Why SAP S/4HANA?

Migrating to SAP S/4HANA gives you a real-time, single source of truth for your business data. Simplified legacy systems and digitized core processes offer efficiency, connect big data and IoT to transactional processes, and drive growth and innovation. With SAP S/4HANA, you are able to make more informed decisions faster.

But getting there can be costly and complicated. That’s how IBM can help. From an initial assessment to help make your business case, to accelerated deployment based on our industry-specific experience, and AI integration to help you make smarter decisions, IBM puts you in control of your SAP S/4HANA migration.

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Eliminate surprises during your migration

See exactly how the IBM SAP S/4HANA assessment tool helps identify the end-to-end impact of migration, including data, custom code, interfaces, and level 4 business processes, resulting in a plan that anticipates obstacles and reduces delays.

Building a Business Case for SAP S/4HANA

Companies are searching for ways to build a seamless, connected and live enterprise — one that works internally across departments, and externally with clients. SAP S/4HANA can empower your organization to run live; find out how IBM can help build your business case.

The IBM SAP HANA Impact Assessment offered a comprehensive review of our processes, the opportunities, and the potential savings that becoming a digital enterprise can deliver.

—Spokesperson, Specialty chemicals company

Services

S/4HANA Value Accelerator

IBM can help you understand if you are ready to make the move to S/4HANA. Services include:

  • IBM HANA Impact Assessment Tool
  • Business process impact
  • Industry and Business Function compatibility
  • HANA Business Case and Roadmap development
  • S/4HANA Migration Center
  • SAP Garage

SAP Digital Transformation Services

IBM S/4HANA experts work with you to determine the correct S/4HANA adoption and migration scenario based on a number of factors, including compatibility of specific line-of-business and industry solutions. Services include:

  • S/4 Journey Starters
  • SAP-certified HANA migration center
  • IBM S/4HANA migration best practices guide
  • IBM SAP upgrade and migration automatic accelerators
  • SAP upgrade and migration services on IBM Cloud

SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management Services

The SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management solution represents the foundational core solution covering all mission-critical business processes that help the CFO simplify and accelerate financial operations, improve performance, and focus on growth and innovation. The solution provides instant insights with on-the-fly analysis across practically all dimensions of financial data.

Case studies

Leading European bakery optimizes its supply chain and boosts sales

With new insight into production and customer preference achieved after working with IBM to migrate to SAP S/4HANA, a leading European bakery was able to optimize its supply chain, boost sales, and expand to new markets.

Leading US-based truck manufacturer achieves 30% productivity increase

Merging financial and operations data after 40 years of growth and acquisitions created unexpected complexities for a US truck manufacturer. Implementing SAP S/4HANA with the help of IBM Services replaced all older systems and delivered real-time, actionable insight into production costs across all employee devices.

OMR Group: Gears up for innovative digital transformation with SAP and IBM

OMR Group engaged IBM Global Business Services to design a future-proof business architecture, based on SAP HANA applications, for group-wide planning, management and real-time information services.

“The IBM HANA Impact Assessment tool is a great way to start your journey to SAP S/ 4HANA. This market leading tool helps SAP customers rapidly identify opportunities to get, and stay, ahead of the value curve. It’s clear today that companies cannot rely on yesterday’s technology to meet today’s business needs.”

—Uwe Grigoleit, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SAP S/4HANA

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Db2 Database for SAP

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Application Development and Management Services

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Additional resources

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