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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).

SAP S/4HANA Selective Data Transition

Before you move to SAP S/4HANA you need to know what it is about.

What Is It?

Know the benefits of each Transition Path to SAP S/4HANA before choosing it.

Why Choose it?

Take more details into considerations before choosing a transition path to SAP S/4HANA.

What to Consider?

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).

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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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.

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

You know that the Selective Data Transition (Hybrid Approach) fits to your needs and requirements, but you are still unsure how this will work in your company? Sound familiar? Find out how other companies like Clemens, IESA or DENIOS managed their move to SAP S/4HANA and why they’ve choosen NTT DATA Business Solutions.

“Philosophy of including the business in the implementation, not just IT.”

… that’s why we’ve chosen NTT DATA Business Solutions.


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“Successful track record of NTT DATA Business Solutions supporting the IESA SAP landscape.”

… that’s why we’ve chosen NTT DATA Business Solutions.


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“High level of process knowledge and experience with SAP S/4HANA.”

… that’s why we’ve chosen NTT DATA Business Solutions.


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Move to SAP S/4HANA with a Selective Data Transition

Are you interested in a Selective Data Transition?

Do you need more information before making a decision?

Are you unsure whether a Selective Data Transition is the right approach for your company?

Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll happily arrange a call or a workshop to help you find the right solution for your business together with you.


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Rajiv Surendra

Head of Systems & Delivery
Innovation Technologies
NTT DATA Business Solutions AG

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