2023 Edition: How to make your move to SAP S/4HANA® a success

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Get answers to the most relevant questions for your SAP S/4HANA move and more in the new, updated 2023 edition of our white paper SAP S/4HANA: What You Need to Know for Your Successful Migration.  

It not only presents crucial facts and the latest news but will also arm you with practical knowledge to navigate your migration journey. Our white paper is a wealth of insights, carefully curated by industry experts for experts like you. Learn the dos and don'ts, stay ahead of emerging trends, and gain valuable insights from real transformation projects. One of the highlights of this edition is an update of our meta-study on the current state of studies for the migration to SAP S/4HANA, focusing on motivation, timing and approach.  

Particularly worth reading: the analysis of more than 2,000 SAP systems and what that means for optimizations and modernizations of current SAP system landscapes, a guide to the software-based and flexible journey to SAP S/4HANA, and an assessment of the common transformation approaches.

If you are embarking on or planning the journey to SAP S/4HANA, this white paper is your must-have compendium. It is tailored to assist all SAP customers, whether you are already on the path or have it on your horizon.  

Benefit from the updated insights and shared experiences and lead your migration to success!   

Motivation: Why are companies moving to SAP S/4HANA?

The current survey results emphasize that SAP S/4HANA is perceived as a strategic basis for further innovations and technological leaps.

Why companies are migrating to SAP S/4HANA


Timing: When are companies tackling the SAP S/4HANA transformation?

More than one in three of the SAP customers surveyed in the CEU market have now migrated to SAP S/4HANA. At least another third are in the planning phase, indicating that the migration project is generally going to happen – with only the timing up for debate.

Where do companies stand with their SAP S/4HANA migrations?  

Approach: Which migration strategy do decision-makers choose? 

The strengths of hybrid models – also known as the selective data transition approach – are becoming increasingly clear. In 2023, around a third of those surveyed in the PAC study describe the selective (hybrid) strategy as their preferred approach. For companies with revenues of EUR 1 billion or more, 45% are pursuing the selective or hybrid strategy (Research Services by Foundry 2022).

The greenfield approach is making a bit of a comeback: According to valantic (2023), 28% of the companies surveyed from the DACH region chose the greenfield approach, while the figure is as high as 44% in Europe as a whole (PAC 2023).

The various forms of the brownfield approach also remain an attractive option for some companies. Throughout Europe, a quarter of those surveyed opt for this approach (PAC 2023). In the German-speaking world, the trend is towards an extended brownfield approach that involves a more technical migration comprised of improvement and optimization initiatives.