Digital Core Transformation with SAP S/4HANA®

Embracing the pivotal moment to build the renewable enterprise

In this climate of unprecedented disruption business leaders are naturally seeking ways to transform to achieve a greater resilience and flexibility. Just like trees caught in a storm, organizations need to be able to flex, respond, hold their ground, then go on to thrive.

SAP S/4HANA® is the backbone of what we call the renewable enterprise. It provides an optimal intersection for AI and advanced analytics, for superior business insights that can harness innovation and enable new business models. You can exploit and transform your ERP platform by simplifying the core, innovating around it and developing the actionable insights that drive value.

It’s not just a technical migration – it’s a business transformation, supported by digital

SAP S/4HANA® is far more than a technical upgrade: It’s an opportunity to activate real business change. Realizing the full benefits of SAP S/4HANA® is a transformation that raises many questions, such as:

  • How can we conduct a change that is focused on tangible transformation results?
  • How can we unify to get there successfully?
  • What is the business case we want?
  • How much do we need to engage and empower our employees for the journey?

A thorough scoping phase is key to answering these questions and laying a solid foundation of SAP S/4HANA® transformation. Having access to the right strategic, technological, and sectorial expertise at the outset can save you time, effort and money.

You need the right partner to help you address all these challenges.

Podcast: The business vision for a successful transformation

Start the transformation journey with a five-step approach

Digital Core Transformation with SAP S/4HANA® unfolds over five distinct phases, through which our team will bring deep sectorial and strategic knowledge for a highly customized assessment of your organization’s needs.

Step 1: Identifying opportunities and addressing strategic ambitions

We start by working with you to define your SAP S/4HANA® transformation ambitions and to identify the levers you can use to secure these ambitions. The aim is to channel the full power of SAP S/4HANA® in the optimal way for your enterprise. We highlight sector-specific opportunities to create a business case that encompasses not only the customers you already have, but the ones you want to have, and we identify opportunities for new market offerings, increased shareholder value and more positive market perceptions.

Outcomes we deliver:

  • Business and digital ambitions
  • Guiding principles
  • Benefit levers
  • All executives aligned on the opportunities

Step 2: End-to-end maturity assessment

Recognizing that SAP S/4HANA® is far more than a technology change, we assess both the obstacles and accelerators in adopting an organizational culture capable of driving transformation. We assess the future direction of operating, data, and IT models using our maturity grids by process and identify improvement opportunities.

Outcomes we deliver:

  • Assessment of your maturity level today, and your future target
  • Prioritized improvements and opportunities

Step 3: Defining target models

With our comprehensive library of transformation use cases, benchmark database, and demonstrators, we explore transformation opportunities that can be realized with SAP S/4HANA® and any other digital solution. This precisely identifies all the implications for your target operating model, and for your route to maturity and renewability. It’s an industrialized and packaged approach adapted to the specific needs of each client, using design thinking and our unique SAP S/4HANA® D-GEM methodology.

Outcomes we deliver:

  • Target operating models
  • Target data model
  • Target IT model

Step 4: Building the roadmap and business case

To help you find your True North as an organization and navigate current and future market volatility, we provide a detailed roadmap and business strategy. We guide you in detailing the transformation and building the business case that will harness SAP S/4HANA® to the fullest degree. We will design the governance, organization and processes you need, anticipating the implications for your business processes across all functions. Recognizing that transformation is ultimately facilitated by people, we will deploy our New Change Deal methodology which fosters employee engagement during the transformation process.

Outcomes we deliver:

  • Transformation path
  • Transformation roadmap and principles
  • Program business case
  • Business transformation strategy
  • Increased employee engagement

Step 5: Unifying stakeholders for sign-off

To make sure your key people agree on what they want, the rationale for change, and their own unique roles in making it happen, we help you to align your stakeholders for full buy-in and sign-off. We use highly customized assessments, built around the people in your business that will drive change. This enables you to start the program in the right direction and maintain momentum over the whole project.

Outcomes we deliver:

  • Program next steps
  • Executives aligned on transformation path and business case
  • Business stakeholders mobilized for the program

We bring end-to-end expertise to the challenge of transforming your business with SAP S/4HANA®: From vision to design and delivery of digital transformation. We can translate your strategic ambitions into the reality of a digital core that standardizes and simplifies your processes while acting as a catalyst for future innovation.

Whether you are seeking new implementation, the conversion of any existing SAP Business Suite system, or the wide-spread landscape consolidation of SAP systems, our experience in both strategy and delivery means that we can join you at any point in your change journey to create a renewable platform that can support your evolving business, every step of the way.