By 2025, SAP will end its support for all platforms except S/4HANA. While this may seem like a long time off, savvy businesses are already making preparations. After all, the current business climate is merciless when it comes to falling behind. But while the transition to S/4HANA is a major and necessary undertaking, combining it with a move to the cloud is sure to make your business more efficient and innovative as well.
It’s tempting to put off the transition of your SAP ERP to the cloud until other priorities are handled. But, as SAP impacts pretty much every aspect of your business, that might be a dangerous attitude in the long run.
In fact, migrating to S/4HANA should be seen as the perfect opportunity to take a good hard look at your current business infrastructure and see where improvements can be made. Many companies making the move to S/4HANA and to the cloud have discovered important opportunities in terms of cost efficiency, system flexibility, capacity scalability and infrastructure agility along the way.
Granted, it won’t be easy, and you may have to learn a few new things, but that’s not a bad thing. Once the process is finished, you will be inspired by what you will be able to do next. Activities that used to take you weeks will be completed in as little as a few hours. Imagine all the great initiatives that freed up time will allow you to take on.
Forethought and expertise are a must for a successful migration, however. That’s why a partner with the necessary experience, skillset and knowledge is an invaluable asset in getting the most out of it. The experts at delaware completely understand the intricacies of SAP, so they know how to optimize your journey and ensure you can go beyond technology in order to utilize SAP S/4HANA to its fullest potential.
Ready to build a roadmap that will smoothly take your SAP systems to SAP S/4HANA in a powerful cloud environment? Get in touch!