SAP S/4HANA conversion on a fixed schedule and budget

Convert to SAP S/4HANA on a Fixed Schedule and Budget

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There’s a lot to think about if you’re considering a move to the next-generation business suite. If you’re thinking about system conversion, one option you might want to consider is our Conversion Factory, a unique approach for your conversion to SAP S/4HANA.

The decision to move your existing ERP system to SAP S/4HANA needs careful consideration. At one level the benefits are clear – your business can become smarter, more agile and more innovative than your competitors. However, implementation can be costly and time consuming. After all, projects of this scale that result in fundamental changes to your legacy systems are inevitably disruptive, aren’t they?

The good news is, this does not have to be the case. NTT DATA Business Solutions uses a unique approach to system conversion – called the Conversion Factory — that streamlines your transition.

Migration is Seamless

Many companies moving to SAP S/4HANA – around 60 percent – use the Brownfield Approach, converting from legacy ERP solutions. This being the case, NTT DATA Business Solutions decided to focus on guiding Brownfield conversions to make them as smooth as possible.

Thanks to our Conversion Factory, we have already successfully completed many conversion projects since its launch in 2017. Our more than 200 specialists at the Conversion Factory, located in India, have already completed more than 50 conversions.

Get Round-the-Clock Conversion Support

We like to think of the Conversion Factory as ‘one-stop shopping’ for SAP S/4HANA. It allows us to offer our customers a fixed timeframe as well as a fixed, predetermined price, with projects being completed between 3 and 6 months. Our team in India works closely with local NTT DATA Business Solutions experts, and offers the real advantage of around-the-clock support, no matter where you are in the world.

The Conversion Factory supports local teams as they help clients convert to SAP S/4HANA

How it Works

Our SAP-certified Conversion Factory starts with a workshop conducted with customers face-to-face or online. This is an important first step to build trust, identify showstoppers and establish the specific goals and pain points with our customers and their lines of business. From that point, we work closely with customers to make sure their individual goals and concerns are addressed in an agile manner.

Working with our local experts, the Conversion Factory is able to offer customers a great deal of flexibility. We can convert the system 1:1 on to the new business suite, including adaptations for necessary modules or functions for SAP S/4HANA adoption. After the conversion, additional new functionality and modules can be added. The Conversion Factory sets up a sandbox that provides customers with a test environment prior to moving forward with the project. This agile approach is designed to give our customers peace of mind.

Speaking of peace of mind, the Conversion Factory is still a good choice for businesses that have large amounts of sensitive data, or are otherwise risk-averse, since it does not require off-shoring all data. You can keep the information and systems you wish in-house on your on-premises systems, wherever you feel it will be best protected.

Convert Experience into Success

With over 30 years of experience in supporting SAP products and our close SAP partnership, NTT DATA Business Solutions has created and established solutions that are consistent with the SAP ecosystem. Our Conversion Factory is no exception, and was created based on our expertise and experience in SAP implementations.

We understand that conversion to SAP S/4HANA is a major commitment, and our Conversion Factory was designed to provide the fast track to a successful move. With the support of our Conversion Factory and our local NTT DATA Business Solutions teams, you can begin to reap the rewards from SAP S/4HANA – the next-generation ERP – in fewer than 22 weeks.

Would you like to know more about SAP S/4HANA?

If you are interested in more general information about SAP S/4HANA, visit our migration page. For more details about our conversion factory or the path of the system conversion, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Go to our S/4HANA Migration page

Rajiv Surendra
Rajiv Surendra
Senior Manager - Head of Systems & Delivery

I am Rajiv Surendra and since 2009 I am a part of NTT DATA Business Solutions. From the beginning on, I am concentrated on finding the best solutions out of the SAP portfolio for our customers. I have already occupied various roles at NTT DATA Business Solutions, from delivery units, consulting services and presales to innovation departments. For four years now, I am focusing on SAP S/4HANA with an expertise in transformation projects. In particular, I am supporting our customers to find their ideal transformation path and help them with the implementation.

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