Simplified Cloud Adoption for SAP S/4HANA

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Every transformation journey begins with adoption of digital technologies on Cloud. Forward-looking organizations worldwide are looking for Cloud-powered solutions to attain the highest level of business agility, scalability, and compliance in the most cost-effective way. Additionally, Cloud-powered solutions facilitate access to new generation technologies, such as IoT, AI, and ML, which help you achieve your transformation goals in an outcome-focused manner.

SAP S/4HANA is a modern business solution suite that fosters intelligent innovations, business process improvement, and IT landscape transformation, without any upfront capital investment in infrastructure, database, hardware, etc. Moreover, it comes with pervasive data modelling capabilities and simplified deployment roadmap options.

Cloud adoption for SAP S/4HANA

Powered with Cloud and Analytics, SAP S/4HANA is undoubtedly a comprehensive, intelligent business suite delivering to organizations, unique insights, and intelligence. However, moving to SAP S/4HANA is not as simple as it may seem initially. It is dependent on your insight and capability to fundamentally examine your business processes, infrastructure, and data. Furthermore, you need to reconsider your business objectives and project priorities to achieve seamless migration to Cloud and realize all its benefits.

To evaluate how SAP S/4HANA can benefit your organization, it is always sensible to assess the consumption and configuration of your existing SAP environment. Subsequently, you need to create a migration to Cloud roadmap for seamless technical deployment, depending on project specific requirements, strategic transformation goals, etc.

Irrespective of the approach you choose, be it New Implementation or System Conversion, there are various advisory tools, such as Business Scenario Recommendations, Readiness Check Tool, etc. that can help you gain the necessary insight and confidence to simplify your move to SAP S/4HANA. After gaining clarity, you should continue forward with your S/4HANA adoption on Cloud in a phase-driven manner.

Five phases of successful SAP S/4HANA Cloud journey

Re-evaluate your current stage and develop a vision:

Before you start your Cloud journey, answer the reasons behind it. You need to evaluate your current IT landscape, analyze your business strategy, consider cross-functional dependencies, and develop a strategic vision before moving to SAP S/4HANA. Herein, Business Scenario Recommendations (BSR) for SAP S/4HANA can help you generate a comprehensive report on how your current system would be impacted and how you should prepare adeptly to derive true value propositions.

Explore the value of SAP S/4HANA:

Once you have evaluated your business landscape, you must start exploring all the value propositions of SAP S/4HANA that can help you transform the overall IT landscape and improve business processes. Mapping key business functions is yet another major area you need to consider while analyzing the values of SAP S/4HANA. SAP Innovation & Optimization Pathfinder can help you analyze all the business improvement opportunities. It also provides rich analysis of innovation recommendations, innovation acceleration, and IT optimization.

Future State Design:

During this phase, you need to start focusing on the technical aspects of your migrating specific parts of your IT landscape or processes to SAP S/4HANA. It is always advisable to define processes and IT landscape that you think are suitable for SAP S/4HANA in order to devise a future-ready migration layout. During this phase, organizations count on different tools such as Readiness Check and Maintenance Planner. Readiness Check highlights the required solution adjustments that are needed for system conversion. Maintenance Planner generates the stack file online from SAP marketplace, which is required to download the SAP S/4HANA software.

Migration and roadmap:

Before the transition begins, you need to outline clearly defined migration strategies to identify, evaluate and select the best migration scenario. To attain seamless transformation and successful SAP S/4HANA migration, you must define the strategy that best suits your vision depending on your current IT stage.

Plan S/4HANA Implementation:

The actual transition begins in this phase, and you must embrace a high-level project management approach to successfully migrate to SAP S/4HANA. As majority of organizations lack technical skill, competence, and expertise to implement such a project, it makes good business sense to collaborate with an expert.

Why Sify for SAP migration, infrastructure, and management?

It is important not to get overwhelmed by the adoption complexity, as finding the right partner will alleviate most of your concerns. Sify has a rich experience and all the state-of-the-art tools required for successfully migrating heterogeneous or homogeneous SAP workloads and managing them.

Sify provides you the option of choosing the most appropriate environment for your SAP workloads. You can host your SAP workloads on HANA grid (which is certified by SAP) on Sify’s proprietary Cloud – CloudInfinit. You also have the choice of deploying it on a Hyperscaler (AWS, Azure, etc.) with DR on Sify’s SAP grid or vice versa to leverage the benefits of Hybrid Cloud. Furthermore, we hold a distinct level of specialization in ECC to S/4HANA conversions, implementation and carve out scenarios. Sify’s integrated play across Network, Cloud and SAP ensures that you get flexibility, agility, and choice for comprehensive coverage of all your SAP needs.

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    Subhasish Dhar
    Subhasish DharEVP & Head of SAP Business, Sify Technologies

    At Sify, Subhasish is responsible for driving the SAP business and is also the delivery head for SAP, Oracle and Microsoft services. He is a strategic and versatile IT professional with over 30 years of strong, solution-focused and consulting experience in leading IT companies such as Digital Equipment India, IBM, SAP, HCL and Sify. He has been with SAP India Consulting for more than 5 years followed by 13 years in SAP Global Delivery.

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