SAP S/4HANA Migrations

SAP S/4HANA cloud migrations involve the process of transferring a company’s current SAP system to the SAP S/4HANA Cloud platform, including relevant data, configurations, and customizations. SAP S/4HANA Cloud provides access to cutting-edge data analytics technology, such as embedded real-time analytics, which can help businesses unleash their full potential. Additionally, using SAP Fiori delivers a new user experience, along with improved response times and outcomes from HANA. As a consulting firm that specializes in SAP S/4HANA, we recognize that a large number of SAP applications will soon only be accessible on SAP S/4HANA, which could pose issues for companies still reliant on SAP legacy systems. By integrating conventional ERP systems with cloud applications like SAP Performance Factors, HANA presents an advantage.

Benefits of Migrating to SAP S/4HANA

The benefits of migrating to SAP S/4HANA Cloud include access to advanced features and functionalities, reduced IT costs, improved scalability and flexibility, and enhanced business agility. It is crucial to conduct a thorough evaluation of the possible risks and challenges involved in the migration process and ensure that the company possesses the necessary resources and expertise to complete the migration successfully. Moreover, HANA provides a gateway to explore emerging innovative technologies such as IoT, Big Data, and blockchain by incorporating them with SAP Leonardo. Another compelling reason to shift to SAP S/4HANA is that failing to do so quickly will leave you with an outdated system by 2025. The sooner you make the switch, the sooner you can begin reaping the benefits of the new system.

Brownfield Approach

The brownfield software transition is a popular method for upgrading to SAP S/4HANA. With this approach, businesses can keep their existing structure and processes while upgrading the system in the background. This methodology involves upgrading the current SAP system to SAP S/4HANA while retaining the current data, processes, and customizations, making it a quick way to migrate to SAP S/4HANA without a complete overhaul.  If your business is currently using SAP ERP, Incresol Software Solutions can perform the upgrade to SAP S/4HANA within a fixed schedule and budget. Our methodology ensures the validation of your existing system, providing a smooth transition to the new platform. Additionally, this approach allows for the integration of additional functionality as needed. 

Greenfield Approach

The Greenfield approach is a methodology for implementing SAP S/4HANA from scratch, allowing organizations to design their systems and workflows from the ground up. While this approach is typically used by organizations that do not currently use a SAP ERP system, it can also be chosen by those who are already on SAP. One of the main advantages of the Greenfield approach is that it allows businesses to leave behind outdated processes and inconsistent data and create brand new processes. However, it can be a time-consuming and challenging process, particularly in terms of change management, as everything needs to be built from scratch.  Using templated functionality can simplify Greenfield transitions and provide multiple advantages. Incresol Software Solutions, for instance, has implemented SAP software successfully for several organizations and has developed a set of commonly used processes based on the industry’s best practices. These processes can be effortlessly replicated and integrated into a client’s setup, leading to significant reductions in development time. Employing industry-specific enhancements and leveraging existing templates can result in more efficient and streamlined Greenfield transitions.

Hybrid Approach

The Hybrid approach to migration combines both the Greenfield and Brownfield methodologies. This method involves migrating some elements of the current SAP system to SAP S/4HANA, while also developing new components from the ground up. The Hybrid approach offers a balance between the complete renovation of Greenfield and the limited modification of Brownfield. By retaining crucial components of the existing system, businesses can benefit from the new features and capabilities of SAP S/4HANA. This approach can be more economical than a full Greenfield implementation and less disruptive to business operations than a complete Brownfield migration.

With Incresol Software Solutions, transitioning to SAP S/4HANA using the Hybrid approach provides the opportunity to proceed alongside your daily business, similar to a Greenfield transition. This approach offers the flexibility to modify the current landscape, allowing for the consolidation of multiple clients with business process  harmonization or a phased migration of the business.