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SAP Transformation Navigator: Sample Transformation Guides – What does digital transformation look like in YOUR industry?

Since SAPPHIRENOW 2017, the SAP Transformation Navigator has been a great success in providing our customers and partners with guidance to digital transformation, condensed into a free self-help tool.

We can appreciate your time is valuable. Should you really invest it in this tool? How will it help your company? What does it provide? Enter our Representative Transformation Guides!


What is a Representative Transformation Guide?

It is a sample digital transformation guide for a typical SAP customer within a specific industry.

We all know determining the first steps to digital transformation can be confusing. Before you begin, SAP is offering you the opportunity to see the benefits of using the tool by demonstrating how other companies in your industry are creating their own digital innovation paths. With these guides, you catch a glimpse of the tool’s output before you to dive in yourself to create your very own company-specific guide.

This guide addresses digital transformation in three separate sections.

Business Guide (the ‘Why’)

The Business Guide answers the question: why do you even need digital transformation in your company? This guide shows you what’s happening within your industry by sharing trends and themes. Then, the guide focuses on your organization’s current capabilities and guides you to decide what improvements you would like to make. Finally, it provides change management guidance, business cases and realization tracking.

Technical Guide (the ‘What’)

The Technical Guide answers the question: what does digital transformation look like in your company? This guide provides an outlook for the digital framework and reference landscape, and guidance on your current applications. It also presents the different topics you should be aware of when planning your new landscape and system.

Transformation Guide (the ‘How’)

The Transformation Guide answers the question: how will digital transformation be carried out in your company? This guide walks you through the different transition options, such as having your products in the cloud or on-premise. A full transformation involves many transition projects, and this section prioritizes projects based on how many capabilities would be improved. You also see suggestions on planning initiatives, timelines, and information on how to start your digital journey.


How to access these guides

Okay, so now you have the 411- how do you actually access these guides?

Visit and filter for ‘Industry Representative Guides’ under Asset Type or use the search bar.

These documents are available to anyone, but you will have to create an account – good news is all you need is a valid email address. (Existing account holders can also login using their p-user or S-user IDs.)

Keep checking back as we continue to add and update representative industry transformation guides to!

Now that you’ve seen how seen how amazing these guides are, try making one yourself! Create your own custom transformation guide at

Log in with your s-user credentials to use the tool.


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