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Migrating to SAP S/4HANA

Introduced in 2016, SAP has found S/4HANA the first cloud-native suite of SAP business applications. SAP S/4HANA was developed specifically for the SAP HANA platform and provides a common foundation for all SAP applications that enable easy integration and sharing. HANA's in-memory processing provides more functionality, embedded analytics, and faster content delivery across the suite compared to traditional transactional workloads.

While SAP S/4HANA is cloud-native, SAP applications do not have to operate in a hosted cloud environment. Instead, the software is available in flexible delivery models, including on-premises; hosted cloud environments (public, single-tenant, multi-tenant, bare-metal); and via Managed Services or Software-as-a Service (SaaS).

For many IT managers, migration to SAP S/4HANA is part of a broader IT transformation strategy that requires modernizing the entire IT stack (infrastructure, platform, and applications). According to a Frost & Sullivan 2017 survey of IT decision makers, one of the key drivers of the cloud is:
• Cost reduction
• Faster delivery of services and applications
• Reduction of hardware and software maintenance costs
• Better positioning of the company to use new technologies
IT executives know that migrating SAP Business Suite to cloud-based SAP S/4HANA is an investment in the company's future – a key part of the overall transformation effort that drives competitive success in the digital age.

When should you start migrating to SAP S/4HANA?

SAP offers SAP Business Suite users a generous time frame for migration to SAP S/4HANA. However, this does not mean that it is in the best interest of the company to wait. Instead, each company needs to determine how to prioritize migration between the dozens (or more) of other important initiatives that compete for budget and resources.

What does alseda offer as an “SAP expertised partner" for the migration to SAP S/4HANA?

    Close and long-standing partnership with SAP in implementation projects
    
Experience with a variety of SAP migrations
    
Understand the IT environment of financial service providers
    
Extensive experience in the processes of financial service providers
    
Proven tools and procedures for migrating from SAP S / 4HANA
    
Customer references related to SAP S/4HANA migrations

Which applications have experience with the migration to SAP S/4HANA?

    SAP FI – Financials
    
SAP BP – Business Partner
    
SAP CML – Loans Management
    
SAP BCA – Deposits
    
SAP CMS – Collateral Management System
    
SAP BS – Banking Services / Deposits Management
    
SAP PE – Payment Engine