SAP S/4HANA® is the next generation business suite designed to help businesses run simple in the 21st century, digital economy.
Today's world is becoming more and more complex and inter-connected. To be successful in today’s business environment, your business needs to remove unneeded complexity and react faster than ever.
SAP S/4HANA® is built on the advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA®, and offers a personalized user experience with SAP Fiori®. Deployable in the cloud or on-premise, SAP S/4HANA® is built to drive instant value across lines of business and industries with the ultimate in sophistication - simplicity.
SAP S/4HANA® gives you the ability to rethink how business processes should adapt to today’s ultra-competitive commercial landscape. These processes are empowered to move from local or national to global perspectives, while bringing your consumers and key partners closer than ever.
Benefits of SAP S/4HANA®
Clients who choose to either implement or migrate to SAP S/4HANA® can achieve the following benefits:
- Business processes and decisions will be accelerated instantaneously.
- New business model breakthroughs and innovations are made possible by enhanced access to instantaneous data from a wide array of sources, such as social media content, customer data, partner data, and predictive analytics.
- Reduced hardware due to data compression, which is offered by the SAP S/4HANA® software.
- Lower software costs through a reduction and elimination of many software products such as ETL, data replication, management, and other middleware software.
- Faster development time through automation and minimized complexity, which will allow for a reduction in resource time.
- Increased productivity for administrators through the simplification of the environment with the SAP HANA® platform.
Can my current SAP ECC System convert to SAP S/4HANA®?
Customers having SAP ECC as their ERP can be converted to SAP S/4HANA®. In technical terms, a system conversion to SAP S/4HANA® retains the system ID for Customizing, development, data, authorizations, and interfaces. This is also known as in-place migration. For systems running SAP ERP 6.0 enhancement package 0 and higher, companies can migrate directly to SAP S/4HANA® without having to upgrade to a higher enhancement package. This assumes that the system is already a Unicode system. Following the release of SAP NetWeaver® 7.5, SAP only supports Unicode systems. If a company’s system is not Unicode, it must be converted to Unicode before the conversion. The actual system conversion to SAP S/4HANA® is supported by the SUM-DMO, the Software Update Manager with Database Migration Option. This helps companies upgrade and migrate databases in one step, meaning just one period of downtime.
How this can be Achieved?
A local Insurance Conglomerate selected ABeam for conversion of ECC 6 EHP 0 to SAP S/4HANA® 1709.
By leveraging on ABeam’s experienced project team, the Insurance Conglomerate enjoy the benefits of technologically advanced and simplified SAP S/4HANA® system with SAP Fiori® user interface in challenging timeline of 4 months. SAP Activate methodology and SUM-DMO approach were used with single downtime to migrate the database from Oracle to SAP HANA® subsequently convert to SAP S/4HANA®. Users experience ease-of-use and joy in the usage of the system with new web-based and friendly Fiori interface, with tremendous performance improvement in system response while performing multi-transactions. With HANA views, users were trained to build self-help reporting tiles according to their choice of design in charts and tables to analyze data from the system with quick refresh and improved performance.
Why ABeam Consulting?
Because we share your ambitions. ABeam Consulting’s strength lies in its industry experience, product knowledge, and innovation. We listen to your objectives, understand the business needs and deliver true results that focus on strategic decisions with practical actions. Having the right direction and roadmap is key to a smoother journey, and this is where we want to partner with you to lead the way.