How to Transition to SAP S/4HANA

  • by Frank Densborn, Product Manager, Packaged Solutions, SAP
  • Oren Shatil, Vice President, Head of Product Management for Technology Packaged Solutions, SAP
  • Kim Mathaess, Product Manager, Packaged Solutions, SAP
  • October 5, 2015
Review three scenarios for transitioning to SAP S/4 HANA: migration to a new system, system conversion, or landscape transformation.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article you will learn:

  • What SAP S/4HANA is
  • How the SAP Activate methodology works
  • Which transition route is the right one for you
Key Concept

SAP S/4HANA is a modular suite of applications, delivered in the cloud and on premise, that leverages SAP HANA for real-time business processes.

Once you’ve made the decision to move to SAP’s next-generation Business Suite, SAP S/4HANA, you face the challenge of migration, just as with any other software application. Migration is a major task and is essential for a successful implementation. You’ll need a reliable, fast, effective solution to transition your existing enterprise software to this new business suite.

We outline how to mitigate risk and get the most out of your SAP S/4HANA implementation by finding the right migration path. Whether you want to convert your existing SAP system into S/4HANA or start with a fresh system featuring clean, valid, business-ready data, we provide guidance and best practices. We walk you through the prerequisites, basic preparation steps, and the migration process.

Frank Densborn

Frank Densborn is a product manager for packaged solutions at SAP. He is working in the technology area focusing on EIM, data migration, and cloud integration – specializing in SAP S/4HANA migration. He joined SAP in 2004 and has held various roles in development, education, support, and product management. You can view his profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/frankdensborn. 

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Oren Shatil

Oren Shatil leads product management for technology, Big Data, and analytics solution packages at SAP. He has more than 12 years’ experience in development, consulting, and management, and has a passion for creating packages that combine best practices content and winning solution delivery methodology. You can view his profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/orenshatil.

 

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Kim Mathaess

Kim Mathaess is a product manager for packaged solutions at SAP. He is working in the technology area focusing on database migration and data migration for the different deployment options – specializing in SAP S/4HANA migration. He joined SAP in 2006 and has held various roles in consulting, sales, and product management.

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