IBM earned 2019 SAP Service Award for Partner Excellence for SAP S/4HANA

SAP recognized IBM in EMEA/MEE region for its excellence in overall sales, innovation, technology and services, as well as in solution-specific areas.

What is SAP S/4HANA?

For enterprise resource planning (ERP), SAP S/4HANA gives you a powerful suite of business applications based on a unified framework. Innovative in-memory processing permits a near real-time single source of truth for business data. 

Why IBM?

Migrating to SAP S/4HANA can be complicated and costly. But getting help from IBM doesn't mean you give up control of the process. IBM experts are equipped with extensive industry-specific expertise that can reduce your migration hassles, integrate the power of AI and streamline your implementation.

Thanks to our IBM and SAP solutions, we are achieving the digital transformation that will help us strengthen our competitiveness in a fast-moving marketplace.

Faizan Mustafa, CIO/Head of IT, Indus Motor Company Ltd

Are you ready for SAP S4/HANA?

Get started with your move to SAP S/4HANA

In this paper, we identify the business value of SAP S/4HANA in the context of companies’ overall digital transformation, and recommend factors to help assess how and when to begin the migration.

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.

Start your assessment

To start the process, sign up for the IBM HANA Impact Assessment today. It can assess the full end-to-end impact of your move, including data, custom code, interfaces and down to Level 4 business processes.


Understand if you are ready to make the move to S/4HANA

S/4HANA Value Accelerator can help you understand if you are ready to make the move to S/4HANA. 

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

Determine your S/4HANA adoption and migration scenario

IBM S/4HANA experts work with you on the scenario, based on a number of factors, including compatibility of specific line-of-business and industry solutions. SAP Digital Transformation 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™

Improve performance and focus on growth and innovation

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.

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

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

Global leader Evoqua implements SAP S/4HANA in under six months

Using IBM’s recognized expertise, Evoqua, a global leader in water technologies, managed a six months implementation of SAP S/4HANA on 100 million dollars’ worth of business. The results were: better insights, superior performance and visibility into their operations.

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.

Centria simplifies key business processes and boosts productivity

“We decided to deploy SAP S/4HANA because the solution enabled us to deploy best-practice processes for areas like logistics and inventory out-of-the-box. To ensure a successful implementation, we wanted a partner with experience in SAP S/4HANA deployments and specifically logistics, and IBM ticked both of those boxes.”

— CIO, Centria

Heavy-equipment firm selects IBM for migration to SAP S/4HANA

CTE wanted to simplify its existing IT environment to gain a unified view of operations and accelerate data analysis. IBM experts helped them move to SAP S/4HANA to reduce manual administrative work and free up staff — allowing more time to focus on value-added tasks.

SAP Security and GRC Strategy Services

Let IBM monitor threats to your SAP platform, help you respond, and disrupt attacks against your highly valuable and regulated data.

Managed SAP Applications

Traditional IT environments may lack agility and speed. Moving your SAP applications to a managed cloud can deliver the flexibility and scalability you need.

Db2 Database for SAP

IBM Db2® for SAP solutions offers tight integration, accelerated performance and reliability for your core business processes — all on a wide choice of platforms.

Application Development and Management Services

Increase the efficiency of your applications and get real-time insight into the most important business KPIs to proactively address issues before they become business problems.

Additional resources


SAP S/4HANA as the Digital ERP core for organizations on a Digital Reinvention™ journey


What if you could keep track of customer preferences at the city and neighborhood level or better yet predict them?


Attack of the acronyms! SAP, HANA, ERP, IoT and what they mean for your business

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