SAP S/4 HANA Consulting, Implementation, Migration & AMS (Annual Maintenance services)

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4 min readFeb 6, 2020


SAP HANA Consulting, Implementation, Migration & AMS

Nowadays, companies invest huge amounts to employ software or tools that can optimize their workforce. However, they rely on just the creation process. In fact, some succumb to the idea that the creation of a system is enough to drive benefits. This is nothing less than a misconception as the installation of an application is just the tip of the iceberg. There is a lot more to be done and continuously done to unleash the true potential of the system or technology. Similar is the case with SAP S/4 HANA integration.

In case you have decided to migrate your existing infrastructure to SAP S/4 HANA, you need to take into consideration all round process. Starting from consulting to implementation, migration and maintenance services, the process encompasses all. If you aren’t sure about how and what, then this article is just the right thing for you. Let’s uncover the prospects of each of the stages in detail.

SAP Consulting

SAP S/4 HANA migration or implementation process starts with consulting the organization on the need to migrate their existing business processes into SAP, outlining the prospects that opine the importance of a streamlined ERP system and how do SAP help in attaining the same. Getting downsized by the complexities in the implementation process is not the way and what you can do is hire an experienced firm or a consulting agency that will take over the needs of all-round migration to SAP infrastructure.

SAP Implementation

Following SAP consultation, SAP Implementation process must be planned very carefully in a way, that it does not disrupt the existing infrastructure. Before making the change, you need to be sure about several factors.

  1. Remove all unnecessary data from the system, clearing the production database so that the implementation process gets streamlined. This also reduces the hardware cost of SAP S/4 HAHA.
  2. Scan through the different custom codes as part of the SAP ERP system and delete the ones that are no longer used.
  3. Estimate the size of the SAP S/4 HANA hardware, you can do this using the right thumb rule.
  4. A major integration in the new release of SAP S/4 HANA is the Fiori apps. However, to harness the real potential of these, you need to keep a plan ready for change management. This helps you deal better with the upcoming challenges.
  5. To ensure that migration to SAP S/4 HANA is not only quick but also free from glitches, perform a system run to test the functionality affirming the presence of a valid conversion path. In case, the path is missing, the conversion process would get delayed.
  6. Educate your team and the entire workforce on the implementation of SAP S/4 HANA.

An automated tool is used to test the readiness of your system to run SAP S/4 HANA. In case you already have SAP S/4 implemented but you are expanding to a different location, the SAP roll-out feature will help integrate data without having the need to start from scratch. Here are the steps to it:

  • Scrutinize business processes to map the taxation system.
  • Draft a roll-out roadmap
  • Implement the proposed solution
  • Educate members and make them adept in SAP practices.

SAP Migration

An SAP Data Migration service must be capable of migrating all kinds of data in a non-SAP ecosystem to an SAP driven digital economy. Also, it should adhere to the migratory needs of the tools, technology, documents, templates, and framework. In addition to the above, an efficient migration service can test, analyze, cleanse and extract legacy data to boost the process of migration.

SAP S/4 HANA is a new introduction in the SAP family and while migrating your organization data to this, you need to adopt a migration strategy so that the entire process takes place smoothly.

SAP AMS (Annual Maintenance Support)

Once you start using the SAP system, there will always be a need for time-to-time maintenance of the system in terms of technical updates, statutory patches, process changes, etc. and hence, it is important that you incorporate SAP annual maintenance support services to ensure that your system is in accordance with the industry standards.

Most Consulting companies and SAP service providers offer AMS or Annual Maintenance Services to keep an eye on the functioning of the system and fix errors, even before they harm the entire infrastructure. An effective annual maintenance service comprises of programs that take care of the enterprise enhancements, maintenance, upgrades, system acquisition, business operations, device functionality, SAP feasibility and application updates. You can customize the same based on your requirements and stay abreast of all the changes in the business world.

The End

While all of this seems pretty easy, reality has a different opinion and it is advocated that instead of stepping in the shoe yourself, hire an expert or an SAP agency that would help you upgrade and enhance your existing infrastructure to SAP S/4 HANA seamlessly.



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