You’ve crossed the bridge from having your IT and business teams struggle to grasp the concept of cloud technology, and entered into a solemn place of agreement where everyone is on board and excited about the next step.
But, as the process moves along, feelings of confusion or worry begin to surface. As everyone’s sentiment of, “Okay, let’s do this,” turns into feelings of uncertainty, the question that needs to be addressed internally, is “Are we [really] ready for the cloud?” If your enterprise is asking that question, kudos, because you’re off to a great start.
Without effectively assessing the situation and understanding your current landscape, blindly moving to the cloud without the right expertise could cause major disruption during the migration and deployment and ultimately, create a negative effect on the bottom line.
If the answer to the readiness question is not a solid yes and the barrier to execution stems from the lack of in-house resources, knowledge, and/or expertise, then collaborating with an external team, such as SAP Services, can bring those attributes to the table.
SAP Services offers the right balance of consulting and support, that when aligned with the strategy, design, migration, and operational phases of the transition journey, provide a quick, cost-effective, and minimally disruptive process.
The services team begins with assessing cloud readiness and moves into solutions by providing a virtual or hybrid cloud environment recommendation that will best suit your business needs. The process moves into the migration phase and through to management, when SAP Services ensures that the software landscape will be properly used and maintained.
Using that process, SAP Services stays with you and is available through the entire journey – meaning from the initial migration through to ensuring that your enterprise is taking advantage of the full benefits of the cloud. Since the services organization has deep software knowledge, cloud know-how, best practice support, and experience, they thrive on the collaboration and can be the extension of your team that you need.
If your enterprise is considering moving the cloud, check out the Move to Your Cloud, Your Way – With SAP Services solution brief that provides an overview of how SAP Services can be the extension that brings cloud to your organization, and makes it run better.