How KTern.AI helps IT Directors to Ease Automations?

DXaaS Nov 24, 2022

An Information technology (IT) director is the person in charge of technology within an organization. IT directors manage technology resources and employees to ensure that IT operations run smoothly.

IT directors are responsible for ensuring all parts of a company's IT infrastructure function effectively. This includes managing networks, servers, storage, security and applications. In some companies, the IT director and CIO are the same person and the two terms are used interchangeably.

This blog will discuss how KTern.AI is appropriate for the IT Directors.

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About SAP

77% of the World’s Transaction Revenue touches an SAP System.

An SAP is one of the world's top software developers for business process management, SAP creates products that streamline efficient data processing and information exchange between IT organizations.

Each business function stores its own operational data in a separate database, which is a common practice in traditional business models for decentralized data management.

Because of this, it is challenging for staff members from various business functions to access one another's information. Additionally, data duplication across numerous departments raises IT storage costs and the possibility of data errors.

Overview of SAP S/4HANA

SAP S/4HANA is an ERP business suite that enables organizations to carry out transactions and analyze business data in real-time, based on the SAP HANA in-memory database.

The core of SAP's strategy to help clients go through digital transformation, a broadly defined process where they can change current business processes and models or develop new ones, is S/4HANA, also known as the "digital core." Because of this, the businesses are better able to adapt to shifting business needs, customer demands, and environmental conditions. This S/4HANA-based business environment is referred to by SAP as the intelligent enterprise.

The SAP HANA in-memory database architecture and the incorporation of cutting-edge technologies enable S/4HANA to analyze more data more quickly than prior SAP ERP products.

With the help of a simplified data model, lean architecture, and a new user experience based on the tile-based SAP Fiori UX, S/4HANA was created to make ERP more contemporary, quicker, and simpler to use. The advanced technologies AI, machine learning, IoT, and advanced analytics are all included in or integrated into S/4HANA.

Roles and responsibilities of an IT Director

There are certain Roles and Responsibilites for an IT Director to follow in an Organization. Some of the responsibilities of the IT director are the following:

  • Establishing and achieving SMART goals for IT systems.
  • Handling capacity planning.
  • Management of  IT staffs, including hiring IT staffs, direct supervision, fostering departmental collaboration, and handling IT employee concerns and performance.
  • Developing cybersecurity strategy, and removing security risks and vulnerabilities in IT department.
  • Supervising the deployment and upgrades of IT hardware and IT software.
  • Supervising IT help desk.
  • Preparing financial budgets and presenting proposals to IT executors.
  • Coordination of the IT tasks to ensure maximum availability and minimal downtime, such as software updates.
  • Collaborating with outside consultants and vendors.
  • Overseeing networking, development, and disaster recovery procedures.
  • Contacting other departments when a problem arises.

What are the Key Skills required for an IT Director ?

According to job descriptions, IT directors must possess in-depth technical knowledge as well as technical experience in a number of IT-related fields. They must also possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Some specific skills IT directors need to prioritize include the following
Some specific skills IT directors need to prioritize include the following

Budgeting

IT Directors frequently supervise and control an organization's investment in IT personnel and resources.

Problem Solving

IT Directors must take into account business objectives and typically adopt a strategic rather than a tactical approach to solving technical problems.

Policy Setting

IT Directors develop, implement and scale up IT policy.

Business Analysis

IT Directors examine performance trends and business intelligence, then use that data to solve problems in the business world.

Team Leadership Skills

Effective delegation techniques and team management are essential aspects of IT Directors.

Vendor Management

Working with vendors, service providers, and consultants requires a lot of negotiation.

Communication Skills

IT Directors must possess strong interpersonal skills to effectively coordinate process and strategy among various other managers and departments.

Industry Knowledge

IT Directors must keep abreast of evolving technological and industry trends.

KTern.AI – DxaaS

Companies that go through digital transformation are left with a massive enterprise-level data silo with no room for additional innovation. As a result, a brand-new model has emerged in which various technology and service providers are competing and discrete consulting and IT projects have been combined into a "as-a-service" model. With the ability to adapt to shifting business environments, the digital transformation as a service (DXaaS) model enables continuous, end-to-end transformations.

