Author:
Bipin Shah
Vice President & Group Head, SAP Practice
Tech Mahindra

In today’s hyper-connected digital world, businesses are under immense pressure to innovate, transform at scale with speed, capture emerging opportunities, and stay agile. Digital transformation is no longer an aspiration; it’s a necessity.  As businesses make their way through their digital transformation journey, they aspire to become an intelligent enterprise that is more resilient, sustainable, and efficient.

An intelligent enterprise leverages advanced technologies and best practices to transform business processes, deliver exceptional experiences, and quickly turn insights into action. It centralizes data, processes, and applications to gain transparency, break down departmental silos, and focus on higher value outcomes. Additionally, it helps gather insights from customers and employees to orchestrate internal and external resources, optimize business operations, and gain operational excellence.

Moving to SAP S/4HANA: Becoming an Intelligent Enterprise

For many organizations running on legacy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, migration to SAP S/4HANA is critical to transforming into an intelligent enterprise and staying competitive in the digital age.

SAP S/4HANA is an intelligent ERP system with built-in advanced technologies that help automate and streamline business processes, provide greater flexibility, and improve integration and agility to accelerate an organization’s digital transformation journey.

Furthermore, SAP S/4HANA, together with Rise with SAP, an all-in-one solution, puts businesses ahead of the competition and enables them to take their business transformation strategy miles ahead. This concierge service helps organizations undertake the SAP S/4HANA migration journey in a unique way that suits their requirements. 

Rise with SAP bundles together an S/4HANA-powered intelligent suite for streamlining core processes, unified business process intelligence for real-time data and predictive insights, a business network for seamless collaboration with partners to drive connected processes, and a business technology platform that allows organizations to innovate quickly.

Let’s look at how SAP S/4HANA migration helps businesses accelerate their digital transformation journey to become intelligent enterprises.

Greater Resilience and Agility

Market volatility puts the resilience and relevance of information technology (IT) assets to the test. To ensure that business operations are streamlined and running smoothly, it is important to have solutions that are future ready, agile, and resilient to market fluctuations. Upgrading your legacy ERP platform to SAP S/4HANA is one of the best ways to adapt to market changes.

Migrating to SAP S/4HANA is critical as it helps you to dynamically reallocate resources according to new priorities and real-time business operations. Moreover, it offers agility through simplified data models and intelligent automation capabilities to transform business, and IT functions, promising remarkable results.

Digitalized and Automated Business Operations

SAP S/4HANA migration helps to digitalize and streamline business workflows and simplify the management and administrative tasks across the IT landscape through automation. It empowers organizations to utilize new technologies for improved communication and integration. It offers real-time visibility into data, infrastructure, and network resources through centralization and brings transparency into various operational processes. SAP S/4HANA utilizes the power of its HANA in-memory database and serves as the digital core for business process automation.

End-to-end Process Visibility

Businesses often look for an advanced and analytical solution that can provide end-to-end business process insights along with continuous innovation and intelligence. Intelligent ERP systems such as SAP S/4HANA offer advanced analytical capabilities and end-to-end process visibility that improve business process execution speed and quality. It can cater to an organization's rapidly changing infrastructure requirements and supports mission-critical end-to-end processes.

Real-time Updates and Actionable Insights

SAP S/4HANA is the next generation ERP system that empowers businesses with real-time insights, enabling business processes to be more responsive. With embedded analytical capability, SAP S/4HANA provides businesses with real-time updates and actionable insights on business-critical data.

Furthermore, with in-built Virtual Data Models (VDM) and predefined queries, SAP S/4HANA delivers data in centralized dashboards, which is also helpful to generate actionable reports. Businesses can also tailor the data according to specific job roles and business needs. The realtime updates allow enterprises to think and operate intelligently to generate vast improvements in performance and efficiency.

Faster and Smarter Decision Making

SAP S/4HANA helps businesses gain agility and operational excellence through intelligence, automation, and digitalization. It also offers increased scalability to support data storage and data analysis needs. It boosts the integration and efficiency of operations and makes it easier for businesses to plan, execute, analyze, and adopt new business models at exponential speed. Moreover, SAP continues to innovate its solutions with technological advancements such as conversational user interface(UI), predictive accounting, and more. These implementations enhance the ability of businesses to make informed, data-driven decisions faster.

Higher Productivity

Every quarter, SAP releases additional features and integrations in SAP S/4HANA that make its core more competent, efficient, and intelligent. SAP S/4HANA runs on SAP’s HANA in-memory database that provides improved performance for complex and time-critical business processes. It includes a range of innovative features such as instant search, simplified data tables, and workflow optimization capabilities that improve data management and speed of reporting and enhance overall business productivity.

Choosing the Right Partner to Accelerate SAP S/4HANA Migration

Building a unified and holistic strategy to understand the current state of the IT infrastructure and business process requirements is a prerequisite for migrating to SAP S/4HANA. A well-planned digital transformation strategy helps businesses ease the transition from a legacy ERP system to intelligent SAP S/4HANA. The right SAP partner can help enterprises navigate the journey seamlessly while taking care of all aspects of the IT infrastructure and business processes.

Tech Mahindra and SAP extend partnerships to help businesses choose their digital transformation path, ease the transition and transform into an intelligent enterprise. Tech Mahindra also helps businesses leverage ‘Rise with SAP’ package to fast pace their business transformation journey to become an intelligent enterprise.

Join us at SAPPHIRE 2022, May 10-12, Orlando at BOOTH PA714 to explore more & plan your SAP S/4HANA migration roadmap!

About the Author

Bipin Shah
Vice President & Group Head, SAP Practice
Year of Experience: 28+ Years

Bipin Shah is an accomplished and progressive leader with over three decades of experience in SAP and related domains. He is a perfect epitome of commitment blended with a result-oriented approach.  Bipin Shah has successfully delivered exceptional results in the past across multiple large programs with his sharp intellect, subject matter expertise and  leadership skills. Bipin Shah is currently serving as Vice President & Group Head, SAP Practice at Tech Mahindra.