Better Business Through Digital Adaptation: Advice From the Experts on Your SAP S/4HANA Migration

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The new SAP S/4HANA platform offers innovative, new capabilities. Early adopters have identified the following reason for moving to the new platform:

  • Modernizing ERP systems
  • Gaining real-time insights
  • Supporting digital initiatives
  • Driving innovation

However, simply migrating your old processes and applications offers little benefit. Organizations that take a step back and strategically identify how this new SAP deployment can be the catalyst for true transformation are the ones that will see the most value from adopting SAP S/4HANA.

TIBCO is partnering with a wide variety of partners, including Cognizant and AWS, to help ensure your organization can make a clean transition, leave behind the technical debt, and maximize the full potential this new SAP platform has to offer. TIBCO is ready to help ensure your organization not only has a smooth transition but also avoids underachieving once it’s been deployed.

Make the Most of Your Migration

While moving to S/4HANA is indeed a complex process, it is also an opportunity to build a strong foundation for post-migration innovation. For example, among the SAP users preparing to migrate to S/4HANA, 63 percent are including the cloud in their strategy and using the migration as an opportunity to go cloud-native.

Deploying with the cloud is quicker, less costly, and does not require investing in infrastructure or storage. Going cloud-native means that, with pervasive connection flexibility, it doesn’t matter where data is stored, where apps run, or who needs access. 

While SAP migration might feel overwhelming enough on its own, it’s actually the perfect time to put the focus on future-proofing your organization and optimizing and integrating your SAP data to drive business agility. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to go into your migration strategy with a digital adaptation approach. 

What’s the Deal with Digital Adaptation?

Digital adaptation is the process of enabling innovative technologies, data access methods, and development methodologies for building new systems that can execute on top of legacy systems. In other words, digital adaptation helps organizations make full use of the business value of their data even as they move through the integration and transformation process.

Speaking of transformation, while digital adaptation may sound similar to digital transformation, the two concepts are not necessarily interchangeable. Digital transformation focuses on the process of fully integrating digital technology into your business. For digital adaptation, the end goal is not the transformation itself but looking further ahead by implementing the processes that allow for continuous change and growth.

Digital adaptation allows for greater functionality, increased agility, and enhanced insights. Taking the digital adaptation approach to SAP S/4HANA migration and system integration makes the whole process significantly easier and puts your business ahead of the curve in terms of achieving returns on your SAP investment. This is especially critical, as it is projected that 40 percent of ERP implementations will underachieve due to underinvestment in integration.

You’ve Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers

Together with its partners, TIBCO is here to help you through every step of your ERP modernization journey and make sure you’re able to reap the benefits as soon as possible.

There are a couple of on-demand webinars from industry experts that can help address many of the common questions about how to ensure successful SAP projects.

Check out this on-demand webinar to hear directly from the experts at AWS, Cognizant, and TIBCO on:

  • The business value of SAP migration to AWS
  • The importance of integration in the migration process and digital adaptation
  • The benefits of the TIBCO Connected Intelligence platform
  • Expert advice offered by Cognizant on implementing TIBCO solutions on AWS

Join data management experts from Apgar and TIBCO as they talk about how different MDM approaches can be used and combined in different ways to achieve maximum value from your SAP deployment. Learn about:

  • The benefits of adopting an MDM strategy
  • The 4 key MDM patterns 
  • Which pattern(s) can streamline your SAP S/4HANA project