integrate digital information from multiple business units in real-time and offers several modules to help organizations have greater control over their key business processes.

Future of ECC

SAP will be supporting ECC and other core Business Suite 7 applications until the end of 2027, with optional extended maintenance until the end of 2030. So, current customers of SAP ERP ECC must prepare for S/4HANA, which is the future of SAP.

Securing value from your existing ECC system in SAP

Focusing on your company’s differentiated business processes (unique value proposition) will allow you to derive long-term value from your current SAP ECC system.

Planning to roll out any change to your existing ECC landscape? Hiring the services of a certified SAP partner can minimize disruptions to your core business functions.


Options Available for Current Users to Deal with ECC End of Life

Current ECC users opting for extended support until 2030 will have to pay more for premium support and maintenance. It’s important to carefully weigh up the options available for existing ECC users.

Option 1: Maintain your SAP ECC system

Option 2: Modernize to SAP S/4HANA

Savvy business leaders are using the 2027 deadline as a trigger to explore the business case to move to SAP S/4HANA. The point here is to determine whether you need a complete transformation or a staged, incremental approach.
There are 3 top strategies for SAP ECC to S/4HANA conversion.

Planning your transition to the new digital core with an experienced SAP consultant will help you gain both business and IT value from SAP S/4HANA conversion.


SAP ECC vs. SAP S/4HANA - Similarities & Differences

Similarities between SAP ECC and SAP S/4HANA

Differences between SAP ECC and SAP S/4HANA




Factors to Consider Before Deciding to Move From SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA

If you’re considering a platform change from ECC to S/4HANA, it’s important to consider these factors:

By engaging a certified SAP partner, you can quickly turn SAP’s latest innovation into your company’s unique advantage.

Benefits & Risks

Pros & Cons of Moving From SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA

Pros of moving from ECC to S/4HANA
Cons of moving from ECC to S/4HANA

Customize or Not?

Lowering Risks With SAP ECC Customization

SAP ECC customizations will have long-term implications on your business, so it’s important to carefully consider your customization approach. Business leaders and decision-makers need to understand exactly what customizations are and how much it costs to develop and maintain the customizations.
In some cases, customizations can make ERP software upgrades more complex and expensive in future, so it’s important to decide whether you need custom development or a feasible alternative to customization that can help meet your unique requirements.

Best alternatives to ECC customizations

What our SAP experts recommend

With SAP planning to eventually sunset ECC, existing ECC users will need to transition to S/4HANA sooner or later. Limiting customizations and opting for simple enhancements, side-by-side extensions, and Industry Cloud software programs will allow your business to be better prepared during the migration to SAP S/4HANA.

Continue with ECC or migrate to S/4HANA? A few words of strategic advice from our top SAP experts will help you decide before the time’s up.

Client Stories

Success Stories Featuring SAP ECC to S/4HANA Conversion

1. SAP S/4HANA system conversion for a high-tech manufacturer
Fingent enhanced the operational efficiencies and capabilities of a leading high-tech manufacturer by helping them convert from SAP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA. Conversion to SAP S/4HANA 1709 was performed by following the Lift and Shift Methodology along with comprehensive Fit-Gap Analysis.
2. Migration from SAP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA
Thermo Pads, a leading manufacturing firm, enhanced their sales and purchase processes and streamlined their finance models by migrating from SAP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA.
3. Migration from legacy ERP to SAP S/4HANA
Fingent helped Sonic Biochem, a global manufacturer and supplier of processed food items, to seamlessly migrate from their legacy system to SAP S/4HANA.


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