The Big Move: What’s Your Best Route to S/4HANA?


SAP to move to S/4HANA

SAP S/4HANA is the cutting edge Business Suite that offers the most recent accepted procedures, client experience, and quicker analysis more than ever. Businesses currently can quicken business methods, advance, and make their IT environment simplified in this computerized economy. 

It is very critical for SAP to move to S/4HANA. For this, SAP has contributed significantly and will keep investing significantly in the instruments and the content so that the transformation is as quick as possible. SAP and accomplices can offer you support during this transformation. Or on the other hand, as a client, you can do a significant part of the investigation on your own utilizing free apparatuses from SAP. 


Why Think about S/4HANA at This Point? 


Here’s why you should comprehend and investigate about moving to S/4HANA at this moment: 

  • Strategy

The lead ERP solution for SAP is S/4HANA. Your general SAP procedure is inadequate without it.  

  • Benefits

S/4HANA gives numerous extra IT and benefits for business beyond ERP. 

  • Investment

You might want to quit investing in parts of your ERP solution that are not part of S/4HANA or won’t continue growing further. 

  • Innovation

Numerous new SAP developments are currently accessible to S/4HANA clients. Hence, there are opportunities for the transformation of businesses. 

  • Getting ready

Some ventures can currently be executed to decrease the critical path duration to S/4HANA once you begin. 

Support: The end of help for SAP Business Suite 7 (ERP 6 included) is 2027 




From ERP to S/4HANA – The Routes

To migrate from ERP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA, there are a few technical routes: 

  • System Conversion

“System conversion” is the route that most users select. An existing ERP system is changed over to S/4HANA. It’s possible deploying on-premise in your own data community or transfer to the cloud with a hyperscale. 

  • New usage

If you want to begin again on a newer page and do a “new execution,” you might go for on-premise deployment or within the cloud. 

  • Selective Data Transition

They are DLMT or Data Management and Landscape apparatuses and administrations to specifically shift the setup and data from your older system(s) of ERP to a new instance of SAP S/4HANA. You can combine different solutions to ERP. 

The objectives of your business determine the decision to choose the technical course. If you want to amplify advancement, update the business’s procedures, and go for cloud-based solutions, you might want to do a new execution. At the opposite end of the scale, utilizing a System Conversion, at first, you might want to limit the change. 

Then, you might want to turn out advancement specifically. If you are on a solitary instance, need your current data to be kept, and announce your arrival with something really massive, System Conversion is the ideal alternative to choose. 

If you have different ECC occurrences and other associated solutions to SAP, you might want to utilize a mix of the methodologies in a staged program. For instance, conduct a System Conversion of one lead system of ECC development; utilize Specific Data Change for another ECC system and a third ECC system re-usage. Usually, hybrid methodologies are used. 

Hence, SAP proposes: 

  • Your strategy should be well-defined: Make a well-planned analysis of S/4HANA and get the buy-in (executive). 
  • What’s your case? Define it: Where and in what way will you understand quantifiable profit? Utilize SAP’s self-administration apparatuses to present your case. 
  • Think about the options you have: What’s your deployment method? Select the alternative (cloud or on-premise) of deployment and the specialized (technical) course (new execution, system conversion, the transmission of specific data, or a mixed approach) 
  • Make yourself ready for the future: plan your task utilizing the content and apparatuses that SAP has provided you. 

SAP Guide

There is only a single SAP guide/roadmap that contains the strategy for New Execution, System Conversion, and transition of Specific Data. 



Numerous clients are additionally thinking about a shift to Hyperscalers from on-premise Data Centers. There are numerous cooperative prospects between shifting to a hyperscaler and then to SAP S/4HANA. For instance, hyperscalers permit you to “scale on request,” which can be valuable when system conversions are executed.