Assessing the ECC System before an SAP S/4HANA Cloud Implementation for a Utilities Major in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia​

A leading utilities major wanted to move from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1811. They chose KTern to complete a comprehensive assessment and build a risk-free roadmap for their transition to a cloud ERP.

KTern's Value

Industry Vertical


Products and Service

Operation and Maintenance for power production and water desalination


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Source System



Oracle – 7914 GB

Number of SAP Users


Company Codes


Custom Objects





Faster Assessment


Automated Assessment


Reduction in Configuration Time


Improved Project Collaboration & Efficiency

The Situation

  1. The utilities major wanted to move from ECC to S/4HANA in order to digitize their business for the new age
  2. In addition, they wanted to get rid of capital expenditures and run their business on operational expenses
  3. To fulfill this vision, they decided to move from ECC to S/4HANA Cloud
  4. Considering their unconventional choice, they knew that they needed a lot of insights on business and IT
  5. In particular, the utilities major wanted to know the impact on the business due to custom code
  6. As the next step, they also wanted a fool-proof plan for their transition from on-premise ERP to cloud ERP
  7. Estimations predicted 30 man-days to complete their assessment manually and plot the roadmap
  8. The search was on for automation driven assessments to reduce the cost, time and effort required
  9. After comparing multiple products and services, they finally chose KTern to fulfill their requirements

How did KTern help?

  1. KTern was connected to the SAP ECC sandbox system within 5 minutes with no configurations required
  2. An automated assessment report was generated to illustrate the technical, functional, and business process impact of moving from ECC on-premise to S/4HANA Cloud
  3. The assessment helped auto-generate a stress-free S/4HANA Cloud Implementation roadmap
  4. The complete assessment was completed in 3 days instead of 30 man-days

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