The switch to S/4HANA is imminent?
…Master your project with datango!
SAP SE has announced that mainstream maintenance of the widely used Business Suite with the core product SAP ERP will only be offered until the end of 2027 – innovations will only be integrated into S/4HANA. As a result, a large number of companies are already planning to make the switch. Many projects have already been started and support requested from SAP.
One thing is clear so far: The changeover to S/4Hana is an elaborate project that has even caused many large companies to fail.
Especially at the beginning of the changeover, companies have to face a multitude of new challenges. The introduction or conversion to S/4HANA is not a typical IT project. The proportion of business issues in the S4/HANA project is significantly higher than in other SAP projects. Processes have to be standardized and the entire IT landscape harmonized beforehand.
Depending on the complexity and integration depth of the system, the business departments will have to provide a lot of time and know-how, as all business processes will have to be examined and returned to the standard or remapped with S4/HANA. For this reason, SAP has now also agreed to extended maintenance until 2030, at a charge, to give companies the chance to take all the necessary precautions until the final release. However, this is not a carte blanche to postpone. On the contrary, it is a starting signal for all companies that want to tackle the digital transformation now. datango can make this step easier for you!
The switch will affect all facets of the business and the general way of working, as well as the end user interface, will change. The demand on the part of users is to squeeze their familiar processes into the SAP system. It is therefore of utmost importance that measures are taken in the change management process to promote employee acceptance from the very beginning, while giving them the opportunity to get to know and understand the system. A high level of motivation is required from each individual project manager and user to avoid aggravating project conditions.
Even the great ones failed…
Big companies such as HARIBO, Lidl and ALDI failed to complete the changeover within the planned timeframe and suffered losses in the billions. Around the globe, IT experts had to adapt processes and data from the legacy systems used and transfer them to the new SAP solution. Added to this is a lack of experience, as SAP S/4HANA is the latest software package. This is compounded by the need to find a suitable service provider to support the release, as there is still a lack of consultants who are proficient in strategic development. Meanwhile, many companies have made the same decision for themselves: The changeover cannot be carried out with justifiable effort.
Don’t let it get to the point where the project costs you time and valuable money. Start from the beginning with a solid foundation and master this complex project.
How can datango support you in the implementation of S/4Hana?
With over 20 years of experience, datango is one of the market leaders in the field of corporate training, (software) rollout support and process documentation and serves a wide variety of companies from a wide range of industries. Our goal is to introduce employees quickly, efficiently and sustainably to new or changed business processes in order to strengthen user acceptance. With just one click you are able to document any process (in Word, PowerPoint, HTML & PDF formats). In parallel, a complete simulation landscape is created in which users can execute new processes without triggering a process in the real system.
A context-sensitive live help is able to provide the end user with the relevant learning content directly at the workstation and in real time to generate a productive learning effect.
In addition, the content created can be automatically translated into 40 languages and, in the case of release changes, you also only need a few clicks to update the content.
Avoid squeezing every process from SAP ERP 1:1 into S/4 HANA, but focus your effort into efficient training of new processes and save not only financial resources.
For optimal support in the S/4Hana migration, please contact us.
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