The DXaaS model aims to democratise digital transformation and boost the chances of the DX initiative's success by allowing for flexibility, scalability, and greater integrations among various tech and service providers.

KTern. AI is a ready-to-use automated Digital Workspace with a focus on SAP S/4HANA transformations that has automation features for project execution and business operations. S4HANAPEDIA, the engine that automatically learns knowledge. Through the SAP Activate Methodology's Discover, Prepare, Explore, Realize, Deploy, and Run phases, AI provides stakeholders with insightful information.

Getting started with KTern

How does KTern.AI work with SAP?

The SAP S/4HANA digital transformation will be aided by the use of the product KTern. The SAP Activate Project Management framework is used to help the company's clients. It features a state-of-the-art platform for collaboration and machine learning algorithms to improve the performance of future-proof machines.

How does KTern.AI work with SAP
How does KTern.AI work with SAP

Prior to the migration, KTern.AI assists with the creation of the business case and provides an automatically generated, organization-specific blueprint for the ECC to S/4HANA migration.

To deliver this, a thorough automated SAP S/4HANA readiness assessment must be finished in less than 24 hours. This blueprint will help you determine the best course of action for your ECC to S/4HANA migration in terms of strategy, effort estimate, system sizing, execution, project management, and quality.

KTern.AI for IT Directors

The system conversion approach makes deploying SAP S/4HANA easy for businesses who are currently using SAP (ECC).

KTern.AI is an All-in-One Digital Workplace for SAP Projects with 12 integrated modules that aims to fully automate and manage SAP S/4HANA Migrations.

Navigating to the Module Kernel from the left panel, you’ll be able to access the five Digital Streams of KTern.

The 5 Modules of KTern.AI
The 5 Modules of KTern.AI
  • Automated simulation of processes and projects using KTern.AI 'Digital Maps'
  • Automated enterprise project orchestration using KTern.AI 'Digital Projects'
  • Automated SAP specific business testing using KTern.AI 'Digital Labs'
  • Automated business process governance using KTern.AI 'Digital Process'
  • Automated business and management consulting using KTern.AI 'Digital Mines'

KTern. AI Modules is the underlying framework that manages change and ensures knowledge transfer for all parties involved in the digital transformation, including SAP, customers, partners, system integrators, and partners.

Benefits of KTern.AI -

Digital Maps for IT Directors

Analysis of business process, landscape, custom process with the impact of the changes and simplifications of S/4HANA and optimization insights.

Derivation of roadmap and effort for ERP transformation with TCO estimator, with risk predictor and resolution insights from inbuilt engine S4HANAPEDIA.AI.

1. Business Process Mining :

Understand your business process and benefit from continuous data-to-value insights with SAP Automation

  • Enterprise Structure Mining

Genrate your enterprise structure using the master, cuscustomizingnd transactional data stored in the SAP system. This structure offers detailed operational insights. This would make it easier for the SAP CIO, architects, IT Directors, functional consultants, and test managers to comprehend the organisational structure using operational insights.

Enterprise Structure Mining
Enterprise Structure Mining 

2. Landscape Assessment :

Understand your landscape and benefit from continuous data-to-value insights with SAP Automation

  • Interface Review

Recognize your interface connections and evaluate them in light of insights into likely connections based on usage. The work of SAP Architects, IT Directors, SAP BASIS Consultants, Integration Consultants, and Engineers would be made easier by having instant access to information about potential interfaces that are actually in use.

Interface Review
Interface Review
  • User Profiling

Realize thorough profiling of users, including knowledge of their activity, type, class, admin, system, and licence type. This would make it easier for SAP IT Directors, IT Managers, Process SMEs, and Audit Consultants to plan users' transitions and gain the advantages of user licence optimization.

