NTT DATA Business Solutions
Andy Biswas | January 20, 2021

The Why and How to Upgrading Your S/4HANA System

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Businesses that have adopted SAP S/4HANA® have been able to reap the benefits of functionality like real-time analytics and forecasting to remain agile while driving core business objectives. However, as with any technology, your SAP S/4HANA system needs to be kept current with updates in order to leverage the latest innovations and continue to receive mainstream support.

Importance of Keeping Your System Up to Date

Staying on mainstream maintenance for SAP S/4HANA® means upgrading at least once every five years. That may seem like a daunting task, especially if your organization lacks the technical and/or functional resources needed to complete upgrade work. Neglecting these upgrades can have an even worse effect on your long-term business success, and by remaining on your existing release, your business will be unable to leverage the latest SAP S/4HANA innovations or stay current with security measures and maintenance. That can result in higher costs and, ultimately, falling further behind.

Introducing SAP S/4HANA Version Upgrade Packages

NTT DATA Business Solutions executes numerous SAP S/4HANA version upgrades each year, and has developed a factory approach for executing these upgrade projects. Our approach leverages the foundation of our conversion and testing factories to ensure efficient execution with the highest quality.  The S/4HANA® Upgrade Packages were created based on an analysis of past upgrades, large and small, and the commonalities across them.

Our upgrade services cover landscape discovery, upgrade planning, and upgrade execution. Depending on your requirements, the scope can include a technical upgrade, functional upgrade, functional testing, as well as enabling new functionalities. Our goal is to provide you with the right solutions to keep you ahead of the curve.

To learn more about our S/4HANA Upgrade options, download our solution brief.

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