As the world advances technologically, companies encounter a unique set of business challenges. How to propel consistent business growth in the age of quick and continuous disruptions? Are there any industry-proven strategies to maximize the true value of digital investments? Finally, how to foster continuous digital transformation to build future-ready operations while delivering customers next-gen experiences?
SAP’s, latest business-transformation-as-a-service RISE with SAP comes as a silver lining to help businesses meet the above-mentioned market ordeals and emerge as a powerful, intelligent enterprise of tomorrow. RISE with SAP puts together a dynamic enterprise strategy powered on the cloud of choice that helps to sail through the ups and downs of the transformation journey. Explore this blog to learn about RISE with SAP, its lasting impact on business, and how its carefully- crafted well-built tools and technologies can spin a digital transformation initiative into a success story.
A Power Move or Another Fad? Demystifying The 5 Pillars of Rise with SAP
SAP S/4 HANA Cloud Technology:
No debate, cloud is the key enabler to successful business transformations. RISE with SAP offers the SAP S/4 HANA ecosystem, compatible enough to be hosted on any hyperscale cloud of choice, with in-built technologies like predictive analytics, AI, and Machine Learning to foster innovation and efficiency across business processes. SAP S/4HANA on Cloud helps organizations implement new business models, make business operations agile, and cope with market fluctuations.
SAP Business Network Starter Pack:
By managing value chains in real-time, companies can respond to sudden market disruptions quickly by seamlessly collaborating with partners, deploying business intelligence and automated processes, and making informed decisions.
Business Technology Platform (BTP) Cloud Credits:
SAP BTP is a platform-as-a-service infrastructure that constitutes a holistic suite of analytics, application development, data and database management, and integration technologies with non-SAP solutions. Customers opting for the RISE model gets a fixed amount of credits to utilize the platform to their advanbtaustomers have the full freedom to spend as many credits as possible on these services.
SAP Business Process Intelligence (BPI):
SAP Business Intelligence helps businesses to maximize full value from data by offering a comprehensive suite of analytics, data visualization, and reporting capabilities. Organizations can enable effective collaboration among trading partners by unifying all points of integration and interaction across all supply chains.
Integrated Tools and Solutions:
Customers are endowed with easy access to a wide range of tools and technologies revolving around analytics, support, and operational lifecycle management. These solutions include SAP Readiness Check, business scenario planning, and Custom Code Migration apps that simplify the RISE with SAP S/4HANA cloud migration journey.
Digging Deeper: What Does it Take to Be an Intelligent Enterprise?
Harnessing Intelligence and Automation For its Business Processes
What if we say organizations use only 80% of their data remain unused? This does not come as a surprise given that most companies want to innovate with data but fail to align their data strategy with their core strategic goals. The quadruple of modern digital technologies- AI, ML, RPA, and Analytics can make this happen. By bestowing upon organizations the power to unlock new business opportunities and value sources, businesses can integrate innovative capabilities within their solutions, assist end-users in executing advanced analytics with minimal technical knowledge, and enable data scientists and ML engineers to develop highly advanced ML models and services.
Embracing Cloud for Continuous Innovations
A Gartner study predicts that public cloud spending will increase to $332.3 billion, a sharp 23.1% spike from $270 billion. Cloud cements a strong foundation for an intelligent enterprise as it offers flexibility, sustainability, and resiliency across value chains and unravels significant business opportunities. Moreover, legacy systems come with complex customizations and are often out of sync with modern systems and applications that are cumbersome to manage and slow down the innovation process. Adopting a standardized and modular cloud model can keep the core clean, giving companies ample opportunities to integrate extensions within applications and accelerate innovation and business transformation.
Modernizing Run-of-the-Mill ERP Solutions, Reaping Stellar Benefits
Dealing with legacy ERP solutions gives rise to a plethora of challenges like huge upfront costs, delayed upgrades, inflexible architecture, lower cost savings, and poor customer experiences. What’s even more concerning is that businesses fail to ace their innovation game due to the complexities of multiple customizations. On the other hand, over-customization leads to complicated upgrades that amount to inefficiency in business processes, leading to slower adoption of new technologies and unsuccessful business transformations. While the shift to a modern ERP solution requires a lot of legwork, it paves the way for modernization and digital transformation capabilities.
