For example, the changes include the mapping of creditors and debtors using Customer Vendor Integration (CVI) on the business side, while in logistics there are opportunities to increase efficiency through improved material requirements planning (MRP runs) and optimised inventories. Aggregate formation is no longer necessary and has been replaced by real-time evaluations due to the changed data model.
Changes and risks
These improvements vary according to industry and type of change. There are industry-specific market-approved journeys here.
However, preparations are needed at all levels in order to reap these benefits: A review of the in-house developments to date is essential. The points that must be checked are as follows: Will use of this in-house development still be high, will it be necessary in the future, is it compatible with the changed data model?
After an initial analysis, a decision on whether the greenfield or the brownfield approach is more promising can be taken. Migration using the bluefield approach, in which only a limited amount of data is processed by the conversion, is also a possible alternative.
On the technical side, it may be necessary to take into account that new technologies are used with SAP HANA and Linux. Appropriate know-how must be built up or required of the operating partner, depending on the operating model. The operating model can also change. As the acceptance of hypervisors (IaaS) such as Microsoft Azure, AWS or even GCP increases, these can be among the range of solutions. Reference architectures with solutions and technologies from SAP (Intelligent Enterprise Suite with S/4HANA and SCP) and Microsoft (Azure Services, Modern Workplace) provide templates for planning the migration.
The use of Azure enables a highly agile approach and removes any hardware restrictions. Infrastructure can be provided at the push of a button and – especially important in a project – can be scaled to a different size.
adesso is your partner for the transformation process
adesso has the corresponding industry know-how and, as an SAP Gold Partner, extensive experience with SAP products.
Our experts provide you with end-to-end support for all aspects of the S/4HANA transformation. Short project durations and optimal results are ensured by our experience with S/4HANA projects as well as the consulting solutions developed in-house for the migration to SAP HANA and Microsoft Azure.
We will develop a project plan for your transformation project on the process and solution level, together with you. A suitable workshop instrument is the Interaction Room (IR). Insight into the interrelationships and a focus on the essentials can be achieved by involving all those affected and involved and by looking at different perspectives.