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Selective Data Transition to SAP S/4HANA

Move to SAP S/4HANA with the Hybrid Approach

If you are using more than one ERP system, consolidate them on a central SAP S/4HANA system with a hybrid approach combining a New Implementation (Greenfield) and a System Conversion (Brownfield). As an inland river flows into the ocean through various channels and creates a fertile delta, migrate only relevant ERP data to SAP S/4HANA to boost efficiency.

What Is a Selective Data Transition?

Selective Data Transition, also known as Landscape Transformation or Hybrid Approach, is a method that enables consolidating multiple ERP systems on a central SAP S/4HANA system. As an inland river flows into the ocean through various channels and creates a fertile delta, Selective Data Transition migrates only relevant ERP data and modules to run together.

Why Should I Choose a Selective Data Transition?

1. Because It Consolidates Multiple ERP Systems.

Multiple ERP systems often used in international or national businesses may cause inefficiency and extra costs in running and maintaining the IT landscape. Either SAP or non-SAP, when all of these are consolidated on a central SAP S/4HANA system, costs fall and efficiency & transparency increase.

This method is also available and advisable to be used in acquired companies or carve-outs.

2. Because It Runs Parallel to Your Routine.

Similar to the New Implementation (Greenfield Approach) method, Selective Data Transition is also carried out in phases, which means you can maintain your daily routine as you prepare for transition. No big bangs. No risks. No downtime. To ensure a smooth transition to SAP S/4HANA, multiple systems are maintained in the landscape and replacement is made in phases, based upon your organizational structure and plans.

3. Because Data to Be Migrated Can Be Selected.

Thanks to the Hybrid Approach, you can choose the data to be kept and migrated, and data to be eliminated. This provides you with the opportunity to remove legacy processes and inconsistent data. In other words, this approach enables you to reorganize, update and streamline your organizational structure and business. The consolidated and simplified system will make sure that only the relevant data survive.

4. Because It Can Be Hosted On-Premise or in the Cloud.

When you move to SAP S/4HANA with Selective Data Transition, you can select where to host the system – on-premise or in the cloud with Managed Cloud Services (at NTT DATA Business Solutions, SAP, AWS, Microsoft Azure).

What to Keep in Mind Before Deciding on a Selective Data Transition?

The main stages of a Selective Data Transition are given in this flow chart. Yet this is not enough to make a sound decision. You need to know:

What benefits a Selective Data Transition can bring?

What should be taken into consideration?



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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 Are the Hosting Options for SAP S/4HANA?

As you move your existing system to SAP S/4HANA, you will encounter the question of hosting. If you prefer to maintain your SAP S/4HANA system on-premise, you can either undertake all maintenance works or outsource some of them, depending on the investment you plan to make. However, you can also benefit from cloud-based external hosting options, such as our Managed Cloud Services.

Success Stories of SAP S/4HANA Transition

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


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.

Transition to SAP S/4HANA through Selective Data Transition

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