Making Agile Processes a Part of Core Business
It’s true that no one can predict sudden market shifts or changes. However, businesses can prepare themselves to cope with unforeseeable market behaviors. Enhancing scalability and agility of business processes can help companies navigate through the sea of market fluctuations and disruptions, making themselves flexible to evolve and adapt to newer trends. Making the operational core clean and agile also offers businesses the flexibility to adopt newer platforms and applications which accelerates digitization. With a high degree of transparency and visibility, market leaders can monitor the performance and output of their core business processes and applications.
Pushing the Envelope with RISE with SAP: Strategic Advantages
Metamorphosizing into an intelligent enterprise involves rigorous planning and execution across process value chains by maneuvering business intelligence and human resources. By leveraging the power of cloud and hyperscalers, RISE with SAP supports organizations with unmatched benefits like:
Reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO):
Tired of bearing huge upfront costs? That’s the inconvenience organizations face while working with on-prem deployment. With RISE with SAP, enterprises can get a 20% reduction in TCO within 5 years on SAP S/4HANA private cloud.
Quicker Time to Value:
As RISE with SAP helps to maximize the full value of the SAP investments, it facilitates faster time to value for powerful business outcomes.
The deployment speed is cut short by two months, resulting in reduced lead times. A shorter lead time enhances productivity, streamlines operations, and augments revenue.
RISE with SAP can be described as a bundle of existing SAP assets whose core focus is to offer customers business-transformation-as-a-service under one single contract. These include applications, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Cloud Managed Services (CMS).
Lower Sticky Costs:
With a scalable, flexible, and agile SAP environment, companies can witness a drastic 87% reduction in sticky costs.
Streamlined Vendor Management:
RISE with SAP optimizes vendor management by offering software and services including IaaS vendors, under one contract.
How RISE with SAP Powers Your Digital Transformation Journey
There is no one-size-fits-all methodology for business transformation. Instead, companies should strategically concentrate on evaluating business processes and applications that require restructuring, existing infrastructure, scale of business operations, and address core objectives. SAP took note of these underlying concerns and invented a new approach to make digital transformation a hassle-free approach. RISE with SAP helps business leaders to brace through the hurdles and complexities in business transformation by effortlessly integrating tools, implementing business process redesign, and enforcing technical migration to modern architecture to pave the way for an intelligent enterprise.
Business Process Redesign: Actionable Insights, Maximum Business Growth
The first step towards business transformation includes a consistent and thorough analysis of business performance. Companies should get detailed insights into the process chain, pain points, and focus areas that need re-engineering. RISE with SAP comes with its next-gen Business Process Intelligence (BPI) solutions that equip companies with end-to-end capabilities for business transformation and customer experience delivery. By enabling standardization and automation of processes, organizations can see a dramatic improvement in operational efficiency, productivity, and cost savings. By employing the Process Discovery tool that is included within the BPI solutions, managers can run a deep analysis of their business applications, set benchmarks against performance, and gain actionable insights for valuable business decisions. In addition, fact-based insights offer a clear view into process and workflow inefficiencies and areas of improvement, thereby helping companies optimize their business operations and deliver excellent customer experiences. Personalized recommendations are delivered based on real-time data and market trends. What’s more, this process discovery tool measures the value of SAP S/4HANA migration based on usage and performance. Through the combination of RPA, ML, and AI, recommendations are offered for apps and extensions along with ways of improving the SAP S/4HANA migration process.
Effortless Migration to SAP S/4 HANA
To ensure a smooth transition of SAP S/4HANA , RISE with SAP offers key technical services including:
SAP Readiness Check: This self-service tool accumulates usage data during system conversion to check if the present ERP system is feasible for SAP S/4HANA on Cloud migration. In this way, the companies can take measures and preparations to strategize their migration process with higher accuracy.
SAP Enable Now: By offering single-source e-learning content management solutions, employees gain the necessary skills to migrate, manage, and monitor ERP systems on SAP S/4HANA Cloud. This helps the companies curtail their IT training and support costs.
Custom Code Migration App: During the conversion to SAP S/4HANA, custom code should be assessed within the existing ERP application. The SAP Fiori App Custom Code, which operates in the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) ABAP Environment, checks which custom code should be kept and which code remains unused based on the usage data. By doing so, companies can clean the code, which can speed up the migration process.
SAP Cloud ALM: While migrating to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, companies need to consider application lifecycle management (ALM). As a part of the RISE with SAP functionalities, its ALM solutions lay down the groundwork for SAP S/4HANA Cloud adoption. With its end-to-end capabilities, companies can easily manage the SAP S/4HANA Cloud deployment. In addition, SAP Cloud ALM ensures that businesses run smoothly sans any disruptions by leveraging monitoring and alerting services.
