Initiate the Transformation!
SAP S/4 HANA Warmup

Initiate the Transformation!
SAP S/4 HANA Warmup

Organizations using SAP are expected to complete their S/4HANA migration in the next five years. Because ECC 6 support is terminated at the end of this period. But is the only reason to migrate to S/4Hana because the current version is obsolete and will no longer be supported? Or is it a trend that our company should not be left behind? The answer to these questions is now very simple; the need for innovation of the age has made it very easy to explain new technology.
It is clear that this change is coming. So how should we do it, by what method and with what timing? Each company should shape its own S/4HANA transition strategy. As projects are realized, experiences accumulate. Now we should start warming up for this transition and each company should determine its own transition strategy.

How will the transformation take place?

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Let's start by recalling the methods that everyone involved now understands very well:

  • System Transformation (Brownfield)
  • New Installation (Greenfield)

In short, Brownfield means moving your business processes onto the new platform. In short, it means transforming the SAP Business Suite ERP system to S/4HANA from a purely technical point of view. Greenfield, on the other hand, means setting up from scratch on S/4HANA. Re-implementation + Re-engineering. It means redesigning processes by simplifying them with the latest innovations, implementing best-practice applications on SAP's new platform, retiring the old system, and re-opening data.

This information can guide us sufficiently to choose our method. Everyone can decide based on the load of their system, the need for renewal, stability and costs. However, this brief information implies some assumptions that are questionable:

  • Greenfield option is more expensive and consumes more resources
  • If Brownfield is chosen, there will be no innovative transition, everything we want to leave in the past will continue to sit at the same table with us
  • Best solutions can be reached with the Greenfield method
  • Brownfield is a way to avoid risk

These and similar thoughts may be partly true, but this depends more on the details of implementation than on general assumptions. The reason behind this kind of thinking is that the technology we used in the past years still guides our decisions. However, the implementation tools used now are by far better. Especially most of the companies that have been using SAP for more than 10 years say that they use a lot of customized development. It should be considered as a very important criterion for method selection.

If we can free our minds and move away from developing strategies based on old technology, it will be much easier to see the necessity to move with the new possibilities of S/4HANA. The fact that the implementation tools have improved so much suggests the Greenfield option, but the Brownfield transition plus process optimization method can achieve the same goals. With this approach, a third model could be called the Hybrid Method.

We should be able to see the transition to S/4HANA and Digital Core not as a costly IT transformation, but as a change that simplifies work, reduces the number of systems, and a rebirth where processes and company organization can catch up with the requirements of the new era. With this perspective, our decisions and strategy development fit into the right equation.

Our Services

  • We organize working meetings to study the above-mentioned together, to choose the right method for the company and to create the appropriate project schedule.
  • We take an x-ray of your system and listen to what the system tells us.
  • We answer your following questions together for method selection. We share a report explaining the appropriate method and its reasons. If we summarize the headings without going into too much detail:
  1. Do you want to keep a historical record of your system's development and transaction data?
  2. Does your system meet the prerequisites before conversion?
  3. Do you want to make your transition gradually and in phases?
  4. Do you want to completely restructure your ERP system?
  5. Is your current system an obstacle for digital transformation or an indispensable backbone of your business?
  6. Should your existing solutions be improved?
  7. Do the solutions you use in your system incorporate up-to-date information/methods?
  • The detailed answers to these questions guide you to the right decision.
  • At the end of the study, we draw up a customized plan of the transition project according to customer requirements.
  • Our team of technical and implementation consultants work for three weeks to prepare the report, which includes analysis, objectives and systemic approaches. We come together with the customer officials, plan an evaluation meeting based on the prepared presentation and complete our work.

We, as Prodea, are ready to provide the right guidance to transform this process of change from a necessity into an opportunity.

“Inspired by the Power of Change”

As Prodea, we know that the needs of the business world are constantly changing and we serve companies that believe that change is an opportunity. We develop solutions suitable for the needs of our customers and calibrate them to accepted standards. We offer end-to-end SAP solutions with our expert consultants in all SAP modules for the needs of our customers.