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SAP S/4HANA Selective Data Transition (SDT)

Your Smooth and Selective Migration to SAP S/4HANA

Selective Data Transition – in short SDT – is also known as SAP Landscape Transformation and helps you to reduce costs, it boosts your transparency, streamlines your ERP, and future-proofs your business. We show you how it works.


SAP SDT: Making Your Move to SAP S/4HANA More Efficient

Many companies are still running SAP ERP ECC systems. That’s not only less efficient than relying on more up to date technology, but also maintenance will end in 2027. You are aware that you need to plan your data migration to SAP S/4HANA now – but the migration process presents itself as challenging and resource intensive.

With an SDT and help from our SAP Landscape Transformation experts, you can move to SAP S/4HANA smoothly and efficiently – with almost zero downtime until going live. Read on to learn more about Selective Data Transition or contact our experts to talk about your migration to SAP S/4HANA.

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What Exactly Is SAP Selective Data Transition?

Instead of moving all your data to SAP S/4HANA, the SAP SDT approach offers you the possibility to accurately select the data sets your business needs and, furthermore, schedule the transitional process on a fixed date and timeline. By moving selectively, you can get rid of obsolete or corruptive data as well as inactive organization units – which allows a streamlined moving process for a phased go-live and provides you with a leaner ERP landscape in the future.

This so-called SAP Landscape Transformation also makes the consolidation of several ERP systems to one central SAP S/4HANA system easier and more efficient by identifying the most important data for moving based on valuable analysis insights.

SDT combines the benefits of a New Implementation (Greenfield) and a System Conversion (Brownfield) while minimizing their constraints like losing important information or moving all the data.

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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.

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

Benefits of SAP SDT at a Glance

Smooth Transition to SAP S/4HANA

The Selective Approach offers the option for a phased go-live, depending on your organizational structure and business plans. Thereby, risks or potential downtimes that might occur during a large-scale switch to SAP S/4HANA get minimized. Thus, Selective Data Transition allows you to keep up your daily work processes throughout the transition.

Streamlined Processes and Systems

SAP SDT gives you the opportunity to decide which specific data you want to migrate. Get rid of old organizational processes and inconsistent data sets while retaining only what is essential for your future requirements. Take the chance to restructure, update, and harmonize your business – for a streamlined moving process and leaner systems in the future.

Cost Reduction & Efficiency Boost

Merging various ERP systems (SAP or non-SAP systems) into one central SAP S/4HANA platform with the help of SDT reduces overall maintenance costs while boosting transparency and efficiency. This is also a great benefit, if you want to perform a business merger or carve-out.

On-Premise or Cloud-Based Hosting

Migrating to SAP S/4HANA with SDT gives you the choice to decide whether you would like to store and administer your data on-premise or in a private or hybrid cloud. If you choose the latter and decide for an SAP S/4HANA cloud solution, you can assign us for the maintenance of your cloud infrastructure with our broad portfolio of Managed Cloud Services – depending on how much effort you want to invest for the administration process.

Our Successful SAP S/4HANA Projects

Basilea Pharmaceutica International

Basilea Pharmaceutical successfully navigates SAP ERP to S/4HANA migration, overcoming challenges like tight deadlines & compliance, with NTT DATA Business Solution's efficient Conversion Factory, ensuring future-readiness & innovation access.

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Wiegel Group

Embracing innovation, Wiegel undertook a strategic SAP S/4HANA conversion with NTT DATA Business Solutions, emphasizing a meticulous testing phase to ensure a seamless transition. This successful project, completed on time and within budget, positions Wiegel at the forefront of technological advancement in its industry.


Handling 6,000 orders per day effortlessly, thanks to SAP S/4HANA and our food software solutions; that’s what Smeding Groenten en Fruit achieved with the renewal of their IT landscape.

toom Baumarkt flower department reference for SAP S/4HANA
toom Baumarkt

The company aims to deliver exceptional customer experiences via interconnected retail. To achieve this, toom employed the SAP® Integration Solution Advisory Methodology, ensuring seamless integration of SAP with third-party solutions in a revamped application architecture.


With SAP S/4HANA, Bette is well on its way to becoming an Intelligent Enterprise and benefits from the many advantages of the solution. These include the in-memory technology of the integrated database. It enables new analysis possibilities in real time with less required storage space and leads to a reduction...

Fertin Pharma Choosing SAP Standard to Gain Extraordinary Benefits

Fertin Pharma’s former ERP platform did not support the company’s business strategy or growth. Together with NTT DATA Business Solutions, Fertin Pharma made an active and bold decision to go for a standard SAP S/4HANA solution as one of the first companies in Denmark.

Speak to Us About Your SDT to SAP S/4HANA

Are you interested in an SAP Landscape Transformation? Do you need more information on Selective Data Transition before taking a decision? Are you unsure whether an SAP SDT is the right approach for your company?

Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll happily arrange a call or a workshop in which our specialists will help you find the right solution for your business.

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