SAP S/4HANA System Conversion for Life Sciences
Upgrade your life science business to SAP S/4HANA with the brownfield approach.
Upgrade your life science business to SAP S/4HANA with the brownfield approach.
If your business already runs SAP, upgrading to SAP S/4HANA might be easier than you think. You don’t have to start from scratch, with a brand new implementation and a redesign of every business process with a SAP S/4HANA system conversion for life sciences. With NTT DATA Business Solutions, your ERP can be upgraded without losing historic data or changing the workflows you’ve perfected, with almost no staff retraining.
Of course, SAP system conversions aren’t one-size-fits-all, so we’ve developed an approach specifically for life sciences and pharma companies, which we call ‘Validated Move’. Read on to learn how the validated move process works, the benefits of a system conversion over alternatives, as well as the benefits of moving with NTT DATA Business Solutions, which include a fixed schedule and budget, and more.
Moving to SAP S/4HANA can make any business more efficient, however, for life science businesses there are many more things to consider. That’s why we created Validated Move, a transition process designed specifically for you. Using GAMP5 principles, our approach takes into account the unique requirements of life sciences.
These are just some of the things we keep in mind when converting life science organizations to SAP S/4HANA. Most importantly, however, we follow the same tenets of organizations like your own. Our conversion team is used to working in a regulated environment and works according to the strict principles these industries require.
Our consultants are specialists who understand the unique challenges of your industry. Hear from our life sciences consultant Ruud Nieuweboer, as he explains how NTT DATA Business Solutions migrates companies to SAP S/4HANA, in this short video. Learn how our process is 100% validated, risk-managed, and proven.
Validated Move is a system conversion process for any life science organization that already uses SAP (for example, SAP ECC 6.0). We’ve upgraded systems for nearly every type of pharma and life science organizations, including Medtech, Blood Plasma, Biotech, Cosmetics, API Processing, and Over-The-Counter Drugs. The upgrade occurs on the back-end, so employees can use software exactly as they did prior, without the need for retraining. While the processes you’ve perfected remain the same, interfaces can be upgraded for a better user experience. New functionality can be added too. Take what you need, and leave what you don’t, for a truly custom ERP.
Making the transition as smooth as possible is our priority, so we employ an in-house validation team to extensively test every function we build, well before it’s live. Our process has been proven many times over, which means we can offer a fixed price and guaranteed timelines.
To understand how SAP S/4HANA works, and what it’s capable of, it’s best to schedule a walk-through with a specialist. To arrange this at your convenience, simply contact us.
SAP is the leading software provider for the Life Sciences industry. SAP’s strong ERP backbone, innovative platform and large partner base with a proven track record is a stable base for now and the future.
Every ERP implementation is unique, which means that your timeline will depend on the complexity of the project. A large proportion of our migrations are completed in 6 months or less. For a more detailed estimate, simply contact us.
System conversions (brownfield implementations) are designed for organizations that have an existing SAP ERP platform, most commonly SAP ECC 6.0. If your organization uses a platform from another provider or is in a start-up phase, a new (greenfield) implementation of SAP S/4HANA is the ideal solution.
Support for SAP ECC 6.0 will end in 2027. To avoid additional costs due to the reducing number of trained technicians in the market, we recommend upgrading your system as soon as feasible.
Need to convince others in your organization? Our guide ‘Making a Validated Move to SAP S/4HANA’ gives decision-makers the key points they need to know about SAP S/4HANA and our conversion process.
SAP S/4HANA is an ERP designed for an accelerating world. Productivity was once limited by the speed of software updates, but machine learning is now a mainstream technology. This means that companies can scale their productivity faster than ever, as algorithms uncover trends in huge pools of data, and act upon them automatically. Simply put, SAP S/4HANA is the first ERP built without an end date in mind. So if your competitors are already making use of artificial intelligence, or you’re ready to lead the way, the time to upgrade is now.
SAP S/4HANA is capable of all your current business processes, moving now will give you a head start on innovation.
Ruud Nieuweboer Life Sciences Solution Architect
Selecting an ERP is one challenge, but choosing the ideal partner is another entirely. Uncontrolled costs and timeline blowouts are challenges that many businesses face when transitioning to new software. At NTT DATA Business Solutions, our implementation methods have been proven many times over. We’ve spent more than 25 years refining them, as well as investing in a dedicated life sciences team using an industry-specific methodology. Thanks to this experience, we’re confident enough to offer our customers a fixed price and fixed timeline too.
You don’t have to take our word for it, NTT DATA Business Solution’s experience has been verified by others on a global scale. We’re proud to be a SAP-certified provider of both SAP S/4HANA solutions, and hosting operations. We’ve delivered more than 480 successful SAP S/4HANA projects in 30 countries.
Our system conversion process has been recognized with numerous awards. In 2021, we were granted the SAP APJ Award for Partner Excellence, in the category of SAP S/4HANA movement. Our SAP S/4HANA conversion process has also been singled out by SAP, as a finalist in SAP’s Pinnacle Awards in 2021.
Ready to upgrade your SAP software to SAP S/4HANA? Our Validated Move process will deliver it with peace of mind. Enjoy the certainty of fixed costs and a timeline you can rely upon, as our consultants create a solution specifically for your business. Our SAP implementations, whether brand new, or upgrades of existing SAP software, are never out-of-the-box. They’re developed in partnership to solve your unique challenges and validated for end-to-end reliability by our in-house team.
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