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07 June 2024

Navigating SAP S/4HANA Migration: Urgency Along with ECC Support Ending

The imminent digital transformation driven by SAP S/4HANA promises to reshape the business landscape. However, for organisations still reliant on SAP ECC, the countdown to its end of support in 2027 is a pressing reality. The question arises: Is now the right time to transition to SAP S/4HANA, or is waiting a viable option? This article not only delves into the urgency of migration but also highlights how SEIDOR can help in simplifying this complex journey.​​​​

The Evolution of SAP S/4HANA

SAP S/4HANA signifies more than technological advancement; it embodies a strategic shift toward a real-time, intelligent ERP suite. Leveraging in-memory technology, S/4HANA empowers businesses with instant insights, predictive analytics, and a streamlined user experience. Beyond an IT upgrade, this transformation represents an opportunity to revolutionize operations.

The Ticking Clock: End of ECC Support

SAP is set to end mainstream support for ECC by 2027. This deadline underscores the urgency for organisations to evaluate their ERP strategy. Once support ends, ECC systems become vulnerable to security breaches, compliance lapses, and the inability to adapt to changing business demands.

Migrate Now: The Compelling Factors

  1. Security and Compliance: With the end of ECC support, security updates and compliance patches will cease. Migrating to S/4HANA ensures a secure environment that meets evolving compliance standards.
  2. Strategic Edge: Early adopters of S/4HANA gain access to real-time insights, predictive analytics, and agile decision-making capabilities. This strategic advantage can drive innovation and growth.
  3. Future-Ready: S/4HANA is a gateway to emerging technologies like AI, machine learning, and IoT. Migrating now positions organisations to integrate these innovations seamlessly.
  4. Optimised Processes: S/4HANA streamlines operations, reducing complexity and enhancing efficiency. Migration presents the opportunity to rethink and optimise processes for maximum impact.

Wait and Reflect: Key Considerations

  1. Complexity Analysis: Organisations with intricate landscapes should evaluate migration complexity. Waiting might allow for more meticulous planning.
  2. Resource Allocation: Successful migration requires skilled resources—both human and financial. Waiting could enable better allocation of these resources.
  3. Business Alignment: Rushed migration without proper business assessment might lead to disruptions. Aligning processes and objectives with S/4HANA capabilities is crucial.
  4. Customisations and Integrations: Existing customisations and integrations need thorough evaluation and potential reconfiguration for seamless compatibility with S/4HANA.

Simplifying Migration: MoveUP

SEIDOR MoveUP migration services emerge as a guiding solution in this landscape of urgency and complexity. MoveUP offers an end-to-end SAP S/4HANA automatic migration process, streamlining assessment, planning, execution, and optimization. Backed by SEIDOR’s expertise, MoveUP empowers organisations to migrate confidently, minimizing disruptions and maximizing benefits.

Ready to Migrate from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA?

As 2027 approaches, the imperative to migrate to SAP S/4HANA becomes undeniable, given the risks and missed opportunities associated with ECC’s end of support. SEIDOR MoveUP provides a clear path forward, ensuring efficient navigation through migration complexities. The time for action is now, ensuring organisations are poised for an innovative, efficient, and competitive future.

Get in contact today with one of our S/4 HANA migration specialists to learn more about the path to migrating away from SAP ECC. Contact us today on 01 697 1818


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