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  • SAP S/4HANA Transformation: Pre-study

    SAP S/4HANA Transformation: Pre-study

    Use Case Process Mining

    Process Mining as an accelerator for the pre-study in the SAP S/4HANA implementation

    Scheer offers extensive experience in setting up and executing Brownfield, BLUEFIELDTM, and Greenfield migrations. Since data is one of the key drivers of intelligent business operations alongside processes, migrating and building data into the new SAP S/4HANA cloud environment is essential. Therefore, to determine the best approach, a preliminary study may be useful to mitigate risk. This pre-study applies a specific approach consisting of different phases of the system and process analysis. The result is a defined migration scope, documentation, a project plan, and an overview of the IT capabilities and processes to be migrated. At the end, a recommendation for the specific migration project plan (Brownfield, BLUEFIELDTM and Greenfield) is presented.

    How can process mining accelerate the pre-study?

    Process mining is a technology for visualizing and analysis processes. It makes processes measurable to identify specific areas for improvement at the operational level. The essential element of process mining is the system's operation data. Thereby, processes are mapped realistically, for example by tracing documents or status information of business objects through different tables. This enables companies to start the SAP S/4HANA migration with a realistic view of their business processes in terms of volumes and variance.

    Approach and Deliverables of Process Mining

    • Typically focused on specific processes (for example Purchase-to-Pay, Order-to-Cash, Accounts receivable, Accounts payable)
    • Determination of the number of process variants in the system
    • Identification of key process variants in the system
    • Frequencies for each process step
    • IT systems involved in one process
    • Conformance check of current processes regarding SAP S/4HANA best practices

    Benefits with Scheer

    Process Mining experts in S/4HANA transformations

    Process documentation

    Clear project goals aligned with business strategy

    Methodical process-oriented approach

    Industry-specific SAP S/4HANA best practices

    Process Governance and internal BPM organization

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