Why companies need to convert from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA?
Business benefits of SAP S/4HANA conversion:
Hiring the services of a certified SAP partner will allow you to define the best course of action for your specific business.
Differences between SAP S/4HANA conversion and migration
Benefits and challenges of SAP S/4HANA conversion
Key aspects to consider during SAP S/4HANA conversion
Landscape assessment and preparation
Planning S/4HANA conversion journey
Choosing the best conversion method
Identifying the right deployment option
It’s important to plan your transition to the digital core with a trusted SAP partner. An experienced SAP consultant provides your enterprise both business and IT value from SAP S/4HANA conversion.
Important phases of SAP S/4HANA conversion journey
S/4HANA conversion journey divides into pre-conversion, conversion and post-conversion phases.
The first phase includes analyzing the current usage of your system and its degree of customization, focusing on the system’s critical areas. An impact analysis is done to determine the relevance of conversion for your system and identify the functional efforts and the business process redesign needed for the conversion. It’s also important to assess the compatibility of custom objects with SAP S/4HANA and evaluate the insights on existing master data and transactions.
Pre-conversion stage involves:
After ensuring that your system is well-suited to SAP S/4HANA, it’s important to run the SUM (Software Update Manager). All your database migration (optional), software update, and data conversion happen during this phase. Perform SAP Readiness Check and Simplification Item-Check to review data inconsistency, compatibility issues, or missing mandatory preparation activities.
Relevant checks during the conversion phase helps in:
It’s important to perform all the mandatory checks during the post-conversion phase, including Custom Code Adaptation, Functional Adaptation, Performance Tuning, obsolete data cleansing post-conversion, cross-application follow-on activities, and application-specific follow-on activities. Leveraging the data archiving and data aging functionalities in SAP S/4HANA will allow your platform to always remain usable and presentable.
Benefits of post-conversion services offered by an SAP partner:
Timely guidance from a certified and experienced SAP consulting services provider will make your transition to S/4HANA seamless and hassle-free.
Preparing for SAP S/4HANA conversion
SAP S/4HANA conversion preparation process includes the following steps:
Best practices for successful conversion to SAP S/4HANA
There is no one-size-fits-all strategy when it comes to S/4HANA conversion. Discover how you can unlock value from SAP by connecting with an SAP strategist.
SAP S/4HANA conversion: Fingent’s success stories
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. SAP S/4HANA implementation for improved business automation
By implementing SAP S/4HANA, a leading business in the Exploration and Production Industry achieved a process driven solution to handle day-to-day operations with less personnel intervention, reduced paperwork and enhanced preventive maintenance.