Why you Should Consider Moving to SAP S/4HANA Sooner Than Later

March 16, 2021

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An SAP S/4HANA conversion allows businesses to leverage innovative intelligence, enabling agility across all business processes. The move can be complex, which leaves some customers wary to make the switch.

Back in early 2020, SAP announced end of support for SAP ECC will come in 2027. With the deadline approaching, more and more customers are slowly transitioning to SAP S/4HANA, but many are staying stagnant. There is peace of mind in knowing that SAP S/4HANA will be supported until 2040, giving you many years of innovation to come. There are hundreds of tasks that go into daily operation for any business, so it's understandable to want to push off a large project such as an SAP migration because it requires investment not only in money, but time and focus from your team. However, that does not mean that you should push it off for much longer. You want to get ahead of the competition, not fall behind.

  • SAP S/4HANA is built off of SAP ECC. Meaning you get all of the capabilities, but at a more advanced and stable level.
  • Migrations don't take as long as most customers think. An SAP migration can take anywhere from 12-20 weeks for smaller workloads, or up to a full year if you have a full three-tier infrastructure currently.
  • Think about cost. The closer we get to the deadline, the more expensive the transition will be. Not to mention that staying on SAP ECC means you are investing in a platform that is going to eventually be at end-of-life.
  • There is an increased number of tools and integrations that support any functionality for your business.
  • Improved processes lead to better insights, leading to higher productivity and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Predictive analytics allow you to fix problems before they occur
  • SAP Fiori provides better user experiences with automated alerts, user domain cockpits, and insights.
  • There is a predicted shortage of skilled SAP consultant and migration partners closer to the deadline.
  • 69% of SAP Customers who have completed a migration report end-user and business satisfaction, and 64% report efficiency improvement as their most powerful benefit.

Moving to SAP S/4HANA allows businesses to leverage advanced analytics and real-time data, influencing the business decisions you make to keep your customers happy. From supply chain to procurement to employee experience, SAP S/4HANA has the tools your business needs to gain more business agility, availability, security, and economic value.

As an SAP Partner, Approyo can help your business complete a seamless migration to S/4HANA. With our global expertise, we are able to transform business processes through the power of SAP, combined with our functional and technical solutions. Offering, ongoing SAP Basis support, we ensure your systems continue to run efficiently, maximizing your investment. What can Approyo do for your business? Contact us today.

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