Not your Grandfather’s ERP Deployment
SAP S/4HANA Cloud has changed the way both Cloud ERP is being consumed and also implemented. Delivering on the promises of Cloud requires shortened implementation schedules and an accelerated time to value, which can only be achieved with a fundamentally different implementation approach.
What brought you here won’t bring you there
Embarking on your first SAP S/4HANA Cloud deployment, you, your team and your trusted implementation partner have to recognize that “What brought you here, won’t bring you there” especially when it comes to the expertise and knowledge build in years of on-premise deployments.
So what is this Cloud Mindset?
A Cloud Mindset is all about adopting an ‘Agile way of life’, which is key to work quickly and effectively in a changing, dynamic environment. It’s all about putting the Business-Outcome at the center of the team’s efforts to ensure the standard solution and processes are adhered to. Attempting to recreate the as-is will lead to failure. A traditional, siloed/functional-oriented engagement model has to be challenged in favor of a collaborative, process-oriented setup.
The accelerated innovation and release cycles of cloud demand a forward looking, continuous learning strategy. To stay on top this requires you to know where to learn the quarterly changes. As a SAP S/4HANA Cloud customer, you have full access to a wealth of enablement and knowledge resources provided to you as part of your contract and solution license supporting your long-term success. It is imperative, that the customer organization taker advantage if these offerings.
Deploying Cloud not only requires implementation teams to be prepared for the quarterly updates, innovations and changes in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Solution, but also to be aligned with and take full advantage of the frequent updates of our SAP Activate Methodology available through Roadmap Viewer.
To learn more about other Success Drivers please check out our Top 10 Tips and Tricks for successful SAP S/4HANA Cloud Implementations in our Customer Community.