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The single most fascinating paradox that pervades all tech innovations is that the makers strive to make things simpler more intuitive, and lighter, whereas target users find it harder to switch to these new tools if they differ too much from the versions they are used to. Well, for organizations using SAP R/3, the same concerns and qualms have accompanied all thoughts they’ve harbored of moving over to the much touted revolution called SAP S/4 HANA. Here, we attempt to give you a simple 3 step overview of how it would be to make the switch, and some reasons to motivate you to do so.

SAP Best Practices are preset configurations that help customers map industry standard business processes in the SAP landscape. These pre-configured business scenarios are in close sync with the standard financial and logistics processes of specific industries. More importantly, the SAP Activate paradigm provides for continuous updates to these configurations as and when SAP releases new enhancements. These Best Practice configurations are integrated with cloud based solutions like Ariba Network and SuccessFactors Employee Central, thus paving the way for customers to reap the benefits of a fully integrated and cloud empowered IT landscape.

SAP has enjoyed market leadership of the ERP market space because of the business centricity of its packages, and with S/4 HANA, it takes things a step further. Whether you are considering moving to S/4 HANA from a legacy SAP database or from a non-SAP system, these Best Practice tech maps provide quick, highly relevant, and sufficiently customizable ERP implementation. If your organization hosts a scattered IT infrastructure with several different systems, you can trust S/4 HANA specific migration documentation support to help you prepare the right roadmap.

Guided Implementation

SAP has come a long way from the legacy systems with barebones graphics that would even give hardcore programmers the shivers, to S/4 HANA, which incorporates on-screen, intuitive, step by step configuration guidance, helping users set up critical business processes in the ERP. The SAP Activate model leverages several tools that focus on enabling users to configure the S/4 system on their own, just by following the very clear on screen instructions. Not only does this help companies quickly and confidently work with HANA, but also enable SAP to understand what and how specific customers use these guided module implementations. Also, this hands-on and self-drive approach helps customers adapt quickly to the periodic updates and enhancements that SAP plans for S/4 HANA.

Leveraging Best Practices Approach

Market research firm  IDC predicts that the digital transformation will be the dominant topic for business in 2017. Already this year, enterprises are looking to do much more than implement isolated digital (pilot) projects with software like Shopify enabling people to build an e-store with ease and services like Paytm facilitating easy mobile payments for daily payment transactions. Leveraging digital technologies, new business models, and entrepreneurial cultures will be required for success.

Action Plans For Tight Implementation Management

Implementations of sophisticated ERP packages have conventionally been time, effort, and money intensive. With SAP Activate model, however, customers can expect to reap the benefits of SAP S/4 HANA quickly and comprehensively. SAP Activate provides for a wholesome methodology of project planning that encompasses all tasks necessary for successful migration to HANA. This methodology is focused on the Best Practices approach, and helps companies assess their individual and specific requirements using a fit-gap analysis tool.

This action plan approach helps companies close out implementation gaps, and pave the way for seamless cutover and go live.

This overview draws heavily from SAP’s proprietary Activate methodology, designed to enable customers implement SAP S/4 HANA seamlessly. By leveraging this model of managing S/4 HANA implementations, organizations stand to benefit from quick, effective, and seamless implementation of the latest ERP technology.

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