Don’t Delay Innovation: 5 Reasons why You Should Start Migrating to SAP S/4HANA Now

OLEG USTIMENKO
SAP Solutions Architect
o.ustimenko@ageless.com.ua

Support for the SAP ECC 6.0 ERP system will continue until 2027. Does this mean that you can safely wait another five or six years without rushing to SAP S/4 HANA, the next-generation system? After all, migrating to a new version is difficult and expensive, isn’t it?

Well, the answer to both questions is no. Starting the transition to SAP S/4 HANA right now is absolutely worth it, especially given that SAP SE offers a number of tools to make migration as easy as possible.

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WHY YOU SHOULD START MIGRATING TO SAP S/4 HANA TODAY

1. Take advantage of the innovative ERP system

First: by postponing migration to the latest intelligent ERP system, you are postponing the rapid growth of your business. SAP S/4 HANA automates your business processes, simplifies your company’s IT landscape, and provides real-time analytics. Why not embrace these innovations right now? After all, SAP S/4 HANA will help you save money, increase productivity and make smart management decisions based on objective analytics.

2. Strengthen your market position

Think about it: As you delay your transition to SAP S/4  HANA, your competitors are already implementing it and gaining an edge over you.

So be the first. With SAP S/4HANA, your business will be able to respond quickly to any changes in supply and demand, ensure the highest quality products and maximize the creative potential of your employees, easily leaving your competitors behind.

3. Entrust the transformation of your business to the best specialists

The wave of moving to SAP S / 4HANA has been rolling around the world for several years. The new ERP system is already used by more than 8,700 customers, and hundreds of other companies join them every day.

This means that SAP SE partners are implementing more and more projects, and the workload of SAP consultants is growing almost every month. Experts predict that there may be a shortage of SAP S/4 HANA specialists soon, which will inevitably make their services more expensive.

Therefore, the sooner you start migrating to the new ERP, the easier it will be to find top-level consultants who will carefully study your business and confidently guide it through the process of digital transformation. 

4. Remember that migration is a matter of more than one day

The transition to a new version of your ERP system takes time – from several months to several years, depending on the size of the enterprise and the complexity of the project. If you start the migration at the last minute, you may simply not have time to upgrade to SAP S/4 HANA before SAP SE drops support for ECC 6.0.

If you start migrating now, you and your chosen SAP partner will have enough time to analyze the needs of your business and implement the optimal solution without haste.

5. Delaying migration will only complicate it

The longer you work with SAP ECC 6.0, the more the system becomes “overgrown” with non-standard applications and solutions. This can greatly complicate the migration to SAP S/4 HANA.

Therefore, it makes more sense to migrate now and then customize the new system if needed. In fact, it is likely that the custom functionality you want to implement yourself has already been included in SAP S/4 HANA according to global best practices.

 

HOW TO BEGIN MIGRATING TO SAP S/4 HANA

Migrating to SAP S / 4HANA is a multi-step process: creating the roadmap, developing the new IT landscape, implementing (or converting) the old ERP system, training users…  We strongly recommend that you let experienced consultants guide you through this process.

AGELESS has been implementing and supporting SAP solutions since 2006. During this time, we became a SAP Platinum Partner and joined United VARs, a leading international alliance. Our consultants have experience in implementing complex and non-standard projects both in Ukraine and abroad.

You can get in touch with AGELESS experts and discover our approach to migration right now. We’ve researched the process of migrating to SAP S/4 HANA and conducted a series of webinars:

If you wish to migrate to SAP S/4 HANA,  you can request a presentation on each of the webinar topics described above. If you have additional questions, write to info@ageless.com.ua or chat with our consultants on the site. We will be happy to provide you with in-depth information on the topic.

Don’t wait until 2027 to implement the world’s best business management standards and new intelligent technologies.

Migration to SAP S/4 HANA is the key to dynamic business growth and resilience in the face of market challenges. And thanks to the expertise of our consultants, moving to the new system will be as comfortable as possible.