SAP S/4HANA is not just a new SAP release. It is a new technological architecture based on SAP HANA. Switching to the new product is more than just a release upgrade for existing SAP customers. For this reason, the changeover to the new SAP product requires some consideration. The choice of migration path always depends on the individual situation of the customer.
This guide is intended as a first step in helping readers determine which path to choose for their companies.
Roadmap to S/4HANA
SAP S/4HANA is the new business suite for SAP customers. It is built on the SAP HANA platform and offers a personalized user experience with SAP Fiori. Whether used in the cloud or on your premises, SAP S/4HANA allows you to drastically simplify your system landscape and lower your total operating costs. The first available application is SAP Simple Finance. Additional solutions and applications will be launched in succession in the years to come. You can already start gearing up to transform your existing SAP systems into S/4HANA systems. Our Streamline 'Your SAP for S/4HANA' program will prepare your current SAP landscape to transition to the new business suite.
S/4HANA Study II: Objectives, Implementation, Strategies and Concerns of German SAP Users
Already in 2015, PAC carried out a study on SAP S/4HANA. At that time it was focused mainly on the relevance and strategic importance of the new product generation. The present study focuses on the implementation strategy and the introduction approach. The survey is based on telephone interviews with IT/SAP executives in German companies with a 1,000 or more employees.
The study examines the relevance of S/4HANA for businesses, how solutions can be applied and what operation models are suitable. In particular, the study focuses on challenges and strategies.