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SAP S/4HANA app migration: Lessons from the trenches


SAP’s ERP solution has been around for decades. Throughout the various versions of the software, however, its data modeling layer remained similar. That meant that if a business wanted to move from one version to another, it could do so with minimal impact to its legacy processes. With S/4HANA, though, a number of changes were made at the technical layer.

“S/4HANA is entirely different from the previous ECC product. It’s not only the look and feel of the product, but under the hood has changed. It’s like moving from a gasoline engine to an electric vehicle.”
-Ekrem Hatip

Brad Little, executive vice president and global head of application services at Capgemini, a provider of strategy and transformation consulting services, said he’s seen too many clients treating the move to S/4HANA as a technical upgrade.

“That’s missing the value of S/4HANA. If you treat it like an upgrade, you’re basically taking all your junk and putting it in a new wrapper.”

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