Your organization wants to move to S/4HANA as soon as possible in order to adapt to today's difficult business conditions, however, you may be feeling serious worries considering the duration, cost and effects of this transition that may disrupt the ongoing operations.

Put your worries aside and meet MBIS’ special S/4HANA conversion methodology which has a proven track record of success and move to S/4HANA within weeks.

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Do not delay your transition to S/4HANA

Before starting the S/4HANA transition journey, it is useful to understand SAP's strategy and product roadmap very well. SAP has directed all its concentration, including R&D activities, to the S/4HANA platform, and therefore innovating on S/4HANA at an unprecedented pace

This situation basically means that: the longer the organizations postpone their transition to S/4HANA, the more they will miss; In other words, they will face the risk of losing their competitiveness and feeling closer to an expanding innovation gap, and they may have to spend significantly more time, effort and money on the projects they initiate to catch this.During this time, investments, maintenance and support expenditures they have to make to the current system may remain meaningless and wasted over time.

Thus, by starting to plan early, organizations can save a significant amount of unnecessary effort and reduce costs in the long run.

It is crucial to speed up decision-making process for S/4HANA transformation in order to avoid unnecessary time losses and start benefiting from business gains of highly critical and innovative features such as simplified core architecture, embedded analytics, integrated planning functions, artificial intelligence support and in-memory database as soon as possible.

Making the decision to move to S/4HANA as soon as possible is a crucial step to start benefiting from the business gains of highly critical and innovative features of S/4HANA's simplified core architecture, embedded analytics, integrated planning functions, artificial intelligence support, and in-memory database,

Advantages of SAP S/4HANA

%50 reduction in data volume

through in-memory columnar data structures

100 times faster reports

enables faster and more accurate decision making

Embedded AI technology

allows improved insight and performance

Real-time advanced analytics

ensures better forecasting and faster decisions

Streamlined data display

by discarding unhandy aggregates and indexes

Competitive advantage and improved workflows

with Industry-specific business processes

Enhanced User Experience

minimizes errors and improves productivity

Flexible deployment options

offer reduced man-days and faster implementations

Methodologies for S/4HANA migration

Brownfield

This approach, also known as ‘Conversion’, allows organizations to transition to S/4HANA without interrupting their business processes.

Brownfield approach is typically ideal for organizations that do not need to make radical changes to their processes and want to take advantage of the technology, data model and process advantages that S/4HANA will naturally bring.

It can also be seen as a technical upgrade of SAP systems with a series of activities to be carried out. It is less costly than Greenfield and offers the opportunity to be implemented in a much shorter time.

Selective Data Transition

It is a suitable transition option for organizations that want redesign processes but do not want to lose their historical transactional data.

The selected historical data is converted and transferred by using some special tools

to the newly designed system with Greenfield approach,

Although this method requires significant effort, it allows the processes to be structured in line with the proven, modern business practices of S/4HANA with ability to use historical data that has been created for many years.

Greenfield

It is basically a brand new S/4HANA project implementation from scratch where summary or transactional data is migrated from existing system. A new SAP environment is created by redesigning and simplifying current processes.

Greenfield is an ideal approach for organizations that want to start over and have a 'clean' ERP.

With Greenfield approach, business benefits gained from redesigned processes are considerably higher, but it requires long time and great amount of resources

Implementation from scratch is not just a technical exercise, it is a big change affecting every way of working.

Springfield's differences from other methods

Brownfield

  • Business models cannot be improved during the transition period as processes are not redesigned.
  • S/4HANA technical transformation is performed in a very short time.
  • The need for the participation of business units is minimal.
  • Unwanted data can be archived before or after migration and cleared from the system.
  • Process and business model related strategic gains are postponed after the S/4HANA transition.

  • It provides the opportunity to immediately benefit from the technology and process simplification advantages of S/4HANA with minimum cost and business unit participation in optimum time.
  • It is ensured that the urgent strategic gains are quickly put into use.
  • Unwanted data can be archived before or after migration and cleared from the system.
  • The new modules that come with S/4HANA can be activated during the transition.

Selective Data Transition

  • Long and detailed work is required due to the complexity of the tools used in this method to transfer selected historical data to the target system which is designed according to new processes.
  • Project duration is relatively long and costs are high.
  • The need for participation of the business units is high (for process design and transfer of old data)

Greenfield

  • Project duration is very long and costs are too high
  • The project complexity and the associated risks are high.
  • The need for participation of the business units is high
  • There may be like-for-like reporting difficulties due to not transferring historical transactional data.
  • Adaptation & stabilization takes a long time.

