SAP keeps reminding us on a regular basis – „SAP ECC 6.0 will be fully supported only until 2027”. Yet not all companies are prepared to migrate their existing environment, standardize their processes and manage this change. What might be possible reasons for that? Even though there are numerous benefits coming from moving to cloud-based SAP ERP, they are connected to some serious challenges. How can NATEK help you overcome them? Are costs worth the possible results?
Why must you migrate your data from SAP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/HANA?
SAP S/4HANA is a direct response to the ever-changing needs of companies. The market has to be prepared for the upcoming new generation of employees, and their modern approach to systems’ functionalities. SAP S/4HANA responds with an improved user interface as well as easier access to real-time data and analytics. The importance of that can be noticed when it comes to providing companies with faster competitive edge workflows and data structures. SAP S/4HANA certainly brings improvement to:
- standardized processes,
- and adaptable features.
But what’s most important, SAP ECC 6.0 will no longer be updated in terms of its functionalities and applicable regulations after 2027. Your company will be more prone to errors which can lead to financial and legal consequences. Migrating to SAP S/4HANA can prevent these malfunctions and help you build a more sustainable and effective company.
Challenges that come with migrating to SAP S/4HANA
Not interrupting the workflow
Moving all your data and processes to a new environment takes a lot of preparation. The new functionalities, interface, and overall reality of operating on an unfamiliar platform can lead to initial reluctance. That’s why NATEK provides you with full support before, during, and after the transition to SAP S/4HANA. Our Team of Specialists is going to help your employees with all their requests in order to keep up the prosperous workflow. The migration doesn’t happen in one day, and that gives you valuable time for channeling the mindset of your team towards progress.
Finding the most sufficient solution
Choosing the right scenario of migration for your company is key. SAP presents us with three main solutions – Greenfield, Brownfield, and evolutionary migration. What’s the best choice for your business? That depends. NATEK Specialist will consider all your company’s needs and expectations to pick the best possible option. It’s not an easy task, especially for companies that are very much set in their ways and have a hard time dealing with compromises.
What’s the compromise when it comes to migrating your data to SAP S/4HANA? It’s simple and complicated all at once. If you decide on using the fully supported, latest version of the platform, you might have to say goodbye to some of the functionalities that were useful to you. Standardization means simplifying processes for everyone, ergo not so many opportunities for personalized changes.
Why should you agree to it then? Well, saying yes to SAP S/4HANA connects to using the latest technology and staying to date with the upcoming upgrades and nuances. You can optimize cooperation with your clients, speed up the data linking and create clear and universal reports. Seems like a good deal, doesn’t it?
We are all aware of the financial difficulties that lie ahead of us because of inflation. Current and future investments need to be thoroughly thought out for your company’s welfare. Migrating data to SAP S/4HANA might not seem like the most urgent decision right now, but you need to think about long-term solutions. Staying on the SAP ECC 6.0 platform can seem convenient today, but once the clock strikes the migration deadline, things can switch really fast. In the future (near and far), not migrating to the new platform might bring costs connected to expensive problem solutions, potential lawsuits, and no official support from the SAP team.
Investing in migration to SAP S/4HANA with NATEK allows you to plan the future of your company and base your prospects and profits on reliable data. Together we will minimize the costs, without losing the quality and quantity of your services and/or products. Our Specialists will analyze your existing environment in order to proceed with a smooth and profitable transition.
Get ready for SAP S/4HANA migration with the support of NATEK SAP Team
Migration to SAP S/4HANA enables:
- flexibility in financial reporting,
- maintaining compliance,
- mitigating risk with oversight
and much more.
The process of migrating to the new platform can take up to 5 years if the amount of data and the number of modifications needed are substantial. Therefore, you should choose the right scenario and begin the process of migration as soon as possible.
NATEK Specialists have many years of experience in running SAP projects for various companies from such industries as FMCG, banking, automotive, and telecommunication. We can help you find solutions tailored to your company’s needs and budget.