SAP will continue support for the SAP R3 ERP suite till 2027, by this period, the SAP customers will need to have completed their migration to the mightier SAP S/4HANA ERP. Considering the criticality of their business processes, the involvement of huge and sensitive data and costs associated with such a project, many businesses have already migrated to the all-new SAP S/4HANA and others have put plans for their migration in motion.
Migrating to SAP S/4HANA isn’t a decision to take casually. If you are the CEO of an organization that is already an SAP user and looking to improve its bottom line, then you should consider migrating to SAP S/4HANA now. To maintain your business continuity and improve efficiency, you should find ways to effectively make the move to S/4HANA, whilst simplifying and consolidating your SAP instances. There are several reasons why a migration now is important for your business – here are a few:
The SAP S/4HANA modules are proficient in analyzing a higher amount of data in a shorter time-limit. SAP S/4HANA enables users to collect instant insights from any data at any time and from any device. Thus, it helps in improving the decision-making of the business. The SAP S/4HANA platform also brings you new revenue opportunities.
Improved integration between departments
An SAP S/4HANA migration gives your company a better integration between head offices and other locations using a two-tier placement method and real-time analytics. Machine Learning provides you better efficiency, automation, and agility for your supply chain and audit features.
Better support for growth strategy with the latest technologies
If you are looking to expand your business, enter new markets or build new warehouse or production units then you’ll need a system that can grow and adapt with your plans. Consider whether it’s worth extending your current system, knowing that it’s going to be outdated soon, or migrate to a modern and powerful platform now and implement all that you need to accelerate your business’ growth.
The S/4HANA is not only a more powerful tool than its predecessors but also has a simplified user interface. It’s smartly designed to leverage the new Fiori UX (user experience) for all the SAP software and applications. The current ECC on HANA is a little complex in structure. Users are thus feeling more comfortable with S/4HANA due to its simplified data access and data table structure.
Future-proof IT Investment
The sooner you migrate to SAP S/4HANA, the earlier you can start creating new solutions that will meet the requirements of your growing business. If you continue to invest in and upgrade your legacy ERP, future migrations will become more complex. The more development, customization and integration you make in your existing system, the more migration will be required.
If you’re planning to renew hardware or solutions because they are nearing their expiry dates, consider an immediate migration to avoid a ‘double’ move. Go straight to SAP S/4HANA and purchase your hardware at the same time, making it compatible with your new system. As a certified SAP partner, ACI Infotech helps global businesses reap the benefits of SAP S/4HANA while achieving a sustainable competitive edge.