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This was a Meet the Expert session

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Recorded sessions are available in the SAP Learning Hub


Focus to provide guidance on greenfield vs conversion project

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Learning objectives are shown above

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Tutorial available later this year

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Are you digital yet?



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Table reduction

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When take the S4 train?

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Full content available in October


Greenfield vs Conversion

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New implementation - greenfield


Landscape consolidation

Six questions are shown above

Moving the needle

If 6 answers are higher than 18 should do system conversion

If points lower than 18 go with new implementation

Can you move in a one step procedure?  Are there technical reasons you can do it in one step?  If you are typically on ECC 6.0, then have a clear 5 point answer

If system is still non-Unicode, then you have an additional step

If use classic GL, would have additional procedures

Business processes - do they fit the long-term strategy?  Is business interested in redesign

Best practices - interested in adopting?

Landscape consolidation - is it an important topic for you?

Fifth question is about historical transactional data - business requirement to keep - opt for conversion

Motivation for the project - business or IT?  Funding

IT-driven approach goes for conversion

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If you have old version of ERP, it may require a separate step

Classic GL - it would be easier to do a new implementation

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Readiness Check - see if there are obstacles in the system (e.g. custom code, add-ons)

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Model company; a preconfigured appliance; head start for a new implementation

More a business decision than IT

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If have more than 1 ECC system, look at landscape consolidation

Approach - data in hub - set up central hub as an intermediate step to consolidate the data

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Historical data - logon to the old system, read old system (an option)

Another option is to load historical data in BW

if valid business reasons you can keep transactional data in system then convert to S/4HANA; try to avoid this

New implementation  - only open items and balances/master data

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Business - typically new implementation

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Sample output of questions...

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Some takeaways

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See where the spreadsheet fits in the "Discover" phase

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Resources are shown above

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More resources from SAP:

https://support.sap.com/esacademy and enter the search tag “SAP S/4HANA Discovery”

Conversion Guide for SAP S/4HANA: https://help.sap.com/viewer/p/SAP_S4HANA_ON-PREMISE > Product Documentation > Conversion Guide

Understand the available transition options: Go to blogs.sap.com and search for https://blogs.sap.com/2017/07/06/how-to-find-my-path-to-sap-s4hana-understand-the-available-transiti...


Updates from SAP


MTE (Meet-The-Expert) live sessions open for registration

SAP S/4HANA The Essentials Thus, Sep 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time/New York

MTE (Meet-The-Expert) existing recorded sessions

SAP S/4HANA Discovery – Greenfield vs. Conversion Overview  delivered on Aug 21st

SAP S/4HANA Discovery – Transition Paths and Best Practices   delivered on Aug 23rd

SAP S/4HANA Discovery – Landscape Scoping  delivered on Aug 31st

SAP S/4HANA Project and Ongoing Effort   delivered on Aug 28th

SAP Readiness Check for SAP S/4HANA  delivered on July 24th

Build Your Product Roadmap – SAP Transformation Navigator delivered on Aug 8th
Build high-level benefits case with SAP Quick Value Assessment  delivered on Aug 9th




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