S/4 HANA – Path to Digital Transformation


By now we all know S/4 HANA is in market and capturing the SAP space with very rapid speed.

In order to begin the S/4 journey there are three different ways we can choose from the S/4 HANA transition. This selection is mainly driven based on the current landscape setup and business requirement.

Let’s look at three different options,

New Implementation: New Implementation of S/4 HANA (Greenfield approach)

System Conversion: Customers who want to convert their current system into an SAP S/4 HANA system. Database, SAP NetWeaver and application transition in one step.

Landscape Transformation: Customers who want to consolidate their landscape

Transition to S/4 HANA

S/4 HANA - Path to Digital Transformation

Here, in this blog we are going to focus on the system conversion part of S/4 transition and process/plan which needs to follow in order to do the system conversion on to S/4 HANA

System Conversion:

The system conversion option is available for such customer who wants to convert their current system into an SAP S/4 HANA system

System conversion will help you with the analysis of your existing business scenarios and adoption of SAP S/4 based scenarios based on the identified value as per the real business needs

S/4 HANA - Path to Digital Transformation

The system conversion is basically involves the robust planning and involvement of Basis, technical and functional experts along with inputs from business stake holders in order to understand the conversion process and desire output as per the business requirements

Below is the high level plan to have S/4 HANA transition with the system conversion option. We will go in deep dive of the various steps in subsequent blogs as part of S/4 HANA implementation

S/4 HANA - Path to Digital Transformation

To start with the conversion process, it’s very important to follow the detailed planning of conversion process.

The actual plan starts with the checks of your existing system, the study of existing system components, add-ons, business functions and industry solutions using the maintenance planner to ensure the compatibility with SAP S/4 HANA.

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