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Landscaping guidance related to S/4HANA
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Agenda is above; tutorial will be available later this year
Landscape before and after
Which train (on-premise or cloud)
Key elements of discovery phase shown above
Why move to S/4HANA? Drivers are shown above
Assess business/IT current situation. Where is the ask for more innovation? Cloud readiness?
Starting an exercise by function the better
Landscape complexity; where are you in this grid? Simplify the landscape, consolidate, harmonize
Sample consolidation template
What is the business value? That should be the driver
Is it doable?
May not be able to consolidate / harmonize in one “go”.
Single instance may not be target architecture; may have regional instances
Next step is to document current system, the characteristics
“Typical” transformation steps
Cloud solutions; can stay on current on-premise solutions
Look at it by business function
Differentiate how your run your supply chain; may want to extend solution. Buy vs build, consider SAP Cloud Platform
R&D is connected to core
Above is a sample
More functions in the core allow for tighter, real time integration
Integration scenarios often slow down the innovation pace
Integration complexity is shown above
S/4HANA allows more back in the “core” – transportation management, etc.
Look at the digital core architecture
“Best of breed” may be more inflexible
Data warehouse does not take away the need for other integration solutions
Data warehouse helps with IoT solutions, help recognize real time patterns
SAP classical finance, GL, material valuation, have successors in S/4HANA
CIC is deprecated; use cloud solution
Classic WM can be run in compatibility mode
Use MDG to clean data
Embedded analytics using CDS is the go-forward solution from HANA Live
Check with your vendor for 3rd party add-ons
Industry solutions are generally embedded in S/4HANA
Key takeaways are shown above
Output from transformation landscoping session
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MTE (Meet-The-Expert) live sessions open for registration
SAP S/4HANA The Essentials Thus, Sep 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time/New York
MTE (Meet-The-Expert) existing recorded sessions
SAP S/4HANA Discovery – Greenfield vs. Conversion Overview delivered on Aug 21st
SAP S/4HANA Discovery – Transition Paths and Best Practices delivered on Aug 23rd
SAP S/4HANA Discovery – Landscape Scoping delivered on Aug 31st
SAP S/4HANA Project and Ongoing Effort delivered on Aug 28th
SAP Readiness Check for SAP S/4HANA delivered on July 24th
Build Your Product Roadmap – SAP Transformation Navigator delivered on Aug 8th
Build high-level benefits case with SAP Quick Value Assessment delivered on Aug 9th