New space for ideas – More time for your own path with S/4HANA®
In early February 2020, SAP announced the extension of guaranteed maintenance for S/4HANA® until 2040. Such a long-term guarantee is practically unprecedented from the Walldorf-based company, and it provides customers of the world’s most widely used ERP system with a unique level of planning security. SAP simultaneously extended support for SAP Business Suite 7.0 until 2027 and the more costly Extended Maintenance until 2030. Time to sit back and relax? “No way,” insists Thoralf Beyer, Chief Sales Officer of PROMOS consult. “The decision from SAP has naturally reduced pressure on both customers and service providers. Instead of putting off this decision for another day, however, we should take advantage of this newly acquired time together to develop tailored approaches for a conversion to S/4HANA®. This is not just about the purely technical necessity of transitioning to a new technology. The new intelligent suite offers our customers unbelievable potential to automate their business processes further and make them more flexible. We want to individually identify and take advantage of these opportunities for each of our customers. We’ve now been given extra time to accomplish this,” explains Beyer. A near-term conversion to S/4HANA® has the additional advantage that customers will more quickly benefit from innovations currently still under development for the S/4 line. This makes the conversion significantly easier today than further down the road.
Every company should tackle such radical, comprehensive projects at its own pace. One company’s precise goal and the underlying vision may have existed for years, leaving just a few wrinkles to be smoothed out. Another company may take the conversion to a new ERP system as an occasion to begin examining the design of business processes and data structures for the first time. And yet another company may handle things “quick and dirty” without tinkering around on new solutions for long. One thing is clear: this newly acquired time buffer gives you the opportunity to start at the very roots of the project and contemplate a complete restructuring of your system. No matter which path you decide to take, the transformation experts at PROMOS have solution designs and implementation suggestions for all possible directions and will be happy to accompany you on a successful journey into the future. Get started right away and fill this new free space with your ideas!
We are here to support you with topical web seminars (next web seminar discussing S/4HANA® is on 3 March 2020 – only in German language), technical articles (e.g. IT&I No. 28 route planner with S/4HANA®) and in personal consultations!