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SAP S/4HANA Service Portfolio

Our service portfolio is your menu - put together the SAP S/4HANA transformation menu according to your preferences.

As we know that not all tastes are the same when it comes to the transition to SAP S/4HANA, we work with you to tailor the individual services to your exact needs. This is the only way we can ensure that you get the maximum benefit from the changeover.

Starter

The overview workshop offers you an introduction to the topic of SAP S/4HANA. The following points will be presented and discussed:

  • The Intelligent Suite - What does the SAP S/4HANA ecosystem and SAP strategy look like?
  • Deployment options - Where can I run SAP S/4HANA and what do I need to consider?
  • Paths from ERP to SAP S/4HANA - What paths exist for the transition to SAP S/4HANA and what do I need to do to follow the paths?
  • Custom code adaptation - What do I have to do to bring my customized developments to SAP S/4HANA?
  • Extensibility - What new possibilities does SAP S/4HANA offer for customized extensions?
  • SAP S/4HANA license models
  • SAP S/4HANA programming model
  • Outlook: SAP C/4HANA - Next Generation CRM

Main Courses

Transformation Planning and Process Optimization

We work with you to plan your transition to SAP S/4HANA and advise you on how to optimize your existing processes during this transition. This includes analyzing the current situation, describing the possible transformation options and defining the final transformation path, including a custom code check.

Transformation Execution

We work with you to carry out the migration to SAP S/4HANA. This includes all steps of the transformation path from database migration to go-live.

License Evaluation

We evaluate your current license situation and determine the target status from a license perspective in SAP S/4HANA, taking into account the topic of digital access (indirect licensing). Custom Code Readiness Check We check your custom code for the transfer to SAP S/4HANA. This includes SAP HANA Functional Readiness and SAP S/4HANA Readiness. This way you know what effort you will have to make when converting the custom code.

Custom Code Adaption

We transfer your custom code to SAP S/4HANA. After the conversion, we ensure that your code interacts functionally correctly with the SAP HANA database and takes into account the simplifications in S/4HANA.

Side Dishes

Extension Development (In-App)

Do you have requirements to extend the standard processes, such as a modification-free adaptation of the process flow or new fields on a UI? We develop the enhancements for you using in-app extensibility and thus ensure that the enhancements are SAP-compliant and do not result in an on-premise lock-in.

Extension/AddOn Development (Classical Extensibility)

Do your requirements exceed the possibilities of in-app extensibility or do you need a comprehensive add-on that is closely linked to S/4HANA? We implement this for you in accordance with the SAP S/4HANA programming model (RESTful ABAP Programin Model - RAP) and thus protect your investment in future SAP S/4HANA versions.

Extension/AddOn Development (Side-by-Side)

Do you need a next-generation extension that is loosely linked to the S/4HANA core and can meet new requirements with maximum agility? We develop these extensions for you. To do this, we use the SAP concept of side-by-side extensibility to ensure that the solution integrates with S/4HANA in a future-proof manner and at the same time follows the architecture of a cloud-native application.

Dessert

Code Performance Optimization

We evaluate the optimization potential of your custom code in the area of performance. Based on a static and runtime-based code analysis, we determine and prioritize the findings and optimize the code with ABAP on-board tools.

Functional Training

We train your SAP users in the new SAP S/4HANA processes to ensure a smooth transition when using the system. We tailor the specific content to the functionalities used in your company..

Technical Training (Application Development)

We train your SAP developers in the S/4HANA programming model so that you can develop future customer-specific requirements in compliance with the standard and participate in SAP's technological advances.

Technical Training (Operations)

We train your SAP Basis team in the new possibilities of SAP HANA 2.0 and SAP S/4HANA. Solution Manager 7.2 is an optional component of the training.

UI Adoption mit SAP Screen Personas

S/4HANA On-Premise does not yet offer complete coverage of processes with UIs in accordance with the SAP Fiori Design Guidelines. However, the user interface in particular represents a strong lever for increasing efficiency. In order to leverage this potential, we can use SAP Screen Personas to customize the UIs according to your needs without having to make changes to the backend, as would be necessary when using UI5.

Process Mobilization

The use of mobile devices is a normal part of everyday working life. Although UI5 interfaces are responsive and adapt to the size of the device, native applications on iOS or Android are superior to UI5 web applications in terms of usability and the use of native device features. Together with you, we define the optimal usage scenarios for native applications and develop native applications for you on iOS and Android with the help of the corresponding SAP SDKs to ensure a consistent Fiori design language.

Explained: What is SAP S/4HANA?

SAP S/4HANA is SAP's 4th generation intelligent ERP suite based on SAP HANA in-memory technology. SAP's innovative product will replace the current SAP Business Suite and make your company fit for digitization. S/4HANA is based on the following pillars:

Simplification – The ERP business processes have been simplified in SAP S/4HANA and freed from redundancies (Principle of One) in order to optimally support digitization.

