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When you are ready to make your move to S/4HANA, the next generation ERP platform, there is a lot to think about. If a system conversion is a scenario you are considering, I’d like to tell you about an option we have at itelligence, the Conversion Factory. It’s a unique approach for your conversion to SAP S/4HANA.
Making a decision to move your existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to SAP S/4HANA can require careful consideration. On one level, the benefits are clear: your business becomes smarter, more agile, and more innovative than your competitors’. But a system conversion can be both costly and time consuming. Projects such as this, of this scale, that involve fundamental changes to your core business systems can only be disruptive, right?
The good news is, that doesn’t have to be the case. At itelligence, we have an approach to system conversions that is different and allows you to really streamline your transition. We call this our Conversion Factory.
Approaching 60 percent of companies who move to SAP S/4HANA choose a system conversion as the pathway from their existing ERP system (also called a Brownfield Approach). Recognising this, we have invested in our people, processes and tools to make this path as smooth as possible for you.
The success of our many conversion projects has been down to the itelligence Conversion Factory. Launched in 2017 and located in the offices of itelligence India, the Conversion Factory’s team of over 200 specialists have already completed more than 50 successful conversions.
Conversion Support That Follows the Sun
Think of the Conversion Factory as a Centre of Excellence for your move to SAP S/4HANA. It allows us to offer you both a pre-determined price, as well as a fixed timeframe for the conversion, typically this timeframe is between 3 and 6 months. The team in India works closely with local itelligence experts from around the world. The location of the team is a real advantage. It allows us to offer round-the-clock support that follows the sun, no matter where in the world you are.
How Does It Work?
Our Conversion Factory is certified by SAP. It starts with a series of workshops, conducted either face to face or remotely. These initial workshops are key in that they build trust, highlight any showstoppers and also identify any specific challenges you may have and agree the goals with you and your Lines of Business.
Following this, we work in an agile manner to ensure these goals and challenges are addressed. Thanks to our Conversion Factory and our local experts, we are able to offer you, our customer, a great deal of flexibility. Your existing system will be converted to S/4HANA with all of your existing processes and data. During the conversion all mandatory process changes will be addressed.
After the successful conversion, new capabilities, functions and processes can then be enabled. All conversion projects start with a sandbox conversion to allow early testing, visibility and evaluation of your system running on S/4HANA. It’s an agile approach that gives you reassurance and peace of mind.
Talking about peace of mind, if you are a company that has a large amount of sensitive data or are generally risk averse, you can still take full advantage of the itelligence Conversion Factory. We don’t need you to offshore all of your data, in fact your systems and data can remain where they are, safe in your hands or wherever it is that you feel protects your assets best.
Creating Success from Experience
The itelligence Conversion Factory is the direct result of the experience and expertise we have gained in our long history of SAP implementations. Our 30+ years of experience of SAP products, supporting SAP solutions and our close partnership with SAP have enabled us to create and establish offerings that are consistent with the SAP ecosystem.
SAP S/4HANA conversions can be a major undertaking. Fortunately, our Conversion Factory gives you a proven fast track to success with your move to S/4HANA. The itelligence Conversion Factory, combined with expertise and support from our local team’s means that you can begin to see the benefit of the next generation ERP in fewer than 22 weeks!
Want to Know More About SAP S/4HANA?
If understanding about S/4HANA more generally is something that you are interested in please visit our product page. For more details about our Conversion Factory or the process of system conversion, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.