It’s safe to say that we’ve officially joined the digital transformation era. Organizations have realized how important their data is and have started to adapt to create a more functional, linked ecosystem around it in order to fully utilize it. Many of these companies who have been putting off their changes are being pushed by SAP migration. As SAP prepares to cease support for SAP ECC ERP and businesses prepare to migrate to SAP S/4HANA, there is a great deal of concern about the migration process and the issues it would entail.
SAP Migration Isn’t Just a Transfer.
Especially now, migration should be a top concern for your company, and thorough thought and planning are essential. It’s also important not to get caught up in the rush to migrate that you lose sight of why you’re doing it in the first place: to improve your agility and connection, get more complete data management, and lay the groundwork for post-migration innovation.
True, there will be problems along the way, but there will also be possibilities to arrive at your goal with the skills you need to become a genuinely digital business.
Difficulties of Transformation
It’s all about data and business processes.
Aside from macro factors like the expense of transferring a deployment to a newer system, the majority of the primary issues and obstacles you’ll face when planning your SAP migration will almost always revolve around data and the business processes that rely on it. Is the data shared amongst ECC instances? Is there a lot of it? Is it accessible—or, more accurately, inaccessible? Add in the fact that there is almost never a single master data model, data synchronization across systems, process compliance, data integration, and connection, and you have a recipe for disaster.
Focused on the Future: SAP Transformation Possibilities
However, all is not lost. You may leverage your company’s SAP transformation to address these concerns and, rather than migrating haphazardly, do so with the goal of future-proofing your company. To drive operational insights and profit, establish your business processes and optimize and integrate your SAP data.
These are the steps that every company should take to plan for digital transformation.
Derived from the experience assisting companies through SAP S/4HANA implementations, experts believe there are a few key things any company should do to prepare its employees.
Always keep the long-term viability and accessibility of your training content in mind when creating it. Make sure it’s simple to update and offers “byte-sized” micro-learning that users may access while working in the app. Save this data in a central location that will serve as your one-stop shop for all SAP S/4HANA in Malaysia learning materials.