Discovering the synonym for migration in SAP’s dictionary

Argentina vs Portugal in the Quarterfinals of FIFA World Cup 2018 would have paved the way for an enthralling show of agility, speed, passion and endurance. Nevertheless, it did not turn up as anticipated, their respective opponents played better in the Round of 16 and it was the strategized, accelerated display in rolling away the ball from one end to the other, right past the goal line that made the difference. Jotting down a parallel, the ‘migration’ from one SAP landscape to the other is a process involving strategized preparation, streamlined realization and seamless production. Now, from the title of this blog, a doubt would spring up from your brains on what the meaning for migration actually is and how it is significant from the original connotation. To go by, enjoy this blog-voyage in discovering the synonym for migration in SAP’s dictionary.

Transition to S/4 HANA

SAP’s ERP has come a long way with the evolution of R/1, R/2, R/3, ECC and S/4 HANA. As the world is moving towards the paradigm shift of cloud ERP, SAP has coherently come up with the cloud and on-premise versions in its S/4 HANA Business Suite. And with the maintenance support for ECC ending on 2025, it’s an inevitable move for the 47k ECC customers to migrate to S/4 HANA. With this process generally uttered as migration,  SAP defines the transition to S/4 HANA in three scenarios namely –

  • New implementation : Initiating a fresh effectuation in the configuration of functionalities, implementation of objects, standardization of processes on the lines of S/4 HANA, along with the data migration to HANA
  • System conversion : Complete conversion of existing landscape to S/4 HANA, checking compatibility and aligning objects with its processes and structure, along with the data migration to HANA
  • Landscape transformation : Consolidation of various regional business landscapes to one global S/4 HANA landscape, following its standardized business processes, along with the data migration to HANA

Embracing this transition to S/4 HANA would simplify the customer’s IT landscape, reduce TCO, lessen the data footprint, save operational and hardware costs, also enabling the option to leverage the hybrid model of deployment. Though the scenario of new implementation is applicable to S/4 HANA on-premise and cloud versions, the system conversion and landscape transformation is preferred only for the S/4 HANA on-premise version at present.

Accelerator to the rescue

Hurray ! With the plans set, processes organized and approach defined, are we set in for an instant, easy S/4 HANA transition ? If that’s the immediate aspiration, believe me, it might lead to a laborious, catch-22 situation. Come on, chill out folks ! Of course, the transition to S/4 HANA would eventually lead to a better business outcome, yet the process of migration is a not-so-easy activity, as it demands a comprehensible and efficient way of planning, executing and managing the various operations as follows –

  • Impact Analysis
  • Roadmap Guide
  • Effort Estimation
  • Project Management
  • Custom Code Management
  • Data Management
  • Landscape and System Management
  • Training
  • Business Process Optimization
  • Test Suite
  • License Auditing & Optimization

And what if there is an accelerator to automate the aforementioned operations, resolving issues, giving the user a guided-control and  steering the whole project ? Awesome, right ! At Kaar Technologies, it’s our pleasure to present the #Smart SAP S/4 HANA accelerator to the SAP Customers & Partners, based on our global pure-play SAP consulting expertise for the past 12 years and success reaped from our SAP S/4 HANA implementation and conversion projects. It helps accomplish the following enterprise endeavors –

  1. Know the S/4 HANA impact by assessing and analyzing the ECC system instantly without applying any OSS Note, further estimating the project effort and timeline
  2. Takeoff  with proven turnkey plans, which are aligned with SAP Activate methodology and that which is industry-specific, methodically organized and structured
  3. Execute, engineer and achieve the milestones, thanks to the offerings of Project Management, Custom Code Management, Data Management, Landscape and System Management, Training, Business Process Optimization, Test Suite and License Auditing & Optimization
  4. Run and go-live with the operations
  5. Nurture the journey with hypercare support

Unlocking the answer

Haven’t still discovered the synonym for migration in SAP’s dictionary ? Look out for the first letter in the above five points, arrange them as in order and unlock the world’s first of its kind SAP S/4 HANA accelerator, named after a migratory bird. Smart enough ! Go one step ahead, check your answer and experience the demo application by entering the name of accelerator as the username and password in the site, referenced by the link below –

Click here to verify your answer

Now that you have Discovered, it’s high time you Prepare, Explore, Realize, Deploy and Run your SAP S/4 HANA project with our accelerator, that aligns with the SAP Activate methodology for automating various activities in the conversion, reducing the project TCO, guiding the users for a risk-free, successful SAP S/4 HANA transition and enriching the productivity in business. A blessing in disguise indeed ! Paraphrasing Neil Armstrong’s quote, the migration with our accelerator is now –

“One small step for customer,
One giant leap for S/4 HANA”

 

Vinith Kannan

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