Even if your business has not committed yet to SAP S/4HANA migration, we believe it would be prudent to consider the impact it may have on current work you’re doing within your existing ECC landscape.
Even if you decide not to adopt S/4HANA immediately, you’ll still need to consider the future impact in order to avoid adding future technical debt – for example, continuing to add customizations to your ECC environment may further complicate your migration approach and increase project costs.
As a practical matter, it makes sense to invest some time now to understand how SAP S/4HANA differs from previous SAP ERP systems, what it offers and how it can benefit your business.
With that being said, I’d like to introduce you to some itelligence workshops designed to help your business better understand the differences between SAP S/4HANA and your current environment, and help you prepare for a future migration.
SAP S/4HANA introduces powerful analytics capabilities designed to improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes through integration, analysis and visualization of analytics and KPIs. itelligence offers a workshop designed to educate your team about embedded analytics, review Core Data Services (CDS) views and consumption models, and learn how to write reports.
SAP Fiori’s user-centered design concept focuses on the way employees work, using the SAP Fiori Launchpad as the central, role-based entry point to access all applications. Our SAP Fiori workshop provides an introduction to SAP Fiori and an opportunity to participate in hands-on exercises to activate SAP Fiori apps and to create the SAP Fiori catalog/group, a new SAP transaction tile and a role for the Standard SAP app.
Many of the changes brought about by SAP S/4HANA will have an impact on security and role design for end users. Our S4 Security workshop will help your team understand the new security considerations for SAP HANA and SAP Fiori, using a hands-on approach to learn how to adjust and remediate changes to authorization due to S/4HANA.
The itelligence Technical Standards workshop is designed to help you start code remediation and HANAtization of legacy code with the right footing and education. This workshop will help you get up to speed with powerful new coding techniques to leverage the SAP HANA database to build modern, scalable apps.
Before migrating to SAP S/4HANA, it may be beneficial to have an understanding of SAP’s new output management approach based on Adobe Document Server and Adobe Forms. The itelligence Output Management workshop provides client developers with a basic understanding of how and when to use Adobe Forms in SAP S/4HANA.
Your Next Steps
If you’re interested in any of the above-mentioned workshops, contact us, and we’ll be happy to provide more information and work with you to schedule the workshop on-site at your business.
itelligence has also created a framework, broken down into bite-sized pieces, designed to help you assess your current environment, learn more about how SAP S/4HANA will impact your business, and prepare for a future migration. Download our guide, SAP S/4HANA Migration: Steps You Can Take Now to Prepare, to get more information about the things you can do now to prepare, at your own pace.