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Series of Technology Essentials for Moving to SAP S/4HANA – tip #6: Gain Insight to Build a Solid Business Case

This is a series of blogs written by SAP subject matter experts to prepare you for your journey to SAP S/4HANA. Ready? Let’s go!

Topic #6 is process discovery and business process intelligence.

Our Process Discovery tool shows where SAP S/4HANA can make a difference in your company. Available free of charge, it enables a focused discussion between your business decision-makers and IT team based on hard facts and measurable business objectives.

The tool analyzes the functional system usage of your SAP ERP application. It then highlights the new or improved functionalities of SAP S/4HANA and other SAP innovations that are most relevant for the respective lines of business and can help improve the performance and efficiency of the associated business processes. At the same time, it benchmarks your organization’s operational business performance with its industry peers. This comprises process performance indicators (PPIs) for relevant process improvements, such as degree of automation, process failures, and on-time execution.

Process Discovery contains two complementary elements:

  • A PDF document providing a summary targeted at business executives
  • A cloud-based interactive application for process analysts

Visit the process discovery webpage to request an analysis for your system, see a sample summary, or access a demo version.

 

Business Process Discovery in SAP Readiness Check

The Business Process Discovery check in SAP Readiness Check shows a preview of the information offered in the Process Discovery tool. This comprises the improvement potential for business processes in the areas of process automation, cleanup of overdue documents, and never-used order types, thus providing simplification and harmonization opportunities.

Improvements in the aforementioned areas are extremely beneficial before converting to SAP S/4HANA and can reduce the overall data volume in the system, the conversion downtime, and the memory requirements for the target system. 

Did you know?

Process Discovery is a free analysis tool to help you get started with SAP Signavio and SAP S/4HANA. (Process Discovery is free of charge for customers with an SAP maintenance contract). SAP Signavio is an integrated process management suite, from insights to actions. Learn more about our business process intelligence solutions at www.sap.com/BPI.

 

Earlier blogs of the series:

tip #1: Check Your Add-ons. Now.

tip #2: Check Your Finance Data Quality

tip #3: Don’t Just Rework Custom Code. Rethink it!

tip #4: How to Build Custom Extensions

tip #5: Plan Ahead with Compatibility Packs

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