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Selective Data Transition to SAP S/4HANA

Benefit from the Hybrid Approach for transition to SAP S/4HANA

Does your IT landscape involve more than one ERP system? You may consolidate them on a single SAP S/4HANA system by combining a New Implementation (Greenfield) and a System Conversion (Brownfield), also known as the Hybrid Approach. Just like an inland river with many streams joining together at a fertile delta, you may select the relevant ERP data to be migrated to SAP S/4HANA and improve efficiency.

What Is a Selective Data Transition?

Selective Data Transition (in other words Landscape Transformation or Hybrid Approach) method consolidates several ERP systems on SAP S/4HANA. Just like an inland river with many streams joining together at a fertile delta, Selective Data Transition migrates only relevant ERP data to SAP S/4HANA and boosts efficiency.

Why Should I Choose a Selective Data Transition?

1. Because You Can Consolidate Several ERP Systems.

International or national businesses may employ several ERP systems, and these may cause inefficiency and extra costs to run and maintain. Any system that is SAP or non-SAP can be consolidated on a single SAP S/4HANA system, thus cutting costs, and improving efficiency and transparency.

Selective Data Transition is also ideal for use during acquisitions and carve-outs.

2. Because You Don’t Need a Big Bang.

Since the Selective Data Transition method is performed in various phases, you can maintain your daily routine until you are fully prepared for transition to SAP S/4HANA. Thus, you can avoid big bangs, risks, or downtime. Multiple systems are maintained and operated simultaneously to ensure a smooth transition in phases, depending on your organizational structure and plans.

3. Because You Can Choose the Data to Be Migrated.

The Hybrid Approach enables you to choose the data you wish to keep or migrate, and data to be eliminated. This flexibility makes sure that you can remove all outdated processes and inconsistent data, which makes it easier to reorganize, update and streamline your organizational structure and business. Once the consolidated system is operational, you will only have the relevant data.

4. Because You Can Host It On-Premise or in the Cloud.

Selective Data Transition approach to SAP S/4HANA means you can choose among hosting options that best suits you – on-premise or in the cloud with Managed Cloud Services (at NTT DATA Business Solutions, SAP, AWS, Microsoft Azure).

What to Do Before Deciding on a Selective Data Transition?

We have a flow chart to identify the main stages for a Selective Data Transition. However, you need to know more to make a sound decision:

What are the benefits of a Selective Data Transition?

What should you consider before implementation?


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Accelerate Your Selective Data Transition

NTT DATA Business Solutions partners with Natuvion Group to accelerate Selective Data Transitions to SAP S/4HANA (Natuvion’s ALLFIELD™). Natuvion’s Data Conversion Software is a system transformation engine that offers a fast and pre-defined path to SAP S/4HANA.

Whatever the size or complexity of the project, Natuvion’s Data Conversion Software and Data Conversion architects provide a highly automated, fast as well as flexible migration to SAP S/4HANA. Thanks to Natuvion’s Cutover App the critical “near zero downtime to-live” becomes possible. Learn more about Natuvion’s ALLFIELD™ approach.

Natuvion is a founding member of the new SAP S/4HANA Selective Data Transition Engagement Community.

What Hosting Options Are Available for SAP S/4HANA?

Once you decide to migrate to SAP S/4HANA, you will face the question of hosting. If you decide to keep your SAP S/4HANA system on-premise, you can perform all maintenance works yourself or outsource some of them, depending on your budget. As another alternative, you can choose to employ cloud-based external hosting options, such as our Managed Cloud Services.

Success Stories of SAP S/4HANA Transition


As requirements for qualitative Master Data Management increased at Jowat due to business growth, the company decided for NTT DATA Business Solutions’ it.mds AddOn and in doing this, Jowat became a pioneer as the first German customer using the master data solution.

ARRI Group

With the SAP S/4HANA implementation by NTT DATA Business Solutions, ARRI not only streamlined processes, but also accelerated data analysis and modernized SAP applications. Thanks to NTT DATA Business Solutions’ Managed Cloud Services, ARRI can rely on maximum security within the IT infrastructure.


By implementing SAP S/4HANA Finance and opting for the NTT DATA Business Solutions Managed Cloud Services, Lovoo is prepared for SAP S/4HANA in the future and benefits from increased performance, real-time processed data, freed up capacity and a lot more.

Evergreen & SAP BW/4HANA

The implementation of SAP S/4HANA & BW/4HANA enabled Evergreen Garden Care to have their financial information in one place with profitability analytics instantly available.


Thanks to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, ESL can now enjoy significantly enhanced performance and also quick data access in real time. The complex project was completed successfully on time and within budget, so that the first go-live could be announced after just 3.5 months.


Together with NTT DATA Business Solutions, Ceyoniq could implement SAP S/4HANA Cloud as their new ERP system in only six months and as a special project highlight, only four sub processes required slight adjustments.


With the implementation of SAP S/4HANA and the customized NTT DATA Business Solutions AddOns it.configure and InfoCollector App, LEHA now has a state-of-the-art IT landscape that ensures continuous growth and readyness for the digital future.

Niehoff Sitzmöbel

To process its customers payments simply and directly from Point-of-Sale, Niehoff is using the cashbox solution from NTT DATA Business Solutions.

DENIOS AG – SAP S/4HANA Conversion

A smooth move onto SAP S/4HANA via a system conversion with the help of NTT DATA Business Solutions experts. Topped off with securely hosted systems at the NTT DATA Business Solutions data centers and Application Management Services for high-performing business processes in all 12 countries.


Successful retail business needs a reliable cashbox application. The preconfigured cashbox solution is perfectly aligned with Linzmeier’s SAP processes. Financial and goods flows remain transparent all the time.

Transition to SAP S/4HANA through Selective Data Transition

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