S/4HANA: A Strategic Journey from ECC
Organisations running all or parts of their business on SAP ECC are today confronted by a single burning question: What does SAP S/4HANA mean to my company?
SAP ECC has been the world’s most successful ERP solution, supporting Finance, Operations, Supply Chains, Manufacturing and Human Resource processes at a global scale. Technology has progressed however – and so has SAP – and it is now moving the ECC solution out of support in 2025. SAP now offer a more modern enterprise platform: SAP S/4HANA. The new ERP solution brings huge advantages over the old and depending on what functional and geographic scope of SAP ECC that you currently use, the impact to your organisation could be huge – both in benefits to be realised as well as in cost and disruption.
S/4HANA offers the opportunity for business process optimisation, Cloud strategy delivery, IT process modernisation, machine learning usage, and TCO reduction. But how do you get there and when do you make the leap? What is the reality of SAP’s Cloud offerings and how do they fit in to the world of AWS, GCP & Azure? Should you perform a systems migration from ECC to S/4HANA and try to minimise change or should you start again from scratch, using S/4HANA best practices to modernise your business? How can you minimise cost and business disruption?