Strategic Move to SAP S/4 HANA ERP
SAP S/4HANA is a standardized and cloud-powered model that functions on the SAP HANA in-memory database. Companies can assess data in real-time through a user-friendly interface and leverage advanced business models and best practices. This cloud model is loaded with in-built digital technologies like AI, ML, RPA, and predictive analytics. What makes SAP S/4HANA different from its predecessors is that it delivers 100 times faster reporting and a 50 % minimization in data footprint. Added to this, is a comprehensive solution suite of real-time analytics, consumer -grade UX services, round-the-clock support, and streamlined data management. Since customizations take up a considerable amount of effort to maintain, SAP S/4HANA lets businesses extend customizations depending on their needs. Meaning, that enterprises can either extend SAP S/4HANA through in-app extension solutions or develop new apps from scratch. On the other hand, though system upgrades are difficult to integrate into conventional ERP systems, they help in coping with evolving business innovations. For these reasons, the upgrading procedures on SAP S/4HANA are seamless as the system upgrades are offered directly by SAP.
RISE with SAP on Public Cloud: A Winning Combination?
RISE with SAP on Google Cloud
By utilizing the capabilities of RISE with SAP and Google Cloud like AI and ML, companies have successfully initiated their cloud migration journey with minimal risk. This is substantiated by 44% who have moved their SAP systems to GCP for digital transformation. Whereas another 43% who built the SAP infrastructure on GCP, saw a drastic reduction in their costs and increased efficiency in their business processes. By migrating to Google Cloud, RISE with SAP customers equips businesses with a secured infrastructure known for its built-in availability and high performance.
In addition, the integration of SAP Datasphere with Google Cloud BigQuery will enable customers to gain real-time access to mission-critical data without data duplication. SAP has implemented its SAP BTP (Business Technology Platform) on Google Cloud, which offers support for SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Datasphere.
RISE with SAP on AWS
RISE with SAP combines its own solution suite with AWS’s global networks, robust infrastructure, and innovation capabilities. By advancing intelligent enterprise transformations, SAP harnesses its technology and business processes to deliver great business value while leveraging AI and ML features from AWS.
SAP clients can deploy SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) capabilities on AWS to upgrade or develop new SAP apps as well as integrate existing SAP and third-party applications. Solutions included under SAP BTP AP such as SAP Extension Suite, SAP Integration Suite, the SAP HANA® Cloud database, the SAP Analytics Cloud solution, and the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solution are available on AWS..
RISE with SAP on Azure
By juxtaposing SAP and non-SAP data, RISE with SAP helps to deploy its best-in-class data services, analytics, and AI to gain real-time predictive insights and reveal untapped market opportunities to bolster business outcomes. At the same time, business leaders can visualize and interpret data for more detailed accurate insights by deploying Microsoft Power BI. With Microsoft Power Platform, they can develop even low-code apps and workflows to quickly release minimum viable products (MVPs), deploy critical apps on the go, and scale applications to drive continuous innovation.
Breaking Innovation Barriers: Make Headway with Cloud4C’s RISE with SAP Solutions
It’s time to address the elephant in the room. There is a massive scarcity of capable SAP partners, with 57% planning to retire permanently within the next few years. What does it mean for an organization? Will they be able to find an SAP transformation partner to deploy quick S/4HANA migration roadmaps that deliver consistent customer value and significant growth?
With a vast experience serving more than 700 SAP customers globally, Cloud4C is the one of the largest global suppliers of SAP HEC, S/4HANA, and RISE with SAP, having the expertise in managing business-critical SAP environments and unlocking the business value of RISE with SAP. By delivering a production system level uptime (SLA), Cloud4C serves as a one-stop shop for all the SAP services delivered in a unified approach.
One of its innovative offerings SAP Switch2Cloud equips businesses with a transformative solution, combining Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Services, SAP Implementation Services, and SAP Application Management Services in a single SLA. This approach is exclusively designed for those customers who want to minimize multiple touchpoints with vendors at the lowest TCO possible with the best quality standards.
Cloud4C’s global network of SAP experts comes with technical prowess and sharp business acumen to handle SAP workloads and S4HANA Transformations and support businesses through the myriad pitfalls of business transformation. If your goal is to become an intelligent enterprise and deliver great business outcomes, get in touch with us to jumpstart your business transformation journey today!