SAP S/4HANA migration and RISE with SAP: How organizations are turning the challenge into an opportunity

The clock is ticking: 2027 marks the end of maintenance for legacy SAP systems, which is creating a sense of urgency for the move to S/4HANA.

7/9/2024  |  2 min

Topics

  • S/4HANA
Cloud.jpg

SNP’s recent meta study* sheds light on the migration from a technical, operational and strategic perspective, showing that while companies are still facing challenges, they also see opportunities.

Only a fifth of SAP customers worldwide have migrated to S/4HANA. Data migration effort is cited as the biggest challenge by 39% of organizations, closely followed by the complex adaptation of the existing system landscape or IT architecture (37%) and a lack of resources in the relevant specialist departments (36%).

On the RISE with SAP

RISE with SAP is a subscription-based service aimed at making the migration easier by bundling together customized ERP solutions, transformative services and business analytics. Almost two thirds of companies believe that the program is the best and most efficient way to implement SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Accordingly, its popularity is growing too: Among organizations surveyed that are already running SAP S/4HANA, the proportion considering switching to RISE with SAP rose from 23% in 2022 to 30% in 2024.

Enabler for innovation

The key benefit of SAP S/4HANA is the potential for improvement in terms of business development and innovation. Specifically, 55% of companies place value on sales growth through the development of new business models, markets and customer groups, followed by fast and flexible adaptability to new challenges (44%), and a higher pace of innovation (35%).

The color dilemma: Brownfield, greenfield or BLUEFIELD

Choosing the right data migration approach is critical to ensure a successful SAP S/4HANA migration. Brownfield continues to be the approach of choice, with 39% of companies opting for this method compared with greenfield at 26%. The BLUEFIELD approach, which combines elements of both brownfield and greenfield, is chosen by 27% of companies. The advantage of this selective approach is that organizations only migrate what they need to SAP S/4HANA and have it operating alongside their existing systems.

Partners make the difference

To manage time, cost and resources more effectively, companies rely on support from partners. Foundry found that 9 out of 10 respondents are using one or more SAP service providers, with 55% using them for the duration of their migration, and 35% on a permanent basis. On the other hand, PAC’s CxO survey showed that when choosing a migration partner, 84% prioritize providers who offer tools and templates to streamline the implementation.

Are you currently looking for an experienced partner to help you move to SAP S/4HANA? Contact us today at info@snpgroup.com.

 

Donwload the meta study here

 

*Summarized findings from studies and customer surveys by PAC, Foundry, SAPinsider, the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG), the UK & Ireland SAP User Group (UKISUG), IT-Onlinemagazin, Scheer and the German-speaking SAP User Group (DSAG).

Topics

  • S/4HANA

Related blogs

Man manufacturing factory tablet computer.jpeg
  • Archiving and Decommissioning
  • S/4HANA
  • SNP Glue
  • Manufacturing
Man manufacturing factory tablet computer.jpeg
  • Archiving and Decommissioning
  • S/4HANA
  • SNP Glue
  • Manufacturing
6/13/2024  |  4 min

Future-proof your SAP systems: Effective strategies for the manufacturing industry

Is outdated technology holding your manufacturing business back? Your IT isn’t just a support system – it's your key to staying ahead.

Read more
Sapport_Selective Data Migration_EN Cropped.jpg
  • S/4HANA
Sapport_Selective Data Migration_EN Cropped.jpg
  • S/4HANA
3/7/2024  |  2 min

Selective data migration: The path to a successful transformation

In this article featured in the online magazine S@pport, we explain the different approaches to SAP S/4HANA transformation. We also share best practices on how to control data volume and manage legacy data.

Read more
three kis in circles
  • S/4HANA
three kis in circles
  • S/4HANA
2/15/2024  |  5 min

Greenfield, brownfield, and BLUEFIELD: The different approaches to SAP S/4HANA migration

The best approach for your ECC to S/4HANA migration is the one that works best for your business. While that seems obvious, what’s not so obvious is how to go about selecting the right one. We’re going to talk about the three main ways you can execute your S/4HANA migration by using the greenfield, brownfield, or BLUEFIELD approach. To help you evaluate the method that will suit your company best, let’s break down each method by examining their benefits and challenges. 

Read more
business meeting.jpeg
  • S/4HANA
business meeting.jpeg
  • S/4HANA
11/27/2023  |  4 min

What can you expect from running an SAP transformation project with an external company? Here’s how we do it.

Do you know what it takes to navigate the complexities of an SAP transformation project with an external consulting company? In this article, we will explore the essential steps in running a successful SAP transformation project from the initial system scan to the crucial project execution phase.

Read more