HANA-only – S/4HANA is based on the SAP HANA in-memory database without compromise. This allows access to data, key figures and processes in real time and enables a new form of decision-making.

Delightful User Experience – The SAP S/4HANA user interfaces follow the SAP Fiori design and thus provide users with maximum support in completing their tasks.

Choice of Deployment – SAP S/4HANA offers the option of operating the solution on-premise and in the cloud (private and public), providing you with the optimum solution in terms of costs and flexibility.

The potential benefits: from Best Practices to Next Practices

Design the future

Advance the digitization of relevant business processes across your entire company and make your business fit for the future with SAP S/4HANA!

Gain insights in real time

Analyze business data and key figures of defined time periods and evaluate changes in seconds.

Be smart

Use the intelligence of SAP S/4HANA to increase your productivity and simplify decision-making.

How do I get to SAP S/4HANA?

The new possibilities of S/4HANA are accompanied by a central question:

What options do I have to migrate my system to SAP S/4HANA and which option is right for me?

The simplification of business processes and data models in SAP S/4HANA, the new technological basis and the new deployment options (on-premise, cloud, hybrid) pose major challenges for small and medium-sized companies in particular. Only if you find the optimal answers for you will you be able to benefit from the added value of SAP S/4HANA for your business.

We support you!

Our goal is to support you on your way to S/4HANA. Our holistic offering aims to successfully move you from your ERP system into the new SAP S/4HANA world. This includes, among other things:

  • Strategic analysis and planning of the transformation
  • Identification of the added value of SAP S/4HANA capabilities for your company
  • Analysis, transformation and optimization of technical processes
  • Definition of the further procedure for functionalities in the compatibility scope
  • Custom code readiness and adaptation codes for SAP S/4HANA
  • Extensions of S/4HANA according to the SAP extension models of Classical, In-App or Side-by-Side Extensibility
  • Specialist and technical training for users, developers and operations

New processes, applications and technologies are set up and evaluated on your own SAP S/4HANA systems and can be demonstrated and explained to you live so that many important topics can be considered in more than just theory.

SAP S/4HANA Knowledge Hub

There is a huge amount of information in the SAP S/4HANA environment. This makes finding the important and correct information a real challenge. To make it easier for you to get started, we have collected the central links and entry points on the topic that we also use ourselves.

SAP S/4HANA Your quickest route to an intelligent enterprise

There are three different approaches to switching to SAP S/4HANA:

  • New implementation (greenfield approach),
  • system conversion (brownfield approach) and
  • the landscape transformation.

Get an overview of the different implementation options for your SAP S/4HANA below.

1. Greenfield Approach: A fresh start with SAP S/4HANA

One option is a new implementation, i.e. a completely new installation of the SAP S/4HANA system. This eliminates the need to transfer and adapt existing structures. The greenfield approach is recommended if the SAP system used is an older system in which a large number of customer-specific enhancements and modifications had to be implemented to map the processes.

Put simply, the system is implemented from scratch, often in conjunction with data migration from the original system.

Advantages:

  • New start on a "greenfield site"
  • Simplification through standard version
  • Iterative go-live is possible

2. Brownfield Approach: ERP becomes SAP S/4HANA

Another option is system conversion. The existing system is converted to SAP S/4HANA while retaining customizing, development, data, authorizations, etc. Prior to the conversion, it must be checked whether enhancements or add-on programs can be transferred or whether adjustments are necessary.
The brownfield approach is therefore highly recommended if the existing SAP system is relatively up-to-date and is used close to the standard.

The great advantage of such a system conversion lies in the investment protection of your customized developments.

Advantages:

  • Retention of customer-specific extensions in the system
  • Maintaining the existing system landscape
  • Fast and extensive go-live

3. Landscape Transformation CONSOLIDATION

The last option is landscape transformation. This is the preferred option if several SAP and/or non-SAP systems in an existing ERP system landscape are to be consolidated. The starting point is a new SAP S/4 HANA system or the conversion of an existing system. This system is then the target system for the consolidation of the other systems.

This is a preferred solution for larger companies with a large number of systems and possibly also third-party systems (non-SAP).

Advantages:

  • Simplification of the system landscape
  • Full data consistency
  • Increasing agility through iterative transition from old to new

Don't forget: The database

In many cases, the transition to S/4HANA also implies switching the database from anyDB to SAP HANA. The planning and implementation of this transition has a significant impact on the success of the SAP S/4HANA project. The following points should be noted:

Archiving of old data to reduce the database size

If necessary, a Unicode migration of the existing SAP system

Adaptation of the custom code to SAP HANA

Migration of the database to SAP HANA

Performance analysis and, if necessary, optimization of the custom code

Your contact: Gerhard Steinhuber

Gerhard Steinhuber (CEO 4process AG)
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