What are the top 3 barriers to SAP S/4HANA Migration ?

What are the top 3 barriers to SAP S/4HANA Migration?

SAP S/4HANA is easily one of the best and most used ERP software. With the various developments it is being provided with, almost every IT brand out there, big or small, have either integrated it already or will integrate it soon. If you are a small business or a start-up, chances are that you began your organizational process with SAP S/4HANA as the central platform. But for mid-sized and large companies who have a few years of existential history under their belt, it is rather difficult to shift the entire workforce towards SAP HANA cloud integration.

Here are the 3 barriers regarding migrating to SAP S/4HANA that an organization should be prepared for:

Re-developing Projects

While it is true that SAP S/4HANA can take on all the processes onto its singular platform, there are areas where multiple platforms are already at work, from which a certain type of data is collected and used. If these platforms are to be removed entirely over a short period of time, chances are that the shift in the data model will leave the workforce confused. Customer and vendor interaction is one of these sectors. Since there are a variety of methods using which both these parties enter data, the removal of their data collection and regulation system may not add to the ease of the process.

Missing Data

No organization has perfect data. SAP S/4HANA can provide you with near perfect results when it comes to collecting, storing, and analyzing data, however, if it was not the choice at the beginning of the process then the migration process can lead to a lot of missing data in various places. This is because of the various incorrect data entries and inconsistencies in the past which will now mess up the new system leading to loopholes in various places of the data. Missing data on the clouds via SAP cloud services can cause further confusion within an organization.

Functional Changes

If the employees of an organization had been using multi-platform ERPs, or even other SAP ERPs, then the shift to SAP S/4HANA will definitely lead to a lot of functional changes which the employees need to be prepared for. The SAP S/4HANA system works quite differently and the UI is also considered to be more complex than other platforms. This is primarily because of the ability to run multiple data related processes on its singular platform and thereby providing all the data on a single platter. However, once the functional changes are dealt with, the entire process of collecting, storing, and analyzing data becomes much easier with the help of SAP S/4HANA.

The SAP HANA enterprise cloud can truly help a business move forward and achieve its long-term goals. However, in any path of progress, there are barriers down the road. To overcome barriers, one must first know and understand them. Thus, these were some of the processes an organization should be prepared for while migrating to SAP S/4HANA.


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