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S/4 Hana Valdation

SAP S/4 HANA Validation

In addition to the new SAP HANA database, SAP is offering the next generation of its ERP system SAP S/4 HANA Enterprise Management. Using the SAP S/4 HANA Enterprise Management ERP system can optimize the benefits that result from using the new database technology. You can find a description of the innovations associated with HANA here: S/4 HANA / SAP Fiori.

What does this new technology mean for companies in the life sciences or medical devices industry who use, or want to use, an ERP system?

Companies that do not yet use an SAP system but are planning to use an ERP system are faced with the challenge of selecting an appropriate ERP system and then an implementation project which must include the validation of this system. We can help you with these task.

For companies that already use SAP ERP, SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management should at least be taken into account in their medium-term planning, because the release change to SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management will become necessary in the foreseeable future.

This results in various change scenarios:

  • Transition in one step to S/4HANA Enterprise Management with all changes to the business processes that make the new technology’s potential possible.
  • Change in several phases:
    • create the conditions (if not already there) for an upgrade to the HANA technology: this means upgrading to ERP 6 with EHP 7 and Unicode
    • SAP Business Suite on HANA: this means using the HANA database with no functional change for users
    • changes to the business processes and implementation of S/4 HANA Enterprise Management

All scenarios are complex projects for the aspects of IT, business processes and company organization. Regulatory issues also play an important role.

If you want to prepare to use S/4HANA Enterprise Management, the steps you need to consider when migrating to SAP S/4HANA can be found here in SAP News. Contact us, we’ll be happy to support you.

In all cases, it is necessary to validate any changes to the existing system. The most efficient approach is a process-oriented risk-based validation strategy like the one offered by DHC.

With this process-oriented approach, the complex structure of the SAP system can be broken down into manageable chunks. The risk-based approach focuses efforts on the most critical components.

DHC can assist you in selecting the optimal approach for your business in the planning and implementation of projects, as well as support you with validation and documentation.
As an additional option, SAP also offers S/4 HANA as a cloud application. We can also offer you advice on the evaluation and implementation of this option.

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