Deep-dive on the SAP transformation journey and focus more on how to start and prepare the baseline before embarking on the journey. We can also call this to be Pre-Discover phase, where we set up the required baselines in order to achieve the transformation goals be it Greenfield Implementation or Brownfield Conversion.
Key Phases of SAP S/4HANA Transformation
- Business Case and Planning
- Project Design
- Build and Test
- Strategy and Plan
- Change Monitoring
Business Case Planning
Evaluate possible S/4HANA Transition scenarios and approaches based on Business Strategy, Current SAP Landscape, Time To Value and Architectural Impact.
- The Greenfield Approach
- The Brownfield Approach
- Hybrid Approach
Identify the current state of the landscape with an analysis of the current business processes, usage of the system.
Understand the business benefits of SAP S/4HANA to the current business and plan the To-Be Process Architecture.
- Landscape Assessment
- Process Assessment
- Timeline Assessment
- Stakeholder Analysis
Build and Test
Define the To Be Process Architecture by performing Fit to Gap Analysis and compatibility of the existing processes.
Identify key performance improvements and metrics by :
- Technical Impact Analysis. Eg. Custom Code Impact Analysis
- Functional Impact Analysis. Eg. Simplification items
- Interface Analysis
Strategy and Plan
Build the roadmap, transformation approach, business case document, and cutover strategy.
This plays a key role in setting the stage with businesses on immediate drivers and benefits.
This includes definition of :
- Project Roadmap
- Process Roadmap
- Cutover Plan
- SAP Activate Plan
Implement and Manage SAP Change with governance and impact analysis.
Build a change management board to drive change strategy and control.
- Managing Changes to the landscapes
- Monitor Mission Critical Application Changes
- Build change impact analysis to run the business as usual
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