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    Options for the SAP S/4HANA transition

    By moving to SAP S/4HANA, you can lay the cornerstone of an agile, forward-looking future for your company. The road to this digital world involves more than just a database migration, however. The implementation of SAP S/4HANA is based on a simplification of your process and IT architecture. To prepare for this step, you’ll need sound process expertise and extensive industry competency.

    The roads to SAP S/4HANA differ fundamentally in their approach and technology. The time frame and costs, as well as the results of the different approaches, can be compared in a realistic end-to-end examination. The right path for each enterprise is something that nevertheless needs to be considered carefully and decided on a case-by-case basis.

    Approaches for your transition to SAP S/4HANA

    How can you ensure a successful changeover? What approach should you choose? How can you find the path that's best for your enterprise?

    New SAP

    Are you looking for a modern, future-oriented ERP solution for your enterprise? Is SAP uncharted territory for you?
    Let us help you ensure that your implementation of SAP S/4HANA is fast, efficient, and cost-effective. In the Scheer performanceREADY approach, we offer you an end-to-end solution that guarantees the success of your project in line with your schedule and budget.


    Does your enterprise already rely on ERP products from the market leader, SAP? If so, you made a great decision years ago.
    But can an SAP environment that has grown over time still meet your current and future challenges?
    We’ll help you get a fresh start with the latest solutions from SAP and Scheer performanceREADY.


    Do you want to switch to SAP S/4HANA quickly and efficiently?
    Using the brownfield approach, we’ll convert your trusted SAP ECC to S/4HANA. Your users can continue to rely on a powerful ERP solution, but one that's now based on the latest technology.


    In this approach, our partner SNP has developed a migration method that combines the advantages of the greenfield and brownfield procedures. We migrate and update your functions and data in a selective data transformation involving a single, non-destructive set.

    What happens after the transformation?

    After a predominantly technical transformation to SAP S/4HANA, it is important to take advantage of the benefits of the new SAP system. In doing so, it can be useful to additionally reinforce this with organizational measures in order to further increase the company's performance and achieve the overriding goals of profitability, revenue, and employee satisfaction.

    In this context, a holistic consulting approach with four phases is recommended:

    • Phase I – Strategy
      In this phase, the main success factors are analyzed and the fields of action are derived.
    • Phase II – Process Analysis
      SAP Signavio Process Insights (formerly SAP Pathfinder) is used to perform a fact-based analysis and evaluate the SAP S/4HANA innovations in the process and organizational context. Here, the innovations are either already usable in the current version (quick wins), become usable through a release update, or become usable outside of the core through the purchase of additional licenses. At the same time, a detailed analysis of the processes for the various company divisions is carried out within workshops during this phase. This identifies disruptive factors and weaknesses in the organization, processes and systems.
    • Phase III – Measures & Prioritization
      After the successful process analysis, it is important to derive the right measures and analyze the impact on the main success factors. Likewise, the measures must be evaluated in terms of time, costs and benefits. In addition to the creation of project profiles, the design and prioritization of a roadmap for the optimizations is also carried out.
    • Phase IV – Implementation
      In the implementation phase, the prioritized subprojects are processed through organizational measures and/or system adjustments or enhancements.

    A successful partnership based on a solid foundation

    How about transforming to SAP S/4HANA in a software-based, standardized, fast and reliable way?

    Benefit from the S/4HANA Transformation Factory

    Your individual SAP S/4HANA roadmap

    From strategy to implementation

    We're often asked about the best way to approach the transformation to SAP S/4HANA.
    Our proven three-phase model identifies the best path for your enterprise based on our SAP S/4HANA assessment. In it, we analyze your individual IT infrastructure and current situation.
    In the actual preliminary project, which involves designing a transformation roadmap, we examine your business processes and conduct requirement and feasibility analyses. We also introduce the latest SAP UX technologies, review your custom developments, and discuss error logs if necessary. We then draw on all these findings to create your own individual SAP S/4HANA roadmap, recommend a suitable conversion scenario, and explain the next steps and activities.

    Intelligent Enterprise – powered by Scheer: Your way to an intelligent enterprise with Scheer

    Make your company resilient, profitable and sustainable with SAP S/4HANA. We accompany you on the path to the Intelligent Enterprise.

    How you'll benefit

    Content immediately available to all users

    Immediate access to the process portal for all users; all content is directly retrievable when the project starts

    Fast definition of project scope

    The ability to generate project documents and process models at the touch of a button, which cuts costs and saves time

    Automated documentation of customizing settings

    Fully automated documentation of the SAP system using the Customizing Clipping Report – a proven add-on solution from Scheer, a leader in SAP system documentation

    Automated test management

    Achieve significant quality improvements through automated test management based on preconfigured processes

    Simple process- and role-based training

    Excellent further education and training of your employees through process- and role-based training courses

    Workflow-supported change management

    Optimized process monitoring and simple implementation of process modifications – with preconfigured, workflow-supported change management

    Our Scheer Boxes

    SAP S/4HANA Starter Box

    “The S/4HANA Starter Box provides you with plenty of valuable information and shows you what migration means for your company, from intelligent licensing and the right migration scenario to the appropriate operating concept.”

    – Oliver Hafner, Head of SAP Competence Center

    SAP S/4HANA Transformation

    “An analysis of your SAP landscape is a key prerequisite for a tailored transformation strategy.”

    – SNP

    Your SAP S/4HANA transformation

    Don't leave things to chance – achieve fast, measurable success

    To ensure your ability to carry out your SAP S/4HANA project quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively, we’ve developed Scheer performanceREADY: an end-to-end solution that guarantees successful projects in line with your schedule and budget.
    Meanwhile, you'll be able to operate in your own unique way even as you enjoy the utmost in standardization. And although rigid industry solutions have become obsolete, you’ll benefit from our industry-specific expertise, too.

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