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Move from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA

Smoothly transition from SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) to intelligent ERP with the SAP S/4HANA Movement program.

Why move to SAP S/4HANA now?

SAP ECC 6.0 will be fully supported until 2027 – but your legacy ERP system is already outdated when it comes to leveraging the intelligent technologies needed to be competitive today. With over 8,700 customers live on SAP S/4HANA and hundreds more going live every month, now is the time to make your move to our modern, intelligent ERP.

Improve current business processes

SAP S/4HANA is built using the power of SAP HANA, our in-memory database, applying speed to a simpler data model and eliminating redundancies, batch processing, and the need to separate OLTP and OLAP. 

Deliver a competitive advantage

Built-in machine learning automates key business processes across your organization, improves performance, and empowers employees with real-time BI and predictive insights, freeing employees from routine. 

Simplify your landscape

Companies that have made the move to SAP S/4HANA are seeing remarkable results – from 300% ROI to double-digit revenue increases and dramatically improved productivity, using your choice of cloud, on premise, or hybrid.  


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Move to SAP S/4HANA in four easy steps

The SAP S/4HANA Movement program includes a mix of free, low-cost, and fixed-price offerings that can help you accelerate the implementation of SAP S/4HANA.

Choosing between a system conversion or a new implementation plan

Brownfield, greenfield, or something else? Start here to learn which implementation plan and system migration is right for your organization.

New implementation (greenfield)

This approach is best for customers looking to take advantage of SAP S/4HANA to reengineer your processes and return to standard functionality and industry best practices. Start with a fresh implementation of SAP S/4HANA and migrate data from your legacy ERP deployments.

System conversion (brownfield)

Typically the fastest option, a brownfield approach converts any SAP ECC 6.x system running on any database to SAP S/4HANA, preserving your existing configuration, customizations, and historical data. This approach allows a rapid technical conversion, adding innovations gradually for users.

Selective data transition

This approach allows a tailored scope between system conversion and new implementation with the flexibility to adapt data and processes in one step. It supports big bang approaches, as well as rollouts, and can be also used to modernize landscape and architecture (e.g. ERP consolidations or move to cloud applications).

Ready to take the next step?

Start your transition

Contact us to learn more about using the SAP S/4HANA Movement program to accelerate your path to intelligent ERP – and the results you can achieve.

What is the difference between SAP ECC and SAP S/4HANA?

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FAQ on moving from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA

Only the SAP HANA in-memory, columnar database can provide the data model simplification needed to bring the improved business processes, simplified landscape, and competitive advantage customers need.

SAP HANA is 10 years old and has tens of thousands of customers around the world. There are already thousands of customers running production SAP S/4HANA systems, all on the SAP HANA in-memory database.

The first step in any system conversion project is to run the Readiness Check Tool. Among the information provided will be any custom code adaptions that need to be done. Most of these adaptions are simple to do and can even be automated.

SAP S/4HANA offers a complete choice of deployment with a consistent code line, data model, and user interface. This allows you to put some systems, such as corporate HQ, on premise or in a private cloud, while deploying other systems, such as subsidiaries, in a public cloud.  

Yes. There are dozens of machine learning scenarios built into SAP S/4HANA.

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