Building an SAP S/4HANA Business Case for a Fertilizer Manufacturer in Australia

A leading fertilizer manufacturer, along with their SAP system integrator, opted for KTern to expedite their SAP S/4HANA Assessment and establish a roadmap for a seamless transition from ECC 6 to S/4HANA

Industry Vertical

Agri - Business

Products & Services

Fertilizers Manufacturing, Trading and Distribution, Supply Chain Management, Consulting and Support



Source System




Total number of Users


Custom Objects Size (in Number)


Number of Interfaces



Improvement in Workforce Productivity


Effective SAP Planning


faster project kick-off​


improved project collaboration & efficiency​

A leading fertilizer manufacturer, along with their SAP system integrator, opted for KTern to expedite their SAP S/4HANA Assessment and establish a roadmap for a seamless transition from ECC 6 to S/4HANA.

The Company

The customer, a key player in the agricultural sector, specializes in the production, marketing, and distribution of fertilizers and grains. With decades of experience, their mission is to deliver top-quality agricultural products and innovative solutions to farmers and agribusinesses worldwide.

Currently operating on SAP ECC 6 EHP 8, they aimed to transition to SAP S/4HANA. To align with SAP best practices, they needed to thoroughly analyze their current IT infrastructure, evaluate the impact of the migration, and create a detailed project plan for the system conversion. This plan required a well-defined timeline, resource allocation, and effort estimation.

To facilitate this process, they leveraged KTern, an automated Digital Workspace based on the SAP Activate framework. KTern was used to conduct the SAP S/4HANA Readiness Assessment, automating and managing the entire conversion process from start to finish, thus ensuring a seamless and efficient transition to SAP S/4HANA.

The Situation​

  1. Difficulty understanding the current SAP landscape.
  2. Challenges in identifying areas for improvement.
  3. Risk of hindering the smooth transition to S/4HANA.
  4. Inability to accurately assess existing systems.
  5. Hindered implementation of industry-specific enhancements.
  6. Potential mismatch between operational needs and new system capabilities.
  7. Significant concerns regarding custom code compatibility with S/4HANA.
  8. Need for detailed analysis and planning for seamless migration.
  9. Lack of clarity on the timeline for transitioning to S/4HANA.
  10. Risks in planning and resource allocation due to uncertain migration schedule.
  11. Potential disruptions to business operations during the migration period.
  12. There is a crucial need for developing effective data migration strategies.
  13. Ensuring data integrity and minimal disruption to operations during the transition.

How did KTern help?​

  1. KTern.AI facilitated comprehensive transformation projects by providing impact analysis and digital mapping, expediting the transition to S/4HANA.
  2. Profiling business processes using KTern.AI offered enhanced visibility and insights for redefining processes aligned with SAP Scope Items.
  3. KTern.AI streamlined and automated enterprise operations, leveraging data-driven analysis to guide the customer's SAP digital transformation planning.
  4. KTern.AI reviewed interfaces, and user profiles, and provided a clear analysis of how custom objects would impact the S/4HANA migration, ensuring informed decisions
  5. Created a high-level transition timeline based on assessment KPIs, focusing on efforts for custom code remediation and optimization.
  6. KTern.AI published a detailed Reporting Dashboard for project stakeholders and offered an automated high-level roadmap for SAP S/4HANA transformation, ensuring clarity and alignment throughout the project.

KTern-Driven Benefits​

  1. “S/4HANAPEDIA” empowered project automation and governance​.
  2. Cost and effort savings due to reduced resource deployment​.
  3. Huge time savings due to the elimination of configurations and manual work. ​
  4. Improved collaboration and efficiency among all project stakeholders​.
  5. One product to control the project from start to finish​.