If you are using more than one ERP system, consolidate them on a central SAP S/4HANA system with a hybrid approach combining a New Implementation (Greenfield) and a System Conversion (Brownfield). As an inland river flows into the ocean through various channels and creates a fertile delta, migrate only relevant ERP data to SAP S/4HANA to boost efficiency.
Selective Data Transition, also known as Landscape Transformation or Hybrid Approach, is a method that enables consolidating multiple ERP systems on a central SAP S/4HANA system. As an inland river flows into the ocean through various channels and creates a fertile delta, Selective Data Transition migrates only relevant ERP data and modules to run together.
Multiple ERP systems often used in international or national businesses may cause inefficiency and extra costs in running and maintaining the IT landscape. Either SAP or non-SAP, when all of these are consolidated on a central SAP S/4HANA system, costs fall and efficiency & transparency increase.
This method is also available and advisable to be used in acquired companies or carve-outs.
Similar to the New Implementation (Greenfield Approach) method, Selective Data Transition is also carried out in phases, which means you can maintain your daily routine as you prepare for transition. No big bangs. No risks. No downtime. To ensure a smooth transition to SAP S/4HANA, multiple systems are maintained in the landscape and replacement is made in phases, based upon your organizational structure and plans.
Thanks to the Hybrid Approach, you can choose the data to be kept and migrated, and data to be eliminated. This provides you with the opportunity to remove legacy processes and inconsistent data. In other words, this approach enables you to reorganize, update and streamline your organizational structure and business. The consolidated and simplified system will make sure that only the relevant data survive.
When you move to SAP S/4HANA with Selective Data Transition, you can select where to host the system – on-premise or in the cloud with Managed Cloud Services (at itelligence, SAP, AWS, Microsoft Azure).
The main stages of a Selective Data Transition are given in this flow chart. Yet this is not enough to make a sound decision. You need to know:
What benefits a Selective Data Transition can bring?
What should be taken into consideration?
itelligence partners with Natuvion Group to accelerate Selective Data Transitions to SAP S/4HANA (Natuvion’s ALLFIELD™). Natuvion’s Data Conversion Software is a system transformation engine that offers a fast and pre-defined path to SAP S/4HANA.
Whatever the size or complexity of the project, Natuvion’s Data Conversion Software and Data Conversion architects provide a highly automated, fast as well as flexible migration to SAP S/4HANA. Thanks to Natuvion’s Cutover App the critical “near zero downtime to-live” becomes possible. Learn more about Natuvion’s ALLFIELD™ approach.
Natuvion is a founding member of the new SAP S/4HANA Selective Data Transition Engagement Community.
As you move your existing system to SAP S/4HANA, you will encounter the question of hosting. If you prefer to maintain your SAP S/4HANA system on-premise, you can either undertake all maintenance works or outsource some of them, depending on the investment you plan to make. However, you can also benefit from cloud-based external hosting options, such as our Managed Cloud Services.
Even if Selective Data Transition (Hybrid Approach) perfectly suits your requirements, you still need to see examples of how it works. Learn about the experiences of other companies like Clemens, IESA, or DENIOS in transition to SAP S/4HANA and why they’ve chosen itelligence.
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