The switch to S/4HANA is imminent?

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 - but innovations will only be integrated into S/4HANA. As a result, a large number of companies are already planning the changeover. Many projects have already been started and support requested from SAP.

Because so far one thing is clear: the conversion to S/4Hana is an elaborate project that even many large companies have failed at.

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 share of technical topics in the S4/HANA project is significantly higher than in other SAP projects. Processes have to be standardised and the entire IT landscape harmonised beforehand.

Depending on the complexity and integration depth of the system, the business departments have to provide a lot of time and know-how, as all business processes have to be examined and returned to the standard or newly mapped with S4/HANA. For this reason, SAP has now also agreed to a chargeable extended maintenance until 2030, in order to give companies the chance to take all 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 changeover affects all facets of the company and the general way of working, as well as the user interface of the end users, 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 and at the same time give 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.

The great ones have also failed...

Large companies such as HARIBO, Lidl or ALDI did not succeed in carrying out the changeover within the planned timeframe and had to record 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. In addition, there 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 familiar with strategic development. In the meantime, many companies have made the same decision for themselves: The changeover cannot be carried out with justifiable effort.

Don't let the project cost you time and valuable money. Start from the beginning with a solid foundation and master this elaborate 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 range of companies from various industries. Our goal is to introduce employees to new or changed business processes quickly, efficiently and sustainably 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 carry out 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 workplace and in real time to generate a productive learning effect.

The content created can also 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, instead focus your effort into efficient training of new processes and save not only financial resources.
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