SAP S/4HANA – new ERP generation seeks new mindset

If thousands of companies are to trade in their old ERP systems and switch to SAP S/4HANA, they will need more than just technical expertise. After all, it’s only possible to make the most of what this innovative platform has to offer when users learn to think in end-to-end processes and understand contexts beyond their own departments. Migrating software, data and technology is therefore little more than a starting point – a migration of mindset must follow.
April 09, 2023
2 min

Well over 400,000 companies worldwide are currently considering how to make their ERP system fit for the future. Each of them is using either SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) or its predecessor SAP R/3. More to the point, each of these companies also knows that support for these systems – pillars of their IT strategy – will end in 2027. Although SAP’s new ERP generation – SAP S/4HANA – has been ready to go since 2015, only a few companies had made the switch until recently.

However, as the Lünendonk Study 2021 shows, things are beginning to change. The coronavirus pandemic brought new challenges for business. The pressure to digitalize has suddenly gone through the roof, and this, in turn, has exposed how cumbersome most of the installed SAP systems are. As a consequence, SAP S/4HANA is no longer primarily seen as a “take it or leave it” offering in the style of a Hobson’s choice, but instead as a real opportunity to implement long overdue updates to processes, workflows, services and business models.

Download our SAP S/4HANA guide now and successfully master the transition from SAP ECC or SAP R/3 to SAP S/4HANA!

SAP S/4HANA – new ERP generation seeks new mindset

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