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SAP S/4HANA Selective Data Transition

Move with the Hybrid Approach to SAP S/4HANA

Unite several ERP systems into one central SAP S/4HANA with this hybrid approach between a New Implementation (Greenfield) and a System Conversion (Brownfield).

What Is a Selective Data Transition?

A Selective Data Transition (also called Hybrid Approach or Landscape Transformation) allows you to consolidate several ERP systems to one central SAP S/4HANA system. Imagine an inland river delta, where different streams come together to form a more powerfully flowing river. With a Selective Data Transition, you can control which data and modules flow together.

Like an inland river delta flowing into the ocean, you migrate only a relevant selection of your existing ERP data to SAP S/4HANA.

Why Should I Choose a Selective Data Transition?

1. Because You Can Consolidate Various ERP Systems into One.

Running an international or national business with different ERP systems adds inefficiencies and higher maintenance costs. Consolidating various ERP systems (SAP or non-SAP systems) into one central ERP system – SAP S/4HANA – reduces overall costs while boosting transparency and efficiency.

This is also true if you want to integrate a recently acquired company or perform a carve-out.

2. Because You Can Do the Move Parallel to Your Daily Business.

Like the New Implementation (Greenfield Approach), the Selective Data Transition is a phased approach that avoids the risk and downtime of a big bang while allowing you to keep your daily routines throughout the transition. In order to make the transition to SAP S/4HANA as smooth as possible, a multi-system landscape will be established, including the possibility of a phased go-live, depending on your organizational structure and plans.

3. Because You Can Decide which Data Should Be Migrated.

This Hybrid Approach gives you the opportunity to decide which data you want to migrate. Get rid of old organizational processes and inconsistent data while retaining only what meets your future requirements. Take the chance to restructure, update, and harmonize your business. You will get a simplified system landscape, including only the data that is relevant for your business.

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

Moving to SAP S/4HANA with a Selective Data Transition gives you the choice to decide whether you would like to store your data on-premise or with Managed Cloud Services (at NTT DATA Business Solutions, SAP, AWS, Microsoft Azure).

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 Should I Consider Before Choosing the Hybrid Approach?

This flow chart gives you an overview of the different steps of a Selective Data Transition that should be considered. But for a considered decision you need more details:

What are the benefits of a Selective Data Transition?

What should be taken into consideration?

Download a more detailed version of this flow chart and get arguments for your internal decision-making process.


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Where Can I Host My SAP S/4HANA System?

When moving to SAP S/4HANA, there is the question where to host the system. If you want to host SAP S/4HANA on-premise, you have different options depending on your own effort level for maintenance you want to invest. But there are also external hosting options. Learn more about our Managed Cloud Services.

SAP S/4HANA Transition at Other Companies

Belagricola Success Case – S/4HANA, MDG e GUEPARDO

Belagrícola is one of the largest provider of solutions for farmers, with a technology-based portfolio of products and services. Considered as one of the biggest players in national agribusiness, it expanded its activities to the international market, always reinforcing its DNA: innovation, passion

Castrolanda Success Case – SAP S/4HANA and GUEPARDO Tax Software

Castrolanda, one of the largest agribusiness companies in Paraná, is a Cooperative headquartered in Castro, founded in 1951. The Cooperative has business units divided into Operations (agricultural, meat, milk, potato, energy, and administration) and Industrial ( meat, milk, and potatoes).

Demarest Advogados implements SAP S/4HANA, GUEPARDO and AMS Suite

Aware of the latest technology, Demarest Advogados implements SAP S/4HANA and revolutionizes tax management with the GUEPARDO Tax Software

Toyota Tsusho

Toyota Tsusho is the trading arm of the Toyota Group. It enriches society by creating value by the company as Metals; Global Production Parts; Logistics

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.


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.


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.

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