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Ensure a successful, seamless transition to SAP S/4HANA

Simplify and accelerate your digital transformation with help from SAP

The digital economy is having a profound impact on the way you do business. In addition to creating new solutions for the digital era, we recognize that we must collaborate with our customers to help you make the most of these innovations based on your unique business needs and goals. Through our Digital Business Services organization and partner ecosystem, we are committed to helping you succeed by providing guidance at every stage of your digital transformation.

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Begin your journey to SAP S/4HANA

Every enterprise is unique – with different starting points and end points. From implementing a net-new solution to digitizing an existing landscape in the cloud, on premise, or a combination of both, our experience spans enterprises of all sizes, all industries, and all technology processes for any deployment type. We will help you keep your business running while making a smooth transition to new solutions.  

Navigating the Path to Adoption to SAP S/4HANA

Explore the most commonly asked questions we hear from our customers as they embark on their journey to SAP S/4HANA and how service and support offerings from SAP help companies simplify and accelerate their adoption. 

Laying the Foundations of Digital Transformation

Consider lessons learned in digital transformation projects from leaders who completed the journey and are rethinking core assumptions underpinning their business models. Develop new ways people, processes, and technology can deliver value to customers and keep their organization focused on a common goal through the digital transformation process. 

Take the first steps

Identify opportunities for value-driven business transformation, business process optimization, and business model innovation through design thinking, workshops, and assessment tools.

Orchestrating this conversation between your business and IT stakeholders is necessary to ensure that the new digital core satisfies your technical requirements and delivers value to your business immediately.

SAP Digital Business Services works with you and our partners to determine the right strategy, road map, and architecture to ensure maximum value and business fit when developing your business case, solution road map, individual migration, and integration plan and execution framework. We can help you:

  • Identify business requirements and quantify enterprise value
  • Re-evaluate business and IT priorities
  • Map opportunities to SAP S/4HANA capabilities and establish a strategy

Ready to explore the roadmaps to SAP S/4HANA?

Already have a partner or your own project team?

Want tailor-made recommendations on areas of relevant SAP innovations, business process improvements and IT optimization potentials for your core SAP ERP system?

Interested in your own fully working SAP S/4HANA system to test drive the SAP Model Company functionality with your own data for 30 days?

Develop your transition road map

To help simplify your transition to SAP S/4HANA, SAP Digital Business Services provides detailed information to support the creation of your implementation road map – across all project phases and work streams – in alignment with our latest implementation methodology, SAP Activate.

Your project manager and technical consultants can leverage this information to answer common questions in developing your road map:

  • How do I define a value-based SAP S/4HANA strategy for my company’s specific needs? 
  • What simplifications are ideal for my company? What can I implement as part of the project? 
  • How do I identify custom code that needs to be adjusted for SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA? 
  • Will the SAP database seamlessly fit into my company's existing infrastructure? 
  • What does this change mean for the operations team? 
  • What is the overall project duration and what are related efforts? 
  • What are potential risks and how can they be mitigated? 
  • What should I include in my company’s training strategy? 

For details on each of these phases, access the Road Map Viewer


Read the blog: SAP S/4HANA System Conversion – At a glance

Download the SAP S/4HANA implementation road map document

Download the offline version of the road map including project plan template

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Leverage new digital business services to drive value delivery

From foundational implementation to end-to-end set up, service, and support, we have an implementation option for SAP S/4HANA that can work for you – through all the elements of transformation your business needs to thrive.

Our SAP S/4HANA Value Assurance service packages are designed to help you find an approach that best supports your business priorities. Choose from four packages, each with an increased level of engagement. We’ll work with you to identify the implementation package for SAP S/4HANA that fits your IT and business requirements, processes, and desired level of SAP involvement.

SAP Value Assurance plan and safeguard service package for SAP S/4HANA

Our foundational offering for transitioning to SAP S/4HANA puts you on the right path for transformation by enabling you to:

  • Use SAP Digital Business Services to plan and safeguard your implementation
  • Get initial guidance on benefits, impacts, and obstacles
  • Support your business strategy with a heat map and innovation-specific road map
  • Work with a dedicated technical quality manager, who has access to a mission control center and oversees project planning and safeguarding


Learn more about SAP S/4HANA service packages

SAP Value Assurance accelerate technical implementation services package for SAP S/4HANA

This implementation offering expands on the deliverables in the planning and safeguarding package to help you:

  • Ensure a smooth transition from any database or SAP Business Suite software to SAP S/4HANA with the migration strategy in SAP Best Practices packages
  • Get detailed implementation planning, an innovation road map tailored to your company’s needs, and individualized technical architecture and infrastructure documentation
  • Receive expert support through hands-on implementation and continuous quality reviews


Learn more about SAP S/4HANA service packages

SAP Value Assurance accelerate functional realization services package for SAP S/4HANA

This implementation package expands on the planning and safeguarding and technical implementation packages to help you:

  • Implement innovations and new business scenarios for SAP S/4HANA
  • Modify custom code based on your specific needs
  • Receive guidance through an optimal business transformation to SAP S/4HANA
  • Free up resources to innovate and focus on value-added business practices


Learn more about SAP S/4HANA service packages

SAP Value Assurance innovate service package for SAP S/4HANA

Our most comprehensive offering delivers complete coverage of the entire end-to-end business experience with SAP S/4HANA, enabling you to:

  • Receive the benefits of all prior packages – planning and safeguarding, technical implementation, and functional implementation – and customize the offering to make it your own
  • Meet your organization’s unique technical and business needs
  • Rely on our experts to develop new models that can transform the way you do business


Learn more about SAP S/4HANA service packages


Explore SAP S/4HANA implementation options

Encore Q&A on Value Assurance offerings

How can you best plan and facilitate your transition to SAP S/4HANA? During this one-hour encore chat session, SAP S/4HANA experts answer questions on how SAP Best Practices can help organizations accelerate a standard implementation, how to leverage Model Company templates, what migration path is the best to follow, and other SAP S/4HANA implementation questions. 

SAP Activate

The SAP Activate innovation adoption framework expedites implementation of SAP S/4HANA throughout the customer lifecycle. It offers ready-to-run digitized business and technology processes, guided configuration, and next-generation methodology. 

See what our customers are saying

To get started and see where the value resides for you, request a discovery
workshop for SAP S/4HANA. Speak with a services representative today
or join us at one of the upcoming Roadmap Academy Tours.
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