Dan McGrann

Is your S/4HANA transition on track?

Dan McGrann | April 21, 2020

s4HANA transition

What are our customer’s plans for S/4HANA? Every year we conduct a TechValidate survey with our customers for insights on their business and how Rev-Trac used, and what they think of the automated solution.

In the latest survey, we asked customers about their S/4HANA strategies and the results were mostly in line with expectations with just a few surprises. So, what is the current situation?

What is your S/4HANA strategy?

For our customers whose transitions are well on the way, the Brownfield approach is the most popular (40%), followed by Greenfield (18%), and then Bluefield (9%). Of those who responded, 33% had no current plans in place to shift to S/4HANA

When it comes to deployment options, the On-Premises approach ranked highest with 33% choosing this method for their migration.

While HEC (10%) and Azure(9%) were the next most popular options. Single Tenant Edition (5%) and Public Cloud (2%) were the least popular, with almost 40% undecided.

Do you have a transition plan?

There is no doubt that S/4HANA is on people’s minds and we received interesting responses to the question regarding transition plans.

Is your S/4HANA transition on track?

Just over 50% have transition plans within the next one to five years. I expect that timeframe will be slightly pushed out since our survey took place before SAP announced the extension of the S/4HANA deadline from 2025 to 2027.

About 10% have already transitioned or are currently doing so. Only 3% have no intention to move to S/4 HANA and about one-third are still trying to figure it out.

It’s interesting to compare our customer survey results with several other earlier S/4HANA adoption survey results.  Rick Porter blogged about those previous surveys in September 2019. When we compare results, we see that ours line up closely with the Resulting IT survey, and to a lesser extent SAP Insider for the short -term candidates. For undecided businesses and late movers, our results almost align with the Rimini survey.

Is your S/4HANA transition on track?

What does this mean for your organization?

Well, it seems to be a coin flip among SAP customers whether they’ll be transitioning to S/4HANA over the next few years. For those who do migrate, it’s good to know SAP will support S/4HANA until 2040, at least – with plenty of upgrades along the way.

Automation is crucial for a  successful migration to SAP’s new environment. Rev-Trac – an automated SAP change management platform – can help you to simplify and accelerate your S/4HANA journey. With Rev-Trac, you can effortlessly keep existing SAP ECC and new systems updated and in sync while building your S/4HANA environment while maintaining business continuity.

Whatever your transition plan, Rev-Trac is there to support you on your journey. We’ve successfully supported Rev-Trac customers on their S/4HANA journeys – whether Greenfield, Brownfield and hybrid/Bluefield – for several years now.

To help you confirm your strategy or migration project, check out our S/4HANA resources. For more information, request a demo with one of our Rev-Trac experts.

Dan McGrann

Dan first joined the company in 2015 to grow Rev-Trac’s partner ecosystem and build relationships with like-minded organizations to creates strategic DevOps initiatives for SAP-using enterprises. Dan has an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing today’s SAP IT teams, particularly in SAP change management, cross-platform integration trends and DevOps best practices.
See all articles by Dan McGrann