A few years back SAP introduced HANA as the next generation database and announced that by 2025 all SAP applications will only support HANA as the database. Many of the 350,000 clients seem to take the wait-and-see approach when it comes to adopting HANA.
Considering the complexity, cost and often lack of clarity on the business benefits of migrating to the HANA platform wait-and-see may seem like a wise approach.
However, with the way and at the speed that science and technology is transforming industries and businesses, organizations cannot survive and thrive in coming years if they wait until 2025 or even 2020. The fact is that many of the most promising technologies out there such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet Of Things (IoT), Robotics, automation, Big Data…etc. does not work well on the old SAP ERP (ECC6 or older).
More business reasons to migrate NOW:
Simplicity in using HANA DB – HANA database does not need aggregate tables anymore, making data access much faster, and the database structure leaner.
User friendliness & natural interface – HANA based applications from SAP now come with a much needed and improved web based GUI. This means supporting interface on any device from desktop, laptop, tablet Y mobile phones.
Speed – With HANA database generating reports executing complex processes such as year-end financials now only takes seconds, instead of hours or even days! With business insight being available in seconds or in real time that means faster decision making, saving time, money & precious resources. Real time insight means taking action now instead of having to wait days and weeks to react.
Competitive Edge – The sooner you are reaping the benefits of HANA the sooner your company will get the benefits of a faster, leaner and more agile environment.
Availability of qualified resources – One important takeaway from the Y2K frenzy was that if you wait too long to start preparing for the year 2000 to update your systems you will be paying a lot more for qualified consultants and programmers. The longer you wait for migrating to HANA the more likely you will hit a shortage of qualified people to help you in your journey.
So, if your organization is operating on an older SAP ERP platform and you want to be around, and be thriving in 2025, then it is time to get off the sidelines and make future proofing your business a top priority NOW.
Future proofing your organization running on SAP starts by conducting an accurate, fact-based and speedy assessment of your ERP system to help build the business case and calculate the ROI for transforming your systems and processes, regardless of what platform you choose.
But as you know the traditional way of SAP assessment could take months and suck up a lot of money and other resources. That is why we use an automated, fact-based and fast maturity assessment service that takes fraction of the time and money of the traditional consulting route and requires no resource allocation.
Over 1,600 SAP clients have used the automated maturity assessments across 15 industries with an amazing average ROI of saving $6 for every $1 spent!
To learn more download this KPMG report SHOULD WE MIGRATE TO S/4HANA? on migration and setting up a winning strategy and roadmap.
Contact us NOW to help you in your transformation journey as we save you time, money & resources.
About the author:
Mark Ghaderi is an international revenue growth consultant, author, sales coach, technology consultant, mentor, entrepreneur and social selling evangelist with twenty five years of driving business results across the globe.
Vital Strategies Pte Ltd. Provides Revenue Growth & Business Transformation services to companies across the APAC region, helping to grow their top line & improve efficiency through digital transformation, improving sales execution & leveraging Customer Success to grow revenue across the entire customer lifecycle.
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