Is your organisation embracing the transition to SAP S/4HANA?

Is your organisation embracing the transition to SAP S/4HANA?

Support for SAP ECC is coming to an end. Is moving to Cloud or a new ERP platform the right move for your business? Many SAP customers are struggling to understand where the real business value is in moving away from ECC to S/4HANA. The product roadmap itself is one which seems to be rigid and technology driven.

We all know that the transition to S/4HANA is not a trivial or quick task. We are working with clients to establish their requirements and create a roadmap to maximise return on investment; it’s advisable to start preparations now.

Is SAP restricting CIO’s ability to be agile?

There is an ongoing debate that by enforcing the move to S/4HANA, SAP is restricting CIO’s ability to be agile. However, this doesn’t need to be the case.

Bryan Oak, COO at Searchlight, recently debated these issues with CIO Mark Lockton-Goodard and found some surprising truths about how businesses are approaching this adoption.

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    What’s your next move?

    We understand that the struggle to adopt new technology and embrace business change may lie in the persuasion within your organisation. If you do decide to work with your current investment, whilst you’ll minimise the impact on the wider business, it will only ever be temporary and eschew the opportunity to adopt best practices.

    By succeeding in gaining a business-wide buy-in and investing in the change it offers the chance to re-engineer your business, putting the end-user at the core of your strategy and ensuring success in today’s competitive landscape.

    How do you get the most benefit and value from a wholesale redesign and radical change programme, while managing the inherent risks? Which route will best benefit your organisation?

    I’m also leery that customers will want to do the two-step shuffle where they undertake a major upgrade to S/4HANA only to do more work later when additional digital capabilities come on-line.

    Brian Sommer, MBA in Diginomica Dan Howlett’s assessment of the future of ERP

    Why Searchlight?

    At Searchlight, we help customers to focus on the future, as well as to untangle and demystify your IT strategy. By offering unbiased and independent advice we are able to explore options to ensure your path is right for your organisation. Through strategy alignment, selection and commercial negotiation we build a digital roadmap that isn’t clouded by a predetermined journey.

    Get in touch with Bryan Oak, COO at Searchlight, if you have any questions, or to find out more.

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