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SAP S/4HANA: Six Best Practices for Planning your Transition

Published: 21 December 2015

ID: G00295298

Analyst(s): Derek Prior, Nigel Rayner


SAP ERP users considering a move to SAP S/4HANA, On-Premise Edition need to understand the implications of SAP's latest announcements on their transition options. Use these best practices to identify the right approach.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand the Scope of the 1511 Update
  • Perform a Benefit Analysis to Decide if S/4HANA Has a Role in Your ERP Strategy
  • Do Not Treat the Transition to S/4HANA as a Technical Migration
  • Evaluate the Three S/4HANA On-Premises Transition Options
  • Understand the Key Project Considerations and Tools That Support the Transition to S/4HANA
  • Implement Risk Mitigation Strategies If You Cannot Find Appropriate S/4HANA References

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