Appropriate resources = satisfied end users after S/4HANA migration

Appropriate resources = satisfied end users after S/4HANA migration


In this blog series,”The most common pitfalls when moving from SAP to S/4HANA” – we will discuss the seven most common pitfalls and explain how software testing as a service can help. Each week we cover one pitfall and explain how it can be avoided using software testing as a service.

Part 2: Sufficient and appropriate resources

Insufficient resources: Insufficient resources, such as trained staff and budget, can hinder the transition process.

The conversion from SAP to S/4HANA involves significant changes to your business processes and IT landscape, and it is important to ensure that you have sufficient resources to ensure a smooth and successful conversion. Here are some important things to consider when planning your S/4HANA migration:

  1. Appoint a project manager and cross-functional team: It is important to have a dedicated project manager who can oversee the conversion process and ensure that all necessary resources are in place. You should also build a cross-functional team with representatives from different departments and business units, as well as IT professionals who can help with the technical aspects of the conversion.
  2. Plan training and skills: Your team members will need to learn how to use the new S/4HANA system, so it is important to allocate adequate time and resources for training and skill building. Consider offering online training materials, organizing in-person training sessions and appointing mentors or coaches to help team members get up to speed.
  3. Reserve budget for conversion: The S/4HANA migration can be a costly affair, so it is important to set aside sufficient budget to cover the cost of the conversion process. These may include costs for consulting services, software licenses, hardware upgrades and other related expenses.
  4. Develop a project schedule: Create a detailed project schedule with the tasks to be performed during the conversion process and allocate resources and deadlines for each task. This will help you stay on schedule and ensure that the conversion is completed on time.
  5. Consider using a conversion tool: There are a number of tools available that can help automate the conversion process, which can save time and reduce the likelihood of errors. Research the various options and consider whether using a conversion tool is beneficial to your organization.

The key to a successful conversion to S/4HANA is careful planning and allocation of sufficient resources.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your organization has the support it needs to make a smooth transition to the new system.

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