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SAP S/4HANA System Conversion

Benefit from the Brownfield Approach for Transition to SAP S/4HANA

You may already have an IT landscape that performs in conformity with your needs. However, you can still improve it by moving to SAP S/4HANA, while also maintaining your existing structure and processes. The Brownfield Approach enables a smooth transition without exceeding the budget or going beyond the schedule.

SAP S/4HANA System Conversion

Before you move to SAP S/4HANA you need to know what it is about.

What Is It?

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Why Choose It?

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What to Consider?

What Is a System Conversion?

If you are already using an SAP Business Suite system, all data on this system are migrated to SAP S/4HANA with the System Conversion method. Rather than building a brand-new system, this method remodels the IT landscape, and thus is also called the “Brownfield Approach”. With this method, the ERP system (for instance SAP ECC) is largely renovated on SAP S/4HANA. In other words, your system maintains the previous processes that proved useful to your business and reinforces it with new qualities of SAP S/4HANA.

Since migration is not an easy process, itelligence has developed the SAP-certified Conversion Factory to ensure an efficient and smooth conversion. With this solution, you can convert the system in your own pace, without the need for extra time or budget.

Why Should I Choose a System Conversion?

1. Because You Can Keep Your Business Processes.

If you have processes and structures that meet the requirements of your business and you do not wish to eliminate them, you can move to SAP S/4HANA through System Conversion. Thus, you can continue to use existing benefits such as reliable data and conformity with your daily business. This method avoids risks during transition and saves time and money.

2. Because Limited Retraining Will Be Enough for Your Team.

Are your teams already familiar with the system and use it efficiently? Then, they will not need detailed trainings for the new landscape because the System Conversion method maintains business processes. Thanks to this method, you can achieve improvements in speed, UX and future-oriented investments, while also keeping your processes and workflows. Minimum training also means time and cost savings.

3. Because You Can Save Time and Budget.

In the System Conversion method, the new landscape is generated on SAP S/4HANA and when everything is ready, your existing system is migrated through a “big bang”, which means a fast transition. As there will be no parallel systems running at the same time, you will save time and money.

Stay within Your Budget and Schedule while Converting Your System

With the Conversion Factory approach developed by itelligence, accelerate and facilitate your System Conversion process. This unique approach makes sure to complete the transition within the schedule and budget.

Read our blog article to learn about the details of this SAP-certified approach

What Are the Benefits of Conversion Factory?

  • Moving to SAP S/4HANA in 22+ weeks
  • Track record of 45+ successful conversions and support from 200+ experts
  • Use of PoC* for assessing the value of SAP S/4HANA for your business
  • Managed Cloud Services by itelligence

*PoC = Proof of Concept or sandbox conversion. This means testing the system to show what SAP S/4HANA can add to your business.

Is the Conversion Factory an SAP-Certified Solution?

The Conversion Factory is an SAP-certified solution as stated in its official name: SAP Qualified Partner-Packaged Solution it.S/4HANA conversionR2R. This pre-configured solution uses accelerators, methodologies, and tailor-made services to achieve rapid time-to-value, to reduce risks and to generate a predictable outcome.

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What to Do Before Deciding on a System Conversion?

We have a flow chart to identify the main stages for a System Conversion. However, you need to know more to make a sound decision:

What are the benefits of a System Conversion?

What should you consider before implementation


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Success Stories at Other Companies

Before deciding on the System Conversion (Brownfield Approach), wouldn’t you like to know what other companies experienced? Learn about the experiences of companies like WM SE, marco Systemanalyse und Entwicklung, and IESA in transition to SAP S/4HANA and why they’ve chosen itelligence.


“We were totally convinced by its track record of expertise in SAP S/4HANA Conversion projects and its professional planning and implementation of all project phases.”


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“To help us to become an Intelligent Enterprise, we knew that itelligence would be our partner of choice to support us in implementing SAP S/4HANA.”


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“Thanks to itelligence’s efforts over the technical Conversion phase of the project, we have achieved a near flawless transition within a very tight window.”


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Transition to SAP S/4HANA through System Conversion

Do you feel like selecting the System Conversion method?

Do you need more information before deciding?

Do you wish to be certain that System Conversion fits your company the best?

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