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Ross Barnes-Moore 29-Sep-2022 11:54:34 2 min read

S/4 Roadmap Migration Options

Planning to move to S/4HANA?

If so, there are plenty of people willing to give you advice on how to do it. Trouble is, they either want to sell you licences or big migration projects.

We don't. We just want to give you independent, practical advice.

So that your S/4 programme is a success.

The Greenfield, Brownfield and Bluefield Minefield

Most SAP customers are confused about S/4HANA - they don't understand what's new, different or better.

They struggle to create a compelling business case to move to S/4. It's not that the facts don't stack up, more that the facts are too difficult to pin down.

If you run an existing R/3 or ECC system, your migration to S/4HANA should be a big deal. It's a once in a generation opportunity to get ERP right.

But planning how you migrate to S/4 should be
on your terms - not your vendor's.

 

How should we migrate to S/4HANA?

Rather than Greenfield, Brownfield or Bluefield, our S/4 migration approach is Leftfield.

Because Resulting is a research-led consulting firm, we've invested heavily in understanding what's different about S/4 in a way that supports practical decision making. Our analysis is embodied in our S/4Sight database which visualises:

  • Which business processes are impacted or benefit from new S/4 functionality?
  • How the technical changes to S/4 map to your existing business functionality?
  • How you can benefit from new Fiori Apps or new S/4 features?
  • Which parts of S/4 can be used to derive a cohesive business case?

 

Top Down: Strategic S/4 Roadmap

It makes more sense to start with your business strategy and business process scope rather than jumping straight into a technical migration debate.

Our approach to S/4HANA starts with the things that matter most to you and then builds a roadmap (and business case) for your business rather than
retrofitting SAP’s sales pitch.

 

Bottom Up: FusionGraph

Working out what’s different in S/4HANA, educating your team on the new features, and curating the nuggets of new functionality that will support your business case and delight your business just got a whole lot easier.

FusionGraph is a cloud-based platform that enables you to explore what’s different in S/4HANA in a way that’s meaningful to your business.

 

See FusionGraph