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Offices
Lysaker

Strandveien 8, inngang B, 6. etasje
1366 Lysaker
Oslo, Norge

+47 95 70 60 42
bernhard.olsen@pearlgroup.no

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Østre Kullerød 4
3241 Sandefjord

+47 957 06 042
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Stockholm

Rosenborgsgatan 12
SE-169 74 Solna 
Sweden

+46 708 31 98 02
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Göteborg

Lindholmspiren 7c
417 56 Göteborg
Sverige

+46 73 633 62 57
per.bengtson@pearlgroup.se

Kyiv

Gulliver, 1A Sportyvna Square
01023 Kyiv
Ukraina

+47 995 07 750
trond.pedersen@pearlgroup.no

Riga

Krišjāņa Valdemāra street 21 - 20

Riga, LV-1010

Latvia

+47 995 07 750
trond.pedersen@pearlgroup.no

Singapore

Pearl Care Singapore PTE LTD
9 Temasek Boulevard
31F Suntec Tower 2
Singapore 038989

+47 932 87 712
tom.berget@pearlgroup.no

Management
Geir Thoresen

CEO Pearl Group

geir.thoresen@pearlgroup.no

+47 67 10 88 00

Tom Berget

Business Development Director

tom.berget@pearlgroup.no
+47 932 87 712

Therese Mellegård

Project Director

therese.mellegaard@pearlgroup.no
+47 415 03 212

Bernhard Olsen

CEO Pearl Norway

bernhard.olsen@pearlgroup.no
+47 957 06 042

Ingemar Goksøyr

CFO

ingemar.goksoyr@pearlgroup.no
+47 90 60 10 00

Stian Green

Director Pearl Care

stian.green@pearlgroup.no
+47 920 11 808

Trond Pedersen

Director International Operations

trond.pedersen@pearlgroup.no
+47 995 07 750

Carl Östholm

CEO Pearl Sweden

carl.ostholm@pearlgroup.se
+46 708 31 98 02

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Pearl Group

Published


09.02.2022

Why move to SAP S4HANA?

why move to s4hana

SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a complete enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. More than that, it is a vehicle for digital transformation. It has built-in intelligent technologies, including AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics. And it helps companies adopt new business models, manage business change at speed, orchestrate internal and external resources.

Read more about SAP S4HANA here. 

So what are the key reasons you should invest in SAP S/4HANA?

First you need to assess whether it is really worth extending your current ERP system. If your organisation is looking to expand its business or enter new markets, then you’ll need a system that can grow and adapt with you.

While SAP will continue to support legacy systems until 2027 – and they are likely to extend this - by continuing to upgrade your legacy system, you are potentially making future migration more complex. The more customisation and development you undertake in your existing system, the more there will be to migrate when you do move to S/4HANA.

As the deadline for migration gets ever nearer, you will also increasingly miss out on machine learning, the new users experience and all the other technologies that will be pushed towards SAP S/4HANA.

By migrating to S/4HANA, you will benefit from far greater ease-of-use through a simpler and more intuitive front-end. You will also get increased performance, enabling planning, execution and analytics on live data. You will also benefit from real-time operational reporting through S/4HANA’s embedded analytics.

While SAP will continue to support legacy systems until 2027 – and they are likely to extend this - by continuing to upgrade your legacy system, you are potentially making future migration more complex. The more customisation and development you undertake in your existing system, the more there will be to migrate when you do move to S/4HANA.

S/4HANA boasts inherent artificial intelligence, providing users with conversational UI, predicted delivery delay and predictive accounting. It also offers native integration, so you can easily leverage other SAP tools, such as SAP Analytics Cloud.
So, once you decided to take the leap and migrate to S/4HANA, what do you need to next?

First, you need to put together the business case to get everyone else in the organisation behind the migration. S/4HANA is a significant investment, so you need to assess all the ways it will help standardise and automate the business in the long run. It’s vital to explore how your organisation could use most - if not all - processes that S/4HANA supports, and then to map your transformation roadmap around these.

You then need to choose the right architecture. For many businesses, the best and easiest way forward is a single instance of SAP. However, a two-tier or hybrid ERP might be an option, if across your organisation you want to accommodate a mixture of on-premises and Cloud SAP.

You then need to get your data in order. While legacy data cleansing might be a high investment, it’s essential to really unlock the potential of your data and to leverage all the business insight opportunities S/4HANA offers.

Finally, it’s important to remember that S/4HANA implementation is best approached as a transformation driven by people and business change. It’s about bringing in new ways of working and company culture to embed the technology and get the most from it.

 

Pearl S/4 Move migration

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