9 reasons of why you should move to S/4HANA with MBIS Springfield methodology

01

Transition to S/4HANA within weeks with an experienced and successful approach

02

Providing the opportunity to benefit from the technological and functional advantages of S/4HANA as soon as possible

03

Simultaneously going live with both technical transition to S 4HANA and selected new functions (eg Fiori, CM) along with selected process changes

04

Through historical data transfer, there will be no critical decision-making problems due to reporting limitations which exist in some other approaches.

05

There is no need of using relatively expensive data transfer tools and applications required in the Selective Data Transition approach

06

Immediate realization of tactical business gains in the short and medium term, providing gradual improvements opportunity for strategic goals after transition to S/4HANA

07

The ratio of cost to value (compared to other methods) is extremely low

08

Requirement for participation of business units is very low compared to Selective Data Transition and Greenfield, so there is no or negligible operational loss.

09

Minimizing the project risks with MBIS' experience and distinguished consultancy team

How to choose the right methodology?

  • The need for radical changes in many processes
  • It is sufficient to transfer historical data as summary
  • No challenging conditions for time, budget and participation of business units
Greenfield
  • The need for radical changes in a certain number of processes (<50%)
  • The need to transfer historical data selectively
  • No challenging conditions for time, budget and participation of business units
Selective Data Transition
  • The need for changes in a certain number of processes (<20%)
  • The need to transfer all historical data
  • The strategy to start benefiting from S/4HANA as soon as possible
  • Opting for activating additional processes and functions during transition
  • No need for changes in processes (or planning the process changes as next phases is possible)
  • The need to transfer all historical data
  • The transition is triggered by technological reasons or by the decision of benefiting from S/4HANA advantages in shortest time possible
Brownfield

How to determine the most suitable S/4HANA transition methodology considering the processes?

By starting to plan early for S / 4HANA transitions, organizations can save significant amount of unnecessary efforts and lower costs in the long run.

It is critical to make your decision to move to S/4HANA as early as possible to avoid unnecessary efforts in the long run and to start benefiting from the business gains of highly innovative features of S/4HANA including simplified data architecture, embedded analytics, integrated planning functions, artificial intelligence support, and in-memory database, at least avoid unnecessary time losses and take decision-making processes in a moment.

Meet MBIS’ special S/4HANA transition methodology Springfield and take the most important step of your Digital Transformation right away.

If you want to move your processes in SAP S/4HANA rapidly and smoothly,
meet with our SAP Qualified Partner-Packaged Solution!

While moving your system to SAP HANA working together with experienced MBIS consultants, implement user-friendly FIORI applications and deploy new modules that you need at the same time.

Take the advantage of the design and process improvement benefits whereas operating with minimum cost and business unit involvement in the optimum level.
Shorten your project schedule and mitigate risks by using MBIS-specific transformation tools.
Minimize system interruptions with our project management approach based on PMI standards.

Basic
12 weeks
  • The organizational structure consists of maximum 3 legal entities,
  • The number of active modules in SAP ERP is less than 6,
  • Your database size is smaller than 500 GB,
  • Your existing system architecture is integrated with maximum 3 non-SAP applications,
  • Convert your system to SAP S/4HANA,
  • Start utilizing from up to 25 new FIORI applications in your new system.
Standard
18 weeks
  • The organizational structure consists of maximum 5 legal entities,
  • The number of active modules in SAP ERP is less than 9,
  • Your database size is smaller than 1.5 TB,
  • Your existing system architecture is integrated with maximum 3 non-SAP applications,
  • Convert your system to SAP S/4HANA,
  • Utilize from up to 50 new FIORI applications in your new system,
  • Implement new applications and modules,
  • Improve the performance of your 50 custom objects with MBIS ABAP Optimizer,
  • Start benefiting from the advantages SAP S/4HANA from day 1.
Advanced
22 weeks
  • The organizational structure consists of maximum 10 legal entities,
  • The number of active modules in SAP ERP is less than 12,
  • Your database size is smaller than 3 TB,
  • Your existing system architecture is integrated with maximum 10 non-SAP applications,
  • Convert your system to SAP S/4HANA,
  • Utilize from up to 100 new FIORI applications in your new system,
  • Implement new applications and modules,
  • Improve the performance of your 100 custom objects with MBIS ABAP Optimizer,
  • Start benefiting from the advantages SAP S/4HANA from day 1.

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We transformed AGT's digital core! Despite the pandemic, we converted our ECC system, integrated with more than 10 satellite systems, to S/4HANA within 4 months with the MBIS's experienced team and the Springfield methodology. As a result of our project, which we executed in accordance with PMI standards and where we integrated an agile approach, our Information Systems infrastructure is simplified, accelerated, updated, and ready for new technologies. Our analytic management reflexes have improved. We would like to thank MBIS with which we have carried out successful projects together.

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