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SAP S/4HANA Discovery – Transition Paths and Best Practices Webcast Recap

SAP S/4HANA Discovery – Transition Paths and Best Practices Webcast Recap

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Moving to S/4HANA offers different transition paths

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Learning objectives are above

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Tutorial to be available later in 2018

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Machine learning, IoT

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Finance has 30 tables in ECC

S4 has less than 6 tables

Which train take to S/4HANA? Cloud or on-premise

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For each area, there is information available in the SAP Learning Hub

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3 ways to transition

Existing ERP to S/4HANA on premise is system conversion

New implementation – option transition to S/4HANA Cloud or on-premise; load master data, relevant data and migrate to new system

Landscape transformation – special version of new implementation – implement new system, load and migrate data from more than one SAP system or non-SAP system.

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Covered in webcast earlier this week

How much want to re-engineer processes

What does landscape look like

Depending on how answer the 6 questions, tool would give you suggestion for new implementation or conversion. It is not an exact science, depends on conversion/complexity

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Benefit – no reimplementation, straightforward, changes in process and business model can be done later

If it is an old version, less than ECC 6, then you have additional efforts for system conversion

Right side see different tools – options available depending on business need; near zero down time approach needed if downtime less than 6 hours – but more effort

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ECC 6.0 EHPx can go direct to 1709 as shown above; one step to S/4HANA

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Upgrade/update options are shown above

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New implementation/greenfield approach

Load master data from legacy

“Back to standard project” to standardize processes, remove custom build applications/coding

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Accelerate new implementation with model company, pre-configured appliance, already installed, sample data, get started fast with adopting standard configuration

Templates are available for different industries

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Use best practices explorer to standardize SAP best practice content

Option 2 is model company; likely the fastest way to do a new implementation

Reduce cost & effort by 50-70% with model company per the slide

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Rules of thumb; consider cloud offerings

Consider SF, Concur, Ariba, Hybris, S/4

Quick wins are Concur…etc

Greenfield implementations – if use cFIN approach (phased go-live) only Finance goes to S/4HANA, then you have to start Central Finance project first

For conversion, a technical project needs to be separated from the business

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Activate is mandatory for the S/4HANA Cloud; recommended for on-premise

Phases, accelerators, deliverables for each phase

Best practices explorer has scripts for adapting system to business requirements

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Compare best practices with business requirements and adjust as necessary

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Take the results from last webcast, copy and paste product transitions to transformation navigator

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More samples from the transformation navigator

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Sample of how to plan conversion, 6 cycles of test runs; a best practice approach – some may want to do more or less cycles

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Excel sheet for conversion plan; available in best practices

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Different aspects for each customer, look at priorities, make decision

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Final step, output, on the journey

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