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SAP S/4HANA is a new product line leveraging the advantages of the new SAP HANA database. It provides enhanced and new functionalities, together with a state-of-the-art and user-friendly interface (UX) and out-of-the-box reporting and analytics. There is no way to upgrade the traditional ERP Business Suite by just implementing a new EHP (Enhancement Package) on the old kernel, a system transition to SAP S/4HANA is inevitable.
In this blog article, I will talk about the 3 different transition options to SAP S/4HANA, explain the main differences and how our new partnership with Natuvion will accelerate your Selective Data Transition.
SAP provides 3 basic transition options to move to SAP S/4HANA:
- Re-implementation meaning a brand-new start from scratch.
- System Conversion in the sense of a lift-and-shift to SAP S/4HANA.
- Selective Data Transition, in former times called System Transformation.
The question is, which of the options are feasible for a move to SAP S/4HANA and which is the best?
How We Identify Your Individual Transition Option to SAP S/4HANA
To answer these questions and help our clients understand what a move to SAP S/4HANA means, we have established a global Transition Methodology to identify the “right” transition option during the Discover Phase, based on identified facts, not on assumptions.
For customers, there are always good reasons for choosing a specific transition option. Many of our clients want a fast, secure and non-disruptive move to SAP S/4HANA. Based on the results of the SAP Readiness Check, Business Scenario Recommendation and ABAP Test Cockpit, we can identify potential show-stoppers and give a clear recommendation on the transition option of choice.
The Selective Data Transition and Its Application Area
Nevertheless, a couple of clients have very specific transition requirements and even constraints which cannot just be ignored. For example, they need to move stepwise with no option of a big-bang, want to remove old or corrupt data, but keep the data history, reuse only a subset of organizational units instead of moving dead data, or merge systems to reduce hardware and maintenance cost, just to mention a few. In these cases, the Selective Data Transition to SAP S/4HANA is the perfect option to meet all these needs.
Joining Forces to Provide a Smooth Selective Data Transition
To also help these customers, we have now enhanced our portfolio offering to opt also for a Selective Data Transition. With the new partnership between Natuvion and itelligence, we are able to provide the full range of transition options under a single umbrella and out of one hand. Our clients can be sure to get the best advice and support on their move to SAP S/4HANA.
How we can achieve this? By combining the power of itelligence’s functional expertise and project excellence with Natuvion’s Data Conversion software and Data Conversion architects (ALLFIELD approach). Our experienced team of experts provides a highly automated, fast, flexible and high-quality transition experience.
Natuvion’s Data Conversion software is a system transformation engine that offers a fast and pre-defined path to SAP S/4HANA. It delivers proven benefits, whatever the size or complexity of the project may be. itelligence’s service team will use these tools when executing a Selective Data Transition to SAP S/4HANA. Natuvion’s ALLFIELD approach will provide both architects and the most up-to-date training and best practices to itelligence to increase the number of successfully delivered projects.
A One-Stop-Shop for Your SAP S/4HANA Transition
A Selective Data Transition project is not only a technical challenge, as you may think. It also needs strong project management skills, excellent business process knowledge plus fundamental industry know-how. Partnering Natuvion and working hand-in-hand, we deliver full transformation expertise and best-practice projects.
We Transform – Trust into Value.
The Natuvion Group stands for competence and innovation in the field of data transformation and migration to digital platforms. Natuvion is a founding member of the new SAP S/4HANA Selective Data Transition Engagement Community.
itelligence AG transforms IT landscapes and business processes through the combination of innovative SAP software and technology with services and products developed in-house. As an SAP Platinum Partner, itelligence supports SMEs and large enterprises in every phase of their digital transformation.