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Business is moving faster than ever before. Innovation and disruptive business models appear at breakneck speed thanks to the power of Big Data analytics, the Internet of Things, machine learning, blockchain and artificial intelligence. New technology poses a test to the capacity of IT organizations and infrastructures. While CIOs readjust their focus to innovation discovery, strategy development and eliminating complexity from legacy systems, many question the ability of their ERP systems to cope with the pace of change.

Is your ERP system ready (and able) to take on the wave of digital change?

ERPs have slowly and steadily evolved from supply chain optimization to a platform for operational efficiency and business-wide insight. This approach may have worked well in the past, but the one-two punch of innovation speed has accelerated so much that ERP systems are now at a critical breaking point. Where business change called for new functionality every year or so, we now see a demand for continuous and agile change and innovation. That is what SAP S/4HANA Cloud delivers. Intelligent ERP, in the Cloud. We enable incremental modification to the ‘engine’ of your business, making it faster, easier and cheaper to consume.

SAP Digital Business Services lays the path to SAP S/4HANA Cloud

A different concept in Product requires a different concept in Service. The SAP Digital Business Services organization has developed a portfolio designed to not only help businesses get up and running as fast as possible, but to achieve continued success. SAP’s new Success Plans for cloud solutions give customers prompt access to learning & enablement, collaborative services and fast support expertise. To take the investment a step further, Strategic and Innovation services help safeguard and accelerate the consumption of SAP’s intelligent ERP and to integrate in a manner that maximizes the business’ innovation potential. Furthermore, our Advisory services can help you transform and reimagine your business through highly personalized engagements.

To learn more, join me at my SAPPHIRE NOW session, Plan Your Path to SAP S/4HANA Cloud with Business Support . I will share our strategy at SAP Digital Services to simplify and accelerate your adoption of SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

Paul Helms, SVP, Head of SAP Digital Business Services for SAP S/4HANA Cloud

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