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SAP S/4HANA

 

SAP S/4HANA - the digital core for real-time insight into your organization

With SAP S/4HANA, companies move securely in the Internet of Things (IoT) and benefit from real-time analyses. The software can be seamlessly integrated into business networks and solutions of other software providers. It is the basis for making the right decisions at the right time. The suite is based entirely on the SAP HANA in-memory platform and is available both on-premise and in the cloud.

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Jana Murrweiss IBsolution
Jana Murrweiss

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+49 7131 2711 3000

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STATE-OF-THE-ART USER EXPERIENCE (UX)

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AUTOMATION

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NEXT GENERATION PROCESS DESIGN

Learn more about how SAP S/4HANA and SAP C/4HANA work together for an unparalleled end-to-end customer experience

 

A switch to SAP S/4HANA is more than just a software upgrade

In order to achieve the greatest possible benefit from SAP S/4HANA, not only the software but also the work processes must be adapted. New types of cooperation between business units lead to changes in the applications and the data model. In SAP S/4HANA, for example, finance and controlling are no longer separated on the software side. Both divisions work on the same data model. There is sufficient technical assistance on how to implement this. SAP itself offers various checklists and migration guides free of charge. However, the actual merging of the work processes is still the responsibility of the company itself. This makes it all the more important to plan the migration to SAP S/4HANA in detail and implement it step by step. For this purpose IBsolution has developed a procedure which is successfully applied in our migration projects.

IBsolution S4HANA Conversion Offerings

 

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Digitize Finance

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Control Logistics Chains

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Collaborative Procurement

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Efficient Control of Product Life Cycles

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Company-Wide Transparency

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Industry-Specific Solutions

 

Our Offer

You want to implement SAP S/4HANA step by step in small defined projects?

Then we recommend you start with our Strategy Workshop for SAP S/4HANA. All further steps in the project build on the knowledge gained in this workshop..

Before you consider a technical upgrade to SAP S/4HANA, you would you like to get an idea of the innovations that will drive you forward?

In this case we recommend that you carry out a pre-study. This takes a detailed look at all layers of an SAP S/4HANA conversion - individually tailored to your situation. At the end is a roadmap that takes you directly to SAP S/4HANA.

Step by Step to SAP S/4HANA

Watch our video (in German) to learn what you should consider prior to an SAP S/4HANA migration

With our offer, we enable you to break your seemingly impossible project down into small slices that you can work through bit by bit. In this way you ensure the availability of the necessary resources, reduce risks and gain project and planning security.

Workshops and Consulting Packages

Strategy Workshop for SAP S/4HANA

Are you still unsure whether you want to implement SAP S/4HANA as a greenfield or brownfield approach? Is perhaps a cloud deployment of the ERP suite the right way for you? We will clarify these and many other questions together with you in our SAP S/4HANA strategy workshop.

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System Conversion Workshop for SAP S/4HANA

Have you decided to implement SAP S/4HANA using a brownfield approach, i.e. in the form of a system conversion? In our one-day workshop, we will work with you to develop an individual roadmap for your SAP S/4HANA conversion, taking into account all necessary preparatory work.

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Harmonization Package for SAP Business Partner

In the course of a migration to SAP S/4HANA, it is absolutely necessary to switch to the SAP Business Partner data model (CVI - Customer Vendor Integration). With our consulting package you receive this conversion at a fixed price. Harmonize customers and suppliers under the SAP Business Partner.

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Migration Package for SAP S/4HANA General Ledger

In SAP S/4HANA, there is only one journal table based on the New General Ledger. For this reason, you should implement the New General Ledger before the migration. Use our migration package and introduce the New General Ledger at a fixed price. . 

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Simplify your Business with SAP S/4HANA

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What is SAP S/4HANA?

SAP S/4HANA is the new Business Suite from SAP. An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software that supports all business processes of a company and technologically replaces all previous Enterprise Core Components (ECC) of the SAP Business Suite.

The name SAP S/4HANA means SAP Suite for (4) HANA, which also means that the solution runs exclusively on the SAP HANA in-memory database. SAP S/4HANA is available both as an on-premise version and in the cloud as SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

With SAP S/4HANA and SAP Fiori, SAP delivers modern user interfaces that enable a better user experience (UX). At the same time, the data model is significantly simplified thanks to the underlying in-memory database.

What are the advantages of SAP S/4HANA?

  • Modern user interfaces with SAP Fiori and improved user experience (UX)
  • Simplified data model
  • Easy adaptation and modernisation of business processes
  • Faster reporting and analysis
  • Relief of the user through artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning
  • Real-time evaluation even of large data volumes
  • Reduced total cost of ownership in terms of deployment, maintenance and number of servers

How is the migration to S/4HANA done?

There are basically three different ways to switch to SAP S/4HANA. The choice of the best scenario depends strongly on the customer's situation, the objectives and the time schedule.

  • The greenfield approach requires a completely new implementation of SAP S/4HANA. It is recommended for new or existing customers who want to use the switch to SAP S/4HANA to clean up with grown structures and redefine their processes. However, this type of conversion can quickly mutate into a costly project.
  • In the brownfield approach, simply put, the current system is mapped 1:1 on a new technological basis. In order to realize this, some preliminary work must be done in the run-up to the migration in order to reduce technical difficulties to a minimum, for example due to different data models.
  • In landscape transformation, companies do not convert the entire system, but only selected parts of the business process. The primary goal of a landscape transformation is to simplify the existing landscape by standardizing the systems or outsourcing individual business processes.

The IBsolution Strategy Workshop for SAP S/4HANA provides a recommendation for the preferred migration path including an individual schedule.

What preparations must I make?

Customer Vendor Integration (CVI) becomes mandatory

Two thirds of the companies still have to deal with the introduction of the Business Partner (Customer Vendor Integration - CVI). This becomes mandatory with SAP S/4HANA and must already be implemented before the system is converted to S/4HANA.

With our Harmonization Package for SAP Business Partner, we enable the conversion from the classic to the new data model at a fixed price.

Not without the appropriate authorization

The architecture and database structure of SAP S/4HANA also have an effect on the authorization system. Working with Fiori apps requires changes to roles and associated authorization objects. As a first step, an authorization check provides information on where exactly the companies need to start.

What happens with in-house developments (custom code)?

Custom code that is still needed functionally, it is worth considering implementing them as an independent service on the SAP Cloud Platform and decoupling them from the SAP S/4HANA migration.

The new general ledger

Similar to the Business Partner (CVI), SAP is making the New General Ledger a mandatory requirement for SAP S/4HANA. Compared to the classic general ledger, the New G/L offers a number of new functional enhancements. The data structure has been enhanced with new fields and can be further enhanced with customer-specific fields.

The Migration Package for SAP S/4HANA General Ledger helps to introduce the new general ledger pragmatically and efficiently on the basis of an existing system. After the migration to SAP S/4HANA, there is then only one journal table based on the New GL structure.

When is the right time to switch to SAP S/4HANA?

Postponed is not abandoned. Even though SAP recently extended maintenance for Business Suite 7 by two years, companies should not put off SAP S/4HANA migration. This is the only way to plan and execute all necessary steps in good time.

The maintenance extension for SAP Business Suite 7 until 2027 only gives companies a breather at first glance. Moving to SAP S/4HANA is a complex project that takes time. In addition, some activities must be completed before the actual migration. In this respect, companies are well advised to make good use of the remaining time until the end of SAP ERP 6.0 support.

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