Pressure to act is rising: Maintenance of the SAP R/3 system officially expires in 2027 – SAP S/4HANA is on its way! For medium-sized companies, this means that they will be forced to deal intensively with a project of supreme complexity and the risks associated with this. Fear of failure is great and justified in German SMEs. Even large and experienced companies regularly overestimate themselves in the implementation of such projects.
Many non-trivial questions need to be answered before the actual start of the project: What benefits does the new system bring? What does it cost? What are the biggest opportunities and risks? Is there a correct way to set up our project organization? Finding the right answers to these questions points the way forward for the project and puts companies – especially small and medium-sized enterprises – in a position to face their first challenges right from the start.
Many consulting projects have shown that our clients repeatedly commit almost identical implementation errors. In some cases, these mistakes inevitably lead to a loss of balance within the project and thus to the project goals being missed. We have summarized the 10 biggest implementation errors in our impulse “Conversion to SAP S/4HANA”.
As well as a large number of risks, S/4HANA conversion projects also offer companies great opportunities. For example, errors or omissions from the conversion to SAP R/3 can finally be addressed. The process landscape can be largely revised, harmonized and integrated before being mapped in the new system. The quality and use of data can be significantly optimized, thus creating an essential prerequisite for the far-reaching digitalization of process chains. In summary, you will have the rare opportunity to significantly and sustainably increase the performance of the entire company, thus secure, and even expand the competitiveness of your company in the long term.
It is a fine art to minimize risks and, at the same time, make the best possible use of opportunities arising. We are happy to support you in this. As consultants, we can assume a variety of roles in your project: whether as project manager, technical expert or project ambulance – with the help of our competent consultants, you can make your project a success! We will be happy to present our extensive range of services for every phase of your S/4HANA project to you in a personal meeting.
As consultants and partners of well-known family-owned companies and corporations as well as their suppliers, we have been supporting our customers in the manufacturing industry in increasing efficiency for more than 35 years in the areas of organization & processes, production & logistics as well as digital transformation.
We hope that our practical experience from a large number of complex ERP consulting projects will provide you with valuable suggestions for achieving the goals of your conversion project. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.