Move from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA
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SAP ECC 6.0 will be fully supported until 2027 – but your legacy ERP system is already outdated when it comes to leveraging the intelligent technologies needed to be competitive today.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 organisation, 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.
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.
Align on vision and strategy
Explore versatile value propositions for multiple industries and lines of business in SAP S/4HANA to define your business needs and objectives — and set the foundation for all future steps in your movement journey.
Discover the power of SAP S/4HANA with your peers by playing simple virtual board games, while uncovering business value.
Get the expert guidance you need to successfully plan your migration to SAP S/4HANA.
Use a Web-based, real-time collaborative tool to capture and discuss SAP S/4HANA public and private cloud scoping in a centralised manner.
Build the business case
Discover the tangible business value for moving to SAP S/4HANA and create a transformation plan. Choose an expert-guided engagement or work independently on your time frame with SAP planning tools.
Understand why your organisation should migrate to SAP S/4HANA and set the path toward the Intelligent Enterprise based on an outside-in approach with the SAP S/4HANA Value Starter program.
Understand your current business process performance and identify new functionalities from SAP S/4HANA, SAP Fiori apps, automation, and intelligent technologies to support your business goals.
Leverage the business process assessment service to receive improvement recommendations based on process data insights, industry benchmarks, and improvement capabilities for intelligent enterprises.
Discover how the SAP Transformation Navigator tool can help you create aa unique digital strategy, generate a customised product map focused on SAP S/4HANA, and set the foundation for a rock-solid business case.
Plan the path forward
Leverage SAP experts to help you match your business objectives to find the right future landscape or deployment strategy – new implementation, system conversion, or selective data transition.
Learn the key concepts for extending SAP solutions and how to leverage new technologies in your SAP S/4HANA projects. Read how to handle custom code during a system conversion and get practical advice for running a new implementation.
Kick off your trial to discover how you can transform your business with intelligent ERP.
Learning Journeys are visual guides designed to help you complete the learning path for SAP S/4HANA and help you become competent, stay current, and expand your skills.
Explore our new SAP S/4HANA webshop and wide range of traditional classroom trainings, certifications, virtual SAP Live Class events, webinars, and special events for SAP S/4HANA.
Discover the essentials about every pillar of the program, as well as key assets, tools, and services that are available to SAP customers on your journey to SAP S/4HANA, in this free openSAP course.
Deliver business value
Find out how SAP supports your SAP S/4HANA implementation with different project methodologies, SAP and partner implementation services, SAP tools, and enablement offerings.
Ideate, innovate, and realise your new digital core by allowing SAP Services and Support to lead your strategic transformation in an end-to-end turnkey engagement.
Plan, accelerate, and safeguard your on-premise or cloud implementation with SAP services that support and safeguard projects led by you or your partner.
Explore integrated solutions, built, sold, and supported by SAP partners, that combine SAP software with industry or line-of-business expertise, services, customisations, or applications.
Align and integrate the delivery roles, methodologies, and services of SAP with the same from SAP partners, removing delivery inefficiencies and creating important benefits for your SAP S/4HANA project.
Get the facts
See how Ansaldo streamlined manufacturing and improved its offering by embarking on a smart factory transformation.
Discover how Döhler embarked on a digitalisation strategy through intelligent technologies.
Learn how Wieland laid the digital foundation for global platforms with SAP S/4HANA.
See how Aareal reduced complexity and digitalised IT with a future-proof core banking system on 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 organisation.
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, customisations, 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?
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.