New Whitepaper from Winshuttle Reveals Best Practice for Transition to SAP S/4HANA

Bothell, Washington – August 13, 2018 –  Winshuttle has launched a new whitepaper aimed at sharing best practice with organizations as they migrate to SAP S/4HANA. Written in association with Uğur Hasdemir, an independent SAP S/4HANA consultant, the whitepaper is full of advice for SAP users no matter where they are at in their migration journey: starting to plan their move, or in the process of transitioning to the new platform.

According to analyst group Gartner, by 2020 35% of SAP’s customer base will be running on S/4HANA. However, many SAP users are confused about the different deployment options available, and some assume that it’s just a straight forward upgrade from SAP ERP 6.0.

Hasdemir explains: “SAP will cease to support its current Business Suite in 2025. Although that’s over six years away, businesses, especially large corporates with years of legacy data to migrate, shouldn’t underestimate the enormity of the task ahead of them.”

Jorge Ruiz, product marketing manager at Winshuttle said: “We work with businesses of all sizes helping them through every stage of the migration journey and it’s clear that at the start of the process some see S/4HANA just as a mandatory technology upgrade but that’s not the case.

“That’s why we wrote the whitepaper to help organizations fully understand what’s involved. For example, it’s a common misconception that S/4HANA is only an IT project. It’s actually a change management challenge for the whole business.

“Business owners need to be involved in the process from the beginning as the new platform enables different ways of working and organizations will need to evaluate and adapt their existing business processes.

“The whitepaper will also help demystify the various approaches to migration based on how quickly a business wants to realize the benefits of the new platform, the effectiveness of the current SAP ERP deployment, and the complexity of the current SAP landscape.”
The whitepaper is available to download here. Whether implementing SAP S/4HANA for the first time or migrating from an older SAP system, Winshuttle can help businesses on their transition journey. To find out more visit www.winshuttle.com/s4-hana.

About Uğur Hasdemir:
Uğur is an SAP S/4HANA expert and was involved in one of the first S/4HANA Finance implementations in Europe. He is currently working on an S/4HANA implementation project at one of the world’s largest airlines. He shares his knowledge regularly at s4hanablog.com.

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