User Profiling
User Profiling

3. Custom Code Analysis :

Understand your custom codes and benefit from continuous data-to-value insights with SAP Automation

  • Custom Code Impact Analysis

Analyze the impact of Custom Code when implementing S/4HANA, taking into account the impact on various areas, objects, code lines, levels of effort, and SAP Notes. Rapid analysis of the 300k+ SAP simplifications for the most recent version would greatly simplify the work of SAP Technical Consultants and Functional Consultants engaged in custom code migration.

Custom Code Impact Analysis
Custom Code Impact Analysis
  • Custom Code Optimization Analysis

Assess the custom code optimization scope of your SAP ERP system, with insights on optimization - areas, objects, effort, level. This would greatly simplify the work of SAP Technical Consultants and Functional Consultants for implementing the efficient use of custom reports and transactions.

Custom Code Optimization Analysis
Custom Code Optimization Analysis

4. Timeline and Effort Estimation :

Determine your effort, timelines and benefit from continuous data-to-value insights with SAP DXaaS Automation

  • S/4HANA Transition Plan

Create your high level plan for switching to S/4HANA based on how the impact of simplification items, custom code impact, technical upgrade considerations, compatibility checks, risk variables, and test scope will affect it. In planning the transition, this would make it easier for the SAP CIO, project managers, IT directors, and architects.

S/4HANA Transition Plan
S/4HANA Transition Plan
  • Effort Estimation

Determine and estimate the amount of work that the customer and system integrator will need to put into the S/4HANA transition. The work of SAP IT Directors, Practice Heads, Project Managers, and Architects in organising the transition would be made simpler as a result.

Effort Estimation
Effort Estimation

These are some of the features of KTern.AI Digital Maps that assist the IT Directors. To Know more :- KTern | Automated DXaaS Platform

Benefits of KTern.AI - Digital Projects for IT Directors

Digital Projects helps to ensure productivity & robust governance in your SAP transformation projects with remote efficiency

1. Digital Signoffs & Workflows :

The workflow automation, streamline your phase closures and UAT signoffs with orchestrated control helps to mitigate the risks in SAP project Go-Lives.

  • SignOff Cockpit

Driven by workflow automation and empowered by SAP Activate, our #1 project governance platform will power your transformation projects. The coordination of phase closures and signoffs would be made simpler for SAP IT Directors, ERP Managers, Project Managers, Test Managers, PMO stakeholders, IT Consultants, and Business Users.

SignOff Cockpit
SignOff Cockpit
  • Smart Project Reporting

Drive your SAP transformation projects with analytical insights, to the delight of CXOs, PMO and project steering committee stakeholders.

Smart Project Reporting
Smart Project Reporting

These are some of the features of KTern.AI Digital Projects that assist the IT Directors. To Know more :- KTern | Automated DXaaS Platform

Benefits of KTern.AI - Digital Mines for IT Directors

It helps to Eliminate Effort, Delays, and risks while saving your costs with Change Impact Analysis

1. Change Impact Mining :

Ensure risk-free go-lives with Autonomous Enterprise Release Impact, which offers data-driven change impact analysis. Identify critical changes to your process and protect your business from disruptions due to change.

  • Change Management Workflows

Develop a successful change management strategy for SAP releases and go-lives. Make it easier for the SAP CIO, IT Directors, ERP Manager, and Project Manager to identify the appropriate users for streamlining change management with digital signoffs. Release your business with conviction and assurance.

  • Autonomous Digital Bots

Develop an intelligent SAP DevOps by deploying self-driven, cognitive digital bots for mining and orchestration. If this were to happen, the work of the SAP IT Director and the DevOps Team would be made simpler in order to address the problems with traditional SAP DevOps, which require a lot of manual labor and months of SAP UI recording or Excel dump-driven change impact analysis.

These are some of the features of KTern.AI Digital Mines that assist the IT Directors. To Know more :- KTern | Automated DXaaS Platform

Conclusion

KTern.AI is designed to help project managers and IT Directors ease their project management activities. It has many features that make a IT Director’s life easier. If you are a IT Director, then this is the perfect blog for you.

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Vignesh Barani S

Vignesh is the Head of Product @ KTern.AI who deals with the engineering of features and deals with functionalities for solving transformation-related problems.

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