How SAP is helping companies navigate the way to the Intelligent Enterprise
SAP has long been working to bring customers both old and new into the SAP S/4HANA Cloud. But many companies considering the move still hesitate, not necessarily because they are skeptical of the product per se but because they are leery of the mega-project that is the ERP transformation. It is no secret that the transition of an ERP system is very costly in terms of time and resources.
To help companies deal with these concerns, the software giant from Walldorf has developed “RISE with SAP”. The product is a comprehensive service package that assists companies in the transformation to the digital age and gives them maximum possible flexibility in digitalization with SAP S/4HANA. But what is the core idea of RISE with SAP?
RISE with SAP: an individually customizable path to the cloud
RISE with SAP is a bundled product and service range that is designed to simplify the path to SAP S/4HANA Cloud and consists of various components at its core. A central role is played by the package for SAP S/4HANA Cloud: With the newest ERP system from SAP, companies are making their business processes fit for the digital future.
For purposes of licensing, a software-as-a-service subscription model makes for an attractive foundation. What’s important, however, is that both versions offer the special advantages of SAP S/4HANA Cloud:
- unheard-of speeds thanks to the In-Memory database SAP HANA and a simplified data model;
- processes based on best practices;
- greater efficiency through automation;
- Embedded Analytics and Reporting at the press of a button;
- intuitive and role-based user interfaces(SAP Fiori);
- and all the advantages of cloud models such as mobile capability, Capex instead of Opex and regular upgrades.
What RISE with SAP offers other than SAP S/4HANA Cloud
In addition to this core package, RISE with SAP includes other packages to help companies navigate the transition to the digital age. With Business Process Intelligence you have a comprehensive toolkit for process analysis. This allows you to better understand processes, compare them to industry standards and optimize them where necessary.
The Starter Pack for SAP Business Network allows networking with assets, trading partners and suppliers. In this network, decisions can be made with a real-time data basis. This is particularly helpful in resolving short-term issues. With SAP Business Network, communication and media discontinuities are a thing of the past.
Not only that, RISE with SAP includes other integrated tools and services that help in the migration to SAP S/4HANA. Thus e.g. usage data can be collected during the transformation for simplification of inhouse development. In addition, with the app “Custom Code Migration” the pack includes an application that provides support in the analysis of proprietary customer code.
The remaining pack includes vouchers for the technology cloud. On this basis, many other SAP and third-party applications can be integrated into the future ERP landscape.
RISE with SAP: What are the advantages?
Companies that rely on RISE with SAP have already taken the first step towards a modern IT infrastructure. The upfront investments – unlike On-Premises solutions – stay within certain limits, thus quickly allowing for the creation of added value.
For many companies it makes sense to consider RISE with SAP for industry-specific applications. There are several bundles for specific industries such as e.g. the auto industry, machine and equipment building, as well as retail. In this way companies benefit from industry-specific best practices.
All in all, with its simple package structure RISE with SAP simplifies the transition to SAP S/4HANA Cloud enormously. Here companies not only gain a modern and flexible ERP system, but they also redesign their entire IT infrastructure to meet their needs, thereby bringing the concept of Intelligent Enterprise to life step by step.
Learn more about RISE with SAP at our digital live event “Wie werden IT-Verantwortliche zum Gestalter statt Verwalter” on october 7th. 2021 at 5:00pm.