SAP S/4HANA - the real-time ERP suite

Digital transformation to optimise business processes:
the optimal route with the LogiPlus HANA navigation system

Digital transformation with the
real-time ERP suite SAP S/4HANA

What is SAP S/4HANA?

SAP S/4HANA is the latest generation of the SAP ERP system and successor to SAP R/3, and is much more than just an upgrade of the SAP Business Suite. Developed on the powerful In-Memory platform SAP HANA, the SAP S/4HANA Business Suite is designed to be the digital core of all business processes and offers significantly higher performance. It thus forms the foundation for the digitisation of companies.

SAP S/4HANA is characterized, for example, by a simplification of the data model and enables the processing and analysis of large volumes of data in real-time. With the SAP Cloud Platform, the solution offers many innovations and opportunities for customized developments. And the role-based SAP Fiori interface takes usability to a new level. SAP S/4HANA can be operated and used on-premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid.

Why digital transformation with SAP S/4HANA?

The majority of medium-sized and large companies in German-speaking countries use ERP systems from SAP to control their processes. But SAP plans to discontinue maintenance and support for the previous version ECC 6.0 in 2027. 

Regardless of this, the digitisation of business processes plays a very important role in the decision. Also to strengthen its own competitive position. With SAP S/4HANA, companies are giving the starting signal for the holistic digitisation of their company. This gives them the flexibility and speed required for digital business models. To accelerate value creation, manual and decentralized structures are replaced by digital and integrated structures. This creates the following prerequisites for digital transformation:

The road-to-S/4HANA:
Migration or new implementation?

The need for changeover is there. But how should the topic be approached? What strategic objectives are being pursued in the company? Where does the company stand? How are the priorities to be set? What challenges arise? When is the right time to migrate?

Basically, there are the following paths to SAP S/4HANA. Which one is the right one always depends on the company-specific situation.

Greenfield

Greenfield restart: complete abandonment of the existing systems and implementation of a new SAP system

Advantages of the Greenfield approach:

Greenfield makes sense, for example, when several legacy systems are to be replaced and transferred to a single, new system.

Brownfield

System conversion and upgrade: step-by-step migration of existing SAP systems to SAP S/4HANA

Advantages of the Brownfield approach:

Brownfield makes sense, for example, if existing individual solutions are to continue to be used.

The Road-to-S/4HANA - the optimal route with the LP HANA navigation system

We support you on your way to SAP S/4HANA. With our multi-level navigation model we enable you to make well-founded decisions.

  1. Free PRECHECK on-site visit SAP S/4HANA
    • Presentation of SAP’s Adoption Starter Program to analyse the current situation (processes, architecture, infrastructure) and to create a decision paper
    • First analysis of the individual situation on-site
    • Provision of management summary, including suggestions to leverage quick wins
  2. Objective evaluation of the decision paper from the Adoption Starter Program
  3. Individualisation of SAP S/4HANA Roadmap taking into account company-specific challenges

Our SAP S/4HANA services

Individual strategy consulting

Joint development of an individual SAP S/4HANA strategy, taking into account your current situation, your corporate strategy and your challenges.

Adoption Starter Programm

We accompany and support you in the implementation of the SAP S/4HANA Adoption Starter Program offered by SAP, which serves to analyse your current situation and to prepare a decision paper.

Evaluation SAP Analysis

You receive an initial analysis and evaluation of your processes, architecture and infrastructure, consolidated with an objective evaluation of SAP's results from the Adoption Starter Program.

Recommendation implementation approach

Brownfield or Greenfield? Together with you, we define the optimal migration approach based on the results to date and develop a comprehensive implementation concept.

Operation and system landscape

Evaluation of the impact of the migration on your system landscape as well as advice on the selection of the optimal operating model for you: on-premise, cloud or hybrid.

Implementation SAP S/4HANA

Development of a concrete project plan with prioritisation of the individual steps. Implementation of SAP S/4HANA including the mapping of the newly defined SAP processes.

Advantages of SAP S/4HANA

Rapis

The SAP HANA database as foundation

  • High-performance data management
  • Real-time processing and analysis of large data volumes
  • Significant simplifications (e.g., simplified data model) and innovations (e.g., open in-memory platform for prediction)
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Benefits of the SAP S/4HANA platform solution

  • Shorter innovation cycles
  • Shorter system response times thanks to a reduction in lines of code, tables, and data elements
  • Less maintenance and thus reduction in total cost of ownership
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User interface with SAP Fiori

  • Increased user-friendliness and intuitive usability
  • Role-based working
  • Availability on different devices such as desktop, smartphone or tablet
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Operation in various forms

  • On-premise version
  • Cloud version (SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud)
  • Hybrid models
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