Conversion of SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA PCE using RISE with SAP

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SAP announced RISE with SAP earlier in 2021. The main intention of SAP in introducing RISE, SAP has been to promote flexibility and fast delivery with an affordable investment. Undoubtedly, this move is a boon for start-ups and SMEs when they want to migrate to SAP. 


Before we begin, What is RISE with SAP? 


RISE with SAP implementation comes under a single vendor and single contract concept for both S/4HANA and BW/4HANA PCE editions, along with your infrastructure. It allows customers in transition towards Intelligent Enterprise even when they are just beginning their journey. It will help every client achieve business transformation when combined with cloud migration. What is more? They can utilise 2200+ ready-made APIs (application programming interfaces) to upscale their business. 

Migration from SAP ECC (ERP Central Component) to S/4HANA 

When you have to choose between SAP S/4HANA single-tenant edition and multi-tenant edition, you might end up muddled.

Both S/4HANA single-tenant and multi-tenant have their own pros and cons.

Let’s dive deeper into the SAP ERP Cloud Platform and learn more about it

Where did it all start? By introducing its landmark product, SAP ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Central Component (ECC), in 2006, SAP started revolutionizing how businesses work. Four years later, SAP HANA launched.  


The prime function included storing and retrieving data on request by the SAP applications. In addition, it also performs advanced analytics in spatial data processing, predictive analytics, text search, text analytics, graph data processing and streaming analytics with plenty of ETL capabilities application server. 


Now we are in the age of SAP S/4HANA, a next-gen business suite. The product is built on an advanced in-memory platform known as SAP HANA by incorporating modern design principles using SAP Fiori user experience (UX). Get access to massive simplifications such as user experience, data model, customer adoption, decision making and other business processes with innovative solutions such as AI (Artificial Intelligence), ML (Machine Learning), IoT (Internet of Things) and Big Data to simplify all your business processes in the digital age using RISE with SAP Implementation service. 


SAP S/4HANA is deployable in On-premise, Cloud, Private Cloud and HANA Enterprise Cloud modes. The SAP S/4HANA transition can take place in three forms- Implementation, System Conversion and Landscape Transformation. SAP ECC to S/4HANA conversion is extremely risky. It would be best if you had the properRISE with SAP Implementation consulting service to complete the process. 

Why do you need to migrate from SAP ECC to S/4HANA?

Let us imagine that you will be a Windows 95 user in 2021. Can you expect Windows to support you in case of any technical issues? Will you be able to purchase any latest plugins? That is almost impossible.  


You would also need to catch up on the latest technological advancements, which your peers might be catching up on quickly. What is the solution? You must move on to Windows 10. Easier said than done. How would you migrate the data stored in your system’s hard disk for the past 5-10 years? The amount of time and resources would go nowhere. If you have stored the data on the cloud, you are safer. You can migrate it with a few clicks. 


Similarly, SAP would cease to support S/4HANA in 2025. Before that, you must transport your precious business data from your ECC system to S/4HANA. Alas! Businesses have already spent millions of dollars updating their data in SAP ECC with the help of a RISE with SAP Implementation partner in UK. 


Also, ECC is an on-premise software. That means you need a separate data centre where you store a limited amount of data. Data management will consume much manual space, time, cost, and resources. 


SAP S/4HANA is a cloud model where you can collaborate with hyperscalers such as AWS (Amazon Web Services), Microsoft Azure and Alibaba to store your data. With SAP S/4HANA, you need a Web URL to store all your data in one place. 


Data migration is a massive deal for start-ups. What is the best solution to make this happen? That is where iQuantM RISE with SAP Implementation comes into the picture. 

How can RISE with SAP enable SAP ECC to S/4HANA conversion?

Technical migration has been a good topic among  SAP With RISE partners. RISE with SAP allows the conversion of SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA PCE. 

It consists of all the technical tools and services you need to migrate to S/4HANA. 

  • Leverage the Custom Code Migration app to assess your custom code impact. You can quickly reinforce the Clean Core principle when SAP S/4HANA conversions and migration to the SAP Business Technology Platform happen. 
  • With RISE with SAP, you can collect usage data when the system conversion project takes place to SAP S/4HANA. It would let you simplify and keep your custom code clean. 


Clients can choose their preferred hyperscaler to benefit directly from the platform and infrastructure in the form of a service model. You can merge different systems apart from migrating As-Is into the cloud since clients may have to account for several instances within this landscape. It is what you can expect for SAP S/4HANA in RISE with SAP. 

SAP Functional Scope

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SAP S/4HANA Public vs Private vs On-Premise

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SAP S/4HANA Public vs Private vs On-Premise

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What other benefits can you expect?

  • Get access to the Process Discovery tool to transform all your operations and performance with process analytics tools such as Signavio and Celonis. 
  • Analyse all your processes. Set a benchmark for what you want to achieve.
  • Optimise your day-to-day activities across different process areas available in SAP S/4HANA when using features such as workflows and automation. Enable embedded AI/ML scenarios through SAP RISE with SAP.
  • Integrate with different landscape solutions up and beyond what core S/4HANA has to offer you. Utilise the features available in the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP).
  • Get access to more than 2200 prebuilt integrations and third-party apps.
  • Safeguard your data with API (Application Programme Interface) management through a RISE with SAP Implementation Partner UK, LEEDS.
  • Automate all your SAP S/4HANA processes using prebuilt bots to streamline all the operations, reduce costs and help people escape robotic tasks
  • Combine your data from S/4HANA to get actionable insights
  • Leverage cloud data management, enterprise planning, advanced analytics, and business intelligence tools to make data-driven decisions
  • Get embedded tools and services to perform actions such as custom code migration, where you check the existing custom code you need to migrate from ECC to SAP S/4HANA, depending upon the usage and compare it with the simplification list.

Final parting words

RISE with SAP supports multiple customers to expedite their cloud journey when moving their BW (Business Warehouse) or BW/4HANA or ECC or S/4HANA-based landscapes onto the cloud with one contract and one partner-based engagement model. 


Do look out for different patterns, as mentioned above, before deciding on iQuantM RISE with SAP Implementation, and there could be different decision points than functionality and future-proofing when it comes to RISE with SAP services. 


Do you need more details?  

Contact iQuantM for RISE with SAP Implementation in UK. 


The major difference between SAP ECC and S/4HANA is based on the database they utilise. When ECC is running on third-party database systems such as S/4HANA and Oracle, it would rely on the SAP in-memory database.

SAP ECC (SAP ERP Central Component) is an on-premises enterprise resource planning (ERP) system we refer as “SAP ERP.” 

ECC software can integrate digital information which created in a single business area of data from other areas of the business in real-time.

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