Let’s learn about Migration from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA

There has been a rapid tech revolution in the recent days. Plenty of changes are happening across the enterprises. The way they function is no more the same. With businesses transforming, we need to look for solutions that can be helpful to the new generation. The Gen-Z and Millennials would demand more simple and flexible business practices and processes.
Leveraging SAP S/4HANA on premise can suit this process well. SAP has launched an advanced enterprise platform known as SAP S/4HANA. This most-anticipated migration from SAP ECC has enabled a number of enterprises to transform their business operations. SAP has announced that over 1000 businesses have already been transferred.
SAP S/4HANA promotes a number of business benefits including improvement of business performance. The high-end speed of transaction and reporting can help businesses in the long run. This high-end platform can allow business activities such as planning, report, execution and analysis.
Migrating from ECC with Any database to HANA proved to be a milestone for businesses. With the Full suite 1909 release, businesses were able to streamline most of the business activities under one roof.

What are the top advantages of SAP S/4HANA?

The SAP S/4HANA modules would be all about analyzing huge amount of data within a shorter period of time. Every user will be able to gain better insights based on their data. This can help you make better business decisions and grow your business.
The customers can impart better business agility while gathering new revenues while earning profits.
Many businesses were able to benefit from:

  • 40% faster generation of financial statements
  • 20-40% reduction in cash and treasury management costs/charges
  • 50% lower expense from uncollectible accounts receivable
  • 50% reduction in manual processes
  • 75% less manual effort for selected control activities by managing by exception with control monitoring
  • 65% decrease in closing process workdays

It offers businesses with many advantages such as embedded intelligence, reusable business services, modularity and openness, industry coverage, unified integration and better UX.
ECC on Hana is quite complex in structure. Hence businesses have started attracting S/4HANA owing to its simple data access and table structure. You can automate the data completely allowing your customer to build the best business strategy. With trendy designs and user interface, you can get real-time insights. Hence companies can process everything online and adapting instantly.

Get more information on SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

Future-proof IT Investment

Why should you move on to SAP S/4HANA?
As of 2027, the ECC system would let you invest in an upcoming technologies while you plan your migration to SAP S/4HANA. With SAP S/4HANA, you can create plenty of new solutions. You can meet your business requirements while SAP has influxed fresh funding right into SAP S/4HANA.
While it has decided debunking ECC as of 2027, you need not make any new investment. Hence you can induce SAP S/4HANA to introduce more unique experience while involving machine learning. Leveraging all latest SAP technologies is also possible.

Innovative Technologies

SAP S/4HANA can help you update yourself with more innovative technologies. SAP developers have went on to expand all their capabilities while inducing new products. All these changes can match every customer needs to involve a straightforward solution. This would let you move forward with your competitors.

Why choose SAP S/4HANA over SAP ECC?

The SAP GUI will be redesigned using UI5 and Fiori. The host would go on and clear any potential difference between OLTP and OLAP layer. You can easily reduce the data footprint while you combine both Embedded Analytics and In-Memory data platform. By leveraging a device-agnostic Ui5 layer, you can consume the application.

How to migrate to SAP S/4HANA?

Our SAP consultants will assess, explore, inspire, converse and innovate the processes while migrating to SAP S/4HANA.

What are the technical pre-requisites of SAP S/4HANA migration?

There are a few technical factors which you need to consider before migrating to SAP S/4HANA.
Operating system and Database: It depends on the platform and the version (Before we start doing the conversion, first activity will be meeting the prerequisites of OS / DB, after verifying in PAM)
On Premise to Cloud or Cloud to Cloud: DC Migrations are not supported during the conversions, so SAP recommends to consider the DMO system move option.
S/4HANA 1909: HANA will run only on the Version 2.0
SAP: SAP system must run only on the Unicode system and the source version must be on ECC 6.0 or higher version.
HANA Sizing: During the assessment, readiness check – exact requirement of HANA sizing will be estimated. Technically 30% of the data will be compressed after the migration
If the DB size are higher: We need to consider doing the archiving project for the certain tables to optimize the hardware cost.

Functional Changes in SAP S/4HANA

Conversion to SAP S/4HANA system involves the Business Partner Approach which is a single point of entry to maintain all the master data such as customer master, vendor master (supplier)

What are the types of SAP S/4HANA migration?

Basically, there are three types:

  • Greenfield approach
  • Brownfield approach
  • Landscape Transformation

Few customers would prefer new implementation of a the SAP S/4HANA system. This scenario is termed as the greenfield approach. Other customers might perform system conversion, which is also known as brownfield approach. This wouldn’t disrupt any business process. When customers would prefer to consolidate their existing system landscape into one SAP S/4HANA instance then landscape transformation suits them the best. You need to understand about the challenges, advantages, configuration, platform and database before you decide which of the SAP S/4HANA Conversion method would be the right choice.
We have business Experience across different industry verticals including Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, EC&O, FMCG, Utilities and Public Sector. We have conducted 5+ successful SAP S/4HANA conversions (versions 1511 to 1809) by enabling flexible engagement model. We would let you prepare migration from current legacy systems ERP Central Component (ECC) to S/4HANA latest versions. Yes, that’s the future of SAP.
Do you need more support? iQuantM is here to help you out with the implementation of S/4HANA. Contact us.

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