Gartner Research

Best Practices in Planning for SAP S/4HANA — 2017 Update

Published: 20 March 2017

ID: G00323511

Analyst(s): Derek Prior, Nigel Rayner

Summary

Gartner has been tracking the evolution and adoption of SAP S/4HANA since its February 2015 launch. Application leaders looking to transform their ERP environments should use Gartner's updated best practices to decide if, when and how they might adopt S/4HANA.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

  • How to Use This Research

Analysis

  • Analyze the Evolution of SAP S/4HANA and Its Different Deployment Options
  • Identify Functional Differences Between S/4HANA and Your Current SAP ERP Deployment
  • Perform a High-Level Benefit Analysis to Understand the Potential Impact of S/4HANA
  • Define Your S/4HANA Adoption Strategy

Gartner Client Case Studies

  • Identify the Most Appropriate Path to S/4HANA and Monitor Its Adoption
  • Establish the Key Project Considerations and Tools That Support the Transition to S/4HANA
  • Prospective SAP Users Should Evaluate S/4HANA as the Preferred SAP Solution

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